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Geithner touts Democrats' fiscal plan; Boehner says 'We are nowhere'

Geithner touts Democrats' fiscal plan; Boehner says 'We are nowhere' | Liberal Political thoughts | Scoop.it
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Sunday defended President Obama’s proposal to avert tax increases and massive federal spending cuts, saying it is a “balanced” and “detailed” plan and that Republicans still have time to make proposed changes...
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The Incredible Hoax of Reaganomics- Trickle-Down 2/4 | Nomadic Politics

The Incredible Hoax of Reaganomics- Trickle-Down 2/4 | Nomadic Politics | Liberal Political thoughts | Scoop.it

William Jennings Bryan is one of those people who was quite popular in his time but has now been largely consigned to unread records. However, not unlike his contemporary, Teddy Roosevelt, Bryan’s words and thoughts, once considered fixed to a particular time and particular circumstance of American history, seem to be suddenly just as apt in our own times. He said over a hundred years ago:

 

There are two ideas of government. There are those who believe that if you just legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous, that their prosperity will leak through on those below. The Democratic idea has been that if you legislate to make the masses prosperous, their prosperity will find its way up and through every class that rests upon it.

 

Though supply-side was sold the American public as some new-fangled economic theory, it was hardly revolutionary. Only the names were revised but the same bill of goods was sold to a gullible public by Ronald Reagan.

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Mitt Romney and the Eye of the Needle | Nomadic Politics

Mitt Romney and the Eye of the Needle | Nomadic Politics | Liberal Political thoughts | Scoop.it

During the Republican debate last year, Romney was asked whether he believed in the Bible as the Word of God. He hesitated and finally said he did. 

As a man who claims to be Christian- or as close as any Mormon can get to Christianity- he must know how Jesus felt about great wealth. Mark 10:25, Luke 18:25 and Matthew 19:24 all have Jesus saying the same thing:


It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

 

Jesus had a lot more to say to the 1% and none of it is very encouraging.


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Judge halts tough new voter ID requirement - The Tribune-Democrat

Judge halts tough new voter ID requirement - The Tribune-Democrat | Liberal Political thoughts | Scoop.it
San Francisco ChronicleJudge halts tough new voter ID requirementThe Tribune-DemocratThe 6-month-old law – now among the nation's toughest – has sparked a divisive debate over voting rights and become a high-profile political issue in the contest ...
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Why The GOP Can't Be Trusted with Foreign Policy 1/3 | Nomadic Politics

Why The GOP Can't Be Trusted with Foreign Policy 1/3 | Nomadic Politics | Liberal Political thoughts | Scoop.it
Lost in Paul Ryan’s flagrant dishonesty and Romney’s sticky-gooey sing-song speech, the incoherent silliness of Clint’s burlesque with an empty chair, there was an appearance that might have gone unnoticed at the Republican convention.

 

His was a familiar face- a bit too familiar, actually: Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain. Whoever decided that McCain’s appearance at the convention would enhance Mitt Romney’s paltry foreign policy credentials should probably defect to the Obama campaign before somebody catches on.

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Loophole: Questions about the 501(c) Tax Exemption for Certain Right-Wing Groups | Nomadic Politics

Loophole: Questions about the 501(c) Tax Exemption for Certain Right-Wing Groups | Nomadic Politics | Liberal Political thoughts | Scoop.it

There are literally thousands of organizations using the tax-exempt status known as 501(c)3. The IRS is very specific about the provisions and yet many well-known oright wing groups consistently violate these rules. Religious organizations that engage in campaigning or even supporting particular candidates, for example, do os at the risk of their tax exemption. 

If you like to know more about the subject, this post has further information.

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Bad Karma: How Romney's Bain Capital Worked its Magic on Clear Channel Communications | Nomadic Politics

Bad Karma: How Romney's Bain Capital Worked its Magic on Clear Channel Communications | Nomadic Politics | Liberal Political thoughts | Scoop.it
Here's a researched post about how Bain Capital did to Clear Channel Communications (Radio Home to Rush and Hannity and others) what it has done to so many other companies.


When Clear Channel and Bain Capital went into business together, bankers warned Clear Channel it was not a woderful idea. In 2007, the year before the takeover, Clear Channel’s net worth was $8.3 billion. Today, Clear Channel owes $2.8 billion due in 2014 and $12.2 billion due in 2016. The $1.1 billion "special dividend" going to Clear Channel will reduce the 2014 debt to $1.7 billion.

But don't worry about Rush. He did ok too.

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Shooting prompts gun bills in 3 states - Daily Democrat

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Shooting prompts gun bills in 3 statesDaily DemocratSACRAMENTO -- Democratic leaders in three big states have used this summer's Colorado mass shooting to push bills that would crack down on assault weapons and ammunition sales, rekindling a debate...
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Visit the AFL-CIO for the latest updates, including news, videos and information on how you take action and get involved in your community.
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Report Finds 'Widespread Human Rights Violations' In Policing Of Occupy Protests : NPR

Report Finds 'Widespread Human Rights Violations' In Policing Of Occupy Protests : NPR | Liberal Political thoughts | Scoop.it
Law experts say the abuses by New York City Police have gone almost entirely unpunished. They calling for NYPD to take bold steps to address the problems.
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Peters: a real Democrat with plans - Tallahassee.com

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Peters: a real Democrat with plansTallahassee.comI have a Democratic vision of strength.
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Norquist Pledge Signers Violate the Constitution and Must Be Removed from Office

