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Nobody says he's dumb, but everyone says he's an asshole.

"he's from wallstreet, and he's here to help"

speaking of rahm's role in the housing crisis...

Posted by teasel 02/20/2011 at 02:30PM

Why was he the only candidate to get campaign contributions from Magnetar’s CEO between 2006 and 2008? Those were the years that the Magnetar hedge fund was almost solely responsible for keeping the housing bubble inflating.

I was going to start going down the list of Rahmbo’s backers on Wall Street, maybe starting with something trivial like the $1000 he got from inside-trader John Mack during his first congressional race, but this blows that out of the water, and is kind of creepy.

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"he's from wallstreet, and he's here to help"

right to free association? what right to free association?

Posted by teasel 02/19/2011 at 06:40PM

Leaping ahead of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s threat to call out the national guard on teachers who hadn’t so much as threatened a strike over a bill that would strip them of their bargaining rights, Rahmbo tells the Sun-Times that he would strip Chicago’s teachers of their right to strike to begin with.

Given he recently helped broker the contract that will eventually destroy the UAW, Rahm’s record on labor rights is looking positively medieval.

I can’t blame people for not having much sympathy for existing unions, but if this is the way our leaders are going to treat them, how are they going to treat the new unions that most people do want?

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