Monday, July 25, 2011

Fox News Has Mainstreamed Pam Geller's Islamophobic Hate Speech

Fox News Has Mainstreamed Pam Geller's Islamophobic Hate Speech

BREAKING: Eric Cantor Admits That $1 Trillion In War Savings Counted In Ryan Plan, ‘Cut, Cap & Balance’ Plan

BREAKING: Eric Cantor Admits That $1 Trillion In War Savings Counted In Ryan Plan, ‘Cut, Cap & Balance’ Plan: "pToday, Speaker John Boehner rejected Harry Reid’s plan, claiming that it was full of gimmicks. Boehner’s principle criticism was that it counted $1 trillion is savings from winding down the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In a remarkable interview on CNBC, Majority Leader Eric Cantor admitted to Larry Kudlow that both the Ryan Plan and [...]/p"

10 of America's Most Dangerous Hatemongers | Civil Liberties | AlterNet

10 of America's Most Dangerous Hatemongers | Civil Liberties | AlterNet

Frank Schaeffer Explains Why Dominionists Are Driving Debt Ceiling Brinksmanship | Crooks and Liars

Frank Schaeffer Explains Why Dominionists Are Driving Debt Ceiling Brinksmanship | Crooks and Liars

Stuart Varney Affirms That Killing Medicare and Social Security Sole GOP Goal | Crooks and Liars

Stuart Varney Affirms That Killing Medicare and Social Security Sole GOP Goal | Crooks and Liars

The Greater Threat: Christian Extremism From Timothy McVeigh to Anders Breivik | Common Dreams

The Greater Threat: Christian Extremism From Timothy McVeigh to Anders Breivik | Common Dreams

Friday, July 22, 2011

As Oklahomans Die, Inhofe Mocks Killer Heat Wave

As Oklahomans Die, Inhofe Mocks Killer Heat Wave: "pThe heat wave now battering much of the nation is centered on Oklahoma, where record heat and drought have crippled the state for the entire summer. With August on the way, there is no end in sight. The prolonged heat — Oklahoma City has been above 100°F for 30 days this summer — has probably [...]/p"

GRAPH: Income Inequality In U.S. Worse Than Ivory Coast, Pakistan, Ethiopia

GRAPH: Income Inequality In U.S. Worse Than Ivory Coast, Pakistan, Ethiopia: "pAs ThinkProgress has repeatedly noted, crucial services and public investments for Main Street America are being gutted as taxes on the richest Americans are the lowest they’ve been in a generation. Yet many Americans may not know exactly how unfair this is, as the country has grown increasingly unequal at the same time. Using data [...]/p"

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Climate Zombie Riders Pollute House Appropriations Bills

Climate Zombie Riders Pollute House Appropriations Bills: "pThe Tea Party-dominated House of Representatives is attaching a raft of provisions to its spending bills designed to block action to address greenhouse pollution and its deadly impacts. In addition to drastic cuts to clean energy investment and increases in subsidies for fossil energy, riders that kill off climate action are being added to the [...]/p"

Deconstructing the “Federal Debt Crisis” - RootsAction

Deconstructing the “Federal Debt Crisis” - RootsAction
Excellent read

House Republicans May Shutdown The FAA Over Anti-Union Demand

House Republicans May Shutdown The FAA Over Anti-Union Demand: "pThe Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) operating authority expires on Friday and the air travel safety agency may not open again Monday, since Congress has thus far failed to pass a re-authorization and funding bill. The FAA has been reauthorized without much controversy 20 times, but now, House Republicans are insisting on including a provision to [...]/p"

Jon Stewart On Fox News And The Murdoch Scandal

Car Makers Oppose Fuel Standards that Would Save Consumers $150 Billion

Car Makers Oppose Fuel Standards that Would Save Consumers $150 Billion: "pThe auto industry is starting a media blitz this week designed to fight new fuel economy standards that research groups say will create over a half million jobs, save consumers $150 billion and are supported by three quarters of Americans. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is running radio ads in 6 states and the District [...]/p"

House Democrats remind GOP that Reagan raised debt limit 18 times

House Democrats remind GOP that Reagan raised debt limit 18 times

Ten years of borrowing paid for the Bush tax cuts

Ten years of borrowing paid for the Bush tax cuts

ALEC: Democracy's Arch-Nemesis | Common Dreams

ALEC: Democracy's Arch-Nemesis | Common Dreams
Tea Party connected group.

