What makes his real is that there is not only no central organization, but also no central banking account. The organization does not take donations, just helps to co-ordinate action across the country. This is in contrast to the "Tea Party", both of its organizations, that take money not just from angry libertarians, but also from large corporations and benefactors like the Koch Brothers.
"I believe there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing. I believe there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the system of exploitation. I believe there will be that kind of clash, but I don't think it will be based on the color of our skin". Malcolm X
What is there for Dems to warm too in discussion with RIPublicans over budget cuts? If the RIPublicans are not offering to compromise on increasing revenue, there should be no discussions about budget cuts! Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Isn't it amazing that government workers are over paid and burdening taxpayers? Aren't these self same government employees taxpayers as well? I don't believe any of them are out there supporting the Gov. to eliminate collective bargaining so that they can be told how much they will make and what little if any benefits they will get. No collective bargaining means that worker have the right to be poor! Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
What a bunch of losers the the Senate Dems are. All they seem to do is to give, give , give, and what do they get for it; Nothing! Yet, We The People, will get screwed once again. When will our legislators understand that they are there to serve the People, not the rich and large corporations.
It is time that what is happening in Wisconsin spreads to the rest of the country. We need to start rallying at every state capital and D.C. and let these people know that the end is now. We need to take back government and make it do what it was intended to do: insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to Ourselves and Our Posterity. This can not be done while we continue to allow the rich and large corporations to bleed us dry.
I say SHUT THE GOVERNMENT DOWN! You want spending cuts, fine cut spending only when you agree to increase revenue from the rich and corporations. Stop giving tax breaks to to the largest corps that now pay now taxes and ship our jobs overseas. Stop giving breaks to the wealthiest that create scams to destroy the financial system in order to increase their own wealth.
Shut it down. Obama gave his concession to RIPublicans with the extension of the Bush tax cuts. Now they want to gut everything that is a social program. Forget it. If the RIPublicans want to put the budget back in balance, they should start with repealing the Bush tax cuts, closing loop holes that allow multi billion dollar corporations to avoid paying taxes, and tax corporations that import product to the US. When we make the tax system equitable, and bring good paying jobs back to this country, we will be able to sustain all our social programs. However, as long as we allow the wealthiest individuals and the largest corporations to not pay their fair share, we will continue down the road to third world status. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
The only "dire consequences" of not passing the legislation is that the RIPublicans will not have busted the unions, but made them stronger, made them realize that they can have a major influence on people, and may, just may get new legislation to make it easier for workers to join unions.
If the Gov wants to balance Wisconsin's budget, he should rescind the tax breaks that he just signed for the rich and large corporations. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Soros did what RIPublicans sya the system should be able to do...produce millionaires. The truth is that it is the rare person who can do that, no matter what the tax system is. Soros is not afraid of taxes, and is in favor of increasing them on the wealthy. That does not make him an elitist. It makes him someone who cares about the rest of society. Without a strong middle class, no countries economy can service. Just look at the third world, plenty of millionaires in the elite classes, mostly stolen money from the government and subjegating the poor, but they never develop a strong economy. Why, because they have no middle class. The middle class is the driver of the economy, the ones that spend money on everyday products and durable goods that create real wealth for the manufacturing country. We have shipped the wealth creating jobs overseas, and if we do not find a way to bring them back, we will be on a long slow road to third world status. About Glenn Beck Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
What else could you say. Fox is nothing but a manipulator, spin machine, and propaganda arm of the right. What keeps it going is the fact that they actual have great sports coverage and a decent entertainment division. Their coverage is never accurate, and always contains opinion either from the reporter or the person at the anchor desk.
There are a lot of people on this thread calling for new regulations. But don't you understand that the market will always correct itself, that business will always do what is bets so that they don't go out of business? Self regulation, that is what capitalism is all about.
Well, that and telling the government that they have to bail them out after they ruined the economy of the WORLD! Capitalism without regulation is at best destructive, not only of itself but the rest of humanity. There must be regulations in a capitalist economy, or business will eat itself and everything around it. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
What about the tax breaks that Walker gave to big business in his first budget. How can you expect to even maintain your programs when you continually give away revenue? What the RIPublican strategy is is to starve the government to show that it does not work. Government work fine when everyone put in the same percentage of actual disposable income. That means a true progressive tax on both people and businesses. They use the services that government provides, and they should have to pay for it.
The only way to make government not work is to starve it. The Ripublicans are doing that to show how bad government is. What would be worse, paying people to regulate business that routinely puts profits before workers, or the country for that matter, or not funding the government so that business can make profits at all costs?
