It really is understatement to note that "GM Announcement Confirms Tax Cuts Don’t Prevent, May Encourage Layoffs." Not that this would surprise you if, for example, you didn't routinely give your children cookies before they did their homework. Seriously, how hard is this? Threaten to take away a corporation's profits through taxation, and they'll spend it on jobs and building stuff. (As an aside, I don't know that GM's problems come from their aversion to building SUVs, even though they're "wildly popular." When corporations decide to make mostly junk food, people learn to crave mostly junk food. And SUVs are the junk food of American cars.)
We are also reminded that GM has received "billions" in public subsidies over the years, and that didn't save those almost-15,000 jobs, either. That would include some $50 billion in American bailout money after the 2008 bankster Armageddon. Nice work if you can get it! Sadly, I expect most of our President's votaries will only remember the mean things he said to GM after the layoffs, and thus presume he actually did something about it. Hell, yelling about stuff is exactly the same as "doing something," right?
Michigan's still-reactionary state legislature might try to ram a bill through while they still have a Republican Governor that would allow corporations to create their own private police forces. No use dreaming libertarian dreams of ending the war on drugs and suchlike -- if you think police officers are bad now (and a few of them are), just wait until they don't have to account to their bosses, the taxpayers, at all! Seriously, when I get action alerts, you'll get action alerts.
Though voters in Wisconsin turned Republican Scott Walker out of office in favor of Democrat Tony Evers, state Democrats fear that Republicans will try some lame-duck shenanigans that could cut the incoming Governor out of the redistricting process altogether. And Republicans are saying who, us? -- which should be of no comfort, since Republicans have spent the greater part of the decade springing their most nefarious works on the voters without warning. How much is enough for a party that got 46% of the votes for Assembly seats but still wound up with 63% of the seats? The answer is: nothing is ever enough for a desperate and intellectually bankrupt party.
Finally, apparently because he couldn't get away from CNN while traveling abroad, our President thinks we should create a "Worldwide Network" (caps in original) to counter the "unfair and false" coverage CNN is supposedly giving him. All together now: waaaaaaaah! I mean, if Barack Obama had mooted creating a giant propaganda network to promote his Administration, right-wingers would justifiably be giving him what-for, but our President's most devoted followers seem to live vicariously through our President's self-pity, while simultaneously imagining that only Those Other People do that. But whining is whining, no matter where it comes from. And our President is not America; we are.