Archive for the ‘THE NOT NEWS’ Category

Apr
2012
6

HERE WE GO AGAIN: Indiana Finds $206 Million More Mysterious Dollars It Didn’t Know It Had

In December we blogged about the outrage of an apparent programming error resulting in the discovery of $300 million that Indiana did not know it had. And now, the converse has happened as a result of yet another programming error. From WTHR-13: Indiana budget officials say $206 million communities could have spent on public safety, ...
Apr
2012
5

Maine Gov. Vetoes Bill that Would Have Forced Banks to Prove They Own Homes They Foreclose On

Maine Gov. Vetoes Bill that Would Have Forced Banks to Prove They Own Homes They Foreclose On
Homeowners facing foreclosure in Maine were on the brink of getting help from their legislature when Governor Paul LePage put his miserly foot down. A bill that would have required banks to show proof of ownership or an original mortgage note before foreclosure proceedings passed through the state house with bipartisan support, but the relief ...
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Apr
2012
3

IRS Targeting SC Gov. Nikki Haley’s Family for Delinquent Taxes, Money Laundering, Supporting Her Campaign Illegally

IRS Targeting SC Gov. Nikki Haley’s Family for Delinquent Taxes, Money Laundering, Supporting Her Campaign Illegally
UPDATE (just minutes after the original!): IRS will not investigate Haley. Haley will address the matter on ABC tonight, April 3. The news is not good for Nikki Haley as political blog The Palmetto Public Record has obtained public records showing that the IRS is investigating a Sikh worship center run by the South Carolina ...
Apr
2012
2

12 Red States Responsible for Over 70% of U.S. Public Sector Job Losses in 2011

12 Red States Responsible for Over 70% of U.S. Public Sector Job Losses in 2011
This may not exactly be breaking news, but numbers suggest that the ultraconservative state legislators pushing backwards legislation such as voter suppression are the same folks cutting public sector jobs at an alarming rate. The states that succumbed to the Tea Party takeover of 2010 have seen drastic job losses in the public sector and ...
Mar
2012
30

“Sweetheart” Foreclosure Deal Enables Banks to Knock Over Houses Instead of Keeping People In Them

“Sweetheart” Foreclosure Deal Enables Banks to Knock Over Houses Instead of Keeping People In Them
The sweetheart foreclosure deal that is drawing the ire of onlookers is now being understood to give banks credit for things they already do, further deepening the worry that the deal will in no way prevent another foreclosure crisis or sufficiently reprimand those responsible for the last one. The $25 billion foreclosure abuse settlement between ...
Mar
2012
22

U.S. Treasury Plans to Collect 28% Less in Corporate Taxes Than Originally Thought

U.S. Treasury Plans to Collect 28% Less in Corporate Taxes Than Originally Thought
The Center for Tax Justice notes that the Treasury Department’s monthly statement shows the U.S. will collect $96 billion less in corporate taxes than originally thought: The latest monthly statement by the Treasury Department contains a startling revelation: the amount that Treasury expects to collect in corporate taxes in 2012 has been...
Mar
2012
16

Co. Daniels Claims Benefited from “Right-to-Work” Denies the Law Had Anything to Do With Expansion

Co. Daniels Claims Benefited from
File under “we’re not shocked.” It turns out the Indiana company being touted as having benefited from the state’s implementation of a “Right-to-Work” law denies that the law had anything to do with their recent expansion: MBC Group President Eric Holloway said Thursday that he always planned to expand his...
Mar
2012
6

RIGGED-AMAROLE: Did Romney Help Marriot International Scheme Its Way Out of Taxes?

RIGGED-AMAROLE: Did Romney Help Marriot International Scheme Its Way Out of Taxes?
There may be no better day of the year to drum up some old fashion scandal-mongering than today, Super Tuesday, as Mitt Romney will “compete” against Rick Santorum and Newt Ginigrich in 10 different states for the votes of the GOP faithful. Something to keep an eye on, then, is this article from The Inquisitr ...
Mar
2012
2

GE Now Averaging 2.3% Tax Rate Over the Last Ten Years Despite Taxpayer-Funded Bailout

GE Now Averaging 2.3% Tax Rate Over the Last Ten Years Despite Taxpayer-Funded Bailout
It is not exactly news that General Electric (GE) is breaking laws and avoiding taxes while taking billions of dollars from the federal government. But, since GE’s CEO Jeffrey Immelt became President Obama’s “job czar,” the focus on this rehashed story has become ever-more personal for onlookers who can’t stomach...
Mar
2012
2

Romney Endorsement Finally Lands the Anti-Union Associated Builders & Contractors on the Labor Media’s Radar

The labor media is finally taking notice of just how anti-union the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) are thanks to Mitt Romney’s now-public allegiance to the big business lobby. The ABC has endorsed Romney in the GOP primary. The ABC’s well-funded and constant attack on construction unions is old news in Building Trades...
Feb
2012
28

Romney’s Interest in Repealing Davis-Bacon Is “Little More Than Fantasy”

Romney’s Interest in Repealing Davis-Bacon Is “Little More Than Fantasy”
As Presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum continue their primary battle in the days leading up to Super Tuesday, they are pulling no punches in painting each other as unelectable. Santorum is trying to make Romney out to be a moderate and Romney is trying to make Santorum out to be pro-union, which somehow ...
Feb
2012
21

WOW, JUST WOW: Indiana Republican Attacks the Girl Scouts As “Radicalized” and “Homosexual”

WOW, JUST WOW: Indiana Republican Attacks the Girl Scouts As “Radicalized” and “Homosexual”
Indiana Rep. Robert Morris is fighting for the American people. He’s making clear distinctions between what’s right and wrong — good and evil if you will — and topping his list of evil is the ever-imposing Girl Scouts of America. It isn’t enough for the Indiana Republican to make workers’ lives miserable, he...