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News Flash: Congressional Republicans Want To Raise Your Taxes
Post Date: 2011-08-21 19:44:44 by Brian S
WASHINGTON (AP) -- News flash: Congressional Republicans want to raise your taxes. Impossible, right? GOP lawmakers are so virulently anti-tax, surely they will fight to prevent a payroll tax increase on virtually every wage-earner starting Jan. 1, right? Apparently not. Many of the same Republicans who fought hammer-and-tong to keep the George W. Bush-era income tax cuts from expiring on schedule are now saying a different "temporary" tax cut should end as planned. By their own definition, that amounts to a tax increase. The tax break extension they oppose is sought by President Barack Obama. Unlike proposed changes in the income tax, this policy helps the 46 percent of all ...

Rove: Palin Will Run
Post Date: 2011-08-20 19:34:39 by Brian S
Former Bush advisor Karl Rove says he believes former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will enter the Republican presidential race sometime around Labor Day. Appearing on Fox News Saturday morning, Rove said Palin "has a schedule next week that looks like that of a candidate, not a celebrity." Rove also cited a new campaign-style video Palin has released on her recent visit to the Iowa State Fair as evidence Palin is gearing up for a run. Palin will be the keynote speaker at the Tea Party of America's "Restoring America" event in Iowa September 3. The event location was recently moved from Waukee, Iowa, to Indianola, Iowa to accommodate a larger crowd. "This is her ...

Paul Ryan Running Scared: Charges Voters Fee to Ask Questions, Skips Town Halls
Post Date: 2011-08-19 17:34:14 by Brian S
Is Rep. Paul Ryan really looking to make a buck off his constituents? In yet another Republican stunt that proves the GOP only cares about people with money, Ryan is charging a fee akin to a “poll tax” for the right to speak with him.Politico reports:“It will cost $15 to ask Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) a question in person during the August congressional recess. The House Budget Committee chairman isn’t holding any face-to-face open-to-the-public town hall meetings during the recess, but like several of his colleagues he will speak only for residents willing to open their wallets.”Why is Ryan, author of the “Kill Medicare” budget, running scared? He’s ...

Former Reagan Aide: ‘Rick Perry Is An Idiot’
Post Date: 2011-08-19 11:27:11 by Brian S
American historian Bruce Bartlett, who worked as an aide to President Ronald Reagan and as a Treasury official for President George H.W. Bush, doesn’t have a lot of respect for Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry’s intellect. “Rick Perry said the Fed is treasonous,” CNN’s Christine Romans told Bartlett Friday during an interview about the economy. “Rick Perry is an idiot and I don’t think anybody would disagree with that,” Bartlett replied. Watch this video from CNN’s American Morning, broadcast Aug. 19, 2011.

Obama 2012 Team Would Prefer To Run Against Rick Perry
Post Date: 2011-08-19 11:24:25 by Brian S
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Republican White House hopeful Rick Perry has at least some supporters in the Democratic stronghold of Chicago -- President Barack Obama's re-election team. The Texas governor, a social and fiscal conservative, is seen by Obama's top election fundraisers, supporters and senior Democrats close to the campaign as easier to beat than the more moderate Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. "I was praying Perry would get in the race," said a former White House aide closely linked to Obama's campaign. While Obama's campaign headquarters in Chicago will not talk on the record about possible election rivals, fundraisers, senior activists and ...

Perry Ignores Public Data To Insist Stimulus Did Not Create Jobs
Post Date: 2011-08-19 11:20:44 by Brian S
During an appearance in New Hampshire on Thursday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) told a crowd of potential supporters that the Recovery Act "didn't create any jobs, as far as I can tell." The comment is another in a long line of denials by the governor that billions of dollars in economic stimulus helped his state. Overall, $28.5 billion in federal assistance has been sent to Texas, the second most of any state. Officials used it to keep schools open, put more people to work on infrastructure projects and ensure children still received needed health care, among other things -- all in spite of Perry's posturing against such measures. The Houston Chronicle estimated that ...

