"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
The GOP takes the senate but Mitch loses his race. Senate Majority Leader so close but in KY lost by a nose, or neighs.
Because people will be able to work less than 60 hours a week, ACA is disencentive to work. However, since those hours will not be covered by the employee that now has health coverage, that should create job opportunities. People sticking to a job until medicare kicks in are hogging the job opportunities. Letting employees out of what's called job lock, will actually create more jobs. Ron Reagan called it when he said the GOP are playing their base for rubes. Rubes don't think, they may not even know how to think, so the lies will be accepted and repeated without question.
Another state may be on it's way to re-legalization. Organizers in Alaska have obtained enough signatures to put recreational marijuana up for a vote this coming August. If this measure is approved by the voters, Alaska would be the third state to pass a law legalizing pot for recreational use. The initiative in Alaska is modeled like the new law in Colorado, and it would remove criminal penalties for pot use, and regulate its distribution.
Ron Reagan reiterates republicans are rubes. At least he seemed to imply that on Hardball w/Chris Mathews.
The state of Washington thinks that everyone should have the right to a vacation. Lawmakers in that state have proposed legislation to require all employers give their workers some paid time off. Unlike most developed nations, our federal government does not mandate paid vacation time, and Congress has blocked any attempt to give all workers a week of paid time off. So, Washington state isn't waiting for D.C. - this recent bill would require businesses with 25 workers or more to provide vacation time to anyone who works at least 20 hours a week.
"More people die every year as a result of the war on drugs
than die from what we call, generically, overdosing."
-- William F Buckley
It's nice to see someone like him tell the truth for once.
"Blackouts have also been on the rise. From 2000-2004, there were 140 instances of power outages that each affected 50,000 or more consumers, according to analysis by Massoud Amin, director of the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota. That number increased to 303 from 2005-2009.
Did anyone catch the reading of the Declaration of Independence on FOX before the Super Bowl?
I was in and out and about but it seemed to me that this was a recorded bit, not live in the stadium like the national anthem and God Bless America.
Apparently FOX did this in 2008 and 2011. (They said they do it "every year" they broadcast the Super Bowl.) I don't remember the other years.
Congress passed farm bill this week that cuts 87 billion from food stamps. A post at daily KOS states the cuts will all come from blue states.
Can anyone verify the cuts are only from blue states?
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