senators quietly do NRA's bidding in spending bill ~ Unnamed senators have "quietly" slipped anti-gun-control measures into a spending bill. The ideas aren't new, they're tough to defend, and worse for gun reform, they appear likely to pass. http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/03/15/17325581-senators-quietly-do-nras-bidding-in-spending-bill
Congress votes to allow pizza to be considered a vegetable in school lunches thanks to 5.6 million in lobbying dollars from the Big Food Industry. Corporations continue to put profit ahead of people and Congress remains their bitch.
Yes, we need subsidies to Big Oil, we can always cut money from Medicare and Social Security. Heaven knows Exxon/Mobil needs the money more than old people, or at least they give bigger campaign contributions than old people.
David Stockman on Crony Capitalism by BillMoyers.com. Stockman shares details on how the courtship of politics and high finance have turned our economy into a private club that rewards the super-rich and corporations, leaving average Americans wondering how it could happen and who’s really in charge.
Darrell Issa is among those Republican's asking if we are better off too. Issa was already the richest member of the House in 2008, when his net worth was between $164,650,039 and $337,400,002. By 2010, his net worth increased to a mind boggling $195,400,035 to $700,850,000.