Goldman Sachs VP Changed Name, Now a Top GOP Congressional Staffer
Post Date: 2011-08-18 20:31:36 by Brian S
Has Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) turned the House Oversight Committee into a bank lobbying firm with the power to subpoena and pressure government regulators? ThinkProgress has found that a Goldman Sachs vice president changed his name, then quietly went to work for Issa to coordinate his effort to thwart regulations that affect Goldman Sachs’ bottom line. In July, Issa sent a letter to top government regulators demanding that they back off and provide more justification for new margin requirements for financial firms dealing in derivatives. A standard practice on Capitol Hill is to end a letter to a government agency with contact information for the congressional staffer ...

Ever Meet A Republican Anti-Gay Fanatic Who WASN'T A Closet Case?
Post Date: 2011-08-17 15:41:31 by Brian S
Phillip Hinkle (R-IN), count down to resignation has begunThe message "I Need A Sugga Daddy" always drives rightists into a feeding frenzy-- especially when they're homophobes and it comes from a young boy. Is it such a powerful sexual turn-on to conservatives because it's a power trip? I suspect it isn't bringing out a nurturing side of them. But we'll just have to ask notorious anti-gay fanatic Phillip Hinkle (R-IN), a 64 year old married man from Indianapolis, first elected to the Indiana House in 2000. Indianapolis' conservative Gannett newspaper, The Star reported today that Hinkle solicited sex from an 18 year old boy via the m4m "casual ...

Pamela Geller: Rick Perry Needs To Address His Ties To Stealth Jihadist
Post Date: 2011-08-17 11:38:10 by Brian S
Anti-Islam blogger Pamela Geller has accused TX Gov. Rick Perry of being the pro-Sharia "Fifth Column" presidential candidate -- but still says she'd support him if she had to "with every breath of my body." Geller's been writing about Perry's relationship with the Aga Khan, the leader of the Ismailis sect of Shia Islam, in response to a Salon piece that detailed their friendship. From Justin Elliott at Salon: Sprouting from that friendship are at least two cooperation agreements between the state of Texas and Ismaili institutions, including a far-reaching program to educate Texas schoolchildren about Islam. More here. Geller, of course, was concerned. ...

Trump: ‘I’d Be Willing’ To Pay More Taxes
Post Date: 2011-08-17 11:32:12 by Brian S
Real estate mogul Donald Trump said Monday that he would be willing to pay a higher tax rate but most oil companies would not because they are not patriotic. “Warren Buffet made another splash with his op-ed in The New York Times, saying it’s just not right that he, a billionaire, pays 17 percent in taxes when his secretary and receptionist pay more,” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos told Trump. “Isn’t he right about that?” “There’s many different views on that,” Trump replied. “And I can also tell you that a lot of people will go elsewhere to do business if you start taxing them.” “But 17 percent isn’t much for a ...

Book About Texas Gov. Rick Perry Coming In 2012 (Title: Adios Mofo: Why Rick Perry Will Make America Miss George W. Bush)
Post Date: 2011-08-16 11:28:58 by Brian S
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rick Perry has the book world's attention. The Texas governor and recently declared GOP presidential candidate is the subject of new book by James C. Moore, co-author of the anti-George W. Bush best-seller "Bush's Brain," and Texas political consultant Jason Stanford. Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company, announced Tuesday that "Adios Mofo: Why Rick Perry Will Make America Miss George W. Bush" is scheduled for early 2012. According to Metropolitan, the authors have "deep contacts with numerous operatives in the Perry campaign" and will present the governor as an "ideologue with scant interest or success in ...

Obama To Launch Counter-Offensive Branding GOP Contenders 'Tea Party Lackeys'
Post Date: 2011-08-15 16:00:32 by Brian S
President Obama will this week launch a counter-offensive branding the GOP contenders 'Tea Party lackeys' as his approval rating hits an all-time low. The President's approval rating has dropped to below 40 per cent for the first time, according to Gallup's daily tracking poll. The poll released last night said found 39 per cent of Americans approve Mr Obama's performance, while 54 per cent disapprove. The fall comes as Mr Obama launches a political counteroffensive this week, while he's weighed down by wilting support among some of his most ardent backers, a stunted economy and a daily bashing from the slew of Republicans campaigning for his job. 'We've ...

