Archive for June 15th, 2012

June 15, 2012

Obama’s Political Ploy Lowers Gas Prices

       House Speaker Boehner stepped to the podium in front of an early morning, hastily called press conference. With bright stage lights glistening against his newly bronzed, tanning bed taxed, skin he wipes a slight tear from his left eye. Flanking the Speaker, standing in stark contrast to his blushed appearance, are Eric Cantor – appearing slightly obsequious – and the obligatory  “press-conference-third” nondescript, expendable congressman.

     “Thank you to the Washington press corps for your attention at this, what I know was a last minute press conference. You may notice a slimmer crowd today but only non-biased outlets were invited to attend. Those identified as members of the ‘liberal media’ were not admitted.”

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June 15, 2012

The Daily Scoop: 5 myths of the great financial meltdown

FORTUNE — It’s hard to believe, but it’s been five years and a day since the U.S. financial system’s problems surfaced, and we’re still not even remotely close to being able to feel good about the economy. There’s a long way to go before the economy, and people, recover from wounds inflicted by the financial meltdown.

How should you think about the past five years? What can we learn from them? And what can we as a society do to minimize the chances of a recurrence?

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