Daily Archives: August 27, 2011

Constituents Jeer Rep. Dan Lungren’s (R-Ca) Support Of Bush Tax Cuts For The Rich

New official photo of Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA 3rd).

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It’s good to see the American People shedding their myopia and getting to see what the real GOP/Tea Party is like…

Think Progress

 At a town hall last Wednesday attended by ThinkProgress, Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA) was asked why he supports the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy since America has lost millions of jobs since its passage. When Lungren deflected, saying that everyone benefits from the Bush tax cuts and that Obama supported extending them, several people began jeering him. Lungren, who at one point threatened to leave the Carmichael town hall, said he doesn’t know of any economists who support raising taxes during a recession. Ironically, that same day the National Association for Business Economics releaseda study showing nearly three quarters of business economists stating they support raising revenues through taxes:

LUNGREN: Obama extended the tax cuts for several more years [...]

CONSTITUENT: You use the deficit ceiling to blackmail! That’s what you did. [...]

LUNGREN: I know of no economists who suggest we ought to raise taxes in the midst of a down turn in the economy.

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Glenn Beck: Hurricane Irene Is A ‘Blessing’

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The Huffington Post

Glenn Beck called Hurricane Irene a “blessing” on his Friday radio show, saying it would teach people to be prepared for disasters.

As the hurricane barreled towards the East Coast, Beck said that it would be a valuable lesson for people who have not heeded his warnings. He said he has long told his followers to stock up in case of “global disruption in food.” He said that, even though people had mocked him for it, disaster preparedness was key to him.

“If you’ve waited [until now], this hurricane is a blessing,” he said. “It is God reminding you, as was the earthquake last week…you’re not in control.”

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