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  • Analysis: Sanders’s ‘Great Society’ could add $15 trillion to the debt

    04/08/2016 9:42:25 AM PDT · by LucyT · 32 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | April 8, 2016 | Eric Pianin
    If Sanders had his way, the government would provide free college tuition to all students at state-run colleges and universities. Americans would be entitled to medical and family leave from work, courtesy of the federal government. Rather than trimming benefits of the Social Security system, Sanders would engineer an historic expansion of the program for retirees and the disabled. That’s just for starters. Sanders’ most ambitious and costly proposal would enact a European-style single-payer national health insurance program to guarantee every American health care coverage. He would launch a major new infrastructure program to repair and replace the nation’s aging...
  • [Rep. Tom] Cole: Join with Obama on quick deal (RINO wants higher taxes on rich)

    11/27/2012 6:41:43 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/27/2012 | Jonathan Allen
    Republican Rep. Tom Cole urged colleagues in a private session Tuesday to vote to extend the Bush tax rates for all but the highest earners before the end of the year — and to battle over the rest later. The Oklahoma Republican said in an interview with POLITICO that he believes such a vote would not violate Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge and that he’s not alone within Republican circles. Read more:
  • Bait And Switch on Obamacare

    06/29/2012 4:08:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | June 29, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    When is a tax not a tax? When President Obama says it isn't, or when the Supreme Court says it is? Obamacare was sold on several fraudulent lines. The president knows the country doesn't want to pay higher taxes, given the deplorable way their government spends the money. And so the administration packaged it as something different. That's called bait and switch, which is defined as "an illegal tactic in which a seller advertises a product with the intention of persuading customers to purchase a more expensive product." And Obamacare, if it is not repealed, is guaranteed to be more...
  • Obama to propose $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue as part of long-term deficit package

    09/18/2011 9:08:22 PM PDT · by mylife · 103 replies
    AP ^ | 9/18/11 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Drawing a bright line with congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama is proposing $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue as part of his long-term deficit reduction plan, according to senior administration officials. The president on Monday will announce a proposal that includes repeal of Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest taxpayers, nearly $250 billion in reductions in Medicare spending, $330 billion in cuts in other mandatory benefit programs, and savings of $1 trillion from the withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, the officials said. The plan includes no changes in Social Security and does not include an...
  • S&P warns of a second downgrade

    08/06/2011 2:11:26 PM PDT · by Clairity · 158 replies
    Politico ^ | August 6, 2011 | Josh Boak
    One day after lowering the nation’s platinum triple-A credit rating, Standard & Poor’s analysts warned Saturday that the U.S. government could face a second downgrade if the economy continues to struggle and the government fails to make the cuts outlined in the debt ceiling agreement. The ratings agency on Friday downgraded the nation to AA+ for the first time in history, saying partisanship in Washington is preventing dramatic deficit reduction.
  • Reid:S&P downgrade backs Dems' call for more revenue

    08/06/2011 8:43:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 109 replies
    TheHill ^ | 08/05/11 | Jamie Klatell
    Standard & Poor's decision to downgrade the nation's credit rating reinforces Democrats' call for increasing tax revenue, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Friday.
  • Coburn proposes $9 trillion deficit cut measure

    07/18/2011 2:59:59 PM PDT · by shove_it · 19 replies
    Yahoo via AP ^ | 18 Jul 2011 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the Senate's staunchest budget-cutters unveiled Monday a massive plan to cut the nation's deficit by $9 trillion over the coming decade. The plan by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is laced with politically perilous proposals like raising to 70 the age at which people can claim their full Social Security benefits. It would cut farm subsidies, Medicare, student aid, housing subsidies for the poor, and funding for community development grants. Coburn even takes on the powerful veterans' lobby by proposing that some veterans pay more for medical care and prescription drugs. Coburn was a member of...
  • Feds look to regulate food similar to tobacco, with hopes of saving money on health care

    06/22/2011 5:47:22 AM PDT · by xtinct · 72 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/23/2011 | Neil Munro
    The federal government has a growing interest in the eating habits of Americans for the same reason it has an interest in tobacco consumption, said Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The reason is money, because three-quarters of medical-spending is driven by chronic diseases, such as obesity and tobacco-related diseases, she said. Sebelius’ comments came at the tail-end of Tuesday’s White House press conference where officials showcased nine new photos that must be carried on cigarette packs. Officials used a survey of 18,000 people to find the images that would have the most distressing...
  • Dem's agenda is costing American jobs

    09/06/2010 4:17:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    sky hi daily news ^ | September 5, 2010 | Tim T. Schowalter
    The anti-business agenda of Obama and the Democrats is a major factor. The only way a job is created is for someone to risk their money to start or expand a business. Anyone considering that must look at current and future economics. That look shows an increasing level of financial risk and headaches as Obama keeps pushing for higher taxes, higher energy costs, more regulation and more forced unionism. Obama Care has a new accounting nightmare, that requires a 1099 for all financial business transactions over $600... Obama is still pushing for the card check bill, which eliminates the secret...
  • The Good News Is, We've Been Here Before

