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Not 1 cent in tax increases for the rich, but GOP seeks to slash benefits for disabled workers

November 10, 2011

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Republicans on Capitol Hill are looking to cut benefits for federal workers disabled on the job, a budget-trimming move that critics warn could leave many injured civil servants and their families without enough to live on in retirement. With support from senators Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government […]

While Americans suffer, Congress gets richer

November 2, 2011

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Members of Congress had a collective net worth of more than $2 billion in 2010, more than a 25 percent increase over the 2008 total, according to an analysis of members’ financial disclosure forms. Nearly 90 percent of that increase is concentrated in the 50 richest Members of Congress.  The richest have most of the […]

GOP infrastructure funding proposal is off by 5,505 percent

September 10, 2011

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One of the Republican Party’s proposals for how to create infrastructure jobs without spending a dime has a gigantic pothole right in the middle of it. The proposal, which has been advanced by top GOP leadership, involves eliminating a law that requires states to set aside 10 percent of the federal transportation funding they receive […]

Austerity: Just what we don’t need, delivered by people who won’t be harmed by it

August 17, 2011

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We keep hearing about austerity measures being implemented in countries all over the world, desperately trying to reign in spending to combat enormous, out-of-control budget deficits and national debt. Not only is America slithering dangerously toward a double-dip recession, but so is nearly all of Europe. Even Europe’s strongest core economies — Germany, France, and […]

Congress: “Screw the Middle Class, they’re supposed to be poor!”

August 8, 2011

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You may wonder; Is a one letter downgrade really that big of a deal? Yes! This downgrade has led to the worst week in the U.S. stock market in two years. The S&P 500 stock index fell 10.8 percent — 1,252 points — in just five trading days. U.S. Treasury bonds are now rated lower […]

China Global cuts America’s credit rating, regardless of “the deal”

August 2, 2011

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Hey, guess what, America! After all the gnashing of teeth, the faux-righteous faux-indignation and cartoonish political posturing to prevent a credit default and risk the global credit rating agencies downgrading America’s triple-A rating, China’s Dagong Global Credit Rating has cut its rating on U.S. sovereign debt to A from A+ and has also put the […]

The New Democrat Party Logo

August 1, 2011

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White House Press Room, a few minutes ago

August 1, 2011

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The Summer 2011 Politics Memorial Haiku

July 20, 2011

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While Cantor backstabs, and Boehner tries not to cry, the nation crumbles. McConnell stands firm; won’t allow re-election, no matter the cost. Protecting the rich and victimizing the poor is GOP’s plan. Palin stays stupid, blaming “lamestream media” for her word-salad. Tax cuts for the rich must be preserved at all costs, but slash Medicare. […]

Republicans once again show their true colors: Dollar Green & White Collar

July 5, 2011

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The U.S. House of Representatives is once again abuzz with clamour. It seems – believe it or not – that there is an argument going on in the House that seems to be falling smack-square along partisan political lines. Republicans are lining up with relish to repeal, weaken and in some cases outright abolish, the […]