Great post!:)<quoted text>
I agree with you. They are nothing but political PIMPS who utilize the tax payers as their whores to fund their lifestyles.
We do not have representation. Who do we depend on to do what is right for the American tax payers?
They represent the welfare, the illegal immigrants, our enemies in other countries, corrupted org. and companies, Wallstreet, etc. everyone but the working tax payers.
Then they laugh at us as they raise our taxes.
Again, who does the working American tax payer have to represent them?
#122954 Apr 1, 2013
#122955 Apr 1, 2013
Since: Feb 08
#122956 Apr 1, 2013
Are you telling me, after all we've been through, you'd actually re-up for more of this sh!t? You must be suffering from battered moron syndrome because promoting business creates jobs and growth, promoting regulation kills them, abundantly clear if you'd pull your head out.
#122957 Apr 1, 2013
From NOW on ...
When I do NOT post to u ...
Consider ME ...
DOWN my nose ...
#122958 Apr 1, 2013
FBI Agent Said Jared Loughner Made Graffiti Used by "Christian Anti-Abortion Groups"
"[The FBI agent] related to me there had been a contact with the Sheriff's Department where suspect Loughner had been creating graffiti, possibly spray painting graffiti in a symbol [the agent] indicated to me he believed to be associated with Christian anti-abortion groups," the report says.
Since: Feb 08
#122959 Apr 1, 2013
He may have borrowed some unfamiliar graffiti from the right but he emloyed some much too familiar tactics, from the left.
“Tutte le strade portano a Roma”
Since: Nov 09
#122960 Apr 1, 2013
Next immigration hurdle: Citizenship's fine print
It’s not the inclusion of a pathway to citizenship that has immigration reform proponents worried — at this point, it’s clear that this will be part of any deal Senate negotiators produce.
It’s how difficult they choose to make it.
The prospects of a bipartisan immigration deal improved dramatically with the weekend announcement of an agreement between labor and business on a visa program for low-skilled workers. But the real test will come after the Senate’s Gang of Eight reveals the fine print of the entire reform package next week.
Nowhere is that more true than on the pathway to citizenship.
Since: Feb 08
#122961 Apr 1, 2013
#122962 Apr 1, 2013
How to be a Christian and not a Bigot
In 20 years this country will look back on this time and shudder, just as we look back on the civil rights movement and wonder how we ever could have let things be the way they were before then. The members of the far-right need to realize that some of their ideals are outdated in our current society. Unless they want to operate outside of it, then they will need to get with the times. There is a place for religion in our country, but its place is not writing the law books. If the church wants to play a role in legislation then it should pay taxes.
#122963 Apr 2, 2013
Immigration Reform Blogger Awardees 2007
#122964 Apr 2, 2013
92% Vote yes to Impeach Obama.
#122966 Apr 2, 2013
#122969 Apr 2, 2013
Your killing me with laughter my friend. LOL
Read my lips: Obama used the same template as Romney which was endorsed by Republican Senator Bob Dole and the Heritage Foundation in the 1990s.
Hillarycare was also very similar to Romney/Obama back in the day, BTW.
Liberals wanted a Single Payer ( Medicare For All ) or even a Public Option.
Both parties are totally corrupt proven by the over 70,000 pages in the tax code that only the wealthiest benefit from.
Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich- and Cheat Everyone Else
http://tinyurl.com/3ptn5qm / May 18, 2004
One of the country's top investigative reporters reveals how the richest people within the top 1 percent of the country has rigged the tax code and other laws in its favor.
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston has been breaking pieces of this story on the front page of The New York Times for nine years, work for which one business school professor calls him the de facto chief tax enforcement officer of the United States. With Perfectly Legal, he puts the whole shocking narrative together in a way that will stir up media attention and make readers angry about the state of our country. And he has sound advice on what to do.
Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense
(And Stick You with the Bill) January 18, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/2yequa
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston joins us to talk about his new book,“Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (And Stick You with the Bill).” Johnston reveals how government subsidies and new regulations have quietly funneled money from the poor and the middle class to the rich and politically connected.
#122970 Apr 2, 2013
Both parties in collusion with corporate Rightwing Media and corporate Mainstream Media laugh all the way to the bank while the average hard working Americans get the shaft.
Congress only works THREE Days out of a week.
Good post Reality, well done.
#122971 Apr 2, 2013
Acorn has nothing to do with this.
Dodd/Frank Bill is Swiss Cheese Full of Corporate Loophole's.
Dodd / Frank should have put back Glass/Steagall to correct the wrongs Bill Clinton and all the Speaker Newt Gingrich Republicans past, which much help from corporate Democrats BTW.
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999
Senate voted 90 yea 8 nay / http://banking.senate.gov/conf/
This proves beyond all doubt that both parties do not represent “We The People”!
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999-Part 2
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999-Part 1
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999
Bill Clinton and the Republicans did away with oversight.
President Bill Clinton signed this into law with 54 Republicans voting yes and 44 Democrats voting no./ http://tinyurl.com/5lwv6z
On the Conference Report (S.900 Conference Report )
#122972 Apr 2, 2013
Please omit Past and replace with Passed.
#122974 Apr 2, 2013
WAS Chairman of the Federal Reserve (1987-2006)
WHAT HE DID Pushed for sweeping power to regulate Wall Street — and then failed to use it. Fueled "irrational" bubble with low interest rates.