    06/19/2010 9:31:07 AM PDT · by timesthattrymenssouls · 12 replies · 305+ views
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 6/19/10 | Nancy Tengler
    The bad news is, it will likely get worse before it gets better. The parallels between the current economic situation and the economic crisis in the 1930's is remarkable. Also noteworthy is the similarity between the strategies employed by president elect and then president Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Barack Obama. All of the following examples are cited from Amity Shlaes, The Forgotten Man. The routine of targeting class enemies in the name of reform would become Roosevelt's hallmark (Shlaes 133). Roosevelt reminded his listeners of the importance of the fact that "our last frontier" had long since been reached...growth would...
  • Viedo--Obama to Peddle Energy Snakeoil Tomfoolery in Speech Tonight

    06/15/2010 8:34:37 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 17 replies · 275+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/15/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    Sticking to the game plan of 'never let a serious crisis go to waste,' Barack Obama intends to use the Gulf oil crisis as an excuse to push for his so-called 'cap-and-trade' tax-on-energy scheme in order to supposedly 'reduce our dependence on oil and fossil fuels.' Part of that game plan is to lie about the costs to average Americans. The scheme is nothing more than energy snakeoil tomfoolery. The Leftwing extremist proponents of this taxpayer-robbing trickery, such as Henry Waxman, D-California, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, grossly underestimate the costs of the plan, just as they have with...
  • Obama: Asking About My Tax Pledge is a “Washington Game” (At Tax Game, Obama Earns a FAIL)

    04/27/2010 9:41:29 AM PDT · by Andrea19 · 8 replies · 423+ views
    ATR ^ | 4/28/10 | John Kartch
    "... It’s important that we not restrict the review or the recommendations that this commission comes up with in any way. Everything has to be on the table. And I just met briefly with the commission and said the same thing to them. Of course this means that all of you, our friends in the media, will ask me and others once a week, or once a day, about what we are willing to rule out or rule in when it comes to the recommendations of the commission. That’s an old Washington game…"

    04/13/2010 11:16:21 PM PDT · by Cindy · 58 replies · 3,577+ views ^ | Published: April 13, 2010 at 10:47 PM
    SNIPPET: "BOCA RATON, Fla., April 13 (UPI) -- Voters elected Democrat Ted Deutch Tuesday to fill out the term of retired U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Fla., election returns indicated. Deutch, who campaigned as a supporter of healthcare reform legislation and of President Barack Obama, easily defeated Republican Ed Lynch and an unaffiliated candidate. Lynch conceded before 10 p.m. before all precincts reported, The Palm Beach Post reported."
  • More Washington (Mark Steyn: Obama Looks To Washington First Alert)

    01/30/2010 8:43:54 AM PST · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 1,155+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/30/2010 | Mark Steyn
    The world turns. In Indonesia, the principal of a Muslim boarding school in Tangerang who is accused of impregnating a 15-year-old student says the DNA test will prove that a malevolent genie is the real father. In New Zealand, a German tourist, Herr Hans Kurt Kubus, has been jailed for attempting to board a plane at Christchurch with 44 live lizards in his underpants. In Britain, a research team at King’s College, London, has declared that the female “G-spot” does not, in fact, exist. In France a group of top gynecologists led by M. Sylvain Mimoun has dismissed the findings,...
  • Voting For Higher Taxes (Tax The Other Fellow, Stupid Alert)

    01/28/2010 11:57:06 AM PST · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 433+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/28/2010 | Stephen Spruiell
    When Scott Brown was elected to the Senate in Massachusetts, it was because he rode a “wave of voter frustration” (Associated Press) and “capitalized on voters’ disaffection with the status quo” (New York Times). “Anger” and “antipathy toward federal-government activism,” more than support for Brown, drove Massachusetts’s voters to go with the Republican (Washington Post). When Oregon voters approved tax increases on corporations and families making over $250,000, however, it was because the voters had finally decided to “behave like responsible adults” (Newsweek). It showed that Beaver State voters had bravely “gnawed back fears of tax hikes” (The Olympian) and...
  • Ore. votes on higher taxes for rich, businesses (Measures 66 and 67 Passing - Buh-Bye Jobs!)

    01/26/2010 8:14:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 81 replies · 1,947+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/26/10 | Tim Fought - AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. – A surge of last-minute ballots was expected Tuesday as Oregon voters decided whether to impose higher taxes on businesses and the wealthy. Polling in the special election suggested the results on Measures 66 and 67 will be close. The stakes in the struggle between business interests and public employee unions are high — the revenue from the two measures is expected to account for about 5.5 percent of the state's general fund budget over the next two years. Opponents of the taxes say draining the money from private hands would damage the state's economy, still hurting from...
  • Et Tu ABC? ABC News Reports Obamacare Includes Middle Class Tax Hike

    11/16/2009 10:46:41 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 8 replies · 760+ views
    ABC News/The Lid ^ | 11/16/09 | The Lid
    Obama promised during the presidential campaign that he would not increase taxes on couples making less than $250,000. But the Obamacare bill passed by the house, is loaded with higher taxes for the under $250,000. It looks as if the MSM is beginning comprehend the volume of taxes included in the plan because even ABC, which ran a prime time special with the president promoting the plan is beginning to report the increased middle class tax burden:
  • More and Higher Taxes to Pay for Health Care Reform?

