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Name: Manny Goldstein
Gender: Male
Hometown: Greater Boston
Home country: USA
Current location: Remulak, as far as I can tell
Member since: Tue Aug 30, 2005, 08:44 AM
Number of posts: 34,589

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So we're slashing more government jobs in a Depression

We're going to merge government agencies to "cut waste and duplication". That's just brilliant. Hoover-licious. And it seems the the newly neoliberal world of DU loves it, just loves it.

Remember that FDR joker? He started programs to give people makework, just to have an excuse to give them government cash that wasn't welfare. And we can see how that bullshit worked out: unemployment dropped 40% in four years, and the economy grew at 8% a year. Those poor bastards didn't know how awful they had it, what with things getting better and all.

Thank God we don't have to worry ourselves over the prospect of unemployment dropping 40% in four years, and the economy growing at 8% a year. Bank profits would go down or some other bad thing, no doubt.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Fri Jan 13, 2012, 10:02 PM (101 replies)

Hey purists: there's NO WAY Obama could have recess appointed Elizabeth Warren to head CFPB


Now we have a SUCCESSFUL appointment, thanks to our president's FAR-SIGHTED and POLITICALLY-REALISTIC moves.

So pull your heads out of your butts and drink a BIG STEAMING CUP OF REALITY.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Jan 4, 2012, 09:26 PM (72 replies)

I can confidently identify tonight's winner

NotRomney won tonight, by a 3:1 margin. Romney is second, Paul third.

It will be interesting to see which NotObama ends up running in the general election against the NotRepublican. Hopefully the NotRepublican wins.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Tue Jan 3, 2012, 11:54 PM (1 replies)

They caved! It's a testatment to how far we've fallen that

maintaining the status quo is celebrated as an historic victory.

But we must crawl before we walk, so it is still a good thing.

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Thu Dec 22, 2011, 08:43 PM (61 replies)

Obama: measurements that best define his success (or failure)?

After almost three years in the job, I'd say:

1. Is the percentage of Americans in poverty increasing or decreasing?
2. Is the percentage of working-age Americans who are employed, full time, increasing or decreasing? Using this measure bypasses the skullduggery that's done with official unemployment figures.
3. Is the median wage rising faster than the true inflation rate, i.e., is the typical American's purchasing power increasing or decreasing?

What are your thoughts?
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Dec 21, 2011, 11:53 PM (17 replies)

White House Petition: Restore Habeas Corpus and the Right to Trial

"Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither" - Benjamin Franklin

The laws requiring all imprisoned Americans be charged with a crime, have their case reviewed by a judge, and be given a fair trial are fundamental to our country, and are enshrined in our Constitution.

However, recent actions by you, your predecessor, and by Congress, culminating in the National Defense Authorization Act, have effectively *ended* these rights for Americans. If the President decides that a citizen is a terrorist, that citizen may be imprisoned indefinitely, even for life, with no charges, no trial, and no review at all by a judge. Ever.

This is not the American way.

We urge you to renounce this destruction of our civil rights, and to take all steps necessary to remove it from law.

If you agree, please take a moment to sign it at the White House site: http://wh.gov/DGx

We need 25,000 signatures to force a response. If you think it's appropriate, please send to a few people that you know, and ask them to send along to others as well.

Thanks! Good luck to us all, we need it!
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Dec 18, 2011, 11:11 PM (6 replies)

What's up? Why the worries over indefinite imprisonment of anyone the President desires?

If you're against Obama being able to imprison whoever he wants, for as long as he wants, then you just don't trust Obama. You're a hater.

And you also don't trust future presidents, which is pretty paranoid.

The fanatical Left really needs to tone it down. What's your next demand? A bill of rights?
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:46 PM (3 replies)
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