Woke up at 5AM this morning where even the BBC World Service was completely dedicated to coverage of the Boston Bomber manhunt. Strange. But TGIF.
Keith Ellison has reintroduced his Inclusive Prosperity Act, that would institute a financial transactions tax on Wall Street activities:
Ellison is reintroducing his Inclusive Prosperity Act, a proposal to add a small “financial transactions tax” on high-volume, high-speed trading by Wall Street speculators. The tax—similar to one that the US imposed until 1966, and to taxes maintained by 40 countries worldwide—would generate roughly $1 trillion in revenue over 10 years.
The Man of the Appalachian Trail, Mark Sanford, is having a very bad week — first, the NRCC abandons him after revelations that he was charged with trespassing at his ex-wife’s house. Abandons him as in they are no longer spending money on his campaign. What is intriguing about this is that the GOP doesn’t mind spending its money on other womanizers and malcontents and even when they said they’d abandon someone like the MO Senate candidate with rape issues, they ended up supporting him close to the end. Second, (according to Jennifer Rubin) there is a conservative women’s group that is exploring a write-in campaign for Jenny Sanford.
And what the hell is going on with NCCo staff? David Grimaldi has a fight in Pastabilities and NCCo Chief responds out of his jurisdiction:
“I did respond into the city,” Setting said. “That was just to make sure that everything was being done in the proper manner.” Setting referred other questions to Grimaldi.
Are all NCCo residents treated to NCCPD oversight when they are misbehaving in Wilmington enough for the WPD to be called in? This sure looks like special rules are in place for NCCo staff to misbehave with impunity.
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