WORST MOVE Called derivatives like CDOs "extraordinarily
useful"; regulating them would be a "mistake."
NOW ADMITS He was "partially" wrong to not impose tougher oversight.
WAS CEO of Citigroup (1998-2003)
WHAT HE DID Created the first too-big-to-fail company, Citigroup. Led the boom in
RECENTLY Celebrated $45 billion taxpayer bailout of Citi by taking Mexican vacation on Citigroup jet, complete with $13,000 carpets, pillows made from Hermés scarves, and
Baccarat crystal glassware.
WAS Senate Banking Committee chair (1995-2000)
KNOWN AS "High priest of deregulation"
WHAT HE DID Pushed repeal of Glass-Steagall Act, leading to rise of megabanks.
WORST MOVE Wrote law that exempted disastrous CDS deals from all regulation.
NOW ADMITS Nothing. Says there is "no evidence" his laws caused crash, which he
dismissed as a "mental recession."
WAS Chief of AIG Financial Products (2001-2008)
WHAT HE DID Blew a $500 billion
hole in fabric of the universe by placing massive bet on the bubble economy with money he didn't have.
WORST MOVE In August 2007 told investors his CDS deals
could not lose even "$1"; lost $352 million that quarter.
NOW Enjoying his $280 million in earnings.
WAS Treasury secretary (1995- 1999)
WHAT HE DID Opposed regulation of credit swaps; fought to overturn Glass-Steagall Act, leading to creation of Citigroup, where he later made $115 million.
WORST MOVE Asked Treasury to pressure ratings agencies to delay downgrading Enron, a Citigroup debtor.
NOW Still on Citi's board; mentor of Treasury Secretary Geithner.
#122975 Apr 2, 2013
The Card Shark
WAS CEO of Bear Stearns (1993-2008)
WHAT HE DID Took card-playing vacations and allegedly smoked weed while Bear went bankrupt.
WORST MOVE Cashed out his $61 million share after resigning shortly before Bear's sale to J.P. Morgan Chase.
NOW SAYS Of Treasury Secretary Geithner: "The guy thinks he's got a big dick. He's got nothing, except maybe a boyfriend."
Mr. Buck Passer
WAS Chairman of the SEC (2005-2009)
WHAT HE DID Gave the market a free ride, waiting until far too late
to reverse the disastrous "voluntary regulation" program of 2004 and police the ratings agencies.
LAME EXCUSE Insisted it wasn't his fault, claiming deregulatory policies tied his hands.
NOW SAYS His "greatest contribution" during the crisis was staying "calm."
WAS Head of Countrywide Financial (1969-2008)
WHAT HE DID Biggest provider of subprime mortgages; specialized in predatory loans that put broke people in mansions.
WORST MOVE "Friends of Angelo" program gave favorable mortgages to Sens. Chris Dodd and Kent Conrad.
NOW SAYS Called plea from homeowner facing foreclosure "disgusting."
WAS Chief of Merrill Lynch (2007-2009)
WHAT HE DID Concealed $15 billion hole in Merrill balance sheet until government
subsidized the sale of his company. Went skiing in Vail just before revealing losses.
WORST MOVE Proposed $10 million bonus for himself as company imploded; OK'd $1.2 million office refurbishing.
IS NOW Facing class-action suit for concealing losses.
WAS CEO of Goldman Sachs (1999-2006); Treasury secretary (2006-2009)
WHAT HE DID Pushed for end to debt restrictions for banks like Goldman, then arranged big bailout for Goldman.
WORST MOVE TARP proposal just three pages long; made his decisions "non-reviewable."
NOW SAYS "I don't think we've made mistakes on the major decisions."
The Big Loser
WAS CEO of Lehman Brothers (1993-2008)
WHAT HE DID Piloted Lehman to largest bankruptcy in U.S. history; earned $22 million the year firm went bust.
WORST MOVE Tried to avoid lawsuits by selling his $13 million Florida home to his wife for $100.
NOW SAYS Feels "horrible" about Lehman, but insists his management was "prudent and appropriate."
Mr. Too Big
IS CEO of Bank of America (2001-present)
WHAT HE DID Created ultimate too-big-to-fail company, buying up Fleet, MBNA,
Countrywide and Merrill Lynch.
WORST MOVE Failed to catch a $15 billion loss at Merrill before buying the firm; needed $20 billion bailout to close deal.
NOW SAYS It's a false "claim" to say "the banks that caused this mess must be held
“gun control takes two hands”
Since: Mar 13
#122976 Apr 2, 2013
Pro gun news: http://news.yahoo.com/ga-city-council-votes-r...
“Je Suis Charlie”
Since: Jan 13
#122977 Apr 2, 2013
AL's hatred of gays has reached the point of hysteria.
When people of my generation started coming out of the closet we had to face the bullies, the hatred and the ignorance. We had to face the physical violence and the indignities that people like AL thought would force us to go away and to be perfectly honest about it, we won.
As difficult as it can still be, young people today have the opportunity to be who they were born to be because some of us were willing to fight the battles that had to be fought and we weren't willing to back down.
No one is going to bully the gay community back into the shadows.
We're not going anywhere except forward and people like AL, Don't panic, Eagle, Reality and a few others on this thread are simply going to have to find a way to live with it because there is nothing else they can do.
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