Republicans' 'Naked Power Grab' in Wisconsin | Common Dreams

Republicans' 'Naked Power Grab' in Wisconsin | Common Dreams
The dishonesty of the Tea Partiers in Wisconsin continues to show itself.

Nearly 10 Years Ago Today, The U.S. Began Borrowing Billions To Pay For The Bush Tax Cuts

Nearly 10 Years Ago Today, The U.S. Began Borrowing Billions To Pay For The Bush Tax Cuts: "pAs debates about deficit reduction continued to be heavily tilted toward cutting spending, which threatens to undermine a fragile recovery, rather than raising revenue from those who can afford it, it’s important to remember the budgetary impact of the Bush tax cuts. Nearly 10 years ago today, on August 1, 2001, the Associated Press reported [...]/p"

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

More Americans have Green Jobs Than Oil or Gas Jobs; Lighting Standards the GOP Wants to Kill Created 12,500 Jobs

More Americans have Green Jobs Than Oil or Gas Jobs; Lighting Standards the GOP Wants to Kill Created 12,500 Jobs: "pClimate Progress previously reported on a Brookings Institution study, “Sizing the Clean Economy.” It demonstrated the “Clean Economy” has started delivering on its promise of high-wage jobs. The Christian Science Monitor just did a nice article on the study, “Report: More Americans have green jobs than oil or gas jobs.”  They did a nice graphic [...]/p"

Tea Partier Lies And Misinforms

Rick Perry Signs A Mini-Ryan Health Bill

Rick Perry Signs A Mini-Ryan Health Bill: "pGov. Rick Perry (R-TX) is transforming Texas into a Paul Ryanian Mecca, having just signed legislation that seeks to privatize Medicare and compels the state to formally ask for a Medicaid block grant. The measure also “defunds abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood” and “implements co-payments for non-emergency visits to hospital emergency rooms.”/p"

Workers Are The Real Job Creators


Good segment

Murdoch And New York

One Of Romney’s Top Fundraisers Is A Lobbyist For A Robo-Signing Foreclosure Mill

One Of Romney’s Top Fundraisers Is A Lobbyist For A Robo-Signing Foreclosure Mill: "p2012 GOP hopeful Mitt Romney, who is basing his presidential campaign largely around his supposed economic bonafides, hasn’t missed an opportunity to bash the Obama administration for failing to stem the foreclosure crisis. “We’ve got housing prices continuing to decline, and we have foreclosures at record levels. This president has failed,” Romney said during a [...]/p"

Stuff A Sock In It

Can Republicans Get Elected Without Fraud And Treason


Answer: No

With One Day Left, Muslim Hate Crime Victim Tries To Save His Shooter From Execution

With One Day Left, Muslim Hate Crime Victim Tries To Save His Shooter From Execution: "pOn September 21, 2001, a 41-year old white supremacist from Dallas walked into a gas station and opened fire on people he believed to be Arabs. Enraged by the 9/11 attacks, the shooter, Mark Anthony Stroman, killed an Indian man who was Hindu and a Pakistani man who was Muslim. Rais Bhuiyan, a 37-year old [...]/p"

Memo To Republicans: Default Is A De Facto Tax Increase On Job Creators

Memo To Republicans: Default Is A De Facto Tax Increase On Job Creators

Maine Governor Proposes Throwing 30,000 Off Medicaid: ‘We Should Not Be More Generous Than Other States’

Maine Governor Proposes Throwing 30,000 Off Medicaid: ‘We Should Not Be More Generous Than Other States’: "pMaine Governor Paul LePage (R) — a vocal opponent of the Affordable Care Act — is proposing reforming MaineCare, the state’s Medicaid program, by reducing eligibility to the level in place in most states, thereby throwing off some 30,000 Mainers off the rolls. “This is what the level is in 47 other states,” LePage said [...]/p"

