Thursday, June 30, 2011

Republicans Are Intentionally Sabotaging the Economy | Crooks and Liars

Republicans Are Intentionally Sabotaging the Economy | Crooks and Liars

Happy Birthday Medicare!

Happy Birthday Medicare!: "pFast Facts on Medicare Tomorrow marks the 45th anniversary of the implementation of Medicare (July 1, 1966), following President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the landmark health care program on July 30, 1965.  Despite Medicare’s great run, House Republicans voted almost unanimously to end it in order to pay for tax more breaks for Big Oil, [...]/p"

Since 2009, 88 Percent Of Income Growth Went To Corporate Profits, Just One Percent Went To Wages

Since 2009, 88 Percent Of Income Growth Went To Corporate Profits, Just One Percent Went To Wages: "pAfter the longest recession since WWII, many Americans are still struggling while S&P 500 corporations are sitting on $800 billion in cash and making massive profits. Now, economists from Northeastern University have released a study that finds our sluggish economic recovery has almost solely benefited corporations. According to the study: “Between the second quarter of [...]/p"

The Truth About Rick Perry and Jobs | Crooks and Liars

The Truth About Rick Perry and Jobs | Crooks and Liars

Santorum Is Very Upset With Obama For Attacking Private Jet Tax Break

Santorum Is Very Upset With Obama For Attacking Private Jet Tax Break: "p“Ugly,” “divisive,” and “acrimon[ious]” — that’s how GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum described President Obama’s press conference yesterday, in which he called for ending a tax break for corporate jet purchases. A visibly angry Santorum told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren that Obama’s targeting of corporate jet owners defies the candidate’s pledge to bring [...]/p"

Republican sabotage: GOP again rejects own budget position

Republican sabotage: GOP again rejects own budget position

The 50 Worst Things Glenn Beck Said On Fox News

The 50 Worst Things Glenn Beck Said On Fox News

Wisconsin Deja Vu: PA Republicans Ram Through Draconian Budget, 'Unprecedented' Power Grab. Voters, Wake Up! | Crooks and Liars

Wisconsin Deja Vu: PA Republicans Ram Through Draconian Budget, 'Unprecedented' Power Grab. Voters, Wake Up! | Crooks and Liars

The Wonderful World Of Tax Avoidance

Rick Perry And The Koch Brothers

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Five Kings Who Rule America


Excellent segment.

Dear Mr. President


Well said Mr. Sanders.

FACT CHECK: Documents Reveal Bachmann Benefited From And Relied Upon Government-Funded Earmarks

FACT CHECK: Documents Reveal Bachmann Benefited From And Relied Upon Government-Funded Earmarks: "pFor a presidential candidate who declares herself to be “very sincere in what I say,” Rep. Michele Bachmann is refusing to come clean about the public money she and her husband have received. The Los Angeles Times reported on June 26 that Bachmann and her husband received around $290,000 in public funding in between 2007 [...]/p"

From Karl Rove To Caliphates: Glenn Beck's Long, Steep Slide Into Extremism And Isolation

From Karl Rove To Caliphates: Glenn Beck's Long, Steep Slide Into Extremism And Isolation

US Cost of War at Least $3.7 Trillion and Counting | Common Dreams

US Cost of War at Least $3.7 Trillion and Counting | Common Dreams
And that, combined with the tax cuts for the rich is why Bush doubled the debt.

Beyond Glenn Beck: Fox News' Fundamental Dishonesty Problem

Beyond Glenn Beck: Fox News' Fundamental Dishonesty Problem

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

How Greed Destroys America | Common Dreams

How Greed Destroys America | Common Dreams

Growing Fire Advances on Nuclear Weapons Lab | Common Dreams

Growing Fire Advances on Nuclear Weapons Lab | Common Dreams

CHART: Lower Taxes On The Rich Don’t Lead To Job Growth

CHART: Lower Taxes On The Rich Don’t Lead To Job Growth: "pCongressional Republicans — during both last year’s debate over the pending expiration of the Bush tax cuts and the current negotiations regarding raising the nation’s debt ceiling — refused to consider tax increases on even the very richest Americans. In fact, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) blew up debt ceiling negotiations last week due [...]/p"

CHART: The Debt Explosion In The Latest CBO Report Is Mainly Due To Lower Revenues

CHART: The Debt Explosion In The Latest CBO Report Is Mainly Due To Lower Revenues: "pOur guest blogger is Michael Linden, Director of Tax and Budget Policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. We’re now just about one month away from the deadline for raising the debt ceiling and the negotiations don’t seem to be going all that well. Congressional Republicans still seem willing to risk all of [...]/p"

Republican Hackery, Flip Flopping and Rooting For America's Failure

Tea Party Values: Bachmann Calls The Minimum Wage An ‘Expansion Of Government’ That Needs To Be Eliminated

Bachmann Calls The Minimum Wage An ‘Expansion Of Government’ That Needs To Be Eliminated: "pRep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) formally kicked off her presidential campaign yesterday, painting herself as a Tea Party candidate who is ready to lead the country back to prosperity (even if her former chief of staff doesn’t think so). Today, in classic Tea Party form, Bachmann reiterated her long-held belief that a federally mandated minimum wage [...]/p"

The Results Are In: Cutting Spending Has Hurt Economy

The Results Are In: Cutting Spending Has Hurt Economy

Oh For Fox Sake

Monday, June 27, 2011

Former News Corp. President: Fox News' Opinion Shows Aren't Meant To Be “ Factual“

Former News Corp. President: Fox News' Opinion Shows Aren't Meant To Be “ Factual“

CHART: States That Cut The Most Spending Have Lost The Most Jobs

CHART: States That Cut The Most Spending Have Lost The Most Jobs: "pOur guest blogger is Adam Hersh, an economist at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. There’s a new cult of economic thought sweeping the nation — or at least many Republican (and even some Democratic) political circles. Its adherents cling to the erroneous belief that sharp government spending cuts will revitalize economic growth and [...]/p"

House Republicans Have Tried To Eliminate Up To 6.7 Million Jobs In 2011

House Republicans Have Tried To Eliminate Up To 6.7 Million Jobs In 2011

New Pro-Romney Super PAC Run By Operative Behind Racist Willie Horton, ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Ads

New Pro-Romney Super PAC Run By Operative Behind Racist Willie Horton, ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Ads: "pThe Washington Post reported last week that a new “Super PAC” — a political committee that can accept unlimited corporate contributions — has been set up by Mitt Romney supporters to run ads for the 2012 election. Restore Our Future PAC will be led by gambling lobbyist Charles Spies, former American Crossroads operative Carl Forti, [...]/p"

Supreme Court Term In Review, Part II: Wall Street’s License To Lie

Supreme Court Term In Review, Part II: Wall Street’s License To Lie: "pSecurities and Exchange Commission regulations make it illegal to “make any untrue statement of a material fact . . . in connection with the purchase or sale of any security.” And, according to a complaint filed by the New York Attorney General’s office, an investment company named Janus did exactly that. Essentially, the complaint maintains, [...]/p"

