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WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND HE IS US
How the 1% stays the 1%


January 21, 2012

By John Burbank

Back in the 1960’s there was a comic strip named Pogo. One of the most insightful strips was a distilled discussion of human foibles, in which Pogo announced, “We have met the enemy and he is us!”

When it comes to the national debate over the 99% vs. 1%, we may not like the growing chasm between corporate elites and the rest of us – but we’ve sure made it easy for them to keep it that way.


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U.S.-WORLD FINANCIAL CRISIS EXPLAINED
By Ray Coleman


December 30, 2011

Helga is the proprietor of a bar.

She realizes that virtually all of her customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronize her bar.

To solve this problem, she comes up with a new marketing plan that allows her customers to drink now, but pay later.


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HE’S A BANKER, A MEMBER OF THE EXCLUSIVE 1% CLUB AND HE IS MAD AS HELL

December 17, 2011

By John Fullerton

I'm a former banker, a one percenter, and I'm mad as hell too.

Let's be clear. The Occupy movement is not a product of frustration, as President Obama, Treasury Secretary Geithner, and now Eric Cantor have suggested.

Frustration is passive; anger is active. Martin Luther King was not frustrated.


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BIG BUCKS AT THE TOP, WORKERS APPLY FOR FOOD STAMPS
Something wrong with this picture?


September 25, 2011

By John Burbank

While watching Congress and the president wrangle over the fake crisis of raising the debt ceiling, the Department of Agriculture reported that 45.8 million Americans now receive food stamps to help purchase food.

That's one out of every seven Americans. In our state more than 1 million people now depend on food stamps -- almost one out of six.


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BUDGET SITUATION COULD IMPROVE
With greater accountability in state agencies


September 11, 2011

Opinion
By Rep. Kirk Pearson


(OLYMPIA, WA) -- Several factors are influencing our state’s tax collections outlook, which dictates the overall state budget. Unfortunately, the record $32.4 billion 2011-13 budget passed last May will likely be adjusted downward based on lagging tax collections due to continued job losses and hesitant consumers.


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