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Merry Christmas Corporate America

Press Statement from Citizens For Tax Justice, Dec. 16, 2015: Following is a statement by Bob McIntyre, director of Citizens for Tax Justice, regarding the announcement of $680 billion tax cut package (split between the extenders and omnibus bills) to be considered by Congress in the next few days. – Read the full article

Hillary for Women – More on the Economy

Despite progress, women in the U.S. are still undervalued as a whole. Its pretty well known that women are paid less for equal work: on average, women earn 78 cents per dollar that a man earns. Unbelievably, there is not one state where women earn the same pay as men. – Read the full article

The Issues of 2016: Minimum Wage

As voters, its important to know where a candidate stands on the issues. Today I’ll start a series of posts on Hillary Clinton’s stance on various issues that affect all Americans. This week’s topic: Minimum wage. Should Congress raise it? Candidate Clinton says the following: A higher minimum wage doesn’t just help those at the bottom of the pay scale, it has a ripple effect across the economy and helps millions of American workers afford basic necessities. – Read the full article

How’s That Midterm Change Working Out For You America?

You might recall that John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, fresh off of their midterm successes, wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal where they declared: Looking ahead to the next Congress, we will honor the voters’ trust by focusing, first, on jobs and the economy. – Read the full article

Betraying Progressive Values is Why Congress has a Super Majority

Should any progressive, liberal or democrat ask why voters stay home during election season show them this info-graph from DailyKos.  It is a pictorial of Dems who either voted with Republicans on two controversial topics: Keystone XL to transport dirty tar sands across the heartland. – Read the full article

It’s April 15th, Time For Conservatives to Start Bashing Their Base

It’s tax time folks, the most festive season next to Christmas for Conservatives; a time for them to revel in smearing those less fortunate, while ignoring the obscene tax breaks given to Corporate America, and failed presidential candidates. This year, before Conservatives call out the dogs to perpetuate their “47% of Americans don’t pay taxes” rallying cry, and get the lemmings hatin’ on Grandma, our disabled veterans, and the poor, let’s put some  facts out there. – Read the full article

Only the Empty-Headed Will Fall For Republicans’ Half-Empty Table

I understand that Teapublitarian voters are a bunch of mindless rubes, but does Eric Cantor think the rest of America is just as stupid? This is a picture Cantor tweeted Tuesday morning, along with a few responses, courtesy of  Mediaite: Cantor’s not fooling anyone who has a fully functioning brain. – Read the full article

Congressional Republicans – Letting America Go Under to Hurt Obama

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Ryan Borrows a Page From Romney’s Playbook

Republicans have done it to America again – plucked some less than qualified dolt from the party rank and file and convinced them they could run the country. Many believe Paul Ryan will seek his party’s nomination in 2016, which would explain his sudden flip-flop on Social Security and Medicare “takers”. – Read the full article

The “No Budget, No Pay” Farce

I don’t know, maybe they want to at least sound like they’re doing something, but the call for “No Budget, No Pay” is yet another toothless piece of Republican grandstanding. The original idea, put forth by the group “No Labels“, is now being touted by House leaders such as Eric Cantor: “If the Senate or House fails to pass a budget… members of Congress will not be paid by the American people for failing to do their job. – Read the full article

Who Does Cantor Think He’s Fooling?

In the world of despicable politicians, Eric Cantor is a star. He has even less sense of the way most of us live than Mitt Romney does. His little boys club, the “Young Guns“, are supposed to be the rising stars of the Republican party; the truth is, they’re a bunch of thugs in nice suits. – Read the full article

Republicans Link Reagan/Bush Layoffs to Obama’s Re-election

Well, not really… not yet anyway, but give them time. The conservative blogosphere has decided that any lay-off, for any reason, in any industry, that occurs from now on, is the result of President Obama’s re-election. Conservative sites are full of headlines like: Share This Massive List Of Post-Election Firings And Layoffs With Everyone You Can More Mass Layoffs After Obama Reelection The ObamaCare Layoffs Begin One website, “The Economic Collapse”, salivates over anything negative in the economy to pin on the President; at the same time, the ignorant fools who read this stuff (those Conservatives who never fact check for themselves), eat it up and regurgitate it. – Read the full article