Another Right Wing Liar:Neal Boortz Uses Mythology To Say The Bush Tax Cuts “ Worked“

Neal Boortz Uses Mythology To Say The Bush Tax Cuts “ Worked“

Bachmann’s Plan: To Deal With Debt, We Must ‘Wean Everybody’ Off Social Security, Medicare

Bachmann’s Plan: To Deal With Debt, We Must ‘Wean Everybody’ Off Social Security, Medicare: "pThis past weekend, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) addressed the right-wing Constitutional Coalition’s annual conference in St. Louis. She had dropped out of the Tea Party Convention occurring on the same day in Nashville to make the appearance. Speaking to a small group of conference attendees and ThinkProgress during lunch on Saturday, Bachmann outlined how the [...]/p"

Majority Whip McCarthy: Oil Subsidies Off The Table In Debt Talks, But Medicare Cuts Have To Be Part Of The Deal

Majority Whip McCarthy: Oil Subsidies Off The Table In Debt Talks, But Medicare Cuts Have To Be Part Of The Deal: "pHouse Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) blew up debt ceiling negotiations with Vice President Joe Biden last week due to the GOP’s insistence that any budget deal not include one dime of revenue. As we’ve been documenting, the GOP walked away in order to protect Americans making more than $500,000 and large corporations from seeing [...]/p"

Seriously Extreme: Rep. Bachmann's Journey To GOP Presidential Candidate

Seriously Extreme: Rep. Bachmann's Journey To GOP Presidential Candidate

SCOTUS Term In Review, Part I: You’re On Your Own

SCOTUS Term In Review, Part I: You’re On Your Own: "pNo one has benefited more from George W. Bush’s opportunity to appoint two Supreme Court justices than major corporations. In the first five years of the Roberts Court, the Chamber of Commerce’s win rate spiked 15 percent, and one of the Chamber’s top Supreme Court litigators admitted that “[e]xcept for the solicitor general representing the [...]/p"

Nuclear Trouble Intensifies In Japan And US

Floodwater Seeps into Nebraska Nuke Plant Building | Common Dreams

Floodwater Seeps into Nebraska Nuke Plant Building | Common Dreams

Why Is The emNY Times/em Helping Andrew Breitbart Lie?

Why Is The emNY Times/em Helping Andrew Breitbart Lie?

SPLC Intelligence Report: Cadre of Hard-Core Activists Fueling Resurgence of Anti-Muslim Hate | Southern Poverty Law Center

SPLC Intelligence Report: Cadre of Hard-Core Activists Fueling Resurgence of Anti-Muslim Hate | Southern Poverty Law Center

Anger and Sexism Play In Wisconsin's Supreme Court | Crooks and Liars

Anger and Sexism Play In Wisconsin's Supreme Court | Crooks and Liars

The Real Terrorist Threat That Is Ignored By The Media

Christie: Supporting Public Media Is Communism, But A $400 Million Bailout Of A Huge Corporate Mall Is A ‘Great Idea’

Christie: Supporting Public Media Is Communism, But A $400 Million Bailout Of A Huge Corporate Mall Is A ‘Great Idea’: "pOver the weekend, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was interviewed by New York City-based radio station WNYC. In the interview, the governor touched on a number of topics, including his support for a pension deal that would ask teachers and other public servants to pay more than millionaires were asked to pay (after Christie [...]/p"

In Response To Prosser Choking Allegations, Fox’s Van Susteren Calls On Female Chief Justice To Resign

In Response To Prosser Choking Allegations, Fox’s Van Susteren Calls On Female Chief Justice To Resign: "pOver the weekend, the Wisconsin State Journal reported that Justice David Prosser “grabbed fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley around the neck in an argument in her chambers last week, according to at least three knowledgeable sources.” Bradley later confirmed the report: Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley late Saturday accused fellow Justice David Prosser of [...]/p"

Populations Around US Nuke Plants Soar | Common Dreams

Populations Around US Nuke Plants Soar | Common Dreams

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Kyl Defends/Lies About Taxpayer Subsidies For Richest Oil Companies

Kyl Defends Taxpayer Subsidies For Richest Oil Companies: "pAppearing on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) argued that budget talks should not include the reduction of oil and gas subsidies. Kyl, who abandoned budget negotiations with the White House this week, claimed that eliminating $2 billion in annual subsidies for the richest oil companies — instead of slashing programs [...]/p"

Gov. Chris Christie Would Veto A New York-Style Marriage Equality Bill In NJ | Crooks and Liars

Gov. Chris Christie Would Veto A New York-Style Marriage Equality Bill In NJ | Crooks and Liars

While Trying To Deny Fox News’ Bias, Chris Wallace Uses Conservative Term ‘Obamacare’

While Trying To Deny Fox News’ Bias, Chris Wallace Uses Conservative Term ‘Obamacare’: "pFox News has been under increasing scrutiny this week after Daily Show host Jon Stewart appeared on Fox News Sunday last weekend where he came prepared with research to tear into the network as an “ideological organization” that “gets marching orders” to promote conservative ideology. Today, Wallace devoted the end of his show to wagging [...]/p"

Now That Banks Can't Use Overdraft Charges As License To Steal, They Plan To Screw Debit Card Users Instead | Crooks and Liars

Now That Banks Can't Use Overdraft Charges As License To Steal, They Plan To Screw Debit Card Users Instead | Crooks and Liars

Friday, June 24, 2011

Evan Bayh working with Chamber of Commerce to weaken regulation

Evan Bayh working with Chamber of Commerce to weaken regulation
One of the most corrupt and dishonest "democrats" in the country. What a crook.

Cantor abandoned debt talks to protect the rich

Cantor abandoned debt talks to protect the rich

Justice In America: A Tale Of Two Crimes | Common Dreams

Justice In America: A Tale Of Two Crimes | Common Dreams
Only in America.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban On Health Data Mining

Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban On Health Data Mining: "pPharmaceutical companies target doctors for sales pitches through a process known as “detailing.” Data miners comb through prescription records to find out which doctors are treating which conditions with which drugs, and sell this data to drug companies so that they can pitch doctors on drugs they are likely to actually prescribe. If your doctor [...]/p"

Study: Lower Taxes Do Not Boost State Economies

Study: Lower Taxes Do Not Boost State Economies: "pA new study by researchers at the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development at Penn State shows that “lower taxes are statistically insignificant in explaining state economic performance, and that targeted tax incentives and financial assistance — as currently practiced — are more likely to harm growth and income inequality.” “Although our results are primarily [...]/p"

Fox Panel Teams Up To Promote A Bushel Of Misinformation On Health Care Reform

Fox Panel Teams Up To Promote A Bushel Of Misinformation On Health Care Reform

Memo To House Republicans: Following Reagan’s 1982 Tax Increase, Economy Boomed, Unemployment Fell

Memo To House Republicans: Following Reagan’s 1982 Tax Increase, Economy Boomed, Unemployment Fell: "pYesterday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) walked out of deficit reduction negotiations being led by Vice President Joe Biden, on the justification that Democrats were insisting on some sort of new revenue being part of the deal, while Republicans have ruled taxes “off the table.” “There is not support in the House for a [...]/p"

Thou Shalt Not Pollute

Thou Shalt Not Pollute

America, Land of the Free to Go Hungry | Common Dreams

America, Land of the Free to Go Hungry | Common Dreams
Thanks to Paul Ryan and his Tea Party/ Ayn Rand agenda.

