Sunday, October 26, 2014
GI Forum National Report: Gerrymander Red The New Republican Color: Gerrymander Red The New Republican Color
Sunday, October 19, 2014
i m not suggesting these people are bad people but only that they have interests goals and objectives adverse to yours and mine; that is, given that You and I are average citizens. Corporate Welfare, Public–Private Partnership (PPP) TLR
As different in personality as these Contributors may be, most share two crucial characteristics: They are wealthy, and that wealth has been accumulated in businesses—from construction to alcohol—profoundly threatened by lawsuits. The existence of these lawsuits, in their minds, has less to do with corporate failings than with the greed of lawyers and what TLR describes as “the disengagement of the average citizen in the formulation of policy.”
No. 84 - Ray Lee Hunt ($6 billion), owner of Hunt Oil, another massive, privately owned oil companies.
PAYDAY LOAN AND TITLE LOANS
Auto Title Loans and Pay Day Loans - The presumption is not that the industry’s business model is predatory, but that its customers are financial illiterates too stupid to read the fine print. The poor things. Legislators don’t understand that Those People are making a rational choice. Many of them understand that they’re being ripped-off, but paying too much is better than the alternative: having their electricity or phone cut off, not being able to buy groceries, getting evicted. The options available to working people trying to survive on wages are different from those available to wealthy legislators with mutual funds, mineral rights, blind trusts, 401(k)s, college savings accounts, and all the other taken-for-granted accoutrements of casual affluence. They don’t understand how the other half lives.
With the courts closed and the Legislature supine, the good people of TLR will have remade the world in their image, one in which there is no recourse for wrongdoing, one in which the powerful simply get their way.