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No War but the Class War

No War but the Class War
by Saab Lofton

"The line must be drawn here -- this far, no further ..!"
--an often heard line in Star Trek

For me, the political has always been personal. For instance, as I once said in a commentary ...

Know Thy Enemy or Tea Party Hypocrisy by Saab Lofton

Know Thy Enemy
or
Tea Party Hypocrisy
by Saab Lofton

"In the case of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, he's planning to hold back $614 million in 'performance bonuses' from the plane's lead contractor Lockheed Martin. (And you thought only bankers and financial wheeler-dealers got performance bonuses!) But it's striking that there are no tea party movements out in the streets of America demanding our money back or claiming that we're going to be broken by this."
--Tom Engelhardt, a Yale AND Harvard graduate, March 19th, 2010

The Real Welfare Cheats by Saab Lofton

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The Real Welfare Cheats
by Saab Lofton

"Probably the worst part of the S&L bailout is the message it sends to high-flying con men. It says, 'Plunder all you want. As long as your political connections are solid, you'll get to keep the money and probably won't suffer more than a slap on the wrist.' (Charles Keating only went to jail because his abuses were so extreme; he was the exception, not the rule.)"

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