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2009: The Year in Rebuke

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The Economy: Bank bailouts, the credit crunch, credit card rates soaring, regulation blocked, big banks get bigger, the Fed takeover of the economy, regulation decreased, troubled assets never resolved, exotic investments increase, job loss, hiring freeze due to credit loss, no mortgage relief, cost of living soaring. Health Care: no single payer, no public option, no cost restrictions, biggest giveaway to big insurance in history, big pharma pre-empting cost decreases, health care lobbying. War: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Iran, military costs soaring, private contractors, depleted uranium, land mine ban. The Environment, Copenhagen, Climategate, cap and trade, rain forests, rising sea levels, shrinking glaciers, GMOs, weather modification. Politics: the lobby system and corporate person-hood, publicly funded campaigns, the primary system, the electoral college, the filibuster hoax.