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#1622 Nov 9, 2011
#1623 Nov 10, 2011
Switzerland, Netherland, Scandinavian, England, France, Costa Rica
Referring to the other countries that have advanced beyond our laggard competitive edge, we once held. Have identified this growing disparity with each republican administration since 1970. Presently, one can take their medical ailments to these countries and receive excellent Health Care for ½ to 1/8th the cost here in the USA. Notice how Romany is fixated on cutting Education? That we are now at the 37th in education on the world stage is of little concern to republicans. Notice N.J. immediately fired 16,000 teachers! Presently those with education are seeking jobs in these countries and others with greater benefits than they will ever receive here in the USA![teachers away .com] Brain drain similar to what Nixons policies produced. International Living .com exposing for retirees and entrepreneurs opportunities superior to what can be obtained here in our USA.
Time to remove the regressive status-quo of our juvenile policies of our republicans.
This week's elections around the country were brought to you by the word "overreach," specifically conservative overreach. Given an opportunity in 2010 to build a long-term majority, Republicans instead pursued extreme and partisan measures. On Tuesday, they reaped angry voter rebellions.
The most important was in Ohio, where voters overwhelmingly defeated Gov. John Kasich's bill to strip public employee unions of essential bargaining rights. A year ago, who would have predicted that standing up for the interests of government workers would galvanize and mobilize voters on this scale? Anti-labor conservatives have brought class politics back to life, a major threat to a GOP that has long depended on the ballots of white working-class voters and offered them nothing in return.
In Maine, voters exercised what that state calls a "people's veto" to undo a Republican-passed law that would have ended same-day voter registration, which served Maine well for almost four decades. What's often lost is that the conservative Republicans elected in 2010 aren't simply pushing right-wing policies. Where they can, they are also using majorities won in a single election to manipulate future elections -- by making it harder for young and minority voters to cast ballots, and by trying to break the political power of unions. The votes in Maine and Ohio were a rebuke to this strategy.
In Mississippi, perhaps the most conservative state in the union, voters beat back a referendum to declare a fertilized human egg a person by a margin of roughly 3-to-2. Here was overreach by the right-to-life movement, which tried to get voters to endorse a measure that could have outlawed popular forms of birth control and in vitro fertilization.
The war against overreach extended to the immigration issue, too. In Arizona, Russell Pearce became, as The Arizona Republic noted, the first sitting state Senate president in the nation as well as the first Arizona legislator ever to lose a recall election. Pearce, who spearheaded viciously anti-immigrant legislation, was defeated by Jerry Lewis, a conservative with a mild demeanor. Lewis correctly saw his as a victory for restoring "a civil tone to politics." This was a case of old-fashioned conservatism beating the tea party variety.
And in Iowa, Democrats held their state Senate majority by winning a special election that had been engineered by Republican Gov. Terry Branstad. Occupy Wall Street, notice that elections matter: A Republican victory over Democrat Liz Mathis would have opened the way for Branstad to push through a cut in corporate income taxes.
Fascist are facing obstacles in their endeavors to corporatism of our Democracy. http://youtu.be/2Ux8Q3XC98U
#1624 Nov 10, 2011
You must have missed this one.Perhaps you have been reduced to the Foxy Urchin's bumper sticker mentality only. Emulates your Tea Intoxics.
FreedomWorks, which, like Americans for Prosperity. Under its original name, Citizens for a Sound Economy, FreedomWorks received $12 million of its own from Koch family foundations. Using tax records, Mayer found that Koch-controlled foundations gave out $196 million from 1998 to 2008, much of it to conservative causes and institutions. That figure doesnt include $50 million in Koch Industries lobbying and $4.8 million in campaign contributions by its political action committee, putting it first among energy company peers like Exxon Mobil and Chevron. Since tax law permits anonymous personal donations to nonprofit political groups, these figures may understate the case. The Kochs surely match the in-kind donations the Tea Party receives in free promotion 24/7 from Murdochs Fox News, where both Beck and Palin are on the payroll.
The New Yorker article stirred up the right, too. Some of Mayers blogging detractors unwittingly upheld the premise of her article (titled Covert Operations) by conceding that they have been Koch grantees. None of them found any factual errors in her 10,000 words. Many of them tried to change the subject to George Soros, the billionaire backer of liberal causes. But Soros is a publicity hound who is transparent about where he shovels his money. And like many liberals selflessly or foolishly, depending on your point of view he supports causes that are unrelated to his business interests and that, if anything, raise his taxes.
Observe in spite of all sabotaging efforts made by the right wing nuts, Obama still has our economy booming. Last month Wall Street success is its best in 24 years. Now how about what else he has accomplished. http://www.facebook.com/note.php ... I call this Obama 101.
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