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Why We Are Losing The American Dream

Posted by on Friday, October 3, 2014,
Republican policies do not work. We have tried them every which way and they fail each time. They didn’t work just before the Great Depression. They didn't work under the Bush administration which caused the Great Recession. They are failing in  states with Republican governers such as Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and New Jersey who have slashed taxes for the wealthy and corporations and are now in deep financial trouble. The problem isn't that these governors failed to i...

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7.1 Million and Counting!

Posted by on Tuesday, April 1, 2014,
Today marks a historic day. President Obama's Affordable Care Act enrollment goals have been met and surpassed.  Below, watch his remarks.  Be sure to move the video's cursor to the 10:50 mark where he begins speaking.

For a more detailed analysis of the impacts of the ACA, go HERE, and check other parts of that site too!





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Tax The Rich: An Animated Real-Life Fairy Tale

Posted by on Wednesday, December 5, 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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Yes, Republicans, President Obama Really DOES Have a Mandate!

Posted by on Wednesday, November 7, 2012,
Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News last night after Obama's win, “...this is not a mandate in the number [of electoral votes]...”

Fox News repeated the "no mandate" line several times throughout the night after the results came in.

Twitter was ablaze with comments from the right echoing the "he has no mandate" refrain.

Herman Caine tweeted that, "Obama won on Popularity", as if that were a bad thing. Apparently, Mr. Caine is unaware of how elections work.

This has ...

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GHH Member, Shariten, Introducing Michelle Obama in Orlando, FL on Nov. 5th!

Posted by on Tuesday, November 6, 2012,




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Back To The Future

Posted by on Sunday, November 4, 2012,
http://images1.dailykos.com/i/user/6685/vote-hands.jpg

A reminder from prior to the 2010 mid-term elections:  CLICK



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Why Obama Now

Posted by on Sunday, October 7, 2012,
Simpsons / Family Guy animator Lucas Gray created this animated short about the big choice in 2012's presidential election. Share this with your family and friends.





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A Ted Kennedy Tribute, Including His Fight for Health Care, Ted Kennedy vs. Mitt Romney Debate

Posted by on Wednesday, September 5, 2012,
This amazing tribute to Ted Kennedy aired Tuesday evening on the first night of the Democratic Convention.





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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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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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You're So Bain: The Musical (Truth in Humor)

Posted by on Sunday, July 15, 2012,




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The Abandonment of the Middle Class...

Posted by on Saturday, June 9, 2012,
Party of the Rich
The nation is still recovering from a crushing recession that sent unemployment hovering above nine percent for two straight years. The president, mindful of soaring deficits, is pushing bold action to shore up the nation's balance sheet. Cloaking himself in the language of class warfare, he calls on a hostile Congress to end wasteful tax breaks for the rich.

"We're going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share," h...
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Republicans on Romney Economics

Posted by on Saturday, June 2, 2012,
By the time Mitt Romney left office as Governor of Massachusetts, the state had the highest state deficit (debt per person) of any state in the nation, and ranked 47th in job creation. Does anyone really believe he would do better as President?




Romney's Massachusetts Record: The Truth






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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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ARE REPUBLICANS TALKING ABOUT THE WEATHER, A FETISH...WHAT?

Posted by on Wednesday, April 18, 2012,
On Monday, April 16th, Senate Republicans voted against the wishes of the American people when they blocked legislation to make millionaires pay at least the same tax rate as middle-class families. According to the most recent survey taken just prior to the vote by CNN/ORC International, 72% of all Americans supported the Buffett Rule -- including 9 out of 10 Democrats, 7 out of 10 Independents and 53% of Republicans.

Commented Senator Bernie Sanders (Independent, Vermont) after the vote,"It ...
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CONSERVATIVE ECONOMIST on Where the Right Went Wrong

Posted by on Sunday, February 12, 2012,
Conservative Economist Bruce Bartlett wrote "the bible" for the Reagan Revolution, worked on domestic policy for the Reagan White House and served as a top treasury official under the first President Bush. Bartlett argues that right-wing tax policies -- pushed in part by Grover Norquist and Tea Party activists -- are destroying the country's economic foundation. 





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THE KING OF BAIN: When Mitt Romney Came to Town

Posted by on Monday, January 16, 2012,
The truth about Mitt Romney's job creation and business experience during his tenure with Bain Capital.





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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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ROMNEY'S TAX AVOIDANCE plus BAIN CAPITAL INVESTIGATED by FBI

Posted by on Sunday, January 8, 2012,
An investigative report by ABC reveals that Republican Presidential Primary candidate Mitt Romney, who I have dubbed #TheTwoHundredMillionDollarMan on twitter, has avoided paying his fair share of taxes by hiding his money in off-shore accounts in the Cayman Islands and elsewhere. Is it any wonder that he continues to refuse to release his income tax records as is the tradition of those running for the Executive Office of this nation? Watch:



Furthermore,  two weeks ago a Freedom of Information...
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OUR NATIONAL DEBT: WHO-WHAT-WHEN

Posted by on Saturday, December 31, 2011,
Sometimes...a picture is worth a thousand words:




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TELL CONGRESS: VOTE NO on Deregulation!

Posted by on Wednesday, November 30, 2011,


Massive corporations hate being held accountable when their recklessness and greed hurt our economy, our environment and people in our communities — and they’re spending millions on lobbyists and campaign contributions to put their priorities on top.

So instead of policies that would actually help put Americans back to work, Congress this week is focusing on what the corporate lobbyists want: deregulation. The House of Representatives is set to vote later this week on bills that would sabo...
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THE BAT-SIGNAL OF OCCUPY WALL STREET

Posted by on Saturday, November 26, 2011,

On the evening of November 17th, tens of thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters marched throughout New York City, many making their way on to the Brooklyn Bridge, carrying LED candles and chanting. As Occupiers took the bridge in a seemingly endless sea of people, words in light appeared projected on the iconic Verizon Building nearby.

A few hours later, creater Mark Read, who organized the "bat-signal" project, told Boing Boing why and how he did this, and what technology he used:

"It c...
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NOVEMBER 17TH: International Day of Action

Posted by on Thursday, November 17, 2011,
Thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters streamed back into Zuccotti Park late Tuesday, November 15th, less than 24 hours after police forcibly removed them from their camp. Among the more than 200 people arrested earlier that morning was Ydanis Rodriguez, a New York City Council member. He was there advocating for his constituents, as were other council members at the time of the raid.  City Council Member Jumaane Williams tweeted that his fellow city council member, Rodriguez, was hit by ...
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OLD SCHOOL REPUBLICAN discusses Occupy Movement

Posted by on Friday, November 11, 2011,
This interview was conducted by Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and KUSP 88.9 FM in Santa Cruz, on November 5th with Karen Ford, a self-described lifelong Republican at an Occupy Monterey rally.

Take the time to listen to this articulate women express her thoughts about her party and about the movement.




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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.
 
Bes...
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