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Trent Franks: The quintessential useless Congressman

October 30, 2014

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Trent Franks wants to be re-elected to his sixth term in Congress. As a representative of Arizona, what has Trent Franks done to deserve re-election? The short answer?  Jack. Squat. Franks is a fifth-rate, self-serving charlatan with nothing more than a Colorado birth certificate, unbridled bigotry and the uncanny knack of appealing to the lowest […]

The Corporate Fellatio Continues: Congress sets to make tax loopholes permanent

May 5, 2014

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Republicans in the House are getting ready to grease the skids to make a series of tax breaks and loopholes permanent that only benefit the super-wealthy and their corporations they own. They don’t intend to offset them by closing other loopholes or raising rates; no sensible cost-cutting; none of the “dollar-for-dollar” demands they put into […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Republicans have ZERO JOBS PLANS (Source: GOP.GOV)

September 5, 2011

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I keep hearing John Boehner and Mitch McConnell and a whole slew of second-and-third tier Republicans bashing the Obama jobs speech that will be delivered this Thursday by the President. Several of the GOP D-listers in Congress are trying to scoop some headline spotlight attention by declaring that they’ll boycott the speech because “America needs […]

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 […]