Boehner releases debt limit ransom note

Boehner releases debt limit ransom note
The republicans play politics with the nations security and stabilty.

What Happened to Media Coverage of Fukushima? | Common Dreams

What Happened to Media Coverage of Fukushima? | Common Dreams

The Insanity Of Michelle Bachmann For President

Some History About Michele Bachmann's Radical Religious Right Agenda | Crooks and Liars

Some History About Michele Bachmann's Radical Religious Right Agenda | Crooks and Liars

The Big Money Party

Texas Republicans To Perry: Stop Lying About Preserving Our Rainy Day Fund

Texas Republicans To Perry: Stop Lying About Preserving Our Rainy Day Fund: "pGov. Rick Perry (R-TX) — who, depending on the hour, is considering a run for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination — likes to point to the Texas economy as an indicator of his success. As we’ve noted several times, Perry’s tale is mostly fantasy, but that hasn’t stopped him from repeating it. At the moment, [...]/p"

Santorum Endorses Beck's Chalkboard, Demonstrates Frightening Vision Of "What America Is"

Santorum Endorses Beck's Chalkboard, Demonstrates Frightening Vision Of "What America Is"
A perfect example of why he is unfit to be in any kind of office.

Beck Mocks Michelle Obama's “ Foundation“ Comments: “ We Haven't Put Up The Razor Wire Yet, We Haven't Herded People Into Groups“

Beck Mocks Michelle Obama's “ Foundation“ Comments: “ We Haven't Put Up The Razor Wire Yet, We Haven't Herded People Into Groups“
Disgusting! What type of a coward talks this way about the First Lady?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Open thread for night owls: One more reminder that the middle class is working class

Open thread for night owls: One more reminder that the middle class is working class

Beck Says That In His “ Dream World“ Santorum Is “ President Santorum Tomorrow“

Beck Says That In His “ Dream World“ Santorum Is “ President Santorum Tomorrow“

Five Reasons Why Health Insurers Should Lower Their Premiums

Five Reasons Why Health Insurers Should Lower Their Premiums: "pHealth Care for America Now’s Ethan Rome offers these: 1) Insurance company profits have gone too far, 2) Premiums are going up while medical spending is going down, 3) CEOs Spend Billions on Dividends and Stock Buybacks to Boost Share Prices and Enrich Themselves, 4) Insurance companies hoard cash in the name of “solvency,” 5) [...]/p"

CHART: Corporate Tax Holiday Pushed By GOP Increases The Amount Of Money Corporations Invest Offshore

CHART: Corporate Tax Holiday Pushed By GOP Increases The Amount Of Money Corporations Invest Offshore: "pSeveral Congressional Republicans have been promoting the idea of enacting a tax repatriation holiday, which would allow multinational corporations to bring money that they have stowed offshore back to the U.S. at an extremely low tax rate (instead of the usual 35 percent). House Republicans have introduced legislation that would allow corporations to repatriate money [...]/p"

Republicans Sabotage The Economy


The republicans are hoping that by hurting the economy they might be able to win in the next election.

Pennsylvania Teacher Starts 100-Mile-Run To Protest ‘Catastrophic’ Education Cuts

Pennsylvania Teacher Starts 100-Mile-Run To Protest ‘Catastrophic’ Education Cuts: "pPennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) stunned most people in his state when he announced his plan to slash more than $1 billion from education funding. If enacted, the radical proposal “would amount to the largest single-year cut ever in American public higher education,” in addition to gutting funds for K-12 education. Corbett is also calling [...]/p"

Evan Bayh Shills For Chamber’s Anti-Regulations Campaign With A Series of False Claims

Evan Bayh Shills For Chamber’s Anti-Regulations Campaign With A Series of False Claims: "pOur guest blogger is Sidney Shapiro, University Chair in Law at Wake Forest University and Vice-President at the Center for Progressive Reform. The United States Chamber of Commerce, which spends millions of dollars donated by large corporations to lobby against government regulation, has kicked off a new anti-regulatory road show, starring former Sen. Evan Bayh [...]/p"
DISGUSTING!

The Clarence Thomas Scandal

The Clarence Thomas Scandal: "pIn 1969, Justice Abe Fortas resigned in disgrace after the nation learned that he had accepted tens of thousands of dollars worth of gifts from corporate executives and other wealthy benefactors. Forty years later, Justice Clarence Thomas is caught in a strikingly similar scandal. Similarly to Fortas, Thomas has a wealthy benefactor named Harlan Crow [...]/p"

Republican Tax Cut Lies

The Truth About The Economy In 2 Minutes

Michigan Citizens vs Governor Snyder Dictatorship

More Anti-Family GOP Tactics Against Clean Air

More Anti-Family GOP Tactics Against Clean Air: "pDominique Browning, lead blogger at Moms Clean Air Force, explains the latest effort by the GOP to undermine the health of children. This week, House Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield, R-Ky, announced that House Republicans planned to release legislation in August that would slow the implementation of a proposed EPA rule to regulate [...]/p"

Second Harlan Crow Connected Group Has A Perfect Litigation Record Before Justice Thomas

Second Harlan Crow Connected Group Has A Perfect Litigation Record Before Justice Thomas: "pReal estate magnate Harlan Crow has been very good to Justice Clarence Thomas, lavishing gifts and other favors on Thomas and his family. Crow provided $500,000 to allow Thomas’ wife to start a Tea Party group, and he once gave Thomas a $19,000 Bible that belonged to Frederick Douglass. He also served on the board [...]/p"

Climate Change: It's Bad and Getting Worse | Common Dreams

Climate Change: It's Bad and Getting Worse | Common Dreams

Boulder City Council Pushes Corporate Personhood


The attack on freedom and democracy continues.

Private Prisons Spent Over $1 Million In Just Three Months Lobbying To Put More People In Jail

Private Prisons Spent Over $1 Million In Just Three Months Lobbying To Put More People In Jail: "pYesterday, the Justice Policy Institute (JPI) released a report chronicling the political strategies of private prison companies “working to make money through harsh policies and longer sentences.” The report’s authors note that while the total number of people in prison increased less than 16 percent, the number of people held in private federal and state [...]/p"

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Under New Law, Kansas May Become First State Where A Woman Cannot Get An Abortion

Under New Law, Kansas May Become First State Where A Woman Cannot Get An Abortion: "pLast month, Republican lawmakers successfully passed an anti-choice bill requiring the state’s only three abortion clinics to be inspected twice a year, including one unannounced review. Under the new licensing standards, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will create new standards for exits, lighting, bathrooms, and equipment and would have “the power to fine [...]/p"

Sending A Shock Through The Market, PIMCO Director Bill Gross Says Fiscal Conservatism Doesn't Equal Job Growth | Crooks and Liars

Sending A Shock Through The Market, PIMCO Director Bill Gross Says Fiscal Conservatism Doesn't Equal Job Growth | Crooks and Liars

Tea Party Values: Madison Protester Punched In The Face By Man With ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ Flag

Madison Protester Punched In The Face By Man With ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ Flag: "pA man participating in a non-violent, progressive sing-along yesterday in the Wisconsin state Capitol was punched in the face by a man wearing a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag and reportedly yelling “Walker for president,” referring to the state’s Republican governor, Scott Walker. The flag is closely associated with the Tea Party movement. The Wisconsin [...]/p"

World's Wealthiest People Now Richer than Before the Credit Crunch | Common Dreams

World's Wealthiest People Now Richer than Before the Credit Crunch | Common Dreams

The Koch Echo Chamber


Good information on the Libertarian funders of the Tea Party.

