• Donald Goldmacher wrote a new diary post: The Hoax of Conflict

    2013-02-22 12:17:09View | Delete

    This entry was written by HEIST co-producer and co-director Frances Causey. The conflict and profit driven mainstream media continually props up the belief that Democrats and Republicans can’t agree on anything. But when it comes to economic policy, conflict is an engineered myth, a smokescreen perpetuated by the “inside the beltway gang” ostensibly to keep the [...]

  • Donald Goldmacher wrote a new diary post: Americans’ Net Worth

    2013-02-04 14:01:32View | Delete

    This entry was written by Heist Co-Producer and Co-Director Frances Causey. A recent report that the economy contracted the last quarter is no surprise. Despite the recent numbers, we consistently get rosy reports from the mainstream media that the economy is generally improving. But the reality is that tens of millions of Americans have never been less [...]

  • This entry was written by HEIST co-producer/co-director Frances Causey. In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant, hoping to spur development of the West, signed a law called the General Mining Act, which authorized prospecting and mining on public lands for precious “hard rock” metals including gold, copper, silver and platinum. Unlike the oil, coal, and natural gas [...]

  • Donald Goldmacher commented on the diary post Dear Mr. Speaker! by Donald Goldmacher.

    2013-01-08 18:01:31View | Delete

    Here is what is written in the second paragraph. “First, Speaker Boehner you are a bit confused about debt. And so are you Mr. President. Debt is not stealing the American Dream. Corporate America and its political collusion with Democrats and Republicans are. But lets cut to the political-economic quick America, we have one political [...]

  • Donald Goldmacher commented on the diary post Dear Mr. Speaker! by Donald Goldmacher.

    2013-01-07 22:10:31View | Delete

    I think you overlooked what was written in the first 2 paragraphs, namely we have a one party corporate state. So it is all a charade, and of course we know that Obama wants to cut SS and Medicare. After all, he pushed Obamacare, a gift to the insurance and hospital CEOs and their shareholders.

  • Donald Goldmacher wrote a new diary post: Dear Mr. Speaker!

    2013-01-07 13:46:32View | Delete

    This entry was written by HEIST co-director/co-producer Frances Causey. In opening the 113th Congress last Thursday House Speaker John Boehner declared that debt is imperiling the American Dream . This is the kind of intentionally misleading narrative Republicans, in collusion with corporate America and conservative think tanks, have spent 40 years and billions of dollars developing. Unfortunately, the [...]

  • Donald Goldmacher wrote a new diary post: What Would FDR Do?

    2012-12-18 11:17:15View | Delete

    Written by HEIST co-director/co-producer Frances Causey. History has proven time and time again that the United States has prospered the most when capital and labor work hand in hand with each other. When they don’t, you get the likes of Michigan, Wisconsin, Hostess and Wal-Mart. Henry Ford understood that he needed to pay his workers well [...]

  • Donald Goldmacher wrote a new diary post: You want true bipartisanship, you got it!

    2012-12-07 16:46:06View | Delete

    By Frances Causey The fix is in. If you read the media tea leaves, it looks like Medicare and Social Security benefits will likely be cut to avoid going over the contrived fiscal cliff because signs are that BOTH U.S. political parties and the Obama Administration have already agreed to it . Reading between the lines of the [...]

  • ThumbnailBy Frances Causey Journalists have long loathed to write about and report on economics, dismissing the entire field as too hard to understand or impossible to reduce to a quote or a sound bite. Because of this, working Americans are paying the price as the parameters of the current debate around the deficit, budget and the [...]

  • Donald Goldmacher commented on the diary post Stop Using Obama for America Against the People! by letsgetitdone.

    2012-11-24 11:49:47View | Delete

    Thanks for this succinct analysis of the political game we are going to be watching again. Hopefully not as spectators. Lets put those tea party rallies to shame, if we have the organizational capacity around the country to make it happen.

  • Donald Goldmacher commented on the diary post The Silent War Against Workers by Big Business Is Growing Louder! by Donald Goldmacher.

    2012-11-21 21:37:23View | Delete

    Brian, great job. You wrote your own blog, all very erudite.

  • Thumbnail This entry was written by Frances Causey. Thankfully, stories of striking workers at Wal-Mart and Hostess are making the front pages of newspapers and leading the “A” blocks of cable news shows. These two companies epitomize the war against workers that began over 40 years ago. Wal-Mart is the poster-child for corporate malfeasance and draconian worker [...]

  • Note: This post was written by HEIST co-producer and co-director Frances Causey. The war against people who work for a living in this country continues with the “Grand Bargain” that will slash social spending by trillions on programs that benefit the most vulnerable among us and also “reform” Social Security and Medicare. We at Heist: Who stole [...]

  • ThumbnailNote: This entry was co-written by policymaven1 and JeffreeB Many readers of our last post about Pete Peterson’s attack on Social Security commented on a very accurate point: Social Security contributes nothing to our national debt. It is a system into which we pay; and then, eventually, it pays us. And, as we previously pointed out, the [...]

  • ThumbnailThis post was co-written by policymaven1 and JeffreeB. You may or may not have heard of Peter G. Peterson, but he has been trying very hard lately to make you believe your Social Security is in jeopardy. Peterson spent about half a billion dollars in 2011 alone to make sure that you feel that you are [...]

  • ThumbnailThis entry was co-written by policymaven1 and jeffreeb With a recent report from the Economic Policy Institute that states, “Between 2001 and 2011, the trade deficit with China eliminated or displaced more than 2.7 million U.S. jobs,” much attention has lately been aimed at outsourcing. But we’re losing jobs in less publicized ways, too. David Pitt points [...]

  • Donald Goldmacher wrote a new diary post: Unions in the News

    2012-10-11 08:45:58View | Delete

    The end of last month brought the end to a national crisis. The crisis, of course, was the NFL referee lockout, and it produced some of the most outspoken outrage from the public and the media we’ve seen in years. Everyone was upset; fans grew weary of bad calls, and the rest of America grew [...]

  • Donald Goldmacher wrote a new diary post: Libor, Sandy Weill, and Endless Corruption

    2012-07-27 17:33:57View | Delete

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    Note: This post was written by donnyg1941 and JeffreeB By now you’ve probably heard of Libor, the London Interbank Offered Rate, and the scandal surrounding it. And unless you have an advanced degree in finance, the complexity of the scandal (and Libor itself) probably makes your head spin. In simple terms, as Rolling Stone contributing [...]
  • Donald Goldmacher commented on the diary post Obama, Jobs and the Demise of America by Donald Goldmacher.

    2012-06-03 21:18:17View | Delete

    Actually, Obama is equally guilty of the this neo-liberal attack on working people and the poor.

  • Donald Goldmacher wrote a new diary post: Obama, Jobs and the Demise of America

    2012-06-02 15:54:48View | Delete

    With the signing of NAFTA in 1993, Democratic President Bill Clinton signed a death sentence for the middle class in America, thus implementing the next phase of Republican Pres. Reagan’s dismantling of our economy. Yes, NAFTA was the Reagan administration’s idea. I am writing this brief diary today in order to alert  Kossaks that the [...]

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