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Monday, September 22, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Udall Statement on Senate Vote to Expand Payroll Tax

Press Release Today, Mark Udall issued the following statement after the Senate voted 51-49 against expanding the payroll tax cuts. Earlier this week, Udall urged his colleagues to pass the bill because it would lower the tax burden on Colorado's middle-income workers and help business owners boost the economy. "I'm very disappointed that the Senate did not extend the payroll tax cut that would have given some relief to Colorado's struggling workers. Some leading economists estimate that ... Full Story

Udall Appointed to NDAA Conference Committee

  Udall Appointed to NDAA Conference Committee, Vows to Continue Working for Consensus on Detention Provisions to Prevent Presidential Veto Defense Authorization Passes Senate; Bill will Help Military Save Money and Lives   Mark Udall released the following statement after voting last night with his Senate colleagues to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012.  Udall was selected as a member of the conference committee that will ... Full Story

Corporate profits surge as workers’ income lags

Corporate profits surge as workers’ income lags

            Corporate profits surge as workers' income lags (And it does not create jobs) Posted: 11/27/2011 01:00:00 AM MST By Floyd Norris New York Times In the eight decades before the recent recession, there was never a period when as much as 9 percent of U.S. gross domestic product went to companies in the form of after-tax profits. Now the figure is over 10 percent. During the same period, there never was a quarter when wage and ... Full Story

GOP wants to kill Smokey the Bear

GOP wants to kill Smokey the Bear

        Smokey Bear up in smoke? House GOP takes aim By Emily Heil Is nothing sacred? We get that House Republicans are dead serious in their efforts to trim federal spending and cut the national debt, but we had no idea how far they were willing to go...until now. They may be proposing giving the axe to none other than the beloved icons Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl. Yes, that’s Smokey of “only you can prevent forest fires” fame and Woodsy, ... Full Story

Reapportionment Commission Violates Constitution

December 2, 2011 The Reapportionment Commission, with a last minute never before seen map, has sent to the Supreme Court state legislative district maps dripping with political vindictiveness. Without regard to constitutional mandates (the very reason the Commission was directed by the Court to redraw the maps) the partisan majority rammed these maps through without allowing any discussion of other maps or even amendments. I say partisan majority because the chairman, who claimed to be ... Full Story

If you knew the new Newt

If you knew the new Newt

          My Man Newt By Maureen Dowd In many ways, Newt is the perfect man. He knows how to buy good jewelry. He puts his wife ahead of his campaign. He’s so in touch with his feelings that he would rather close the entire federal government than keep his emotions bottled up. He’s confident enough to include a steamy sex scene in a novel. He understands that Paul Revere was warning about the British. Mitt Romney is a phony with gobs ... Full Story

Obama should veto Defense Authorization Bill

Obama should veto Defense Authorization Bill

  The Defense Authorization Bill before congress has provisions that remove long standing constitutional protections for Americans and is another assault on our individual rights. These violations are being championed by those whose mantra has been "going back to the constitution." The speak one thing and do the opposite. This is a very dangerous precedent. The bill also includes an amendment that would authorizeHere the use of torture. Torture is against international law and this ... Full Story

“Taxing the rich is not a job killer”

“Taxing the rich is not a job killer”

  In Business Insider Venture Capitalist Shreds The Idea That Taxing The Rich Is A Job Killer by Lisa Du In an Bloomberg op-ed yesterday, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer laid out a very different point of view on the age-old, Republican-favored argument of "if taxes are raised on the rich, job creation will stop." This particular point has been at the forefront in opposing nearly every policy debate about raising taxes on the rich. Hanauer's contrarian view looks at the ... Full Story

How Republicans are being taught to talk about Occupy

How Republicans are being taught to talk about Occupy Wall Street

      How Republicans are being taught to talk about Occupy Wall Street By Chris Moody ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Republican Governors Association met this week in Florida to give GOP state executives a chance to rejuvenate, strategize and team-build. But during a plenary session on Wednesday, one question kept coming up: How can Republicans do a better job of talking about Occupy Wall Street? "I'm so scared of this anti-Wall Street effort. I'm frightened to death," ... Full Story

A Story of Fear, Intimidation and Threat in

A Story of Fear, Intimidation and Threat in Walker’s Wisconsin

        Nests of Snakes Revealed: A Story of Fear, Intimidation and Threat in Walker's Wisconsin By noise of rain Though I had never met Mary before, I messaged her when I saw that some rightwing Walker support groups had published her home address and phone number on Facebook. She was a Facebook "friend" through activist channels, so I figured I would let her know her info was made public. She already knew. They've posted her private info five times ... Full Story

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