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Romney’s Top 10 Debate Lies & the Facts that prove him wrong

October 4, 2012

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ROMNEY’S LIE:  “The president said he’d cut the deficit in half. Unfortunately, he doubled it.” THE FACTS:  When Obama took office in 2009, the deficit was projected to be $1.2 trillion during that year, and it ultimately turned out to be $1.4 trillion, according to Congressional Budget Office data cited by The New York Times. The […]

The knowns and unknowns of GOP Convention 2012

August 30, 2012

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What you have heard so far: That Mitt Romney’s vast business experience is what will save America That Mitt Romney’s experience as Governor of Massachusetts is what will save America That Mitt Romney’s superior intellect and brilliant knowledge of business is what will save America That, apparently, the focus of Republicans is “love” That Republicans […]

A Fifth of Romney

August 17, 2012

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Romney on his tax returns: “I decline to comment on the grounds that anything I say may be used against me.” Romney on Medicare: “I decline to comment on the grounds that anything I say may be used against me.” Romney on his record as Governor: “I decline to comment on the grounds that anything […]

Mitt Romney’s Plan for [insert subject here]

August 16, 2012

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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 […]

The real, true, unedited, factual impact of Republican Health Care Proposal H-Con Res 34 for 2012.

August 25, 2011

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On April 15, 2011, House Republicans passed their budget proposal (H. Con. Res. 34) for FY 2012. Their budget would make three major changes in Medicare: The Republican budget significantly cuts spending on Medicare by eliminating benefits and shifting costs to seniors and individuals with disabilities. These reductions in benefits and cost shifts affect both […]

Mitch McConnell supports raising taxes on the rich … circa 1990

August 11, 2011

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You know how Mitch McConnell has bleated on and on about how there is “nothing on this earth that will make him support raising taxes on the wealthy”? Well, here’s a verbatim transcript from Mitch McConnell’­s 1990 re-electio­n campaign ad, entitled “Fair Share.” “Hi, I’m Mitch McConnell. I’m sure you’ve been watching this mess in […]

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. […]

The self-defeating agenda of partisan idiots

June 15, 2011

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Congratulations partisan pundits and ignorant, unquestioning sheep of both parties. You’ve succeeded in turning the middle class on themselves. How else could the babbling minions believe in the “America” they claim will be delivered by the brainless imbeciles in the candidates field? Just look at what the rabid right-wing and their Tea Party (inbred) cousins […]