While Pushing Corporate Tax Cuts, Bachmann Rejects Extending Jobless Benefits: ‘We Don’t Have The Money’
Post Date: 2011-08-15 11:36:00 by Brian S
Right now, 14 million unemployed Americans are struggling to make ends meet. 44.4 percent of these Americans have been struggling without a job for six months or more. While Republican lawmakers continually put off their “jobs” agenda, many of these Americans receive much needed financial support from the federal unemployment benefits program. These benefits, unfortunately, will expire at the end of 2011. GOP presidential frontrunner Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has been touting a “jobs” candidacy and emphatically insists that she could spur some economic recovery within the first three months of her presidency, if “not the whole turnaround.” Her powerhouse ...

Ron Paul Breaks With Mitt Romney: ‘People Are Individuals…Not Companies’
Post Date: 2011-08-15 11:34:20 by Brian S
Late last week, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) told Iowa fair-goers during a question-and-answer session about his belief that “corporations are people.” Romney, who earned a reputation in 2008 as a flip-flopper, was loathe to back down from the misstep, doubling down on his comments over the weekend. Other conservatives also rushed to his defense, including Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), both of whom told ThinkProgress they supported the idea that corporations are people. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), who placed second in the Ames Straw Poll over the weekend, took a far different view when speaking with ThinkProgress. Unlike Romney and his own ...

Does the Tea Party need an Army?
Post Date: 2011-08-15 09:28:29 by A K A Stone
Just askin.

Tea Party’s Heyday May Be Coming To An End, Say Political Experts
Post Date: 2011-08-14 18:56:30 by Brian S
The reign of the Tea Party may be coming to an end in Washington, according to academic political experts who say polls show a backlash against the conservative movement. Two national polls released this month by CNN and The New York Times in conjunction with CBS News showed the Tea Party’s unfavorable rating at an all-time high. Political scientists say the data shows a backlash of independent voters against conservative lawmakers who have taken a hard line against bipartisan compromise in Washington. These experts say independent voters who make up the swing bloc of the electorate typically pay less attention to politics than staunch Republican and Democratic voters. The ...

Gop Chairmen Want To Know Effect Of Huge Spending Cuts On National Security
Post Date: 2011-08-14 18:21:28 by Brian S
Three House Republican committee chairmen are pushing the Obama administration to explain how it anticipates up to $1 trillion in Defense cuts would affect U.S. national security. The $350 billion in national security budget shrinkage mandated in a debt-ceiling deal signed into law by President Obama on Aug. 2 “would be an unprecedented drawdown in Defense while U.S. forces are committed to contingency operations,” the three GOP chairmen wrote to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and White House budget chief Jack Lew in an Aug. 10 letter. “More troubling than the lack of any historical precedent, however, is that this decision to reduce defense spending … has preceded ...

Ron Paul Attacks Abortion In Ames Speech: ‘All Life Is Precious’
Post Date: 2011-08-14 13:19:53 by Brian S
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul began his speech in Ames, Iowa on Saturday by railing against abortion. "There is something that precedes liberty, and that is life," the Texas congressman said. "I believe in a very limited role for the government, but the prime reason that government exists in a free society is to protect liberty and also to protect life, and I mean all life." Paul, a libertarian, has gained an enthusiastic following for his strong views on limited government, free market economics and isolationist foreign policy, but has remained less vocal about social issues than most other Republicans. The speech came ahead of the Ames Straw Poll, an ...

Issa Rips Gov. Perry's 'Texas Miracle'
Post Date: 2011-08-13 12:48:12 by Brian S
Count Rep. Darrell Issa as another skeptic of Gov. Rick Perry’s “Texas Miracle” – the catchphrase used to describe how the Lone Star State has added hundreds of thousands more jobs than any other. In a wide-ranging speech Friday in San Diego, Issa added another salvo in the Texas-California job-creation debate. Perry, who is expected to join the GOP presidential race Saturday, has drawn a mix of scorn and praise for helping to foster a business-friendly environment during his tenure as the nation’s longest-serving governor. “Rick Perry’s entire claim to fame is that he kicked our ass. You guys can laugh. You can let it out,” Issa, R-Vista, said at a ...

