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Indiana Deputy AG Calls For Live Ammunition and Deadly Force against WI Protesters

Indiana Deputy AG Calls For Live Ammunition and Deadly Force against WI Protesters

A deputy Attorney General tweeted that he believes “live ammunition” should be used against the protesters in Wisconsin. What happened to toning down the rhetoric? Via Indiana News; A deputy in the Indiana Attorney General’s Office is no longer employed by the office following online comments he made concerning protesters […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
A detail from a Time Magazine put out in June of 2010. From Wisconsin to Indiana, New Jersey to Arizona, GOP state governments are slashing corporate taxes and dissing federal assistance all the while dumping new burdens on the poor and working class. (Time Magazine)

GOP Governors Shift Burden To Poor, Middle Class To Pay For Tax Breaks For Rich, Corporations

In red states laden with debt, Republican Governor’s see fit to cut money from programs that help the poor, yet continue to champion and sign into law NEW tax cuts and tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations. What are their priorities? Via Common Dreams: Arizona: Following months of nationaloutcry and […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Georgia Republican’s anti-abortion bill would require investigations of miscarriages

Georgia Republican’s anti-abortion bill would require investigations of miscarriages

The Congressman who wants to redefine rape victims as “accusers” now wants investigations into miscarriages. Shouldn’t that be considered wasteful, unnecessary, Government spending? Via Raw Story: Legislation recently introduced to the Georgia legislature by House Republican Bobby Franklin would make abortion the legal equivalent of murder and require miscarriages to be […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Michele Bachmann Thinks Glenn Beck Can Solve The Budget Deficit

Michele Bachmann Thinks Glenn Beck Can Solve The Budget Deficit

Huh? That’s right, Michele Bachmann thinks that self-proclaimed ‘rodeo-clown’ Glenn Beck is qualified to solve the Budget Deficit.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ To Receive $1.2 Million In Tax Credits, Thanks To Law Palin Signed

‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ To Receive $1.2 Million In Tax Credits, Thanks To Law Palin Signed

Via The Huffington Post: “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” the 8-part TLC reality show, is set to receive $1.2 million in tax credits, helping the program’s producers recoup a third of the $3.6 million they spent filming in the Frontier State. According to a measure, signed into law by then-Gov. Palin in 2008, […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Wisconsin Democrats Hide Out To Protect Union Workers From Losing Benefits

Wisconsin Democrats Hide Out To Protect Union Workers From Losing Benefits

Via The Wall Street Journal: MADISON, Wis.—State Democratic senators, holed up in out-of-state hotels, gave no timetable for a return to the capital, putting on hold a fiscal bill that would limit collective-bargaining rights for most state workers. “When we go back is ultimately up to the governor’s willingness to […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP’s War on Women

10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP’s War on Women

These are just 10 examples from the GOP’s war on women, I’m sure you can find many more.

House Votes to Continue Spending Millions in Taxpayer Dollars on NASCAR

House Votes to Continue Spending Millions in Taxpayer Dollars on NASCAR

Via Care2: Conservative politicians in the House have accomplished their goal of voting to defund Planned Parenthood, a move that could leave tens of thousands without access to affordable birth control, health screenings and STI prevention and treatment. But don’t worry, you are still paying millions of dollars to slap an […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

Via Reuters: Supporters of legislation to reduce public employee union bargaining power and benefits in Wisconsin were far outnumbered by opponents on Saturday, as the two sides shouted competing slogans under clear skies. Tens of thousands have demonstrated throughout the week against Republican Governor Scott Walker’s proposals, which supporters say […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Interest group ranks Arizona near the bottom in children’s health care

Interest group ranks Arizona near the bottom in children’s health care

From Az Capitol TImes: Arizona ranks among the lowest-performing states in the nation for children’s health coverage, riding the bottom line for access, affordability and equity, according to a national report. The State Scorecard of Child Health System Performance was released this month by The Commonwealth Fund, a bipartisan foundation […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Wisconsin Governor Wants To Strip Union Workers Of Their Rights, With Unions We Stand

Wisconsin Governor Wants To Strip Union Workers Of Their Rights, With Unions We Stand

This is a pivotal moment in American history. A moment where we can either stand for the American workforce, or see it destroyed. Earlier this week, the Republican Governor of Wisconsin and the Republican led legislature attempted to slam a bill down the throats of the public workforce in that […]

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Wisconsin Governor Threatens Protesters With National Guard

Wisconsin Governor Threatens Protesters With National Guard

By Nurse Pam We all understand that Governor Walker of Wisconsin is trying to balance the budget. One of the many items the Governor is plotting for attack is Medicaid, and public employee insurance programs. Rather than cutting off the people, maybe Governor Walker, as well as other politicians, should […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
GOP State Senator Jane Cunningham Wants to Put Missouri Kids to Work

GOP State Senator Jane Cunningham Wants to Put Missouri Kids to Work

From Riverfront Time​s: Jane Cunningham (R – West County) believes Missouri kids need to improve their work ethic so she’s sponsoring a bill (SB 222) that would repeal much of the state’s child labor laws. According to the bill’s official summary, children under the age of 14 would no longer be […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
The House GOP’s Plan to Redefine Rape

The House GOP’s Plan to Redefine Rape

Drugged, raped, and pregnant? Too bad. Republicans are pushing to limit rape and incest cases eligible for government abortion funding.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
President Obama’s State of the Union calls on America to “Nerd Up”

President Obama’s State of the Union calls on America to “Nerd Up”

State of the Union = Nerds! Nerds! Nerds! By Justin “filthy liberal nerd” Rosario Everyone takes away something different from a speech, particularly one as far ranging as a State of the Union address. Some will focus on the war efforts and START treaty. Others will focus on tax cuts […]

by Walt Dismay· · News
Grading The 111th Congress

Grading The 111th Congress

Let’s all be honest. Despite the slowness in the Senate, the 111th Congress has been one of the most active, hard working, and productive Congresses in American history, passing nation changing legislation that affects millions of Americans. In the past two years this Congress has boldly taken on health care, equal pay for equal work, financial reform, consumer protection, civil rights, and saving the economy.

Bills Republicans Have Blocked

Bills Republicans Have Blocked

Here’s just a short list of some of the bills that Republicans have blocked, or attempted to block, since Obama became President:

Hypocrisy of the Tea Party Movement and Constitutionalists

Throughout modern history, many governments have attempted to best serve their citizens. So far, the longest surviving government structure has been Democracy. This comes as little surprise as Democracy experiments with policies to best serve it’s citizenry. It is a trial and error approach, or a scientific experiment, if you […]

by Silence Dogood· · News
Best Elections Money Can Buy

Best Elections Money Can Buy

By Mark Gutis On January 21, 2010, the world as we have known it ended. In one fell swoop of activist judging at its worst, five corporate shills (well, maybe four, I’m willing to give Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy a pass on that epithet) overturned more than one hundred years […]

Republicans Don’t Learn/Bush Tax Cuts

Republicans Don’t Learn/Bush Tax Cuts

The Bush Tax Cuts are set to expire this year, and Republicans think they should be extended, permanently. Even though the last 9 years since they have been implemented has done nothing but contribute to the Recession and widen the gap between the wealthy and the working class. Republicans have had 9 years to see if those tax cuts would work, and they have not worked, and the Republicans are not willing to admit that they failed.