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Browsing Archive: August, 2012

The President of Ireland tells off the Tea Party

Posted by on Saturday, August 25, 2012,
President Michael D. Higgins, of Ireland, is fed up with over-the-top Tea Party rhetoric, and he isn't afraid to show it. Listen to him call out radio host Michael Graham, from Newstalk 106-108fm, on everything from health care to foreign policy in this heated exchange from 2010. This one is too good to pass up.





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The Disastrous Ryan-Romney Economic Plan & The Republican Strategy of Deception

Posted by on Thursday, August 23, 2012,






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Republican Party Platform Has Women Taking a Giant Step Backwards

Posted by on Tuesday, August 21, 2012,
Extreme positions are no longer contained in the party's fringe but have been elevated to the top of the Republican ticket with the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate. As further proof, on Tuesday, August 21st, the Republican Platform Committee voted to include as part of their platform the support of an amendment that would ban abortion WITH NO EXCEPTIONS in cases of rape or incest, including when the life of the mother is at stake. That piece of anti-women legislation is r...
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Republican VP Nominee Paul Ryan Argues FOR Stimulus Spending

Posted by on Sunday, August 19, 2012,
Long before he became one of the right’s most vocal critics of the idea that government spending could help boost the flagging economy, Mitt Romney's choice for his Republican Presidential running mate, Representative Paul Ryan offered a forceful, full-throated defense of stimulus spending — when then-President George W. Bush wanted it in 2002.

Ryan has denounced the 2009 Recovery Act signed by President Obama as “a wasteful spending spree” and “failed neo-Keynesian experiment,” an...
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Mitt Romney's Medicare Fraud

Posted by on Sunday, August 19, 2012,
Mitt Romney ripped off the United States government for millions of dollars in the 1990's. He sold the company just before the justice department closed in.





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A Brilliant & Humorous Musical Parody

Posted by on Wednesday, August 15, 2012,



LYRICS

One Term More!

A time to celebrate democracy,
Repeal Republican hypocrisy.
This man who would unseat Barack's
A bleak choice at the ballot box.
One Term More!
A G.O.P. perdition-bound,
All sense of right & wrong eroded.
One Term More!
With laws that let 'em stand their ground,
Republicans are locked & loaded.

Contraception's now a sin,
Screwing G.M. in the clutch.
Incivility's a virtue,
Homophobic. Out of touch.
Filibusters. Budget scrums.
Ultrasounds & speculums.
To ...

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How Much Would YOU Pay? Compare Obama & Romney's Tax Plans

Posted by on Tuesday, August 7, 2012,

middle class family taxes

Independent tax experts reported that Mitt Romney's $5 trillion plan to cut taxes for the wealthy would mean a $2,000 tax hike for the average middle-class family.

So what does it all mean for you and your family? Check out this simple Online Tax Calculator—enter your income and see the difference for middle-class Americans. To make it more interesting, compare your results to someone making 1.5 million dollars a year.


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The Truth About Taxes

Posted by on Tuesday, August 7, 2012,
Robert B. Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. He has written thirteen books, including the best sellers “Aftershock" and “The Work of Nations." His latest is an e-book, “Beyond Outrage.”  I have posted several of his informative videos before.





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Romney Demands Release of Tax Returns

Posted by on Saturday, August 4, 2012,

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Democracy For Sale: Overturn Citizens United

Posted by on Wednesday, August 1, 2012,




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