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Saving American Democracy From Oligarchs: Step 1

Any talk of finance reform becomes stalemated as long as the Supreme Court precedent of Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission stands unchallenged. This basic fact must be acknowledged before we can move forward.

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Defund Planned Parenthood? How About We Defund The Right Wing Agenda Instead?

The Right loves to legislate morality. LOVES IT! Well, let’s defund some actual immorality instead of their made up wedge issues.

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30 Types Of People Who Aren’t Allowed To Complain About Paying Taxes

I look at the subject of taxes differently than most Republicans. I don’t look at welfare as ‘giving’ to poor people. I see it as money that contributes to society by allowing the poor a more acceptable standard of living which makes America as a whole a better place to live.

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Tax Me!

I care about the things taxes that taxes pay for, which I why I’m OK with taxation.

Rick Santorum Doesn’t Need Any Help Making Himself Look Like An Idiot

Rick Santorum Doesn’t Need Any Help Making Himself Look Like An Idiot

Rick Santorum equates gay rights to ‘super’ rights, and has also said many other things which will seriously hurt his chances of getting the Republican Presidential nomination.

Is Newsweek Sexist for its Picture of Crazy-Eyed Bachmann? 7 Signs Point to ‘Nope.’

Is Newsweek Sexist for its Picture of Crazy-Eyed Bachmann? 7 Signs Point to ‘Nope.’

Labeling as sexist Newsweek’s cover of Tea Party zealot Rep. Michele Bachmann is over-reaching for sure. And I am a woman.

Michele Bachmann's Newsweek cover

Michele Bachmann’s Crazy Newsweek Cover

Michele Bachmann will be on the cover of Newsweek next week, and many people are saying they picked a slightly less than flattering picture of her. Check it out for yourself, and see what you think.

Hey Rush, Some Cheese With That Whine?

Hey Rush, Some Cheese With That Whine?

Never in the course of history has Republican Right Wing Rhetoric been so veiled with the ‘issues’ as now. Time and time again they say, ‘We are not racists, it’s the issues we are fighting.’ Yet, their demeanor and body language denotes an agenda that they will never admit.

Are Republicans Guilty Of Treason?

Are Republicans Guilty Of Treason?

The dictionary defines treason as, ‘disloyalty or treachery to one’s country or its government.’ And so with that in mind one has to ask, are the Republicans guilty of treason?

Terrorism From The Right-Wing

Terrorism From The Right-Wing

Republicans are furious over alleged remarks made by Vice-President Joe Biden when he stated that Tea Party ‘have acted like terrorists’, referring to the fact that the Tea Party held America hostage over the debt ceiling debate.

Go ahead, Fox. Tell her she deserved it. I DARE you.

Fox News Compares Helping Battered Women To Getting a Manicure

Fox hits a new low by complaining about paying for counseling for victims of domestic abuse. Seriously. They really did.

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Defending the Power Elite in America Against the Interests of the People: The Case of the United States Government

This is a special updated edition of an article that lays to bear the problems with government that have been all too evident in the “debt crisis” talks. Not only have the latest talks shown that public opinion means less and less to our federal government, but it demonstrates how the wealthy classes are the protected class in our society. They are protected from taxes to pay for what they receive from us, responsibility to protect the environment, workers and customers, and accountability for the mistakes they made to get us into this recession. Instead of laying out the debt crisis and the problems with the talks, what others have done better than I could, I have laid out what must be done to start the path toward democracy in the United States.

The Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2008, despite a clear violation of separation of church and state, the Mormon Church in Utah called for it's patrons to donate money to fight Prop 8, a ballot initiative in the State of California. Image from http://www.solaresphotography.com/#/travel/UTAH0342-01

Tax Reforms Should Include Removal Of Automatic Tax Exemptions For All Types Of Churches

A critical, though long-ignored, source of revenue which should be addressed by this committee is the removal of the automatic tax-exempt status provision for churches as well as for synagogues, mosques, and other similar places of worship. This discussion is vital if tax reform is a truly legitimate goal of this Congress, as both Democrats and Republicans have stated on numerous occasions.

by Raymond Gellner· · Current Issues, News
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The 30 Craziest Palin Quotes

Does Sarah Palin make dumb statements? You betcha! But which one takes the prize of being the dumbest of all time?

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GDP Growth Is Critical For Deficit Reduction, And Requires Spending And Taxes

In deficit reduction talks over the past several weeks Congress and the President have been debating spending cuts and tax hikes. However these two deficit ‘bandages’ merely echo the symptoms of a weak economy; they do not address the root cause of the deficit and debt.

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President Obama’s ‘Compromise’ – or “Why We Should Never Negotiate With Terrorists”

Though I am grateful we have avoided default, I can’t help but feel as though our economy was taken hostage by extremists, Obama negotiated with the terrorists, and we are grateful the hostage was freed safely.

Examining The Debt Deal

Examining The Debt Deal

Last night, I was very angry about this deal. I felt that it didn’t represent a true compromise that President Obama and the majority of the American people demanded. Today, I’m less reactionary, and more interested in examining the pros and cons of the deal, and who wins and loses. First, let’s examine the meat of the deal.

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and members of her Tea Party caucus. Image from http://ccrofnyblog.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/%E2%80%9Ctea-party-town-hall%E2%80%9D-in-dc-tues-feb-8th-7-9pm-watch-live/

Kick ‘Em To The Curb

Tea Party Caucus. The caucus chairman is Michele Bachmann of Minnesota. As of March 31, 2011 the committee has 60 members, all Republicans.

Are Wealthy Americans Always Conservative?

Are Wealthy Americans Always Conservative?

To some liberals, it may appear that the GOP and the upper class are in a loving marriage with each other. But does the upper class truly love the GOP?

Climbing the Mt. Everest of American Debt!

Climbing the Mt. Everest of American Debt!

As you all are aware of by now, the conservative/Republican brand is allegedly more determined than ever to tackle this mountain of U.S. debt, especially if you let them tell it! Now that sounds respectable on the surface, but it smells deceptively inaccurate underneath, at least to my political nostrils it does.