CBO smacks Republicans and Defict Hawks with new report | Crooks and Liars

CBO smacks Republicans and Defict Hawks with new report | Crooks and Liars

Second Japan Nuke More Dangerous Than Fukushima

Six Ways Jon Huntsman Would Hurt The American Economy

Six Ways Jon Huntsman Would Hurt The American Economy: "pFormer Utah Gov. and Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman (R) announced his candidacy for president this morning, and in doing so, he became the latest candidate to declare that he is running to fix the American economy. Though Huntsman’s polling numbers are rather unimpressive, his sometimes progressive stances on various issues have earned him the [...]/p"

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ohio GOP Blindsides State Senate With Radical Voter ID Provision In Election Reform Bill

Ohio GOP Blindsides State Senate With Radical Voter ID Provision In Election Reform Bill: "pOhio Senate Republicans slipped a radical voter ID provision into an election reform bill today that would disenfranchise low-income, senior, and student voters. Mirroring a state House bill that passed over the objections of the League of Women Voters and AARP Ohio, the provision requires voters to show one of four forms of ID (not [...]/p"

32 Corporations Spent More On Compensation For Top Executives In 2010 Than They Paid In Income Taxes

32 Corporations Spent More On Compensation For Top Executives In 2010 Than They Paid In Income Taxes: "pOver the last few decades, executive pay at large corporations has skyrocketed. Today, American CEOs make 263 times the average compensation for American workers, up from the 30 to 1 ratio in the 1970s. In 2010 alone, CEO pay went up 27 percent while average worker pay went up just 2 percent. At the same [...]/p"

How Corporate America came to dominate our discourse | Crooks and Liars

How Corporate America came to dominate our discourse | Crooks and Liars

Clarence Thomas Decided Three Cases Where AEI Filed A Brief After AEI Gave Him A $15,000 Gift

Clarence Thomas Decided Three Cases Where AEI Filed A Brief After AEI Gave Him A $15,000 Gift: "pIn 2001, a conservative, corporate-aligned think tank called the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) gave Justice Clarence Thomas the gift of a $15,000 bust of Abraham Lincoln. At the ceremony presenting Thomas with this very expensive gift, AEI president Christopher DeMuth explained that the bust was “cast in 1914 by the great neo-classical sculptor Adolph Alexander [...]/p"
He must go! The only question left to ask is whether he should be arrested.

Paving the Road to a Hungrier, Unhealthier, and Less-Educated Nation | Common Dreams

Paving the Road to a Hungrier, Unhealthier, and Less-Educated Nation | Common Dreams

Monday, June 20, 2011

Dishonest And Corrupt Paul Ryan Claims Boeing, Which Has Paid No Taxes In Three Years, Has An ‘Extremely High’ Tax Rate

Paul Ryan Claims Boeing, Which Has Paid No Taxes In Three Years, Has An ‘Extremely High’ Tax Rate: "pHouse Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) appeared on CNBC today, where he endorsed giving a $78 billion tax break to some of the nation’s largest corporations, even though an identical plan passed in 2004 failed to deliver on its promise of economic growth and job creation. Later in the interview, Ryan revealed that he [...]/p"

Ryan Endorses Huge Corporate Tax Giveaway: ‘It’s A Good Idea, We Ought To Have It Every Day’

Ryan Endorses Huge Corporate Tax Giveaway: ‘It’s A Good Idea, We Ought To Have It Every Day’: "pSeveral multinational corporations — operating under a united campaign called “Win America” — have been pushing Congress to enact what’s known as a tax repatriation holiday. Such a holiday would allow U.S. corporations to bring money held overseas back to the U.S. at a dramatically lower tax rate, even though the corporations calling for the [...]/p"

Wisconsin: The GOP's meth lab of democracy | Crooks and Liars

Wisconsin: The GOP's meth lab of democracy | Crooks and Liars
Corrupt Tea Party gov. in Wisconsin continues the dishonest attacks on working people.

Justice Clarence Thomas Should Resign For His Egregious Conflicts of Interest and Unethical Behavior | Crooks and Liars

Justice Clarence Thomas Should Resign For His Egregious Conflicts of Interest and Unethical Behavior | Crooks and Liars
More on the corrupt Justice Thomas.

Justices Have Been Forced To Resign For Doing What Clarence Thomas Has Done

Justices Have Been Forced To Resign For Doing What Clarence Thomas Has Done: "pJustice Clarence Thomas is an ethics problem in a black robe. Just eight months after ThinkProgress broke the story of Thomas’ attendance at a Koch-sponsored political fundraiser, we learn that Thomas doesn’t just do unethical favors for wealthy right-wing donors — they also do expensive favors for him. Leading conservative donor Harlan Crow, whose company [...]/p"

Saturday, June 18, 2011

VIDEO: At Republican Leadership Conference, Obama Impersonator Tells Racist Jokes; Audience Laughs

VIDEO: At Republican Leadership Conference, Obama Impersonator Tells Racist Jokes; Audience Laughs: "pThe nation’s GOP elite gathered in New Orleans this weekend for the Republican Leadership Conference. In attendance were presidential candidates Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and potential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Prior to a speech by RNC Chair Reince Preibus, an Obama impersonator took the stage and told a series of racist jokes. [...]/p"

VIDEO: At Republican Leadership Conference, Obama Impersonator Tells Racist Jokes; Audience Laughs

VIDEO: At Republican Leadership Conference, Obama Impersonator Tells Racist Jokes; Audience Laughs: "pThe nation’s GOP elite gathered in New Orleans this weekend for the Republican Leadership Conference. In attendance were presidential candidates Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and potential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Prior to a speech by RNC Chair Reince Preibus, an Obama impersonator took the stage and told a series of racist jokes. [...]/p"

The Attack On Democracy


The GOP plan to steal elections.

Gawker Scoops MSM, Confirms Ailes As One Of Chris Christie's Advisers | Crooks and Liars

Gawker Scoops MSM, Confirms Ailes As One Of Chris Christie's Advisers | Crooks and Liars
So, Fox News runs New Jersey.