Ripublicans will destroy this economy in two years if they put their budget proposals in effect. Cutting defense spending (there is more waste there then any other department in the country) could go much further to restoring the economy then cutting programs that keep Americans employed, healthy, and safe. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
OK, but you have to laugh at the ingenuity of the guy for using the law against the banks. He is probably correct in determining that he does not need a $1 million insurance policy to rebuild his home if it is destroyed. The bank tried to do that to me to insure the home for much more then is was worth to rebuild. We even had quotes for replacement from exactly as the house was build to replacing the foundation and putting up the same square footage home. What banks are trying to do is to stretch your budget to the breaking point so that you miss or are late on e on payment. Read your mortgage, you will find that the bank has the right to initiate foreclosure if you are 30 days late on a payment, even if you double pay to get caght up. About Foreclosure Crisis Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Ripublicans will do anything they can to subjugate the American people. First step to doing that is to destroy the unions. Once there is no collective bargaining, people will have to accept what business and government offer them for pay. If they do not lit it or the work conditions they can go somewhere else. That of course will lead to the same. People will fall into poverty, go hungry, die because of lack of health care, and then the jobs will come back here because we will make less income than the Chinese and we could then undercut them. The Ripublican future! Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
So where is the money to protect Internet freedom here? Once again we send millions out of the country when we have an issue here. We spend $3 million a day funding Egypt's military alone. That kind of money funds universal health care for all Americans if we did not send it overseas to dictators. About Hillary Clinton Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
If everything is one the table, then that should include increasing taxes on the wealthy, increasing inheritance taxes on estates over $1 million, ending all subsidies to oil companies, nuke power companies, and reducing Congress' salaries by 10%.
Why is it that the Ripublicans think that cutting non-defense discretionary spending (which is only one third of the total deficit) will solve anything. How about we end the Bush tax cuts; how about we bring taxes to the level they were under Eisenhower, when the country was considered prosperous; how about taxing companies that move American jobs overseas, thereby reduce government revenue; how about we stop trying to balance the budget on the backs of the poor and middle classes? Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
How is it that a sitting P.M. can be indicted on charges (real ones, not fake "I had sex with an adult" like Clinton), yet we still cannot seem to put on trial a former President on war cries that he admitted to in his own book. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
It is imperative that the Egyptians form their political parties so that they can decide on where they want to take the country now. They must also watch the military closely, so that it does not get comfortable in power. The new constitution should take the best elements from the democracies of the West, ensuring that they limit government control of information and retain their right to privacy, and freedoms of religion, speech, and assembly. They should also include term limits for all political offices, from dog catcher on up. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
The Ripublicans and their Libertarian/T.P. cohorts are working hard to ensure that government fails by starving it. They will then be able to convince those that do not care about the details (their supporters) that government should only be about defense and everything else should belong in the private sector. Of course defense spending will not go away as the government will continue to fund development and buy expensive weapon systems that fail to live up to expectation. The deficit will never be reduced, because their will never be the revenue to reduce it.
What should be cut is the budget for the Dept of Commerce, subsidies for energy companies (except renewables), agricultural subsidies for agribusiness, defense procurement programs for weapons systems that are not needed for the current and future military operation (of course, the Ripublicans are looking to cut military pay raises next fiscal year).
Why does Amtrak have to wait on a siding for permission to continue, and why can't passenger trains travel faster. You have to understand rail transport since the demise of the Penn Central and the creation of Conrail and Amtrak by the federal government.
When the Penn Central failed, all rail corporations were going to end passenger service. In order to prevent that, the government created Amtrak, giving huge concessions to what are now the freight rail companies. Most of the rail remains in the hands of the freight lines, with little incentive to make them better for faster passenger service. Amtrak was given control of the older rails in the east and northeast, very little of which was straight. Amtrak also had to give priority to the freight lines on their own tracks, with the freight lines on giving the same priority to Amtrak. Finally, the freight line were indemnified by Amtrak in case of accidents. Even if it was the fault of the freight companies to properly maintain their track, Amtrak would ultimately pay the bill for repairs and lawsuits.
Building high speed rail in this country could improve transportation, lowering costs to travelers, increasing real competition with airlines and creating high paying jobs for Americans. What has to happen is that we need to do this the way other countries do it and require that any foreign company that is awarded a contract must manufacture in the US. About Barack Obama Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Rather than increasing the retirement age every few years, why don't we increase the amount that is taxable every few years. Rather than the wealthiest not paying any SS tax after $105K, they get to pay tax on every penny earned, just like the rest of us. Social Security will not run out of money in anyone's lifetime, especially someone who has been in the Senate nearly as long as I have been alive. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
I have read many of the comments posted on this thread and many people seem to think that American business is doing something different than businesses have since the first time someone hired someone to work for them. Marx was right in many respects about the business/labor interaction. Business has beaten down the labor force to the point that it is irrelevant, and government has made that possible by the tax breaks they have given to outsource jobs. Regulations are merely a check and balance on business to keep them from completely exploiting workers, the environment, and the consumers of their products.
Unregulated capitalism is like a parasite, it will continue to feed off its host until it kills it. Capitalism has nothing to to with free trade, innovation, or job creation. A capitalists goal is to eliminate the competition until there is a monopoly, to reduce costs by shifting to the cheapest labor it can find, which will eliminate its own consumers, using the least expensive raw materials while not lowering the retail price to increase profits (none of which make it to the labor force), and to market their products to consumers by making inaccurate statement about what their products are made of or will do.
I am not advocating a different economic system, just one that maintains a check and balance on business so that it does not kill itself (or its labor force or consumers) at the expense of making money. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
It is beginning to look like Palin may make Dubya seem intelligent. She not only mangles the language, but she also has not idea about the topics she talks about. She is Joe the Plumber who's 15 minutes seem to never end. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Not only is waterboarding defined as torture, but, the U.S. made sure that it was put into the Convention on Torture. We tried and executed Japanese soldiers after WWII for committing this crime. Most of the Bush Administration will find that they are "prisoners" of the homeland. Once they step outside of this country they will face the same fate as those from Yugoslavia, Chile, and other countries that committed acts violating human rights. About Harsh Interrogations Read the Article at HuffingtonPost