Scarborough: ‘Michele Bachmann Is A Joke’
Post Date: 2011-08-12 12:23:16 by Brian S
Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough Thursday tore into the base of the Republican Party in Iowa for pushing Michele Bachmann, someone who is “never going to get close winning the presidential nomination.” “Michele Bachmann’s first answer was, I wish the federal government had defaulted,” Scarborough recalled Bachmann saying during Thursday night’s Republican debate. “Had defaulted! A week after Americans lost — some of them perhaps lost half of their pensions. Lost half of their 401ks. When trillions of dollars went down the drain with Americans suffering, she said that and got applause.” “If anybody thinks that guys like my dad are ...

Voters Question Tea Party-Backed Lawmaker After Vote on U.S. Debt Accord
Post Date: 2011-08-12 12:13:58 by Brian S
First-term Representative Sean Duffy leveraged voter backlash over expanded government into an election win last year. His support last week for the U.S. debt- reduction deal is leaving the Republican vulnerable to a potential revolt of his own. In Duffy’s northwest Wisconsin district, the stock market’s volatility following Standard & Poor’s lowering of the nation’s credit rating has some voters angered with a deal they say didn’t do enough to prevent a downgrade. Others say they’re fed up with an ongoing debt debate that diverts attention from ways to jump-start a slow-moving economy. After benefiting from an anti-Washington mood to take office, Duffy ...

Ron Paul Rails Against Rick Santorum: ‘We Just Plain Don’t Mind Our Own Business!’ [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2011-08-12 01:18:40 by Brian S
The debate began with the two most similar candidates– Minnesotans Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Rep. Michele Bachmann– pulling no punches in disparaging each other’s records. It wouldn’t take long for the two most different candidates to have at it, and the foreign policy conversation between. Rep. Ron Paul and Rick Santorum delivered just as much as the experience one among the Minnesotans. Rep. Paul brought his vintage A-game to the debate on foreign policy tonight, attacking America’s foreign policy on Iran and arguing that they were entirely justified in wanting nuclear weapons. Arguing that the USSR had nuclear weapons and “they were the greatest danger in our ...

Welcome Nolu Chan [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2011-08-11 17:46:58 by A K A Stone
Welcome Nolu Chan. Hey be nice everybody.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Pays $30 Per Month For Health Insurance
Post Date: 2011-08-11 14:32:35 by Brian S
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) crashed into office earlier this year on a campaign bashing President Barack Obama's health care plan and its ability to lower costs for consumers, but it turns out that he doesn't mind the governmental twist that allows him to pay a lower insurance premium himself. Scott pays only $30 per month for taxpayer-subsidized health insurance for himself and his family, the Miami Herald reported. Meanwhile, the janitors who clean his office in the state Capitol pay six times as much out of pocket for their own health coverage. Scott accepts no salary as state executive, but a perk of his — and 32,000 other high-ranking state officials — job is the ...

Tea Party Rep: Bank Should Have Known I Wouldn't Be Able To Repay $2.2 Million Loan
Post Date: 2011-08-11 13:12:25 by Brian S
Tea Party aligned Georgia Rep. Tom Graves (R), who castigates Washington for fiscal irresponsibility, reached an out of court settlement Wednesday after he was sued for defaulting on a $2.2 million loan -- which his attorney argued is the bank's fault for lending him the money in the first place. Graves and his business partner Chip Rogers -- who is the state Senate's Republican majority leader -- took out a $2.2 million loan from the Bartow County Bank in 2007 to buy and renovate a local motel. The project soon went belly-up. The bank, which has since failed and had its assets taken over, sued Graves and Rogers for defaulting. The two Republicans then countersued, "accusing ...

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