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Monday, October 20, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

The wealthy’s rewards

The wealthy’s rewards

          The study that shows why Occupy Wall Street struck a nerve   By Eugene Robinson Opinion writer The hard-right conservatives who dominate the Republican Party claim to despise the redistribution of wealth, but secretly they love it — as long as the process involves depriving the poor and middle class to benefit the rich, not the other way around. That is precisely what has been happening, as a jaw-dropping new report by the ... Full Story

Class Warfare: Q&A

Class Warfare: Q&A

  With all the talk about class warfare the commentary on the Rasmusen Reports is enlightening. It is also enlightening that when ever the subject is brought up by conservatives, it is made to sound that class warfare is bad. The Koch brothers and their ilk are, and have been actively engaged in class war fare for some time now yet there has been no hue and cry from the conservatives. Why is it that when the less affluent want more it is class war fare and when the wealthy want more it ... Full Story

“Puppies are nice, but who paid for the ad?”

“Puppies are nice, but who paid for the ad?”

  Politicians in the United States are diverse. They are tall, short, young, old, Republican, Democrat. But they all have one thing in common. They want to be reelected. That is why the vast majority of them sell us out for special interest campaign contributions. They think that the only way they can get elected is to buy expensive television time in order to get mindless name-recognition or poison their opponent with vicious, negative ads. In exchange for this money, they are ... Full Story

When Romney helped Perry evade the law

When Romney helped Perry evade the law

          Lawsuit reveals contradictory stories about an illicit $1 million campaign contribution from “Swift Boat” funder By Mark Hertsgaar “Follow the money” is an elementary rule for understanding American politics, and in the case of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the money trail leads to a case of apparent money laundering that involves his Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney and a $1 million contribution from the same Texas tycoon who ... Full Story

Lundberg Legislative Report, October 7, 2011

  1. Taxing Ballot Questions 2. C.U.T. Award 3. Legislative Oversight Committee of the Health Benefits Exchange ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. Next week the ballots will be mailed out for the 2011 election. There are several tax issues before the voters here in Larimer County. Between the statewide increases in sales and income taxes (Proposition 103) a countywide sales tax for the jail, and a Thompson ... Full Story

Dems accuse GOP of voter suppression

Dems accuse GOP of voter suppression

  The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is up in arms over a new report that indicates a vast number of voters are being disenfranchised in the 2012 elections. The DSCC press release states According to the report, 5 MILLION voters – more than decided the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections – could be affected by this coordinated GOP effort to skew the 2012 elections. Not surprisingly, the suppression effort specifically targets traditionally Democratic voters. ... Full Story

Pharaoh and balanced: Perry’s Ponzi Plan

Pharaoh and balanced: Perry’s Ponzi Plan

 

Do Politicians lie?

Do Politicians lie?

Apparently they do. There are some people who research and explain these things for us.         The Washington Post Has "The Fact Checker." he recently looked at the Republican debate and here is what he found; Fact checking the GOP debate at the Reagan library by Glenn Kessler That was a rip-roaring Republican debate Wednesday night at the Reagan library. As is our practice, we will quickly assess a number of claims and then ...  Read More Another ... Full Story

Lundberg Legislative Report, July 7

Lundberg: Nanny state government policies driving up costs for families & businesses Today Senator Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, responded to the Colorado Department of Health and Human Services rewriting its already extensive rules and regulations adding many unnecessary and burdensome regulations on child care providers. "We all agree that the welfare and safety of children should be a top priority for the Department of Human Services,” said Lundberg. “However, the department’s ... Full Story

Udall Says he will Oppose PATRIOT Act Extension

Udall Says he will Oppose PATRIOT Act Extension

May 24, 2011 Udall Says he will Oppose PATRIOT Act Extension as Senate Leaders Refuse to Allow Critical Changes Udall Wants Amendments to Improve Law, Ensure Constitutional Freedoms are Protected VIDEO: http://markudall.senate.gov/?p=video&id=1088 Today, Mark Udall objected to a move by the Senate’s leadership to shut down debate on the PATRIOT Act, saying he will vote against the proposed four-year reauthorization of the most controversial sections of the PATRIOT Act ... Full Story

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