March 2011

Defunding the EPA

Climate change will hurt the economically disadvantaged the worse. By defunding the EPA Obama and his Republicans hopes to put time between the taking of wealth from the commons and the Taxpayers feeling the cost. In other words, concentrate wealth further but only in a manner where the Taxpayer’s won’t feel the cost right away or where the total cost to society is even readily

Why can't I call myself an Independent

Bernie is an Independent--.Thom I want to be one,too.

The Radioactive Ocean

Environmental Correspondent for Mother Jones &nb

Why back a government program that will fail?

Every week Senator Bernie Sanders says, and Thom echoes, that Social Security is safe, sound and secure. Every week, in the same breath Senator Sanders says that Social Security will be able to pay out approximately 70% of benefits in 2037, and that with minor adjustments it will be sound beyond that. A failing program is one that requires constant "minor adjustments" and handcuffs the country financially. The minor adjustments can come in only a few forms: higher FICA taxes, lower benefits and a higher retirement age.

Loafers Beware!!!

Local news flash: 200 truck drivers making $34/hr are loafing and driving other city workers to work when those workers could drive themselves, but can't due to Teamster contract with city ..... blah, blah, blah.

What Does It Mean to be a "Progressive"? (&)

There are two basic categories to this question I would like us to explore. The first is what I will term the "quantitative" answer, the other is the "qualitative." I will argue for the "qualitative" answer, and although I do not have a specific strategy for accomplishing it beyond what we all already know (support whatever aspect of the progressive movement that you can) I would like to suggest a more specific vision of what a progressive future means.

A Patriot Tax

Since the tea party is into symbolism and so patriotic and we have always had tax increases during. Let's support Senator Sanders in proposing a "Pariotic tax" on Millioners and up of 6% until all wars have ceased. This would return the tax rate to the level that it was during the Clinton era when we had a budget surplus.
A second part of the tax would be 10% on all corporations with profits over 1 billion dollars and 20% if they are defense company

Radiation found in beef near Japanese nuclear plant

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Community Archive

How Stupid Has the Democratic Party Become?

Republicans haven’t taken over red states; Democrats have lost them by not running as real Democrats.

That’s my big takeaway from Alec MacGillis’ fascinating look into the biggest political mystery of our time: why poor white people in red states are not bothering to turn out to vote, leaving the field to Republicans elected by more affluent whites in those states.