How to Liberate America from Wall Street Rule | Common Dreams

How to Liberate America from Wall Street Rule | Common Dreams

ALEC Exposed: Milton Friedman's Little Shop of Horrors | Common Dreams

ALEC Exposed: Milton Friedman's Little Shop of Horrors | Common Dreams

Monday, July 18, 2011

Liar GOP Rep. Frank’s Tax Fantasy: Bush Tax Cuts Brought In ‘An Additional $100 Billion A Year’

GOP Rep. Frank’s Tax Fantasy: Bush Tax Cuts Brought In ‘An Additional $100 Billion A Year’: "pSenate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made headlines a year ago with his claim that “there’s no evidence whatsoever that the Bush tax cuts actually diminished revenue. They increased revenue, because of the vibrancy of these tax cuts in the economy.” And in recent weeks, numerous lawmakers and presidential candidates have relied on the false [...]/p"

Fox News Lobbies For Balanced Budget Amendment That Economic Experts Say Would Hurt The Economy

Fox News Lobbies For Balanced Budget Amendment That Economic Experts Say Would Hurt The Economy

Right-Wing Media Cheerlead Default To Defeat Obama In 2012

Right-Wing Media Cheerlead Default To Defeat Obama In 2012

BP Spills 2,100 to 4,200 Gallons of Oil in Arctic Tundra

BP Spills 2,100 to 4,200 Gallons of Oil in Arctic Tundra: "pThis Saturday, BP put another notch in its prodigious polluter belt:   A toxic brew of methanol and crude oil spilling across Alaska’s North Slope tundra. Reuters reports: BP said on Monday that a pipeline at its 30,000 barrel per day Lisburne field, which is currently closed for maintenance, ruptured during testing and spilled a mixture [...]/p"

FLASHBACK: Despite Deficits, Reagan Wanted To Increase EPA Funding

FLASHBACK: Despite Deficits, Reagan Wanted To Increase EPA Funding

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Greed, Excess and America's Gaping Class Divide | Common Dreams

Greed, Excess and America's Gaping Class Divide | Common Dreams

House GOP Passes Dirty-Water Bill

House GOP Passes Dirty-Water Bill
The republican attacks on the EPA continue.

ALEC Exposed: Starving Public Schools | Common Dreams

ALEC Exposed: Starving Public Schools | Common Dreams

ALEC Exposed: A Nationwide Blueprint for the Rightwing Takeover | Common Dreams

ALEC Exposed: A Nationwide Blueprint for the Rightwing Takeover | Common Dreams
The traitors behind the destruction of America.

Tom Donahue And The U.S. Chamber Of Secrets

Tom Donahue And The U.S. Chamber Of Secrets: "pClimate activists are comparing the right-wing, corporate agenda of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to the villains that bedevil Harry Potter in a new website. Chamber President Tom Donohue looms as a Lord Voldemort figure on the site. This mini-campaign was launched in conjunction with the final installment of the Harry Potter movies, like climate [...]/p"

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

ALEC Exposed: Sabotaging Healthcare Reform, Single-Payer Efforts | Common Dreams

ALEC Exposed: Sabotaging Healthcare Reform, Single-Payer Efforts | Common Dreams
More on ALEC.

Minnesota Bars Running Out Of Beer Due To Government Shutdown

Minnesota Bars Running Out Of Beer Due To Government Shutdown: "pAround 300 bars and restaurants in Minnesota will not be able to buy alcohol until the state reaches a budget agreement and ends its government shutdown. Since closing down all but the most important services on July 1, the state has stopped issuing the $20 buyer cards required by retailers to replenish their alcohol inventories [...]/p"

God's Lobbyists: The Hidden Realm of Religious Influence | Common Dreams

God's Lobbyists: The Hidden Realm of Religious Influence | Common Dreams

ALEC exposed, and it ain't pretty | Crooks and Liars

ALEC exposed, and it ain't pretty | Crooks and Liars

Despite Perry’s Tough Budget Talk, Texas’ Debt Growing Faster Than The Nation’s

Despite Perry’s Tough Budget Talk, Texas’ Debt Growing Faster Than The Nation’s: "pFor all his talk of fiscal conservationism on the national stage, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) hasn’t been so parsimonious at home, where his state is racking up debt at a faster rate than the national government and in greater amounts than most other states. Perry regularly attacks President Obama for engaging in “too much [...]/p"

