09.28.11

Rick Perry Supporters Start Non-Profit That Can Accept Unlimited, Secret Donations

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:53 pm by angela


No, it is not clear at all that the money collected from secret donors for an organizati­on like this can be used to affect the electoral process. While lawyers who work for those on the right have interprete­d the “insignifi­cant” amount of donations that can be so used to mean “less than 50%”, it appears that the IRS might take a different position on it. The Citizens United ruling does not concern this particular type of organizati­on, for which almost all of the money collected is supposed to be used for “social welfare”.

If they lose their status (some have actually never received approval, I can think of one that was recently disallowed because they never bothered to apply), it could be a disaster. Either all the donations would have to count as earned income on which the organizati­on would pay taxes, or they could convert to another type and suddenly all the donors would be made public. It was a mistake for any of them to proceed as though approval was a foregone conclusion­.
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Sarah Palin Says Herman Cain Is The ‘Flavor Of The Week,’ Flubs GOP Candidate’s Name

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:11 pm by angela


Sarah Palin thinks that “Herb” is a nickname for “Herman”. That’s so pathetic.
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09.21.11

Scott Walker Touts Jobs Outside Wisconsin On Website For Unemployed State Residents

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:36 pm by angela


Walker was no doubt convinced by right wing propaganda that union-bust­ing and pension-el­imination were strategies that would send businesses flocking to the state. He hammered that through and it is clear it had the opposite effect. Wisconsin’­s economy is failing faster than other states that have not done this.

So the plan is to trick companies from other states to move to WI and then send his unemployed to other states to take their jobs.

He needs to be called on this over and over again. It is nothing but a huge FAIL.
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A REAL economic stimulus that will help REAL people

Posted in Debt, Economy at 12:28 pm by angela

Not just corporations.

I signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate and President Barack Obama, which says:

“Forgiving the student loan debt of all Americans will have an immediate stimulative effect on our economy. With the stroke of the President’s pen, millions of Americans would suddenly have hundreds, or in some cases, thousands of extra dollars in their pockets each and every month with which to spend on ailing sectors of the economy. As consumer spending increases, businesses will begin to hire, jobs will be created and a new era of innovation, entrepreneurship and prosperity will be ushered in for all.

Therefore, we, the undersigned, strongly encourage Congress and the President to support H. Res 365, introduced by Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-MI), seeking student loan forgiveness as a means of economic stimulus.”

Will you sign this petition to forgive student debt?

Thanks!

09.20.11

Paul Ryan Supports Rick Perry: Social Security Is A Ponzi Scheme

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:28 pm by angela


When you retire, Ryan wants to receive your check.
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09.19.11

Obama Unveils Deficit Reduction Plan, ‘Buffett Rule’ Tax On Millionaires

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:09 pm by angela


There are a lot of ways the wealthy could think about a tiny new tax if their eyes were not blinded by greed.
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Georgia Works: Obama Plan To Let Jobless Work For Free Gets Key Backing From Paul Ryan

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:59 am by angela


People doing highly skilled and/or dangerous work working for private companies should not be paid minimum wage with no benefits. Any company that is unable to pay its workers minimum wage should not be in business. They do not deserve to have the federal government funnel tax dollars to subsidize an unprofitab­le enterprise­.

The purpose of unemployme­nt compensati­on is to permit people to look for a real job, which they can’t do while working for minimum wage in a program like this.

Hardly anyone was hired through this program in Georgia, even according to their remarkably vague reporting standards.

It would take money to manage a state-oper­ated employment program, which they are not willing to spend. What we need is a WPA and a CCC. Now. What we’re going to get is a program where businesses will fire their workers and hire the unemployed­, keeping them on until the subsidy ends, then fire them and start the cycle again.
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09.18.11

Paul Ryan, Herman Cain Push For Tax Increases On Middle Class

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:46 pm by angela


Paul Ryan has a different definition of “fairness” than most of us do. He thinks the right thing to do is take every last dime that working people earn, and eliminate taxes completely to the wealthy people who pay him bribes.
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09.17.11

Obama Millionaire’s Tax: President To Seek New Tax Rate For Wealthy

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:35 pm by angela


Really, I get so tired of the wealthy who pay no taxes but expect the poor to pay their entire income in taxes.
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Sarah Palin, Glen Rice, And The Fleeting “Who Cares?” Standard

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:46 am by angela


Obviously her followers care deeply, or there wouldn’t be an army of Palin supporters showing up to try to suppress every unflatteri­ng story about her with claims that “no one cares”. Clearly the writer of this article is one of those.
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