‘Political & Politicians’ Archives
Don't Let Business Lobbyists Kill the Post Office By Matt Taibbi The Times has an editorial today about the future of the U.S. Postal Service: Postal officials say they must close about 3,700 underused post offices (there are 32,000 nationally) while offering alternative services through local businesses. They also want to consolidate hundreds of regional processing centers and eliminate Saturday mail deliveries. An aide to Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was warning ... Full Story
Update: Confirmed, Congress is Owned By The NRA by Paul Canning Last week, I reported on how a poll had found that the vast majority of Americans supported some restrictions on gun ownership. I also reported on how the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence would be lobbying Congress — here’s what they asked Congress members to support: I believe that these people should not be able to buy, own or carry a gun anywhere in ... Full Story
Anonymous Donor Writes Huge Check To GOP — Thanks, Citizens United! By Robin Marty Someone out there is so intent on making sure that President Barack Obama doesn’t serve a second term in office he or she is willing to shell out big cash to prevent it. Who? Well, we’ll probably never know. According to the Washington Post, an anonymous $10 million donation was made to Karl Rove’s super PAC Crossroads GPS, to be spent on ... Full Story
OPINIONS Mitt Romney, a man of falsehoods By Richard Cohen, Published: April 16 Among the attributes I most envy in a public man (or woman) is the ability to lie. If that ability is coupled with no sense of humor, you have the sort of man who can be a successful football coach, a CEO or, when you come right down to it, a presidential candidate. Such a man is Mitt Romney. Time and time again, Romney has been called a liar during this campaign. (The various ... Full Story
Do they get money because of the way they vote, or do they vote because they get money?
Tea Party Freshmen Frolic With Lobbyists At $10,000 A Head Fundraiser Tea Party insurgents swept the Republicans into power in 2010, riding a wave of frustration with the status quo to a majority in the House of Representatives. But after less than two years, many seem to have become quite comfortable with the ways of Washington, or, in this case, Key Largo: That's where we caught up with a select group of Republican freshmen, engaged in business as usual. But they didn't come alone. ... Full Story
Once upon a time, the United States was a prosperous nation with a strong middle class. The middle class had achieved what President Theodore Roosevelt dreamed for the middle class; a living wage that allowed them to take care of their family, buy a house, save some for old age. These people were able to live the American Dream and they purchased the products made in factories in the U.S. They were able to support charities and community activities. Workers shared in the wealth created by their ... Full Story