The GOP's Sick Priorities | Common Dreams

The GOP's Sick Priorities | Common Dreams

ALEC Exposed | Common Dreams

ALEC Exposed | Common Dreams
A must read. The traitors who want to destroy America.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Carl Bernstein: Is Phone-Hacking Scandal Murdoch's Watergate? - Newsweek

Carl Bernstein: Is Phone-Hacking Scandal Murdoch's Watergate? - Newsweek

Rupertgate continues to grow as calls for U.S. investigations begin | Crooks and Liars

Rupertgate continues to grow as calls for U.S. investigations begin | Crooks and Liars

New McConnell Plan: We Get Everything We Want On Debt Ceiling, Plus 12 Opportunities To Bash Obama

New McConnell Plan: We Get Everything We Want On Debt Ceiling, Plus 12 Opportunities To Bash Obama: "pSenate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is proposing a new plan that would give the Republicans everything they want — $2.5 trillion in spending cuts — plus 12 new chances to blame Obama for everything. Under the McConnell plan: 1. Obama would have to request and increase in the debt ceiling along with “a plan to [...]/p"

Speaker Boehner's Abdication Of Duty: The Default Crisis Is 'Obama's Problem'

Speaker Boehner's Abdication Of Duty: The Default Crisis Is 'Obama's Problem'
A national disgrace! Shame on Ohio for giving this country such a dishonest and corrupt politician.

What The GOP Puts At Risk

15 things Every American should know about deficit reduction

15 things Every American should know about deficit reduction

Monday, July 11, 2011

Time To Act | Crooks and Liars

Time To Act | Crooks and Liars
Exactly!

10 Reasons Why Everyday Americans Need Medicaid And How The Republican Budget Undermines Them

10 Reasons Why Everyday Americans Need Medicaid And How The Republican Budget Undermines Them: "pFrom CAP’s Scott Lilly, Melissa Boteach, Katie Wright: 1) States would have to spend $266 billion more on Medicaid from state-generated revenues, 2) Block-granting Medicaid would threaten the safety net for middle-class families, 3) Medicaid is a well-baby program but not really a poverty program, 4) The largest share of Medicaid spending benefits the disabled, [...]/p"

GOP Rep. Price Calls Corporate Tax Break That Would Send Jobs Overseas A ‘Jobs Magnet’

GOP Rep. Price Calls Corporate Tax Break That Would Send Jobs Overseas A ‘Jobs Magnet’: "pIn the midst of debt negotiations, Republicans have gone to bat for their biggest fans: multinational corporations. Flatly refusing to eliminate wasteful tax breaks for inordinately profitable companies, Republicans are adamant on protecting the privilege of the wealthy few. In defending this unpopular position, House Republicans paint corporations as beleaguered job creators who are suffering [...]/p"

DOJ Trusts Wall Street To ‘Police Itself’ As It Takes A ‘Softer Approach’ To Corporate Crime

DOJ Trusts Wall Street To ‘Police Itself’ As It Takes A ‘Softer Approach’ To Corporate Crime: "pMany of the corporations responsible for nearly bringing down the global economy escaped prosecution because of a set of guidelines adopted by the Justice Department in summer 2008. The New York Times recently reported on the effect of this “softer approach” to white-collar crime. The guidelines were well-known to federal prosecutors but not to the [...]/p"

Kevin McCarthy and the GOP's Three Big Lies | Crooks and Liars

Kevin McCarthy and the GOP's Three Big Lies | Crooks and Liars

GRAPH: As Wages Stagnate, The Typical American Family Is Working 26 Percent Longer Than In 1975

GRAPH: As Wages Stagnate, The Typical American Family Is Working 26 Percent Longer Than In 1975: "pThis past Friday, Brookings Institution scholars Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney released new research on the Up Front Blog detailing how Americans are working longer hours than ever, but not netting higher wages for hours worked. The researchers shockingly found that “although median wages for two-parent families have increased 23 percent since 1975, the evidence [...]/p"

Republicans Try to Gut Medicaid as Studies Show Its Success | Crooks and Liars

Republicans Try to Gut Medicaid as Studies Show Its Success | Crooks and Liars

Publicopoly Exposed -- In These Times

Publicopoly Exposed -- In These Times
Terrific article on the plans that the Libertarian Tea Party have for the government. Welcome to the Koch brother destruction of America. A must read.

