News IMF: Governments need to end energy subsidies
Government subsidies of gasoline, electricity and other energy sources amount to about $1.9 trillion a year and should be ended or offset with taxes used to battle climate change and pay for social programs, the International Monetary Fund said
News Fed's Big Ag Policy is Anything But "Green"
Lew Rockwell blog
So why would farmers plow up such risky land? Simple: Federal policy has made it a high-reward, tiny-risk proposition. Prices for corn and soy doubled in real terms, driven up by federal corn-ethanol mandates and relentless Wall Street speculation.
News Judge overturns Arizona law barring Planned Parenthood funding
A federal judge has overturned an Arizona law that sought to block funding through the state for Planned Parenthood's healthcare clinics because the group also performs abortions.
News Columbus Fellowship Foundation illustrates austerity struggles in Washington
It took up just 3 lines in the appropriations bill. But it is a legend, a wonks campfire story. The government spending that nobody could kill. For payment to the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation . . . $450,000, to remain avai
News Record Taxpayer Cost Is Seen for Crop Insurance
New York Times
The worst drought in 50 years could leave taxpayers with a record bill of nearly $16 billion in crop insurance costs because of poor yields.
News Planned Parenthood Touts over 333,000 Babies Aborted in 2011
And the American genocide continues, with 333,964 murders in 2011. Thats the figure proudly released by Planned Parenthood Federation of America in their report delineating how many abortions they performed in fiscal 2011.
News With Farm Bill Stalled, Consumers May Face Soaring Milk Prices
New York Times
Forget the fiscal crisis and the automatic budget cuts. Come Jan. 1, there is a threat that milk prices could rise to $6 to $8 a gallon if Congress does not pass a new farm bill that amends farm policy dating back to the Truman presidency.
News Breaking the Hold of Corporate Welfare on America's Incarceration Industry
With stricken budgets, many states have been cutting prison populations. But vested interests are resisting prison closures.
News A Revolt Against Corporate Welfare Programs For Multinationals In France
Paradox is what the New York Times called Frances ability to attract 42.5 billion in foreign investment through October this year.
News Drought spurs ethanol push-back; World Bank watchful
The debate over using crops for fuel burst back onto the political stage on Monday as U.S. ranchers and poultry producers sought "a little help" from the government by waiving its ethanol mandate in the face of a dire drought.
News Crop Insurance Proposal Could Cost U.S. Billions
New York Times
At the same time that high crop prices are prompting farmers to expand into millions of acres of land once considered unsuitable for farming, Congress is considering expanding a federal insurance program that reimburses farmers for most losses or dro
News Taxed by the boss
General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and AMC Theatres enjoy deals to keep state taxes deducted from their workers paychecks. Foreign companies also enjoy such arrangements, including Electrolux, Nissan, T
Headlines: Taxed by the boss -- Crop Insurance Proposal Could Cost U.S. Billions -- Drought spurs ethanol push-back; World Bank watchful -- A Revolt Against Corporate Welfare Programs For Multinationals In France -- Breaking the Hold of Corporate Welfare on America's Incarceration Industry -- With Farm Bill Stalled, Consumers May Face Soaring Milk Prices -- Planned Parenthood Touts over 333,000 Babies Aborted in 2011 -- Record Taxpayer Cost Is Seen for Crop Insurance -- Columbus Fellowship Foundation illustrates austerity struggles in Washington -- Judge overturns Arizona law barring Planned Parenthood funding -- Fed's Big Ag Policy is Anything But "Green" -- IMF: Governments need to end energy subsidies --