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Republican-controlled Senate Amounts To an Economic War on Women

Posted by on Friday, October 31, 2014,


Robert Reich is an American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton  from 1993 to 1997.

Reich is currently Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He was formerly a professor at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and professor of soci...

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UPDATE: Texas Democratic Convention

Posted by on Sunday, June 29, 2014,
HERE is a a draft of the platform of the Democratic Party of Texas.  

Below is the video that I spoke of in my previous post that was shown at the convention before Senator Van de Putte took the stage.





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Once Upon a Time...This was a Prosperous Nation

Posted by on Saturday, August 10, 2013,



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Amercia's Future is On The Line

Posted by on Monday, December 3, 2012,




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The 2012 Election Tsunami

Posted by on Friday, November 9, 2012,
As explained by Rachel Maddow:





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Watch the GOP War On Women In Action

Posted by on Thursday, June 14, 2012,
Michigan State Reps. Lisa Brown, D-West Bloomfield, and Barb Byrum, D-Onondaga, were told today by GOP floor leader R-John Stamas that they wouldn’t be recognized to publicly speak on any matters before the House.

This was after their impassioned attempt to speak out on the floor against abortion bills that not only severely limit the Constitutional right of a woman to obtain an abortion, but actually puts a woman's life at risk! One of the Reps also wondered aloud why is it that only the Ch...
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The Republican Plan to Get the Economy Moving

Posted by on Saturday, June 2, 2012,
What will the Republicans do to get the economy moving again?  Find out, in these two videos!

Welcome to "Trickle Down Tales",  where all your economic questions will be answered:




 Plus, Austerity & Neo-Nazis, Oh my!



Despite what conservatives would have you believe, the economy is not like an indebted family. Our economic debt is mostly money we owe to each other; even more important, our income mostly comes from selling things to each other. Your spending is my income, and my spending is yo...
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DEAR MITT: NO MORE LIES

Posted by on Wednesday, May 9, 2012,
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm, Former Governor of Michigan, calls Mitt Romney out on his taking credit for saving America's Auto Industry, and declares him unfit to be President of the United States.



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THE TRUTH ABOUT OBAMA's JOBS RECORD

Posted by on Sunday, February 5, 2012,
The chart below tracks job growth under President Obama. Use your cursor by hovering over the circles on the chart  to see each action that President Obama undertook that led directly to job creation in the private sector  Hover beneath the vertical bars to see exactly how many jobs were added when.  Obviously, we still have a long way to go, but the fact remains that Obama's initiatives have created an environment that is conducive to successful job growth.



On Friday, the new monthly jobs nu...
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"CLASS ENVY"

Posted by on Thursday, January 12, 2012,
If the video clip below doesn't illustrate just how out of touch Mitt Romney is with the anger and everyday struggles of middle class Americans and the working poor, I don't know what would. TheTwoHundredMillionDollarMan aka MrOnePercent just doesn't get it. 

The fact is, that the 1% profited off of the global financial collapse and recession brought on by their own irresponsibility-- with the help of the deregulation championed by the Republicans over the last thirty years-- handsomely.  In ...
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THE PAYROLL TAX, GOP Priorities and Congressman Alan Grayson

Posted by on Monday, December 19, 2011,
Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Orlando) appeared on the premiere of The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur on CurrentTV. Grayson spoke in favor of extending the payroll tax cut for the middle class, against which the Republican leadership in Congress is still fighting as of today. The interview took place on December 5, 2011.





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POLITICAL PANIC: Taking on Our President and Representatives

Posted by on Monday, December 12, 2011,
Truth in Media:  A rare and delightful thing.  A passionate rant that everyone needs to hear. Join in the effort to get money out of politics. Click HERE or copy and paste this URL into your browser to sign the petition:  http://www.getmoneyout.com/




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OCCUPY MOVEMENT GARNERS MORE SUPPORT than the Tea Party

Posted by on Tuesday, October 25, 2011,

According to a new Pew Research/Washington Post poll, nearly 40 percent of Americans support the
Occupy Wall Street movement. In contrast, only 32 percent of Americans support the Tea Party movement. Conversely, while 44 percent oppose the Tea Party movement, just 35 percent oppose the Occupy movement.

Politicians jockeying for the Independent vote in 2012 may want to take note that more Independents support the Occupy Wall Street movement than do not: 43% support the movement and 35% are oppo...
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I AM THE 99%: A SLIDESHOW

Posted by on Wednesday, October 5, 2011,
Citizens share their photos in support of Occupy Wall Street via the Virtual March on Wall Street. You can add your photo, or send a message in support: Go to:  http://www.civic.moveon.org/occupy/





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