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John Boehners Lawsuit

Legal folks - has anyone thought that the reasoning for Bohners lawsuit is to get it up to the SCOTUS so that they can get rid of the ACA that way? all he has to do it is steer it in the general direction and the SCOTUS can take it up (like citizens united) and rule it unconstitutional that way. I imagine that Roberts would love to please the people that are no doubt giving him hell for upholding it to begin with. I am sure that they can find standing (seemingly the tough part) in some court and then it can make it's way to them.

Has The GOP Metastasized Into A Pathological Suicide Cult?

First... it really doesn't matter what people say. They'll always claim noble motives for whatever atrocity or outrage they've convinced themselves they are not perpetrating.

That being said... should we worry that a radical fringe of the GOP has so carefully crafted a narrative that many True Believers on the Right have found reasonable and noble... but is actually destroying this nation?

Boehner's Lawyer Penned a Great Argument Against His Lawsuit

One of the most convincing conservative arguments for why John Boehner's lawsuit is a huge waste of time and money happens to have been written by the person House Republicans have tapped to argue their case.

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Time Warner

Rupert Murdoch is trying to by Time Warner for 80 Billion dollars. Says he will sell CNN. Do we need more media under his control?

SCOTUS Recognition Of Corporate Personhood A Violation Of 14th AND 10 Amendments?

This is still half thought out.. but I figured I toss the topic out for input.

Corporate personhood seems to have its roots in what appears to be a blatant bastardization of the 14th Amendment...

What exactly are the conservative and/or libertarian arguments against welfare?

My problem with conservatives and libertarians that complain about welfare, is they conveniently don’t acknowledge that unemploment falls under that category, whether they agree with it, or not, in order to inflate their misguided “concerns”.

My problem with conservatives that complain about Foodstamps in particular, is they think reducing the amount legitimate recipients can receive, is somehow only going to hurt people that obtain it illegally. The only thing left to conclude is they don’t care about legitimate recipients.

Veterans Receiving Dubious Disability Benefits?

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-veterans-disability-20140713-story.ht...

http://www.latimes.com/la-me-g-veteran-disability-20140711-htmlstory.html

Note several points from the article.

"As Malvin Espinosa prepared to retire from the Army in 2011, a Veterans Affairs counselor urged him to apply for disability pay.

List all your medical problems, the counselor said.

"Too Big To Jail": Why Eric Holder MUST Be Replaced

Ever wonder why DOJ was dragging its feet when it came to prosecuting Wall Street criminals responsible for the crash of 08? Yes Obama and those Wall Street insiders he chose to surround himself are certainly responsible... but Eric Holder back in '99 wrote a memo discouraging the prosecution of big corporations... suggesting come corporations were essentially "Too Big To Jail"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/04/eric-holder-1999-memo_n_3384980...

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The GOP war on workers has killed again...

It’s time to stop the conservative's war on working people in America.

Since the birth of our nation, conservatives have always been wary of average working-class Americans having too much political or economic power. John Adams, the second President of the United States and a Federalist (precursor to today’s Republicans), was very wary of the working class, which he referred to as “the rabble.”

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