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Congress: Living fat off the hog

August 18, 2011

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For those demanding proof of the $491,000 annual perks and benefits package that all members of Congress receive in addition to their average $186,375 salary: Health care benefits Vacation Premium retirement fund with hedge fund reinforcement Per Diem (at $272 per day) for every day Congress “does business” Annual 4% Cost of Living Increase All […]

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 […]

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 – […]