Everybody should know you can't solve our political problems by discussing them on Twitter. That's what Facebook is for.
Tue. Nov 13, 2012
Well, it’s been one week since the election, and some people are handling it better than others. Some are calling old friends idiots and saying “please unfriend me now.”
Some are literally running down their spouse:
If you are a politican & your robocall comes from out-of-state, no vote for you. Surely there are vendors in your state who could use the biz.
So, has Newt Gingrich suspended his campaign yet, or is he still having an exploratory committee study that option?
“Our nation, while we have been fighting two wars, has basically sacrificed by having two massive tax cuts and an unfunded prescription drug bill. That’s the sacrifice we’ve made here at home. And I think that’s a serious problem for a democracy.”Sam Nunn
Claim you can lower gas prices to $2.50/gallon, and you exhibit a clear misunderstanding of free market capitalism & laws of supply/demand.
Newt pledges not to cheat on his wife. Hasn't he already done that three times, and failed? Why should we believe him this time?
Public discussion of the Wall Street protests has focused on the movement’s indictment of the economic elite, but Occupy Wall Street marks an equally profound critique of the country’s political system. As the weeks tick by, the protests at Zuccotti Park and across the nation are driving home this profound realization: this is a fight that can’t be won by voting. The crisis that most fundamentally shapes our lives cannot be solved through the legislative process. This is not because the agenda is unpopular—54 percent of Americans support OWS, with only 23 percent opposed—but because the system is corrupted beyond repair.
I went to Washington in 2009 because, like many others, I believed the moment was finally ripe to make progressive changes for working people. But I discovered what we all kind of knew beforehand: if the Republicans are cheerleaders for the 1 percent, most Democrats are quiet collaborationists. I met some very dedicated and hard-working people in Congress. But ultimately the Democrats are too beholden to big money. In last year’s Congressional elections, more than two-thirds of all campaign contributions came from one-quarter of 1 percent of the population. Even Democratic candidates got ten times as much money from corporations as they did from labor unions. There is simply no chance that the little people will triumph over big business in this process.Gordon Lafer
If you’ve been wondering what this whole “Occupy Wall Street” movement is about, this short movie does a decent job of visually spelling it out. Often using our leader’s own words.
Watching Priebus (GOP) and Wasserman-Schultz (Dem) on Face The Nation is like watching five year olds argue. ARE NOT! ARE TOO!!
To those suggesting Warren Buffet pay his secretary in stock options to even her tax bill, does your grocer accept stock options as payment?
I missed the GOP debate, but I hear Romney has come out in favor of Government By The Corporation, Of the Corporation, For the Corporation.
Gabby Giffords reappearing in the House underlines the irrelevance of our petty partisan bickering when compared to Real Life.
Our system of checks & balances may soon leave us in a situation where we have no balance to cover our checks.
To all those talking about the "Reid" plan, I haven't announced it yet. Still trying to move goalposts, they're heavy.
Since it seems to be what everyone else is doing, today I'm busy writing my own debt ceiling bill that has zero chance of passing.
“I could end the deficit in 5 minutes. You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP all sitting members of congress are ineligible for reelection.” Warren Buffet
Imploded Newt: the state a black hole reaches when it sucks in everything but The Stupid. And those smart enough to leave voluntarily.
So *very* tired of hearing about some guy's Weiner. And I'm sure many women have said that before me.
Thu. May 26, 2011
Kevin Drum asks “Why Not Let the Dead Pay for Medicare?” The plan he suggests would set Republicans to screaming “death tax!”
But if the idea is to offer a way to cut Medicare costs without going to the extreme of Paul Ryan’s plan to end Medicare as we know it, well, I can play, too (note, Ryan’s plan died in the Senate)