40 Percent Of The Benefits Of Pawlenty’s Tax Plan Go To The Richest One Percent Of Americans

40 Percent Of The Benefits Of Pawlenty’s Tax Plan Go To The Richest One Percent Of Americans: "pOur guest blogger is Michael Linden, Director of Tax and Budget Policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Recently, former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty (R) proposed a set of huge new tax cuts that would cost more than three times as much as the Bush tax cuts. His plan to reduce the top [...]/p"

Friday, June 17, 2011

Rep. Bachmann's 'Shocking Lack Of Empathy'

Rep. Bachmann's 'Shocking Lack Of Empathy'

Tim Pawlenty's Birther Ally Calls Obama A "Jungle Alien" in NH House Party | Crooks and Liars

Tim Pawlenty's Birther Ally Calls Obama A "Jungle Alien" in NH House Party | Crooks and Liars
Disgusting!

Wall Street Journal /Campaigns Against Clean Air Protections

emWall Street Journal /emCampaigns Against Clean Air Protections

House GOP Slashes Food Safety Funding Because ‘The Private Sector Self-Polices’

House GOP Slashes Food Safety Funding Because ‘The Private Sector Self-Polices’: "pLast year, a bi-partisan majority in Congress approved a new food safety law, the first significant upgrade of the nation’s food safety system since 1938. The bill was so non-controversial that it was approved by unanimous consent in the Senate. But House Republicans have been threatening to defund the new law through the appropriations process. [...]/p"

House Agriculture Committee Slashes Nutrition For Poor Kids, Keeps Agribusiness Subsidies

House Agriculture Committee Slashes Nutrition For Poor Kids, Keeps Agribusiness Subsidies: "pThis is a telling moment in priorities: The Republican-led House voted to slash domestic and international food aid Thursday while rejecting cuts to farm subsidies. A spending bill to fund the nation’s food and farm programs would cut the Women, Infants and Children program, which offers food aid and educational support for low-income mothers and [...]/p"
What kind of a nation have we become? Tea Party values, very sad stuff.

Eric Boehlert On The Ed Show

Corrupt Paul Ryan And His Family To Benefit From The $45 billion In Subsidies For Big Oil In His Budget

Paul Ryan And His Family To Benefit From The $45 billion In Subsidies For Big Oil In His Budget: "pPaul Ryan’s budget, which means austerity for most Americans, turns out to mean prosperity for Ryan and his family. That budget, which the GOP-led House adopted as its blueprint, slashes funding for everyone from seniors to the disabled to students while preserving $45 billion in tax breaks and subsidies for Big Oil over the next [...]/p"

The Bush Tax Cuts: A Decade of Economic Disaster | Common Dreams

The Bush Tax Cuts: A Decade of Economic Disaster | Common Dreams

Excessive Oil Speculation: Wall Street's Tax on Us | Common Dreams

Excessive Oil Speculation: Wall Street's Tax on Us | Common Dreams

As Richest Pay Lowest Taxes In A Generation, Bachmann Would End Income Tax For 23,000 Millionaires

As Richest Pay Lowest Taxes In A Generation, Bachmann Would End Income Tax For 23,000 Millionaires: "pAs ThinkProgress Economy editor Pat Garofalo noted last week, GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Michelle Bachmann (MN) has assembled a tax plan that would involve a massive corporate tax cut and tax increase on the working poor. Meanwhile, Bachmann would continue to cut taxes on the richest income-earners among us. But Bachmann’s plan would do even [...]/p"

The GOP’s Favorite Hate-Monger: How the Republican Party Came to Embrace Bryan Fischer | People For the American Way

The GOP’s Favorite Hate-Monger: How the Republican Party Came to Embrace Bryan Fischer | People For the American Way

Thursday, June 16, 2011

After Campaigning Against The Stimulus, GOP Freshman Attends Opening Ceremony At Stimulus-Funded Jobs Center

After Campaigning Against The Stimulus, GOP Freshman Attends Opening Ceremony At Stimulus-Funded Jobs Center: "pRep. Richard Hanna (R-NY), a freshman who won last year with Tea Party backing, campaigned vigorously against President Obama’s stimulus plan, a legislative package backed by his opponent, former Rep. Mike Arcuri (D-NY). Hanna’s ads pounded Arcuri for voting for the “failed stimulus.” But on Tuesday, Hanna seemed to be celebrating a successful stimulus program. [...]/p"

Pension Pinchers

Pension Pinchers

Anthony Weiner Resigns, Prostitute Enthusiast David Vitter Continues To Be Embraced By GOP Leadership

Anthony Weiner Resigns, Prostitute Enthusiast David Vitter Continues To Be Embraced By GOP Leadership: "pToday at 2PM, Rep. Anthony Weiner is expected to announce his resignation from Congress following revelations that he sent lewd texts to women he met over the internet. The move comes after nearly every prominent Democrat — from Leader Nancy Pelosi to DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to President Obama — called on Weiner to step [...]/p"

House Republican Appropriations Bill Guts Two Consumer Watchdogs

House Republican Appropriations Bill Guts Two Consumer Watchdogs: "pSince the passage of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, Republicans have been threatening to use the appropriations process to undermine the new reforms, particularly the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. True to their word, the GOP’s 2012 financial services appropriations bill would deal the CFPB a couple of crucial blows if it were ever to become [...]/p"

Fukushima: It's Much Worse Than You Think | Common Dreams

Fukushima: It's Much Worse Than You Think | Common Dreams

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tea Party Summer Camp To Teach Belief In God And Selfishness

Tea Party Summer Camp To Teach Belief In God And Selfishness: "pA Tea Party group in Tampa will offer a summer camp to indoctrinate children into a strange mix of Ayn Rand and Jesus Christ: The organization, which falls under the tea party umbrella, hopes to introduce kids ages 8 to 12 to principles that include “America is good,” “I believe in God,” and “I work [...]/p"

Reps. Ryan, West Lie About Tax Facts

Reps. Ryan, West Flub Tax Facts

Pawlenty’s Tax Cuts For The Richest 0.1 Percent Would Be Four Times As Large As Bush’s

Pawlenty’s Tax Cuts For The Richest 0.1 Percent Would Be Four Times As Large As Bush’s: "pThe economic plan unveiled last week by 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty included $7.8 trillion in tax cuts, on top of the $2.5 trillion cost of continuing to extend the Bush tax cuts for the next ten years. His tax plan would mean a 41 percent tax cut for millionaires, even as it caused [...]/p"

After Accepting $290,000 from Tobacco Industry, House Conservatives Push ‘Cigarettes For Children’ Amendment

After Accepting $290,000 from Tobacco Industry, House Conservatives Push ‘Cigarettes For Children’ Amendment: "pLast week, the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment by Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) that would immunize the tobacco industry against many FDA regulations preventing them from making tobacco more addictive and marketing it to children.  According to a joint statement by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Heart Association and the [...]/p"

The Republican agenda: women and children last

The Republican agenda: women and children last

Michele Bachmann: Let’s repeal clean air and clean water for our children

Michele Bachmann: Let’s repeal clean air and clean water for our children: "pLast night at the GOP debate in New Hampshire, Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said of the Environmental Protection Agency: What we need to do is pass the mother of all repeal bills, but it’s the repeal bill that will get a job killing regulations. And I would begin with the EPA, because there is no other agency [...]/p"

