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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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Huckabee Blames Toxic, ‘Unrealistic’ Republicans For Election Mess, Ignores Outlandish Expectations Of Obama

In a recent appearance on Pat Robertson’s evangelical, The 700 Club, Mike Huckabee commented to host Pat Robertson that the reason he opted out of his then-expected 2012 presidential bid was because he disagreed with he level of ‘toxicity’ garnered by his very own Right wing base.

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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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Democratically, I’m Disgruntled, Disgusted And Depressed

Before I discuss the debt ceiling deal and the political ramifications that it appears to have on the general perception of President Obama and the entire Democratic Party, I would like to share some insight.

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Welfare, Keeping America’s Nobility Safe

The United States welfare system is a system managed and implemented by the government to ensure economic stability for an individual or a family.

by Darron· · Political Rants
Me? Go to war? heh...hehehe...HA...AAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Conservative Smackdown of the Day: 8-2-2011

Joe Lieberman, mighty warrior!

by Walt Dismay· · News
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Joe Lieberman Calls For Cutting Social Security To Fund MORE War

Joe Lieberman has bounced back and forth between the Democratic And Republican Parties for years now, siding with the GOP a majority of the time. But he has now taken a step towards being a Tea Party member. Today he announced a plan to cut Social Security because ‘we’re at war with Islamist extremists’.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Planned Parenthood Firebombed In Texas

Planned Parenthood Firebombed In Texas

Throughout the debt ceiling debate many news stories have been put aside. But this story should have been front and center at some point. Last Tuesday night, someone firebombed a Planned Parenthood in McKinney, Texas.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Republican Scare Tactics Attack Obama’s Energy Security Legislation

Republican Scare Tactics Attack Obama’s Energy Security Legislation

Following the President’s announcement on Friday of his new fuel standards, Congressman Issa filed letters with executives of every major auto company in the country. Letters that apparently alerted them that an investigation is pending.

by Joseph Ascanio· · News
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Wisconsin Senate Votes to Hurt Unemployed and Police Manhandle Protester

While the nation was fixated on Washington D.C. today, and rightfully so, Wisconsin saw its fair share of GOP induced abuse of working families. At a time when thousands are without work, often times due to no fault of their own, they voted to add a one week waiting period to unemployment. But it goes beyond that,

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
Oh GOP, you set the standard in crooked!

Conservative Smackdown of the Day: 8-1-2011

Arson and voter suppression; are there ANY lows conservatives won’t stoop to?

by Walt Dismay· · News
Gabrielle Giffords Returns To Washington To Vote To Raise The Debt Ceiling

Gabrielle Giffords Returns To Washington To Vote To Raise The Debt Ceiling

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head 6 months ago, surprised many people when she returned to congress today to cast her vote to raise the debt ceiling.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
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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.

Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn

Republican Congressman Refers To President Obama As A ‘Tar Baby’

Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO) has equated negotiating with President Obama to ‘touching a tar baby’. The term ‘tar baby’ has a long history of racism, and was used to refer to African-Americans.

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GOP Website Accidentally Admits They Think Obama Will Win In 2012

Call it a Freudian slip, a Republican website, GOP.com, is proudly displaying an image showing Preisdent Obama’s last day in office as January 20, 2017.

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Are Obama’s Aggressive New Ground-Breaking Fuel Standards Too Lax?

Did the Obama administration allow the auto industry too much in concessions? Or are the new standards really a significant step in the right direction?

by Joseph Ascanio· · News
Treat women like cattle? How about we go for…Plan B? YEEEEEAAAHHHHHH!!!!!

Obama Gives The GOPs’ War on Women™ A Kick In The Groin

This here’s a little story. A story about women, the political party that hates them and the man who just slapped that party across the face.

by Walt Dismay· · News
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.

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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.