Bachmann Responds To Slavery Controversy With Another Slavery Analogy

Bachmann Responds To Slavery Controversy With Another Slavery Analogy: "pIn their apparent effort to ban pornography, GOP presidential frontrunner Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN) and competitor Rick Santorum simultaneously signed a pledge declaring that African-American children had better family structures under slavery than under President Obama. After furious backlash from the African-American community, the FAMiLY LEADER stripped the “misconstrued” language from the pledge. The language, [...]/p"

The GOP's Honeymoon Is So Over | Common Dreams

The GOP's Honeymoon Is So Over | Common Dreams

The Economist Blasts "Economically Illiterate And Disgracefully Cynical" GOP Strategy

<em>The Economist</em> Blasts "Economically Illiterate And Disgracefully Cynical" GOP Strategy

Friday, July 8, 2011

Traitor: GOP Lawmaker Refuses To Believe The Fact That Rep. Eric Cantor Is Shorting U.S. Treasury Bonds

GOP Lawmaker Refuses To Believe The Fact That Rep. Eric Cantor Is Shorting U.S. Treasury Bonds: "pLast month, Salon reported that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) is personally invested in a fund that “aggressively ‘shorts’ long-term U.S. Treasury bonds, meaning that it performs well when U.S. debt is undesirable.” Cantor owns up to $15,000 in the fund, which is called the ProShares Trust Ultrashort 20+ Year Treasury ETF. Cantor, who [...]/p"

Murdoch's American Sins: Less Sensational, But More Dangerous

Murdoch's American Sins: Less Sensational, But More Dangerous

Nate Silver on why the GOP can't compromise—and why they might pick Michele Bachmann

Nate Silver on why the GOP can't compromise—and why they might pick Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann Adds The First Amendment To The Long List Of Constitutional Provisions She Refuses To Obey

Michele Bachmann Adds The First Amendment To The Long List Of Constitutional Provisions She Refuses To Obey: "pLast night, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) became the first presidential candidate to sign a maximalist socially conservative pledge that, among other things, calls for “all forms of pornography” to be banned. In other words, yesterday marks the day when Bachmann added the First Amendment to the long list of constitutional provisions she despises. The right [...]/p"

Bachmann: ‘I Hope’ Higher Unemployment Will Help My Campaign

Bachmann: ‘I Hope’ Higher Unemployment Will Help My Campaign: "pAppearing on CNBC this morning, presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was asked about this morning’s dismal jobs report and whether higher unemployment rates might help her chances of winning in 2012. “Does it strike you that as the unemployment rate goes up, your chances of winning office also go up?” host Carl Quintanilla asked. [...]/p"

Rep. Bachmann's Far-Right Family Pledge Argues Black Kids Were Better Off In 1860

Rep. Bachmann's Far-Right Family Pledge Argues Black Kids Were Better Off In 1860

Republicans Ran Up The Debt And Now They Don't Want To Pay The Bill

Tax the Rich. Problem Solved | Common Dreams

Tax the Rich. Problem Solved | Common Dreams

Fox Revives “ Socialist“ Myth From Campaign 2008 To Attack Obama

Fox Revives “ Socialist“ Myth From Campaign 2008 To Attack Obama
Recycled lies told by Fox.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

CHART: 245,000 Americans Died In 2000 As A Result Of Low Education, 15 Times As Many As In Homicides

CHART: 245,000 Americans Died In 2000 As A Result Of Low Education, 15 Times As Many As In Homicides: "pWhen American policymakers debate how to keep Americans safe, the conversation often turns to putting more police on the streets or engaging our troops in foreign conflicts to battle overseas threats. But a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health late last month suggests that the one of the best ways to [...]/p"

Study: Health insurance for poor people makes a big difference

Study: Health insurance for poor people makes a big difference

Dear Governor


Terrific message to all those corrupt, Koch purchased, Tea Party governors.

