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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:06 AM
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The Chicago Tribune Tells Readers That Real Leaders Take Money From the Sick and Elderly and Give It


To the Rich.

Dean Baker, CEPR | Apr. 7, 2011,


My home town paper, the Chicago Tribune, wants us all to take House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's budget proposals very seriously. Remarkably the paper, which recently went through a leveraged buyout that puts ordinary tax scams to shame, tells readers to "trust us."
Even if it weren't for the stench of the paper's leveraged buyout it would be hard to trust an editorial that never once mentions health care costs and uses the cheap trick of lumping Social Security in with Medicare and Medicaid as unaffordable "entitlements." Of course everyone involved in the budget debate knows that the real story of the federal government's long-term deficit problem is health care. If we paid the same amount for health care per person as other wealthy countries we would be looking at huge budget surpluses, not deficits.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-chicago-tribune-tell...
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:11 AM
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1. self-delte
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 09:12 AM by closeupready
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Peregrine Took Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:02 AM
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2. We subscribe to the Trib but I hate it. Need it for doggie papers. n/t
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cognoscere Donating Member (381 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:23 AM
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3. The Tribune has always been a piece of shit that would endorse any
Republican asshole no matter how inept, stupid, or corrupt they were. Any paper that would employ Bob Weidrich, Bob Greene, Gene Siskel, and other crapforbrains writers should cease to exist.
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