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Republicans 414; Democrats 152

July 26, 2011

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Bravo to Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire for displaying a chart on the Senate Floor today that clearly and factually shows each president for the past 50 years and their respective raises of the debt ceiling. John F. Kennedy raised the debt ceiling 4 times for a total increase of 5%. Lyndon Johnson raised […]

Boehner lies like there’s no yesterday

July 25, 2011

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Here are just a few of lies and distortions uttered by Speaker of the House John Boehner tonight. Boehner: “…amazed at how different Washington DC operates than every business in America” Uh John? You DO realize that the United States of America is not USA Inc., right? Last I checked, the United States is a […]

GOP on the debt ceiling: “Forget what we said, listen to what we’re saying!”

July 3, 2011

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As a blogger/reporter/thinking individual, I love it when I don’t have to really come up with any pithy, sarcastic or salient points on my own to prove an argument. In this case, regarding the perpetual pissing contest about the debt ceiling going on in Washington between “Our way or no way because all we care […]

An open question for all members of the U.S. Congress

June 20, 2011

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Dear Lying, Self-Serving Scumbag, As an elected representative paid by the United States taxpayer, please indicate if you will state, on the record and with full accountability that you are willing to: Take a minimum 15 percent pay cut the same way 37.1 Million Americans earning less than $50,000/year did in 2010?         Yes   or   No […]

GOP rewards Homeland Security fraud, waste & abuse with a budget increase

June 2, 2011

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As it simultaneously screams about cutting funding for school lunches, and cutting funding for paramedics training, and cutting funding for heating oil for the elderly, and holding disaster aid hostage unless spending cuts are approved, the GOP-controlled U.S. House of Representatives today passed a $42.3 Billion spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security. The […]

Congress: Stop with the empty “what we need to do” mantra and DO IT!

June 1, 2011

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Ever noticed how the only thing you ever hear a politician say anymore is what “we need to do”? I can’t remember the last time I heard any politician­, on either side of the aisle, plainly state what HE or SHE *WILL* do or *IS* doing about any problem you could name. And remember, *ALL* […]

Cantor balks at tornado relief; tells Missouri “Them’s the breaks”

May 23, 2011

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The No. 2 House Republican said that if Congress doles out additional money to assist in the aftermath of natural disasters across the country, the spending has to be offset by cuts in other domestic spending. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) — the living embodiment of the term “number two” — said “if there […]

GOP & Paul Ryan: The party of no answer.

April 11, 2011

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In September 2006, the House of Representatives passed what they called earmark reform. The legislation was co-authored by Congressman Paul Ryan.  The legislation was meant to require lawmakers to identify the special projects that they slip into legislation.  Now Ryan is trying to play a track from his greatest hits album by proposing almost identical […]

Spending isn’t the only thing Obama’s budget is full of

February 20, 2011

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It fascinates me how the right wing so fiercely attacks Barack Obama as being a “Marxist, Commie, Leftist, Liberal” when his actions so clearly dictate that he is anything but. Take, for example, the president’s 2012 budget proposal. A true “America-hating Liberal” would have started with a budget that presents a demand for absolutely everything […]