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Republican “selfless” payroll cuts are nothing of the sort

December 23, 2010

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Remember a couple of weeks ago when Speaker-of-the-House-to-be John Boehner made that noble announcement that – in order to help reduce spending and “help the American people” – he was going to reduce his entire staff’s payroll by five percent?  What a guy, huh? Well, while the gesture seems magnanimous on the surface, it becomes […]

Out with the old, in with more of the old

December 9, 2010

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House and Senate Republicans on Wednesday thwarted Democratic efforts to award $250 checks to Social Security recipients facing a second consecutive year without a cost-of-living increase. President Obama and Democrats urged approval of the one-time payment, saying seniors barely getting by on their Social Security checks are facing particularly undue hardships without the COLA increase. […]

Far be it from me to say “I told you so”

December 7, 2010

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Here’s a little tidbit that I’m pretty sure you won’t find in any Fox News broadcast. Remember earlier this summer and fall when all you hard from the various TEA Party candidates – of all degrees of intelligence and credibility – was that they were, collectively and individually, all about cutting government spending, and that […]

Senators award themselves a death bonus while working to reinstate the Death Tax

October 17, 2010

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Here’s a nice little tidbit you won’t find on the campaign commercials or websites of any incumbents trying to keep their seats in Congress. On the last day of this Congressional session, as the incumbents slithered away to beg for their jobs – The U.S. Senate voted UNANIMOUSLY IN FAVOR of paying Senator Robert Byrd’s […]