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RT @RYouaTwit: Norquist Pledge Signers Violate the Constitution and Must Be Removed from Office http://t.co/163VdFLo...
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California cop who pepper-sprayed protesters off police force - Chicago Tribune

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TheBlaze.comCalifornia cop who pepper-sprayed protesters off police forceChicago Tribune(Reuters) - The campus police lieutenant captured on video pepper spraying seated Occupy Wall Street protesters last November at the University of California,...
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Wal-Mart Strikers Prove the 99% Can Fight Back

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According to the Organization United for Respect at Walmart, 1,000 protests occurred at Wal-Mart stores across 46 states, with hundreds of workers walking off the job in an unprecedented decentralized, open-source strike at the retail giant.
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How Occupy Wall Street Helped Obama Win - OpEdNews

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OpEdNewsHow Occupy Wall Street Helped Obama WinOpEdNewsOne surely to be overlooked is the role of Occupy Wall Street in that decisive victory. Flash back to early September of 2010.
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Mitt Romney and the Eye of the Needle | Nomadic Politics

Mitt Romney and the Eye of the Needle | Nomadic Politics | Liberal Political thoughts | Scoop.it

During the Republican debate last year, Romney was asked whether he believed in the Bible as the Word of God. He hesitated and finally said he did. 

As a man who claims to be Christian- or as close as any Mormon can get to Christianity- he must know how Jesus felt about great wealth. Mark 10:25, Luke 18:25 and Matthew 19:24 all have Jesus saying the same thing:


It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

 

Jesus had a lot more to say to the 1% and none of it is very encouraging.


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The writings of “an extreme liberal/feminist/atheist and occupy ...

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The writings of “an extreme liberal/feminist/atheist and occupy supporter”. Sigh. Yes, that's me, tippity-tap-tapping away at my dented Compaq for your reading enjoyment. I do my writing on the dining room table, though.
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Chosen Defender of the Indefensible: Romney and the 2012 Republican Platform | Nomadic Politics

Chosen Defender of the Indefensible: Romney and the 2012 Republican Platform | Nomadic Politics | Liberal Political thoughts | Scoop.it

After what seems like an eternity, with a campaign filled with endless debates involving a fairly unimpressive line-up of Republican candidates, it still comes as a shock that this man, Mitt Romney, is the best that the Republican party could come up.

When the candidate's wife has to come before the convention as part of a charm offensive, then something has clearly gone wrong with the selection process.

Who's next on the rostrum, his great-aunt June and her bridge partner?

Romney's unyielding ambition to be president at any cost has finally landed him in what can only be an truly awkward position: attempting to defend the indefensible Republican platform for 2012.


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Tea Party Politicians on Public Education: Bending and Breaking It All to Pieces | Nomadic Politics

Tea Party Politicians on Public Education: Bending and Breaking It All to Pieces | Nomadic Politics | Liberal Political thoughts | Scoop.it

Attitudes toward public education between the Democrats and the Tea Party Republicans could not be any clearer. To reform education or to abandon all federal control and leave states to decide what subjects to teach students, what history and what philosophy. 

When painting teachers as greedy and pampered, it is important to remember the importance of education and how much we owe teachers. 

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Mitt Romney's Latest Headache: Rep.Todd Akin’s Rape/Abortion Remarks | Nomadic Politics

Mitt Romney's Latest Headache: Rep.Todd Akin’s Rape/Abortion Remarks | Nomadic Politics | Liberal Political thoughts | Scoop.it

Just when you may have thought the Republican party couldn’t get any more ignorant and hypocritical, in one fell swoop, a remark by the Tea Party nominee in the Senate race for the state of Missouri has demonstrated that the party has untapped reserves of both.

 

On a recent St. Louis TV program Rep. Todd Akins was asked about women’s reproductive health issues, and whether his anti-abortion stand included an exemption for rape. He replied that it did not. Why? Because in those cases, he claimed, a woman’s body will somehow know to end the pregnancy itself. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

 

There was immediate outrage by women’s groups, which is a fairly predictable result whenever a politician- especially a male one- is foolish enough to put the words “legitimate” and “rape” together in the same sentence. (It's also an effective way to isolate yourself at a cocktail party, I might add.)


Apologists for the Congressman- where they could be found- shrugged off the remarks as just a poor choice of words and (c'mon guys!) an artificial controversy.

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Might Occupy Influence Democrats' Banking Choices? - The Nonprofit Quarterly

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Might Occupy Influence Democrats' Banking Choices?
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Democrats Capture House Seat in Special Election

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Kathy Hochul’s victory in a conservative New York district deals a blow to the national Republican Party in a race that largely turned on the party’s plan to overhaul Medicare.
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Super Rich Holding $21 Trillion Overseas To ... - Evans Liberal Politics

The wealthiest fifty private banks held over $12.1 trillion, up $5.4 trillion from 2005. Three private banks handle most of offshore assets -- UBS, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs.
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City Won't Defend NYPD Officer In 'Occupy

City Won't Defend NYPD Officer In 'Occupy | Liberal Political thoughts | Scoop.it
New York City officials have taken the unusual step of refusing to defend a police inspector. He's being sued for blasting protesters with pepper spray during last fall's Occupy Wall Street protests.
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Former Gov. Charlie Crist backs Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson - Tbo.com

Former Gov. Charlie Crist backs Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson - Tbo.com | Liberal Political thoughts | Scoop.it
WPECFormer Gov. Charlie Crist backs Democrat Sen. Bill NelsonTbo.comCharlie Crist has taken one more step away from the Republican Party and toward Democrats, confirming he'll support Democratic Sen.
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