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Monday, August 29, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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 plan. ... 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 finisher. ... 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, who charmingly warns ... 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 state of job ... Full Story

When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality?

When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality?

          When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality? Some of my Republican friends ask if I’ve gone crazy. I say: Look in the mirror. By David Frum Published Nov 20, 2011 It’s a very strange experience to have your friends think you’ve gone crazy. Some will tell you so. Others will indulgently humor you. Still others will avoid you. More than a few will demand that the authorities do something to get you off the streets. During one unpleasant moment after I was ... Full Story

Ten More Herman Cain Scandals

Ten More Herman Cain Scandals

                  Ten More Herman Cain Scandals By Jay Raskin Here's a list of ten Herman Cain scandals that the corporate media is ignoring.  1. Cain did not deliver at Godfather's Pizza. From 1985, the year before  Cain was appointed to run Godfathers to 1995 when he left, adjusted for  inflation, Godfather's sales were down over 40%. See Complete Godfather's Pizza Sales Figure from the Herman Cain Years 2. Cain claims that Godfather's Pizza ... Full Story

Police vs Peaceful Protesters

Police vs Peaceful Protesters

  Pepper-Spraying Protesters Is Just the Beginning: Here Are More Hypermilitarized Weapons Your Local Police Force Could Employ By arming local police departments with military grade equipment, domestic policing has come to resemble a combat operation with citizens as the enemy. November 22, 2011 | On Friday, November 18, a group of UC Davis students staged a sit-in to protect their Occupy encampment from destruction by a horde of riot police. Seated on the ground, the students defensively ... Full Story

Commenter wrong on Obama cabinet

Commenter wrong on Obama cabinet

By Gary Wamsley Kim  recently  posted a comment to the article “GOP lies about the financial crisis.” This is what Kim wrote: 2. The percentage of each past president’s cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. Here are the percentages. T. Roosevelt………………. 38% Taft…………………………. 40% Wilson…………………….. 52% Harding…………………….. 49% Coolidge………………….. 48% Hoover ... Full Story

The Real Scandal: The Endless Effort to Smear Climate

  The Real Scandal: The Endless Effort to Smear Climate Scientists By Climate Guest Blogger on Nov 25, 2011 at 4:05 pm This year has already witnessed multiple events that break climate records: the drought in East Africa, the worst drought in Texas’ recorded history, and record breaking storms and floods in the US south. Those events, anticipated by climatologists decades ago, should remind us that those who persecute and harass scientists, or mendaciously misrepresent their actions and ... Full Story

The False Premise Of The Iran Debate

    The False Premise Of The Iran Debate November 23, 2011 1:19 pm ET — Walid Zafar Being a hawk means never having to say you're sorry. The Iraq war did not discredit the idea of war, but it certainly should discredit the people who strongly promoted it. In fact, it has in most circles. But among conservatives, such people still have the standing to be taken seriously when they promote another war based on false premises, exaggeration and lies. Although most of the Iraq deceivers ... Full Story

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