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Surprise! Bank of America "Significantly Hampered" Federal Investigations | Crooks and Liars

Surprise! Bank of America "Significantly Hampered" Federal Investigations | Crooks and Liars

Rick Perry Hypocrisy Report, Edition 1 | Crooks and Liars

Rick Perry Hypocrisy Report, Edition 1 | Crooks and Liars

GOP Cuts To Food Aid For Seniors And Food Banks Equals One Day Of Bush Tax Cuts For Millionaires

GOP Cuts To Food Aid For Seniors And Food Banks Equals One Day Of Bush Tax Cuts For Millionaires: "pToday, the House is debating the Republican’s 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, which, as we’ve been documenting, slashes funding for food assistance, preventing hundreds of thousands of people from accessing aid. In addition to lopping more than $800 million from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), the GOP’s bill would cut [...]/p"

Speakout For Jobs

Do any of our political leaders realize that kissing rich peoples' asses won't magically restore prosperity? | Crooks and Liars

Do any of our political leaders realize that kissing rich peoples' asses won't magically restore prosperity? | Crooks and Liars

Heartless Mitt Romney: Federal Disaster Relief For Tornado And Flood Victims Is ‘Immoral,’ ‘Makes No Sense At All’

Mitt Romney: Federal Disaster Relief For Tornado And Flood Victims Is ‘Immoral,’ ‘Makes No Sense At All’: "pAsked about federal disaster relief for recent tornado and flood victims at last night’s GOP debate, candidate Mitt Romney called the spending “immoral” and said the Federal Emergency Management Agency should be privatized. With greenhouse pollution on the rise, the United States has been struck by a “punishing series of billion-dollar disasters.” Embracing a radical [...]/p"

GOP House To Cut Aid For Pregnant Women, Children While Spending $17 Billion More On Defense

GOP House To Cut Aid For Pregnant Women, Children While Spending $17 Billion More On Defense: "pToday, the Republican-controlled House will begin another onslaught on programs designed to help low-income and middle class families. The GOP quite literally wants to take food from the mouths of children, cutting $47 billion — or 10 percent — from domestic programs, to pay for more defense spending. In negotiations to reach a debt ceiling [...]/p"

VIDEO: GOP Candidates Call For Massive Deregulation, Dismantling Of Health, Worker and Consumer Protections

VIDEO: GOP Candidates Call For Massive Deregulation, Dismantling Of Health, Worker and Consumer Protections: "pLast night, seven of the Republican 2012 presidential hopefuls participated in a debate in New Hampshire, and as the Wall Street Journal noted, the candidates used the occasion to “[press] for the dismantling of government regulations drawn up over 40 years.” Indeed, the candidates unveiled a deregulatory zeal, proposing to repeal everything from environmental and [...]/p"

The GOP's Medicare Lies | Common Dreams

The GOP's Medicare Lies | Common Dreams

Italy’s Voters Scrap Nuclear Energy! | Common Dreams

Italy’s Voters Scrap Nuclear Energy! | Common Dreams

Christie Worked For Firm That Represented For-Profit Schools, Now Pushing For School Privatization

Christie Worked For Firm That Represented For-Profit Schools, Now Pushing For School Privatization: "pOne of the major initiatives of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has been pushing for is the expansion of for-profit and privately managed schools in K-12 education. As part of this push, Christie has been championing a school voucher expansion that would cost the state $825 million to funnel tax dollars to private schools, [...]/p"

USGS: Global Warming Drives Rockies Snowpack Loss Unrivaled in 800 Years, Threatens Western Water Supply

USGS: Global Warming Drives Rockies Snowpack Loss Unrivaled in 800 Years, Threatens Western Water Supply: "pA US Geological Survey study released today suggests that snowpack declines in the Rocky Mountains over the last 30 years are unusual compared to the past few centuries. Prior studies by the USGS and other institutions attribute the decline to unusual springtime warming, more precipitation falling now as rain rather than snow and earlier snowmelt. [...]/p"

UPDATED: Fox News' Long History Of Race-Baiting

UPDATED: Fox News' Long History Of Race-Baiting
A long, documented history.

Tea Party Caucus Leader Michele Bachmann's economic ideas might be more cruel than Paul Ryan's | Crooks and Liars

Michele Bachmann's economic ideas might be more cruel than Paul Ryan's | Crooks and Liars

Jim McGovern: Tea Party Cuts To Hunger Programs Are ‘Morally Indefensible’

Jim McGovern: Tea Party Cuts To Hunger Programs Are ‘Morally Indefensible’: "pRep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), a long-time champion in the fight against hunger, is outraged by Republican cuts to food programs as the need for assistance has grown. Through no fault of their own, millions of American families are struggling to find jobs and put food on the table for their children, even as oil companies, [...]/p"

Monday, June 13, 2011

Christie Worked For Firm That Represented For-Profit Schools, Now Pushing For School Privatization

Christie Worked For Firm That Represented For-Profit Schools, Now Pushing For School Privatization: "pOne of the major initiatives of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has been pushing for is the expansion of for-profit and privately managed schools in K-12 education. As part of this push, Christie has been championing a school voucher expansion that would cost the state $825 million to funnel tax dollars to private schools, [...]/p"

GOP Funding Bill Cuts Assistance To Low-Income Women, While Ensuring Maintenance Of Azalea Collection

GOP Funding Bill Cuts Assistance To Low-Income Women, While Ensuring Maintenance Of Azalea Collection: "pThis week, the House plans to vote on the fiscal year 2012 Agriculture appropriations bill, which provides funding to, among other agencies, the Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the nation’s commodities market watchdog). House Republicans have been crowing that this bill cuts agriculture funding by nearly [...]/p"

Thom Hartmann

Gov. Perry: Economic Crisis Is Part of God’s Plan To Return Us To Biblical Principles

Gov. Perry: Economic Crisis Is Part of God’s Plan To Return Us To Biblical Principles: "pFor the past week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has been roundly criticized by religious and LGBT groups alike for inviting other governors to join him at an anti-gay prayer event hosted by stridently bigoted American Family Association. Not only has Perry courted the radical wing of the religious right for years, he has a [...]/p"

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Bachmann Calls For Huge Corporate Tax Cut Alongside Tax Increase For The Working Poor

Bachmann Calls For Huge Corporate Tax Cut Alongside Tax Increase For The Working Poor: "pSeveral of the 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls have laid out economic platforms that would include huge cuts in the corporate tax rate. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) called for lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent, while former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) went a step further, calling for a [...]/p"

Republican Attack On Social Security


After they destroy Medicare, Social Security will be next.