House GOP Introduces Bill Making It Easier To Cut Funding For Low-Income And At-Risk Students

House GOP Introduces Bill Making It Easier To Cut Funding For Low-Income And At-Risk Students: "pOur guest blogger is Theodora Chang, education policy analyst at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Today, House Republicans unveiled a detrimental education bill to allow states and school districts greater flexibility to spend the federal dollars they receive. What’s so bad about more flexibility? While it may sound like good policy, the fine [...]/p"

"First Of Its Kind" Study Shows Medicaid Provides Health And Financial Benefits To Poor

"First Of Its Kind" Study Shows Medicaid Provides Health And Financial Benefits To Poor

Accidental Honesty: GOP Leaders Shed Light On True Priorities

Accidental Honesty: GOP Leaders Shed Light On True Priorities

Ohio's New Voter Suppression Tactics | Crooks and Liars

Ohio's New Voter Suppression Tactics | Crooks and Liars

Republicans Might be Willing to Tank the Economy to Make a Political Point | Video Cafe

David Cay Johnston: Republicans Might be Willing to Tank the Economy to Make a Political Point | Video Cafe

Paul Ryan thinks voters will go for his Medicare-killing budget plan if it's just sold right | Crooks and Liars

Paul Ryan thinks voters will go for his Medicare-killing budget plan if it's just sold right | Crooks and Liars
Paul Ryan keeps trying to destroy Medicare.

Murdoch’s Watergate Unravels

Murdoch’s Watergate Unravels

Why Cycling is More Patriotic Than Flag Waving | Common Dreams

Why Cycling is More Patriotic Than Flag Waving | Common Dreams

Michelle Bachmann's Radical Religious Beliefs


This woman is a radical who is not far off from being the American version of the Taliban.

Welcome To Austerity In America


Good Segment

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Republicans Fail the Reagan Litmus Test | Crooks and Liars

Republicans Fail the Reagan Litmus Test | Crooks and Liars

Calls Grow for Investigation into Murdoch's News of the World Phone-Hacking | Video Cafe

Calls Grow for Investigation into Murdoch's News of the World Phone-Hacking | Video Cafe

The Tea Party and Goldman Sachs: A Love Story | Common Dreams

The Tea Party and Goldman Sachs: A Love Story | Common Dreams

Improve Medicare and Expand It to All | Common Dreams

Improve Medicare and Expand It to All | Common Dreams

Budget Cuts Force Texas Town To Lay Off Entire Police Force, Mayor Warns ‘Bolt Your Doors’

Budget Cuts Force Texas Town To Lay Off Entire Police Force, Mayor Warns ‘Bolt Your Doors’: "pThe Lone Star state is famous for its own harsh brand of justice, but residents in one small town will soon be left to fend for themselves after budget cuts forced Alto, Texas to lay off its entire police force: Alto, Texas is preparing for a crime wave, after the small East Texas town put [...]/p"

Exxon's Yellowstone Oil Spill Shows Pipeline Risks | Common Dreams

Exxon's Yellowstone Oil Spill Shows Pipeline Risks | Common Dreams

Playing Games With The Debt Ceiling

Paul Ryan's response to David Brooks is gibberish to all but Randian ears | Crooks and Liars

Paul Ryan's response to David Brooks is gibberish to all but Randian ears | Crooks and Liars

Closing The Hedge Fund Manager Tax Loophole Would Raise $4 Billion Annually From The 25 Richest Managers

Closing The Hedge Fund Manager Tax Loophole Would Raise $4 Billion Annually From The 25 Richest Managers: "pDuring the negotiations regarding raising the nation’s debt ceiling, congressional Republicans have gone to the mat to defend all manner of unwarranted tax breaks, including those for oil companies and corporate jet owners. Despite the drain on the Treasury caused by these tax breaks — and the negligible benefit they provide — Republicans have threatened [...]/p"

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Republican House dismantles financial reform at the edges

