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a Few Ideas - Fair Trade

Shouldn't we charge Tarrifs at the same level as the country puts on goods. For example China puts a 25% tarrif on US goods, Image what would have happen if we imposed a 25% tarrif on all goods from China, or the 100% tarrif South Korea has on our goods.

Happening in Indiana

This is what is happening in Indiana. Can you imagine adding this question to the ISTEp tests? They are going after teachers for posting this question. I called the news station and said the test should be thrown out and any group, no matter how prestigious, that approved this question was not qualified to make any new tests.

The Packer DO support the protests in Wisconsin

Thom,

I've been following the events in Wisconsin fairly closely.Madison was my dad's hometown and I still have cousins there who've been marching. To answer your previous caller's question, yes, the Packers voiced their support pretty early on.

http://www.thenation.com/blog/158636/green-bay-packers-sound-against-gov-scott-hosni-walker

Kat Bradley-Bennett
Longmont, CO

Inspection- You're Lying

Michael Moore recently wrote an essay claiming America isn't broke. The rich have our money. Why, yes, they do. But we don't even have to go there.

opinion page of Wisconsin State Journal Sunday, March 6, 2011

"The governor is largely doing what he said he'd do: Fix the budget mess without raising taxes or resorting to raids and tricks" What!!!!

Are higher gas prices because of Libya

Are higher gas prices because of Libya, or because of wild oil speculation?

Obama’s actions and words deride Union Health Benefits as “Cadillac”

Excerpt from, once again, page 197 – 198 of the book “Griftopia” by Matt Taibbi published by Spiegel & Grau:

Time to Get Serious About the Deficit

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Justice and Fairness

Fitzgerald's response to Senator Mark Miller

I cannot believe this guy represents me. What an ass.

http://thewheelerreport.com/releases/March11/0307/0307fitzgeraldresponse.pdf

Thom for Dummies - HELP WANTED!!!

Please add your favorite morsels of Thom’s wisdom to this list. I have begun with three of my personal favorites. We all need to have these kernels of truth at the ready to shine light and expose the commonplace lies and deception which we confront every day:

Missing: TAX REFORM - A SPECIFIC 'Progressvie Tax Plan' proposal

One of the things MISSING in the public conversation about income distribution is a SPECIFIC template for or EXAMPLE of how we should be taxed (progressively).

I have never seen (or heard of) a 'PROGRESSIVE TAX PLAN' other than in general terms.

So-o-o-o, I'm proposing one.

But I don't know how to 'SPREAD THE WORD' to get this template (spreadsheet) out into the public forum for discussion. And, of course, the proposal DOES need important improvements. (I don't mind collaboration!)

Walkernomics, the wanna be Reaganomics

Ronald Reagan fired the Air Traffic Controllers, and Scott Walker vows to be the new Ronald Reagan. And that’s the agenda for most, if not all, Republicans…and a few Democrats as well. That agenda is “take it from the needy, give it to the greedy”. This song I recorded is as vital today as it was when Reagan was in office. Just exchange the word “Reaganomics” with “Walkernomics” and it still fits like a glove. The song is called “SOLIDARITY”. It’s in Pete Seeger’s Labor Songbook - “CARRY IT ON!

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The world we're leaving for today's teens...

Without immediate global action on climate change, today's teenagers will be forced to live with the consequences of our inaction. The World Bank has issued their third report of climate change, and it says that global temperatures could rise by as much as 4 degrees Celsius by the time today's teens hit their 80th birthday.