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#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot Looting Main Street http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/looting-main-street-20100331 How the nation's biggest banks are ripping off American cities with the same predatory deals that brought down Greece If you want to know what life in the Third World is like, just ask Lisa Pack, an administrative assistant who works in the roads and transportation department in Jefferson County, Alabama. Pack got rudely introduced to life in post-crisis America last August, when word came down that she and 1,000 of her fellow public employees would have to take a little unpaid vacation for a while. The county, it turned out, was more than $5 billion in debt — meaning that courthouses, jails and sheriff's precincts had to be closed so that Wall ...