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A Message to Congress Regarding "Entitlements"

Posted by on Saturday, January 5, 2013,
Not surprisingly, when it comes to deficit reduction and spending, the only thing the GOP mentions cutting is "entitlements"-- benefits that Americans have EARNED and have kept our elderly from sinking into the despair of poverty. Yes, health care costs are rising out of control but that is due to the for-profit factor. Republicans have long wanted to do dismantle Medicare (and Social Security) to turn it over to feed the voracious and damaging appetite of Wall St. However, neither SS no...
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THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND THE CENTRIST WOMAN

Posted by on Tuesday, March 13, 2012,

I would call myself, if I had to pick a label, a social libertarian, fiscal moderate, and an ecological conservative. I am put off by big-government meddling into people's private lives, excessive spending on wars without funding, and government subsidies to oil corporations who are making record profits while my gas prices remain high and Wall Street speculators make out like bandits.

I am frustrated by the waste of my tax dollars on the burgeoning prison industry, the failed War on Drugs, t...
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THE TRUTH ABOUT RISING GAS PRICES

Posted by on Thursday, February 23, 2012,
Though oil demand is at its lowest since 1997, oil prices (and gas prices along with them) are once again on the rise and the GOP wants even more handouts to Big Oil. 

Analysts project that gas prices will top $4 a gallon nationally and perhaps reach record highs later this year.  Despite relatively low demand and surging production levels in the U.S., prices are rising due to a variety of factors, including instability in the Middle East, but even more so, unregulated Wall Street speculation...

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GLOBAL WARMING GASES Increasing by Leaps and Bounds

Posted by on Friday, November 4, 2011,

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 that the Bush administration did not complete a required environmental review when it said the bear's designation as threatened in 2008 could not be used as a backdoor way to control greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. Sullivan's decision directs the Interior Department to respond by Nov. 17 with a timetable for when it will complete the required environmental review. Sullivan left an interim 2008 protection designation...
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THE POWER OF THE KOCH BROTHERS: The Koch Occupation of Washington

Posted by on Monday, October 31, 2011,
The tycoon duo, Charles and David Koch, have been behind an underground campaign to swing the balance of U.S. political power to protect the interests of the wealthy.  These multi-billionaire energy tycoons have spent over $50 million on campaigns to influence financial regulations in favor of Wall Street speculators, to impede the implementation of a fair tax and health care reforms, as well as to tear down the science of climate change and prevent the enactment of clean energy policies.
 
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