Mythunderstanding

The Perils of Ignoring Science | Common Dreams

The Perils of Ignoring Science | Common Dreams

Friday, June 10, 2011

John Birch Society Celebrates Koch Family For Their Role In Founding The Hate Group

John Birch Society Celebrates Koch Family For Their Role In Founding The Hate Group: "pBillionaire brothers David and Charles Koch have been dominant financiers for conservative front groups and nonprofits for nearly three decades. Their money has flowed to organizations dedicated to lobbying for corporate and upper income tax cuts, as well as to groups responsible for mobilizing Tea Party rallies against President Obama. But the Koch family’s association [...]/p"

Pawlenty's Pipe Dream: "There's No Dispute" That Tax Cuts "Always" Increase Revenues

Pawlenty's Pipe Dream: "There's No Dispute" That Tax Cuts "Always" Increase Revenues

Top 10 Things Texas Gov. Rick Perry Doesn’t Want You To Know About Him

Top 10 Things Texas Gov. Rick Perry Doesn’t Want You To Know About Him: "pWith widespread discontent on the right over their current presidential field, all eyes are trained on a likely new entrant: Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R). Perry, who has been elected governor three times and served for more than 10 years, enjoys bona fides from social conservatives and Tea Party-types alike. Glenn Beck even described Perry [...]/p"

Senate Republicans Hijack Non-Controversial Bill To Push Pro-Wall Street Agenda

Senate Republicans Hijack Non-Controversial Bill To Push Pro-Wall Street Agenda: "pRepublicans in both the House and the Senate have been using various avenues to undermine the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, which was signed last year to rein in the financial industry following the 2008 financial crisis. House Republicans have been attempting to use the budget process to render federal regulators incapable of implementing the law, [...]/p"

No Federal Judges Have Been Confirmed For The Last Four Weeks

No Federal Judges Have Been Confirmed For The Last Four Weeks: "pThe Senate has confirmed no judges for the last four weeks, which means that judges are once again retiring faster than new ones are being confirmed. Thanks to Republican obstruction, the Senate confirmed fewer judicial nominees during Obama’s first two years in office than during the same point in any other presidency in American history. [...]/p"

McConnell Confirms Senate GOP Will Block Any Consumer Protection Bureau Nominee

McConnell Confirms Senate GOP Will Block Any Consumer Protection Bureau Nominee: "pA spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) confirmed yesterday that Republicans intend to block anyone President Obama names to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. “It’s any nominee,” said McConnell spokesman Donald Stewart. Republicans want substantial changes to the bureau’s structure that would render it ineffective. If the bureau does not have [...]/p"

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Santorum Admits Privatizing Social Security Would Be Very Expensive, But He’d Still ‘Love To Be Able To Do It’

Santorum Admits Privatizing Social Security Would Be Very Expensive, But He’d Still ‘Love To Be Able To Do It’: "pFor years, 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has been a staunch advocate of Social Security privatization. In fact, he called privatization the “great hope” for Social Security, and even referenced his support of privatization on the day he officially announced his candidacy for president. However, Santorum has tried to have it both ways when [...]/p"

Texas Follows In Paul Ryan’s Footsteps: House Passes Measure To Block Grant Medicaid, Privatize Medicare

Texas Follows In Paul Ryan’s Footsteps: House Passes Measure To Block Grant Medicaid, Privatize Medicare: "pYesterday, Texas lawmakers in the state house passed a 142-page measure in special session that could drastically change how 6.6 million Texans benefiting from Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP programs receive their care. The bill — which includes two controversial amendments that have yet to be adopted by the state Senate — strongly mirror the reforms [...]/p"

Rep. Lamar Smith's Fight to Make Bribery Easier For Big Business

Rep. Lamar Smith's Fight to Make Bribery Easier For Big Business
Dishonest and corrupt Lamar Smith love's bribery.

Dawn Johnsen: My Nomination Was Blocked To Score ‘Political’ Points Against Obama On Terrorism

Dawn Johnsen: My Nomination Was Blocked To Score ‘Political’ Points Against Obama On Terrorism: "pIn a must-read article about the broken confirmations process in the Senate, Dave Weigel quotes former Office of Legal Counsel nominee Dawn Johnsen explaining that conservative objections to her failed nomination had nothing to do with actual disagreements with her views: “I’m not going to talk about any individual meetings with senators,” [Johnsen] says, “but [...]/p"

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Link Between Climate Change And The Joplin Tornados? Never


Good piece

The complete guide to modern day climate change

The complete guide to modern day climate change: "pAll the data you need to show that the world is warming According to the IPCC 4th Assessment Report (2007): Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global average sea level. At [...]/p"

Rep. Paul Ryan's Truth Deficit

Rep. Paul Ryan's Truth Deficit
He's as dishonest as they come.

Wisconsin GOP Does AT&T’s Bidding And Moves To Kill Expanded Public Broadband At The University Of Wisconsin

Wisconsin GOP Does AT&T’s Bidding And Moves To Kill Expanded Public Broadband At The University Of Wisconsin: "pAs ThinkProgress previously reported, the North Carolina state house voted to gut the ability of the state’s municipalities to offer cheap and fast public broadband this past April. By doing so, these legislators were acting on behalf of some of the nation’s most powerful telecommunications companies, like Time Warner. Now, another telecommunications company, AT&T, has [...]/p"

Including Bush tax cuts, Pawlenty's tax plan would cost $10 trillion by 2021

Including Bush tax cuts, Pawlenty's tax plan would cost $10 trillion by 2021
Another dishonest republican gets caught pushing his ideas to hurt America.

What America Has Given Up For The Bush Tax Cuts


Excellent segment

The full global warming solution: How the world can stabilize at 350 to 450 ppm

The full global warming solution: How the world can stabilize at 350 to 450 ppm: "pIn this post I will lay out ‘the solution’ to global warming. This post is an update of a 2008 analysis I revised in 2009. A report by the International Energy Agency came to almost exactly the same conclusion as I did, and has relatively similar wedges, so I view that as a vindication of [...]/p"

Chris Christie Continues Koch Binge, Slashes Renewable Targets

Chris Christie Continues Koch Binge, Slashes Renewable Targets: "p“There is no doubt that renewable energy is the future here in New Jersey,” Chris Christie said when running for the governorship in 2008, comparing himself to Barack Obama. Now, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) is on a Koch binge, gutting his state’s investments in clean energy to reward right-wing polluter interests like the Koch brothers. [...]/p"

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bush Era Tax Cuts

GOPese to English Dictionary | Crooks and Liars

GOPese to English Dictionary | Crooks and Liars

How The Bush Tax Cuts Blew Up The Deficit And Debt

How The Bush Tax Cuts Blew Up The Deficit And Debt: "pToday marks the 10th anniversary of the first of President George W. Bush’s two tax cuts, which have played a disproportionate role in blowing up the deficit and debt. As the Center for American Progress’ Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden found, the federal debt would be at a sustainable level today — even with the [...]/p"

Tim Pawlenty proposes new tax cuts, ending all environmental and consumer protection regulations

Tim Pawlenty proposes new tax cuts, ending all environmental and consumer protection regulations
A perfect example of why he is unfit to be President.