Republican House dismantles financial reform at the edges

Right-Wing Media Return To Using “ Bogus“ Math To Attack Stimulus

Right-Wing Media Return To Using “ Bogus“ Math To Attack Stimulus

Christie Vetoes Vital Funding For Low-Income Workers To Give Wealthy School Districts More Money

Christie Vetoes Vital Funding For Low-Income Workers To Give Wealthy School Districts More Money: "pLast week, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) signed into law a plan that limits the ability of New Jersey’s public employees to collectively bargain for health care benefits, and cuts the paychecks of those workers in order to increase their contributions towards their health care and pensions. All of this was done under the guise of [...]/p"

Business Lobby Support For Trade Agreements Bolsters Allegations That GOP Is "Sabotaging" The Economy

Business Lobby Support For Trade Agreements Bolsters Allegations That GOP Is "Sabotaging" The Economy

Kasich’s ‘New Way’ Tramples Over Ohioans To Cut Funds For Kids, Drill In Parks, Allow Guns In Bars

Kasich’s ‘New Way’ Tramples Over Ohioans To Cut Funds For Kids, Drill In Parks, Allow Guns In Bars: "pOhio Gov. John Kasich (R) campaigned on the promise of “a new way and a new day” for all Ohioans. Within 177 of those “new days,” Kasich has demolished worker’s rights, slashed children’s health, kneecapped the middle class, insulted African-Americans, and even eliminated jobs he promised to create — all while expanding tax breaks for [...]/p"

GRAPH: Contrary To GOP Claims, U.S. Has Second Lowest Corporate Tax Rate In Developed World

GRAPH: Contrary To GOP Claims, U.S. Has Second Lowest Corporate Tax Rate In Developed World: "pDuring negotiations regarding raising the nation’s debt limit, congressional Republicans have defended tax loopholes for corporations, claiming that America has a high corporate tax rate that is stifling economic growth and job creation. But the Center for Tax Justice (CTJ) has crunched the most recent data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), [...]/p"

Universal Health Care: Can We Afford Anything Less? | Dollars & Sense

Universal Health Care: Can We Afford Anything Less? | Dollars & Sense

The big right-wing lies: We're going broke, and spending is out of control | Crooks and Liars

The big right-wing lies: We're going broke, and spending is out of control | Crooks and Liars

Paul Ryan Responds To David Brooks: We Won’t Cut Loopholes To Reduce Deficit, Only To Finance More Tax Cuts

Paul Ryan Responds To David Brooks: We Won’t Cut Loopholes To Reduce Deficit, Only To Finance More Tax Cuts: "pAs the August debt ceiling deadline looms and Republicans continue refusing to consider revenue increases, conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks excoriated the GOP for its intransigence. Writing yesterday that it “may no longer be a normal party” but rather a movement of “fanatic[s]” with a “sacred fixation” on tax cuts, Brooks slammed the [...]/p"

Tax Exempt Hospitals Cutting Staff While CEOs Still Enjoy Six To Seven Figure Compensation Packages

Tax Exempt Hospitals Cutting Staff While CEOs Still Enjoy Six To Seven Figure Compensation Packages: "pThis M.B. Pell article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution points to a trend that’s now all too common in corporate America: Hospitals across the region are cutting staff, elected officials are considering slashing Medicaid and Medicare funding and medical bills are driving an increasing number of Georgians into bankruptcy. But the six- to seven-digit compensation packages [...]/p"

After Backing Tax Breaks For Big Oil, Sen. Johnson Tells Poor Kids To Tighten Belts

After Backing Tax Breaks For Big Oil, Sen. Johnson Tells Poor Kids To Tighten Belts
Scum of earth. Tea Party Values

Health Care Debate: It's Time to Get Outraged | Common Dreams

Health Care Debate: It's Time to Get Outraged | Common Dreams

How climate science deniers spread doubt for political ends

How climate science deniers spread doubt for political ends: "pThe Galileo Movement co-opts the father of science’s name to pursue an anti-science agenda. Ian Enting, Professorial Fellow at Melbourne University, looks at the front groups and writings of Australia’s deniers . This is an extended excerpt from The Conversation series on climate. Many of us, including most of the authors of this series, have [...]/p"