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. More on Campaign Finance Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
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.
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.”
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. More on Paul Ryan Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
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. More on Bush Tax Cuts Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
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. More on Sarah Palin Read the Article at HuffingtonPost