CHART: Without The Bush Tax Cuts, The Debt Would Be At Sustainable Levels

CHART: Without The Bush Tax Cuts, The Debt Would Be At Sustainable Levels: "pWhen President George W. Bush came into office, he was facing a balanced budget and the real prospect of the United States paying down its national debt. In fact, in 2001, Bush promised to pay off all of the federal debt within 10 years. Of course, that is not what happened. The debt and deficit [...]/p"

Ayn Rand And The GOP

Pawlenty Economic Platform Includes Massive Tax Giveaways To The Rich And Corporations

Pawlenty Economic Platform Includes Massive Tax Giveaways To The Rich And Corporations: "pRepublican 2012 presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty is delivering an address in Chicago today where he will lay out his campaign’s official economic plan. Despite the fiscal woes that he left behind after his tenure as governor of Minnesota, Pawlenty has been banking on an economic message to help him in the GOP primary. Pawlenty’s economic [...]/p"

The Republican Ransom Letter

NRA Opposes Background Check Requirements, Al Qaeda Plans A Shopping Trip

NRA Opposes Background Check Requirements, Al Qaeda Plans A Shopping Tr
The NRA is protecting terrorists.

GB Prime Minister David Cameron Promises Not To Create An ‘American-Style Private’ Health System

GB Prime Minister David Cameron Promises Not To Create An ‘American-Style Private’ Health System: "pVia Jeanne Whalen and Alistair McDonald at the Wall Street Journal: U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is scrambling to rescue his proposed overhaul of the state health system amid strong resistance from doctors, nurses and even members of the coalition government he heads, who say it amounts to a partial privatization that will weaken the [...]/p"

The $2.5 Trillion Tragedy: What America Has Given Up For 10 Years Of Bush Tax Cuts

The $2.5 Trillion Tragedy: What America Has Given Up For 10 Years Of Bush Tax Cuts: "pToday marks the 10th anniversary of former President George W. Bush signing into law his 2001 tax cuts (he passed a second round in 2003). While doing so, Bush promised prosperity and growth, but the nation got neither. The cost of these budget-busting 2001 and 2003 tax cuts was, as estimated by Citizens for Tax [...]/p"

The Faux News Bubble For Angry White Guys

Bush Tax Cuts: A Decade Of Failure

Bush Tax Cuts: A Decade Of Failure
Try and tell that one to a Tea Partier.

The Cries of the Poor: Jesus Christ Was Not Ayn Rand | Common Dreams

The Cries of the Poor: Jesus Christ Was Not Ayn Rand | Common Dreams

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Palin Fans Trying to Edit Wikipedia Paul Revere Page

Palin Fans Trying to Edit Wikipedia Paul Revere Page
Uneducated and ignorant followers of Palin try to rewrite history on her behalf.

Palin: 'I didn't mess up about Paul Revere' | Video Cafe

Palin: 'I didn't mess up about Paul Revere' | Video Cafe
Never has this nation seen such an uninformed fool run for high office. Even 5th graders can get it right.

Gov. Rick Scott Only Cares About Babies Until They're Born, Cuts Pregnancy Programs | Crooks and Liars

Gov. Rick Scott Only Cares About Babies Until They're Born, Cuts Pregnancy Programs | Crooks and Liars
Dishonest and corrupt Tea Party gov. in Florida.

Religious Leaders: GOP’s ‘Ayn Rand’ Budget Targets Poor, Goes Against Religious Values

Religious Leaders: GOP’s ‘Ayn Rand’ Budget Targets Poor, Goes Against Religious Values: "pWhile religious conservatives and Republican political leaders gathered at the Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington this weekend, another group of religious leaders held a small gathering across the street to warn against the perils of the Republican Party’s fiscal priorities. Four members affiliated with the religious group Faith In Public Life held a brief [...]/p"

The Philosophy of Mean

The Philosophy of Mean
Good read

Friday, June 3, 2011

Rep. Ryan Fits Six Lies Into A Single Minute

Rep. Ryan Fits Six Lies Into A Single Minute
Libertarian Paul Ryan continues to lie to the American people about his plan to destroy Medicare.

Anti-Abortion Groups Push To Outlaw Contraceptives By Redefining Personhood

Anti-Abortion Groups Push To Outlaw Contraceptives By Redefining Personhood: "pA fringe anti-abortion group, Personhood USA, has been startlingly successful at pushing forward legislation across the country that would redefine life as beginning at the moment of fertilization, effectively outlawing contraceptives like birth control pills. Although the medical community has long been in agreement that fertilization does not mark the beginning of a pregnancy — [...]/p"

House GOP Cuts To Nutrition Assistance Equal To One Week Of Bush Tax Cuts For Millionaires

House GOP Cuts To Nutrition Assistance Equal To One Week Of Bush Tax Cuts For Millionaires: "pHouse Republicans, as part of their 2012 budget, have proposed dramatic cuts to food assistance programs, including cuts to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) that would prevent hundreds of thousands of eligible women and their children from accessing the program. Late last month, the House Appropriations Committee approved more [...]/p"
Priorities?

Big Government Conservatism


What happened to small government conservatives? Oh, yeah there aren't any.

Ohio Senate Republicans Attempt To Gut State Minimum Wage Law

Ohio Senate Republicans Attempt To Gut State Minimum Wage Law: "pOhio is one of 17 states that require workers to be paid above the minimum wage mandated by federal law. But Ohio Senate Republicans are working to limit the number of people eligible to earn that wage, attaching an amendment to an omnibus budget bill that would circumvent the law and prevent an untold number [...]/p"

Corrupt Tea Party Gov. Rick Scott Can’t Explain Why He Took Obama Stimulus Money After Denouncing It

Rick Scott Can’t Explain Why He Took Obama Stimulus Money After Denouncing It: "pRick Scott, the nation’s least popular governor, can’t seem to escape bad press this week. First, he was roundly criticized for vetoing $615 million in budget funds — a move that will hurt Florida’s most vulnerable population. Then he was lampooned for signing a bill that mandates drug testing of all welfare recipients — and forces the state’s poorest [...]/p"

The $7 Trillion Lie: Palin Falsely Claims Debt Has Grown More Under Obama Than ‘All Other Presidents Combined’

The $7 Trillion Lie: Palin Falsely Claims Debt Has Grown More Under Obama Than ‘All Other Presidents Combined’: "pSarah Palin, in the only interview she’s granted during her “One Nation” bus tour, claimed that the U.S. federal debt had grown more under Obama than “all those other presidents combined.” Watch it: This is flatly false. When Obama took office the debt stood at $10.6 trillion. After inheriting two wars and the worst economy [...]/p"

Gov. Rick Scott May Personally Benefit From New Law That Hands Medicaid Program Over To Private Companies

Gov. Rick Scott May Personally Benefit From New Law That Hands Medicaid Program Over To Private Companies: "pFlorida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed “a landmark Medicaid overhaul” yesterday that will put “hundreds of thousands of low-income and elderly Floridians into managed-care plans.” The proposal “gives managed care companies more control over the program that’s paid for with federal and state money,” a shift the state GOP claims will “hold down spiraling costs [...]/p"

Rand Paul And His W