There’s been a surprising dearth of coverage in the local press of Jack Reed’s exemplary work last week, as he stuck it to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) alongside Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren. Here’s a full transcript.
Here’s the rub, from Dave Dayen at Salon:
The vast majority of borrowers – 3.4 million – will receive $1,000 or less. To pick a category at random, 234,000 borrowers had a loan modification approved, were kicked out of their homes anyway, and will...Read Full Story
Below is a copy of the email I sent to my the sentator for my state, Rhode Island, USA. I look forward to his response and to other U.S. senators and House representatives one day writing maybe a weekly blog post. In this way we can communicate with them more effectively and perhaps give them better-informed suggestions on resolutions to current issues.BEGIN EMAILDear Senator Reed,I was wondering if you had considered starting a blog. If you are unfamiliar with blogging, it is sort of like...Read Full Story
Gavin G, white hip-hop artist from Birmingham, Alabama, drops his hot new mixtape All About The Benjamins. After seeing success from mixtape sales and ratings from the Grounded Again saga, he wrote new material that is inspired by the support from his 1,000+ followers from around the U.S. and other countries. Featuring big time artists (such as Justin Sketch, Big Mac Jack, and Brent McCollough) adds awesome diversities of styles to this tape. With jacked beats from 2 Chainz's "Riot" to Kanye...Read Full Story
Little fanfare, but this work-sharing legislation will (hopefully) come to make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans by creating incentives for employers roll back hours during downturns rather than lay people off wholesale.
If you needed to cut payroll by 10%, the new law would make it more sensible to reduce everybody’s hours by 10% rather than lay off one out of ten employees.
This week, Congress passed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 that carried the...Read Full Story
What kind of labeling? If I may be so bold, here are a few suggestions: How about Golden Lads and Girls All Must, as Chimney Sweepers, Come to Dust. That's Shakespeare, by the way. Kind of literary, might appeal to your upper middle class college gal, you know, the Bryn Mawr crowd. Gets across the concept that, you hop in the tanning booth one too many times it's epidermal meltdown--like, you'll blow your nipples off with a good sneeze. You'll have to use Pledge Wipes instead of coco butter...Read Full Story
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