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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 […]

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 […]

Gingrich: A fork-tongued clown of a higher caliber

May 13, 2011

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This is almost too easy.  You almost have to admire Newt Gingrich for his brazen, almost shameless lack of concern over what comes out the mouth on either side of his face. I mean, seriously, what kind of idiot announces that he’s running for president during the most devastating economy in almost a century – […]