Topic “US Domestic Politics”

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President Obama is picking a fight with Republicans over taxes

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In a speech from the White House today – the President urged Congress to act quickly and pass a one-year extension of the Bush tax cuts for all Americans making less than $250,000 a year.  Republicans, however, are planning to vote on a bill this month to extend the Bush tax for the super rich as well – giving millionaires and billionaires another hefty tax break.

Republicans want police and firefighters to only make minimum wage and no more

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Last week – the Mayor of Scranton slashed the pay of hundreds of city workers, including cops and firefighters, to $7.25 an hour – the lowest hourly wage currently allowed for by law.  The Mayor says that his city is broke and, because he's unwilling to raise taxes on business or millionaires, can't afford to pay its workers anymore money.  That’s the problem in several cities across America, which have seen their revenues dry up during the Bush Great Recession.

Mr. President did you sign off on the killing of a 16 year old American citizen - by drone attack?

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The American people deserve to know. 

"Let's start there. He was an American boy, born in America. Though he'd lived in Yemen since he was about seven, he was still an American citizen, which should have made it harder for the United States to kill him.

It didn't.

It should at the very least have made it necessary for the United States to say why it killed him.

It didn't."   

  http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/abdulrahman-al-awlaki-death-10470891  

Amend the Constitution - Overturn Citizens United !

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From Bold Progressives: Progressive Change Campaign Committee:

[quote]After the Wisconsin recall election, when the billionaire Koch brothers outspent Democrats by 8 to 1, we received thousands of notes like this one from Jeremy F. in New York:

The "Monsanto Rider": Are Biotech Companies About to Gain Immunity from Federal Law?

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[quote]THE "MONSANTO RIDER":
Are Biotech Companies About to Gain Immunity from Federal Law?

By Alexis Baden-Mayer, AlterNet | News Analysis
Sunday, 08 July 2012 10:26

While many Americans were firing up barbecues and breaking out the sparklers to celebrate Independence Day, biotech industry executives were more likely chilling champagne to celebrate another kind of independence: immunity from federal law.

Ayn Rand in Space

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 DANG! click the link to see the photos!

Ayn Rand in Space

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/07/ayn-rand-elon-musk-spacex

REBUILD AMERICA With Jeff Santos

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Rebuild America With Jeff Santos is the show that comes on right after Mr. Hartmann's on 820 AM here in Chicago.

This cat has read LINE BY LINE some of my "rants" on topics.  LINE by LINE.

As the great John Lydon (aka, Johnny Rotten) once said of the band, The Information Society... "Imitation is NOT the sincerest form of flattery.  It's Damn annoying!"

So go get your OWN ideas!

One Small Step For Socialism... One Giant Leap For FASCISM!

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Judging from all of the "spin" about the Supreme Court's ruling on "Robomny Care"... all I keep hearing is that it's a "Step in the RIGHT direction."

Doesn't it worry you folks who STILL believe in the LEFT/RIGHT illusion of choice paradigm, that it was ROBERT'S who wrote it up for posterity?  "WHY" would he do that?  Can you "connect the dots" in any other logical way OTHER than it's a step towards tyranny?  Or that the "W. Bush" term that so many of you hated... is actually "right in line" with the "Obama" term.  It's nothing more than "more of the same".

"T.A.G." The Assassination Game

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Since the "Loser Leaves Town" thread successfully shown the TRUE colors of a select few dopes...

I thought that I would do something similar again.

(Let me clear my throat!  Kick it over here baby-pop!  Mmmmm..... DROP!)

I challenge "ANY" and "ALL" of you to try and tell me that Lee Harvey Oswald acted ALONE in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

 

This is a KING OF THE MOUNTAIN/OVER THE TOP ROPE, BATTLE ROYALE of TRUTH.

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This "should" be an easy one for you.

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