Gingrich says “health care mandates at the state or local level would lead to socialized medicine”. What is a health care mandate? Is that where we would be required to get treatment by our city or town? And even if that were being discussed, which it is not, it would lead to Medicare for all? How?
If Newt doesn’t like the fact that the CBO won’t accept as fact GOP funny numbers and fake facts, perhaps he should work on his truthfulness.
Average Americans will not complain when they “have to go to the Salvation Army to get a TV or to shop for cloths(?)”. If it reaches the point where Americans cannot afford new televisions or even used ones on the open market, it will become like the situation with cars, where lots of average Americans can no longer afford to replace their cars at all because prices for used cars tripled, thanks to unintended effects of government actions. So lots of Americans cannot work because they no longer have access to transportation. Pretty “simple minded” of you to expect people to give up their cell phones, again, making it impossible to work or find a job.
Lots of Americans have given up television rather than paying extortionate rates for TVs and cable. Perhaps you should try watching less Fox News, which certainly wouldn’t want you to realize that is an option. More on Occupy Wall Street Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Rick Perry has been immersing himself in right wing propaganda so long he is unaware that Pelosi is actually a ruthless politician, rather than a silly woman to marginalize. She would chew him up and spit him out. More on Rick Perry 2012 Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Actually, yes. I have done work for poor people. Poor people hire each other to do their work when the economy is booming and there’s more work than time. Think: lawn mowing, painting, dog-walking, baby-sitting. That’s how money moves up in the economy, from the bottom to the top, not by rich people waving $100 bills and then sticking them back in their wallets. So you can see the notion that poor people don’t hire each other is just a lie that you never thought about before parroting before, entirely untrue. More on Colorado Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
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.