Pity poor Cong. Phil Gingrey (R-Georgia) “stuck here (in Congress) making $172,000 a year”. His personal disclosed net worth is somewhere around $3 million. And then he voted to cut food stamps.
Old Dominion Republicans make it crystal clear that the only real purpose of “Voter ID” Laws is to make it harder for Democrats to vote. Appreciate them abandoning the asinine pretext.
Rarely (in fact, pretty much never) heard from the Great Ayn Rand Party is the fact that it’s mostly Republican states which receive back more in Federal dollars than they pay into the system in Federal taxes and the largest concentrations of the infamous 47% moochers are found in, you guessed it, Red States.
How the Obama Administration protected Wall Street banksters from their richly-deserved prosecution. If you really want to understand just how corrupt the American political system has become, this is a good lesson. In the final analysis, money talks and bullshit walks. As long as we continue to allow Wall Street to purchase our democracy, this is what we will continue to get, plutocracy.
The greatest lie corporate America ever invented was telling blue collar workers that it was the evil old unions who were responsible for plant closings and out-sourcing. They are at it again with the Hostess liquidation. I know we are in a post-fact age, but the facts are that Hostess was bought out by a Bain-style, vulture-capitalist private equity firm. The facts are that management enriched itself with massive payoffs. And the facts are that they attempted to pay for these for trying to force the workers to given up generous pensions that they had negotiated by giving up wage increases and other benefits, all this while steering the company onto the shoals in an economy that hasn’t been kind to the makers of junk food. But rest assured, the Right Wing Howler Monkey Media Chorus will rush to their defense by blaming the victims.
Yet another scum bag CEO has taken up Mitt Romney’s call and is threatening his employees to vote for The Mitt…or else. Mike White, owner of the industrial equipment firm Rite-Hite, and unsurprisingly, a Scott Walker sugar daddy, is a certified asshole.
I hope you make it very clear to your employees what you believe is in the best interest of your enterprise and therefore their job and their future in the upcoming elections.And whether you agree with me or you agree with President Obama, or whatever your political view, I hope — I hope you pass those along to your employees. Nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business, because I think that will figure into their election decision, their voting decision.
Where’s the 13th Amendment when you need it? Coal miners were forced to attend a Mitt Romney rally and then docked pay. No, seriously. Just in case working people were wondering what Willard thinks of them: as props. Unpaid props at that.
And speaking of props, Republicans in the Senate killed a bill to provide jobs for unemployed veterans. Think about that the next time a Republican tells you how much they “support the troops.”