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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June 5, 2012 - Morning Headlines

- Today in Wisconsin, voters go to the polls to recall or keep Scott Walker as the state's governor. This crucial race could have national implications in November:

          - CNN:

          - Fox News:

          - CBS News:;cbsCarousel

- Al Qaeda's suspected #2, Abu Yahya al-Libi is believed to have been killed in a US drone strike (MSNBC):

- Jury selection is set to begin today in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial (CNN):

- The overall economy has slowed further. In addition to weaker than expected jobs gains, manufacturing has slowed, too (ABC News):

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  1. Oh our ever “evolving” President.

    We all know about President Obama’s “evolution” on gay marriage. Just to recap though, he was for gay marriage (1996) before he was undecided about it (1998) before he was against it (2004-2010) before he was for gay marriage, again (2012).

    Apparently the commander in chief has “evolved” on his views of corporate welfare.

    Obama Praises Taxpayer-Backed Loans That Benefit Boeing and Dow Chemical

    As if the $100 Billion in corporate welfare wasn’t enough the Senate Democrats and a good number of Republicans decided that we should borrow another $40 billion on their behalf.

    “The legislation also authorized the bank to make or guarantee an additional $40 billion in loans--on the credit of U.S. taxpayers. Before the authorization the bank was limited to $100 billion in loans. Now, it can make up to $140 billion in loans.” 3rd paragraph of story.

    See how your Senators voted here:

    So with President Obama’s signature on this corporate welfare bill he has now officially “evolved” to the point of being for corporate welfare.

  2. so where did obama evolve? it seems you are actually making the case that he took the same position over and over on corporate welfare. you go from obama praises to obama signs the legislation. looks like two backings to me.

    1. Primal, I am sorry they hid this info so far into the story I linked to. They covered it in the first sentence of the story.

      "Back in 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama called the U.S. government's Export-Import Bank “little more than a fund for corporate welfare.” But last week as he signed legislation reauthorizing the bank, President Barack Obama praised the banks for providing "critical suport" to major corporations such as Boeing and Dow Chemical."

    2. No, I am not lying. For real it was the very first sentence of the article.

  3. Biden: 'Imagine a World in Which Hunger Is Vanquished by Crops That Don’t Depend on Soil, Water or Fertilizer'

    That must be the same world that 0bama's polices actually work imaginary world.

    1. slim...... and here i thought we would never agree on anything...

      Thanks for the article.
      We have 2 choices for candidates, both of which have made more flip flops than Adidas.

      Thanks for the article,we really need to pay attention to this corporate welfare issue that is creating an environment that benefits privileged companies and makes an unfair market place for competitors.

      As you are seeing corporations have gotten very effective at playing both sides of the isle to create unfair advantages for themselves at the expense of the tax payers.

      This is just a small view into a HUGE problem wich is corporations buying out our political system one candidate at a time.