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‘Left, Right & Center’: Budgets, Libya and Other Recurring Themes

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Posted on Apr 8, 2011
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Well, these are two big stories that just won’t go away, and with good reason—far be it from the crisis in Libya and on the home front with budgetary shenanigans to actually conform to the relentless pace of the mainstream media news cycle. Good thing there’s “Left, Right & Center” to keep us focused on issues that actually matter.  —KA

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By afs, April 12, 2011 at 10:54 pm Link to this comment

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By denvercougars, April 10, 2011 at 12:15 pm Link to this comment

I have been following all of these and see them keep coming up as a recurring topic in media. Just watched a video from the National Conference for Media Reform talking about all of these. http://feministing.com/2011/04/08/it-comes-down-to-this-again/comment-page-1/#comment-343674

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By SteveL, April 10, 2011 at 12:07 am Link to this comment

The U.S. has four wars going strong in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Libya.  Still
the politicians mainly Republican have the nerve to say we are short of money
(Bull-droppings).  We can somehow afford all kinds of tax breaks for the
wealthiest of the wealthy but Medicare costs the country too much (anyone believe
this?).  The real reason for trying to get rid of Medicare is the threat it is to the
insurance industry.  Tony wants to cut welfare (is this guy in a time warp?) his
good buddy Boss Newt Gangrene mostly got rid of that long ago (how stinking
decent).

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By Ralph Kramden, April 9, 2011 at 3:04 pm Link to this comment
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I love the way that Mr. Blankley goes on and on about entitlements. He means benefits to the populace of course, subsidies to big Pharma, Haliburton,Bechtel, Insurance, big-Agro,Airlines, professional sports, Banks, etc., they don’t count. That a nation (by the way, the name of the country is USA not America as that annoying female kept saying) which worships capitalism should sign an accord with the pharmaceuticals not to negotiate on the price of drugs is welfare of the worst kind. Welfare benefits for the rich and the corporations are left untouched.
We in the USA are ruled by the rich, for the rich from the rich. Wake up USA. I paid more taxes than GE or B of A, combined. Since corporations are people, jail them for criminal behavior.

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