Browsing All posts tagged under »federal budget«

Mitt Romney’s Plan for [insert subject here]

August 16, 2012

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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 […]

Congress eyes increasing corporate welfare via another ‘tax holiday’

June 22, 2011

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Did you know that the Obama administration – fueled by about two dozen Republicans in Congress and the lobbyists for  Microsoft, Oracle, Pfizer, Apple and several other major firms – are pushing for a corporate tax “repatriation” holiday? The plan is to give select multi-national corporations “special dispensation from tax laws” on the more than […]

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 […]

China says US already defaulted, Congress yawns and continues gaming

June 13, 2011

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The leading Chinese rating agency, Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. Ltd., says that while the U.S. Congress and most of America was distracted by Weinergate or the Kardashian’s latest fashion statement or some other asinine tidbit of non-news, the federal government has already defaulted on its debt. “In our opinion, the United States has already […]

Cantor’s devotion to Israel overshadows his duty to Joplin and America

May 26, 2011

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Eric Cantor needs to make up his mind about which country he belongs to, and more importantly, which country he represents. Cantor not only demands that Congress unilaterally approve the continued free gift of $10 Billion annually to Israel, he wants to INCREASE IT. Note to Congressman Scumbag: That $10 Billion IS NOT FUNDED. If […]

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 […]

Stephen Colbert’s facts about Kyl’s non-facts

April 14, 2011

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Those who know my politics will know why I find this appropriate. Those who know me personally will know exactly why I find this hysterically funny. Stephen Colbert Top 10 Non-Factual Statements About Jon Kyl In response to Sen. Jon Kyl’s false claim that “well over 90%” of Planned Parenthood’s activity is devoted to abortion” […]

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 […]

GOP seeks to slash to tsunami warning funding

March 25, 2011

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Do you ever get the felling that the problem with our “distinguished leaders” in Washington isn’t that they don’t *get* what the problems facing average Americans are; but they simply don’t *CARE* what the problems are? The official death toll in Japan from last week’s 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami topped 10,035. And what “critical […]