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National Sales Tax: Not *the* solution, but *a* solution

March 1, 2013

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It’s safe to say that the current United States tax code – all 84,319 pages of it – is almost as popular among the vast majority of Americans as the science teacher who gives a pop quiz, a test and seven hours of homework on a Friday. America has what is arguably the world’s most […]

News round-up nursery rhymes

January 19, 2013

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Kick, kick, kick the can, always down the road. Never solve a single thing, just whine and blame and goad. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-34222_162-57564747-10391739/house-gop-to-seek-three-month-debt-limit-hike Old Fibber Cantor sat in a chair. While the country waited for answers all day. When the debt deal came calling and while Boehner was bawling, Fibber Cantor said “No budget, no pay.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/18/eric-cantor-debt-ceiling_n_2505001.html […]

The Great Obama ‘All White Male Cabinet’ Conspiracy

January 10, 2013

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SO … today’s outrage du jour among the screeching Republican bobblehead rank-and-file is that President Barack Obama is loading his cabinet with all white men, and violating his promises of diversity. They complaining that he isn’t appointing women. They’re complaining that he isn’t appointing minorities. They’re complaining that he isn’t appointing the disabled. And, of […]

Republicans block bills that would return jobs to U.S., call efforts ‘silly’

August 4, 2012

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  GOP’s McConnell calls ‘Bring Jobs Home Act’ a ‘silly waste of time’ In the U.S. Senate on July 19th, the “Bring Jobs Home Act” was stopped by the Republicans using the filibuster on a cloture vote preventing the legislation from advancing to the Senate floor for debate and an up or down vote. The […]

Congress is the worst union of them all

June 10, 2012

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Can anyone explain how the U.S. Congress is *NOT* a union? It’s widely understood that all Members are grossly overpaid. All Members’ salaries are consistent with a guaranteed minimum, and additional compensation based on seniority. Members can give themselves pay raises. Members receive grotesquely bloated retirement plans. Members receive the absolute best premium priority health […]

More empty GOP rhetoric still creating ZERO JOBS

June 5, 2012

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It’s time for a fresh look at the Republicans in Congress and how they’re maintaining that “laser-like focus on jobs, jobs, jobs.” If you go to the Republican Congressional website — http://www.gop.gov — and then click on “Bills,” you’ll see a complete list of all bills currently proposed by any Republican in Congress, you get […]

Republicans: They’re comedy gold

March 8, 2012

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And now a selection from the “Things Republicans did today” report: Rick Santorum proposed that all single mothers applying for unemployment or Welfare must submit to a government-issued paternity test. Kansas  Republicans proposed a resolution that all women seeking an abortion, for any reason, must pay a supplemental tax on not only the procedure, but […]

Congress wants to decide what YOU can do and see on the Internet

January 18, 2012

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Protect the Internet: Help stop Internet censorship legislation! Join the virtual strike to protest two proposed laws in the United States, called SOPA and the PROTECT IP Act. On January 24th, the U.S. Senate will vote on the PROTECT IP Act to censor the Internet, despite opposition from the *VAST MAJORITY* of Americans who have […]

Medicare: Damned if you “D” and damned if you “R”

January 2, 2012

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Attention late-40-somethings and early-50-somethings: Medicare as your parents knew it is about to be gutted no matter who wins the White House in 2012. You may not like it, but you might have to accept it. Toss out all the partisan rhetoric and appalling similarities become clear in the policy prescriptions coming from President Obama […]

The numbers don’t lie, Ms. Bachmann

December 30, 2011

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Michele Bachmann missed 2,375 (53.02%) of 4,479 Congressio­nal roll call votes since Jan 4, 2007. She missed 58.7% of votes in Q3-2011 (145 out of 247) and missed NINETY ONE POINT THREE PERCENT of votes in Q4-2011 (190 out of 208). And yet, somehow, she still draws every penny of Congressio­nal salary and perks, plus […]