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Monday, April 21, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Republican agenda leads to death for the poor

Rick Scott Blasted For Deaths Of 40 Children South Florida Democrats fired a stinging rebuke at Gov. Rick Scott (R) Thursday, holding him responsible for the deaths of 40 children who were known to state child welfare workers when they died during the first half of 2013. "Clearly, your idealogical agenda of smaller government and less regulation doesn't always neatly fit with the priority of child protection, which has resulted in heartbreaking outcomes for too many Florida children," ... Full Story

ALEC Members won’t support democracy

ALEC Members won’t support democracy

ALEC Members Refuse to Sign a Pledge Supporting Democracy   It is fair to assume that America is host to an incredibly ignorant population who know very little about their government and how it affects their daily lives. That sad fact was exposed in a brilliant 2008 book revealing that only 20% of the population can name the three branches of government and 49% think a president has the authority to suspend the Constitution. However, the population’s ignorance of their government aside, ... Full Story

How To Destroy An Entire Country

How To Destroy An Entire Country

By Alan Grayson From a recent 188-page report by the World Health Organization come these ghastly and appalling factoids: Suicide rates rose 40% in the first six months of 2011 alone. Murder has doubled. 9,100 doctors in Greece, roughly one out of every seven, have been laid off. Joining those doctors in joblessness are 27.6% of the entire Greek labor force. By comparison, in the depths of the Great Depression, unemployment in the United States peaked at a lower percentage ... Full Story

Obituary: Timothy Ray Gibson

Obituary: Timothy Ray Gibson

Timothy Ray Gibson, 56, of Berthoud formerly of Loveland, died suddenly of a brain aneurysm on December 11, 2013 at Medical Center of the Rockies. Tim was an organ donor, something he was very proud to be a part of.  Tim was born March 27, 1957 in Loveland, to Robert and Wauneta (Baird) Gibson. He spent all of his life in Loveland; he was the Loveland Cupid Boy in 1961 for the Loveland Valentine Program, graduated from Loveland High School in 1975 and graduated from Iowa Western College in ... Full Story

We can’t build a strong economy on a weak base

We can’t build a strong economy on a weak base

By Camille Moran Let’s bring the spirit of Christmas to Congress. The last time the minimum wage went up was in 2009, and, as the owner of a Christmas tree farm and other businesses, I think it’s time for another raise. Today’s $7.25 an hour minimum wage befits Scrooge – before he saw the error of his ways. It amounts to just $15,080 a year for full-time workers. Workers shouldn’t have to depend on food stamps or food banks to put Christmas Dinner on their ... Full Story

Helping a 4th grader learn about Colorado

Dear Editor, My name is Zoe Bucshon. I am a 4th grader at Evansville Day School in Evansville, Indiana. I am working on a state report on Colorado. I would appreciate it if you could publish my letter in your newspaper so your readers could send me postcards, brochures, or anything else that would help me with my report. Could you please have them send the information by March 1, 2014? Sincerly yours, Zoe Bucshon 3400 North Green River Rd Evansville, Indiana 47715

Republicans: “the poor should die”

Republicans: “the poor should die”

For Republicans, a Homeless 11-Year-Old Black Girl Named Dasani is a "Useless Eater" That Should Die By chaunceydevegaFollow Al Sharpton did some great work on Monday's PoliticsNation where he further exposed the politics of cruelty that have possessed the Republican Party. Republicans want to cut food stamps, believe that kicking people off of unemployment insurance who cannot find a job in an economy where there are 3 people for every available position, and that a particularly evil ... Full Story

Limbaugh Lies exposed

Limbaugh Lies exposed

Actually, everything Rush Limbaugh says is fiction. Designed to enrage and misinform and to make him a great deal of money. Here is a compendia of Limbaugh Lies. Rush Limbaugh Lies, Says Food Stamps Causing Obesity  This week Rush Limbaugh continued his frequent attacks on the poor with a story that the government is keeping poor African Americans obese by giving them food stamps. The only problem? Limbaugh is completely full of it: RUSH LIMBAUGH: They destroy people's life. You ... Full Story

Republicans want war with Iran

Republicans want war with Iran

  Sabotaging House GOP Set to Derail President Obama’s Arms Deal with Iran (Video) Posted by: Barbara Friedland in Hot News December 8, 2013 , 11:48 am Eric Cantor (R-Warmonger) might have some Democratic allies in his goal to defeat the arms agreement between Iran and six other countries, including the United States. Currently this temporary nuclear pact has generated harsh criticism from many Republicans because it allows Iran to continue to enrich uranium. Cantor ... Full Story

Selling health insurance across state lines

Selling health insurance across state lines

To the Editor, Republicans want to scrap Obamacare and, instead, allow the sale of health insurance policies across state lines, claiming that increased competition will lead to lower premiums. Will it? Let’s review a parallel history of credit card interest rates. Back in the 1970s, if you wanted a credit card, you went to your local bank. States set maximum interest rates of around 12%. In the 1980s, Congress and the Reagan Administration allowed credit cards to be issued across ... Full Story

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