Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Remarks by Senator Warren on Citigroup and its bailout provision

Once again, Elizabeth Warren hits the mark. "And now we're watching as Congress passes yet another provision that was written by lobbyists for the biggest recipient of bailout money in the history of this country. And its attached to a bill that needs to pass or else the entire federal government will grind to a halt." It's well worth watching--it's not long, but she tells it like it is. Speaking truth to power.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Republican Vision ...

As near as I can tell, in the world the Republicans are fighting for there will be:
  • no funding above sequester levels
  • no reproductive choices for women 
  • no raises in the minimum wage
  • no Social Security
  • no Medicare 
  • repeal of the Affordable Care Act (millions will again be at the mercy of insurance companies or have no insurance) 
  • as little funding for social programs as possible (after all, food stamps and unemployment only make people lazier)
  • no same sex marriage 
  • no voting rights act
  • no additional funding for service people, their families or veterans programs
  • an end to public education (charters are not better, but they are for-profit) 
  • no unions to help people get better pay or benefits 
  • no pollution or safety regulations on industry (no legal protection for citizens)

HOWEVER, there will also be:
  • politicians who have a license to lie in political campaigns
  • guns everywhere and anywhere
  • license to shoot at anyone you say you don't like the looks of
  • PLENTY of money for military defense contractors like Blackwell (who do shoddy work for billions of taxpayer money)
  • lots of tax breaks so corporations and rich people get richer

Democrats need to vote if they don't want the world the Republicans want.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014