The timing is perfect. The POTUS knows that the GOP can’t stop his action because the working poor that do vote for them (sadly, against their own economic interest) will have second thoughts because as the old “adage” says “money talks and bull—-walks”. PoliticusUSA President Obama has outsmarted Congressional Republican obstructionists with a planned executive action… More Obama Outsmarts Republicans With Planned Executive Action To Raise Wages For Millions
The Masters of Mankind want us to become the “stupid nation,” in the interests of their short-term gain — damn the consequences. ~ Chomsky Alternet Whether public education contributes to the Common Good depends, of course, on what kind of education it is, to whom it is available, and what we take to be the… More Chomsky: Corporations and the Richest Americans Viscerally Oppose Common Good
In my opinion it was a combination of Tea Party hatriots, Mitt Romney’s cluelessness and the GOP’s stupidity, combined… Daily Kos The Republican Party is still hard at work figuring out why people seem to hate them, or at least why they’re not voting for them. Unfortunately, they can’t agree on what the problem is,which… More Republicans still conflicted on who to blame for election failures
Good Culture Three years ago GOOD had the idea to plaster politicians’ financial sponsors all over their fancy suits, just like they do in NASCAR. With corporate money being such a huge part of the American political system—and with its influence set to get even bigger—it would help voters if our elected representatives were as transparent as possible… More The Future Of Political Donations In One Graphic?
I have no doubt that the Republicans won their standoff with Obama on Friday night. I also have no doubt that the POTUS’ re-election efforts will not be as easy as it was nearly four years ago. Rachel Maddow illustrates an excellent point in this video. Please view it if at all possible. (Starting at 5:04 you… More The last-minute budget deal: What gets cut?
This shouldn’t surprise anyone. Remember it was John Boehner who distributed tobbacco lobby checks to his collegues on the House floor in 2006. Washington Post Politics The new Republican leaders in the House have received millions of dollars in fresh contributions from banks, health insurers and other major business interests, which are pressing for broad reversals of… More Money flows to top House Republicans
Mario Piperni’s graphic artistry is simply amazing! On his blog he writes: Ezra Klein makes the distinction between deficit hawks and deficit frauds. The deficit frauds are the folks who use deficits for short-term political gain: This year, they’ve mainly been Republicans who opposed unemployment benefits because they’d add $56 billion to the deficit but… More Mario Piperni: Deficits, Frauds and Peacocks
Raw Story Senate Republicans on Thursday derailed a bill to aid people who got sick after exposure to dust from the World Trade Center’s collapse in the Sept. 11 attack. Supporters were three votes short of the 60 needed to proceed to debate and a final vote on the bill that would have provided as… More Dems outraged as GOP blocks 9/11 responders’ health bill
As Nancy Pelosi pointed out yesterday in a press conference, the GOP want tax cuts for the top 2% money-makers in the country. The cost would be about $700 Billion because the Republicans want to add the cost of those tax cuts to the deficit. Yet…they have told the Dems that the $18 Billion cost of helping… More NOTHING FOR THE LITTLE GUY – Bailouts Are For Banks: Unemployed People Get Zilch
So much for Sen. Kyl (R-AZ) “renouncing earmarks”… Senate Republicans’ ban on earmarks – money included in a bill by a lawmaker to benefit a home-state project or interest – was short-lived. Only three days after GOP senators and senators-elect renounced earmarks, Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, the No. 2 Senate Republican, got himself a whopping $200… More Jon Kyl Reaps $200 MILLION In Pork Just Days After Senate Republicans Voted To Ban Earmarks