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Thursday, July 31, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Udall Should Re-Think his Amendment

  By Isabella Woods There is no doubt that US Senator Mark Udall has a strong political pedigree, and he always seems like quite a likeable fellow.  He’s strong on the environment, civil liberties and support for veterans, and keen on adopting a bi-partisan approach to most issues.  Now he wants Congress to agree to change the constitution by accepting his balanced budget amendment. Amendments, and more Amendments The Senator is of course not the first to make such a ... Full Story

White House Role In Blocking Climate Progress

White House Role In Blocking Climate Progress “is Deadly And Unforgivable”

      Press Release     Stein Says White House Role In Blocking Climate Progress "is Deadly And Unforgivable" (BOSTON) Regarding the recently ended Durban climate change talks, Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate, issued the following statement this morning: "Unlike my Republican opponents, President Obama professes to believe in science. He knows that America and the world is rapidly rushing to the catastrophic financial and ... Full Story

Congress repeals the Bill of Rights

Congress repeals the Bill of Rights

    Editorial Opinion Are you a terrorist? The answer might surprise you. Why is this important? The U.S. Senate recently passed the Defense Authorization Bill with a little discussed amendment that effectively destroys the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth amendments, effectively gutting the Bill of Rights. See “Constitution of the United States, Bill of Rights."This was all done in the name of combating terrorists, but applies to everyone, to anyone whom the ... Full Story

Who are the 1%, Vote Now

Who are the 1%, Vote Now

  Know the Facts   In just the last generation, the richest 1% almost quadrupled their incomes. The average wealth of the 1% is 225 times bigger than the wealth of the typical household – the highest it’s ever been. Three decades ago, CEOs made about 40 times as much as an average worker – now CEOs make almost 200 times as much as regular employees. Last year, half of Americans earned less than $26,000 while CEOs at top 500 companies raked in an average of $11 ... Full Story

Merck—Too Big to Prosecute?

Merck—Too Big to Prosecute?

                Merck—Too Big to Prosecute? December 6, 2011 There is a surprising reason why the government won’t go after drug companies for serious crimes. It is because government programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and the Veterans Administration would then be barred from doing business with them! In 1999 the FDA approved Vioxx, a drug created by Merck and Co. to treat arthritis. Vioxx was pulled off the ... Full Story

After Signaling Support, John Boehner Calls Tax Break

After Signaling Support, John Boehner Calls Tax Break For Middle Class ‘Chicken-Shit’

  After Signaling Support, John Boehner Calls Tax Break For Middle Class ‘Chicken-Shit’ Alex Seitz-Wald on Dec 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm Despite their stated opposition to tax increases, Republican lawmakers have been largely cool or even hostile to a proposed extension of the temporary payroll tax cut, pushed by President Obama and Democrats. Finally, this week, Republicans seemed to relent as GOP congressional leaders publicly urged their caucuses to vote for an extension of the ... Full Story

America the Battlefield

America the Battlefield

  America the Battlefield: The End of the Rule of Law December 5, 2011
 By John W. Whitehead  “All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined… could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author 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

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

“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

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