Tag Archives: the middle-class

Handicapping the Upcoming War of Words

The 9/11 attacks on American embassies abruptly ended the spectacle of Convention season. Now, US voters can look forward to 50 days of being ambushed by advertisements, pelted with a plethora of polls and inundated with other irrelevant information from the news media. – Read the full article

No Sympathy for Ann, No Votes for Mitt

Women turned out in record numbers to support Barack Obama in the 2008 election. The percentage of women voting in presidential races has increased in the last three elections; 2000-61%, 2004-65%, 2008- 66%. In the 2008 election 35,900,000 women voted for Obama, but only 26,000,000 men voted for him. – Read the full article

Mitt Romney: Turning Deceit Into an Art

The only real talent Mitt Romney seems to have is the ability to be eloquently dishonest; so today I’m introducing the “Well Manicured Thumbs Down”. The ratings will run 1 to 5; white lie to bold-faced lie, with a special Tumblin’Thumb rating for those Romney statements that change according to political expediency. – Read the full article

Video Clips of the Week

Each Friday until the November election I will be posting the latest video clips from political campaigns and issues-based organizations. This first post will be heavy on the videos to catch-up on those released in recent weeks. To avoid bogging-down the main page, I’ll post the first video and then you must click “Continue” to see the rest of the videos on the second page. – Read the full article

Today’s American capitalism includes prison sweatshops

Can anyone on the right explain to me how this is good for America? From TomDispatch Sweatshop labor is back with a vengeance. It can be found across broad stretches of the American economy and around the world. Penitentiaries have become a niche market for such work. – Read the full article

Romney’s new catch phrase

Romney tried-out his latest catch phrase tonight from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after winning the Wisconsin primary … Obama’s Government Centered Society It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, and the Mitt-ster struggled each time he said it. I’d say it was an obvious failure by Frank Luntz, the GOP “wordsmith” who has to teach right wingers how to speak and which words and phrases to use in order to deliberately mislead the American people into voting against their own interests. – Read the full article

Budget For All

Yesterday, the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) announced its “Budget For All”: The Budget for All makes the American Dream a reality again. By putting Americans back to work, the Budget for All enhances our economic competitiveness by rebuilding the middle class and investing in innovation and education.  – Read the full article

Left – Right Word Association

Let’s try a little word association game, between the political left versus the radical right. Left Right Facts Opinions Research Fabricate Confirmed Sources Conspiracy Therories Youtube Evidence “Gotcha Politics” Any network or cable news except Fox “Lamestream Media” Mainstreet Wall Street Capitalism “Vulture Capitalism” People Corporations Save the auto industry “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” Environmental Activists “Environmental Terrorists” Global Warming “Hoax” Gun Laws Gun Shows Peace War Negotiate “Appeasement” Justice Torture, Capital Punishment Doves Chickhawks Civil Rights, Human Rights, Personal Freedoms Patriot Act, National Security, TSA Pat-downs, Wire-taps Support the Troops Don’t serve, Don’t Pay for War, Don’t Ask – Don’t Tell Killed Bin Laden (“f*ck!”) Compromise “Lose” Bi-Partisan Republicans + Joe Lieberman Empathy “Bleeding-Heart Liberals” Diversity Herman Cain Accept All Beliefs “Radical Secularism”, “God-less Liberals” “What Would Jesus Do?” Malevolent God Women’s Rights “Sluts”, “Feminazis” Minority Rights Repeal Affirmative Action Gay Rights “Man on Dog”, Closeted Republicans Worker’s Rights No Unions, Right-To-Work States, Outsourcing Voting Rights Voter Suppression Occupy Movement “Rapists and Murderers” Medicaid, Food Stamps “Nanny-State” Health Care Reform “Socialism” Medicare “Socialism” (if under 55) Social Security “Ponzi-Scheme” (if under 55) – Read the full article

Romney’s tax plan predictably helps the rich, hurts the rest

Even the brainwashed, middle-class supporters of the radical right can see by this simple graph how Romney favors his wealthy pals over the middle-class (thanks to the DNC): His plan hits the poor even harder (from KETK): The study by the Tax Policy Center says, on average, households making less than $20,000 would see their taxes increase by more than 60 percent by letting tax cuts enacted under President Barack Obama expire. – Read the full article

When $374,000 is NOT VERY MUCH

MSNBC’s Martin Bashir reported today that Mitt, Inc. plans to release his tax returns soon (he took too much heat about it in last night’s GOP debate). We’ll now see if the reports of his net worth being around $250 million is accurate. – Read the full article