    05/19/2009 9:47:51 AM PDT · by StopBigGovt · 3 replies · 257+ views
    Big Government In Your Wallet ^ | 5/19/09 | Kelly Estes
    Then presidential candidate Barack Obama mocked Sen. John McCain during the campaign for proposing to tax health care benefits. Do you find it ironic that the Senate seems to be seriously considering implementing McCain’s idea of taxing health care benefits to help pay for Obama's very pricey Health Care Reform?
  • Close but no cigar

    03/26/2009 9:43:44 AM PDT · by sauropod · 57 replies · 1,115+ views
    Mailer distributed to my home | March 2009 | Private Company
    About a week ago, a mailer from a cigar company I have dealt with arrived at my home. It contained this text: Dear Friends, As many of you know and some may not, one of President Obama's first actions was to sign into legislation what is known as the SCHIP bill. This legislation provides for health insurance for children. This legislation was vetoed by President Bush twice as an unfair tax on the American people. This program is almost entirely funded by the tobacco industry, and not just cigarettes. Some of the new taxes on tobacco increase by 2400%. That's...
  • ( Free ) Health insurance plan calls for penalty

    09/13/2007 11:34:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 840+ views
    AP ^ | September 13, 2007 | Charles Ashby
    Nearly two dozen Colorado legislators were briefed Wednesday on the status of health care reform plans being developed by a legislative commission charged with finding ways to insure all Coloradans. The Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care Reform is only two weeks away from finalizing a fifth and final proposal, one that resembles a plan started by Massachusetts last year requiring that people purchase insurance and prevent companies from rejecting sick applicants. While the commission stressed that it still is working out details of that final plan... A commission subcommittee working on the fifth proposal previously suggested providing subsidies to...
  • Global Warming And Your Wallet (New York Times Libs Want YOU to pay HIGHER Taxes Alert)

    07/05/2007 11:20:44 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 40 replies · 886+ views
    New York Times ^ | 07/06/2007 | New York Times Editorial Board
    ut for all the talk about warming, leading politicians have yet to educate their constituents (and their colleagues) about an unpleasant and inescapable truth: any serious effort to fight warming will require everyone to pay more for energy. According to most scientists, the long-term costs of doing nothing — flooding, famine, drought — would be even higher than the costs of acting now. But unless Americans understand and accept the trade-off — higher prices today to avoid calamity later — the requisite public support for real change is unlikely to build. Energy is currently underpriced in part because its cost...
  • Subject: Chertoff, Kyl, and amnesty

    06/13/2007 11:50:20 AM PDT · by jhs80 · 125 replies · 3,671+ views
    National Review's The Corner ^ | 6/13/07 | Anonymous e-mailer
    A theory, via e-mail: Actually, Chertoff said something even more interesting yesterday. A yet unanswered question is “Why is the open borders lobby pushing for amnesty?” After all, they had it pretty good with no federal enforcement.Chertoff and Kyl both seem to have answered that question recently, Kyl in his Wall Street Journal interview and Chertoff on Fox News yesterday: because businesses are starting to worry about efforts to enforce immigration laws at the local level. One state in the vanguard of that effort is Kyl’s (and McCain’s) home state of Arizona, where the legislature has passed numerous laws (usually...
  • Hillary Clinton Holds Town Hall ( Union ) Meeting in Las Vegas

    05/30/2007 6:23:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 1,034+ views
    The Associated Press and KLAS ^ | May 30, 2007 | Chris Saldana
    Hillary Rodham Clinton also addressed a hotel and casino workers Wednesday morning in Las Vegas. Senator Clinton told members of the Culinary union that corporate America was trying to pull the rug out from under the middle class. She said, "I have nothing against rich people... but what made America great is the middle class." Clinton credited the union movement with building the middle class. She said she thinks it should be easier to join unions and said she supports a union-supported method of organizing called "card check." The union is negotiating its contract with MGM Mirage, Harrah's Entertainment and...
  • Clinton: 'On Your Own' Attitude Must Go

    05/29/2007 1:43:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 194 replies · 4,866+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 29 | HOLLY RAMER
    Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a broad economic vision Tuesday, saying it's time to replace an "on your own" society with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity. The Democratic senator said what the Bush administration touts as an "ownership society" really is an "on your own" society that has widened the gap between rich and poor. "I prefer a 'we're all in it together' society," she said. "I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none." Clinton said she would...
  • Minimum wage increase impacts local restaurants

    02/05/2007 8:18:10 AM PST · by george76 · 108 replies · 2,020+ views
    summit daily news ^ | February 4, 2007 | KIMBERLY NICOLETTI
    Before Amendment 42 passed in November, some restaurateurs weren't concerned about a minimum wage increase, but as it turns out, the law is impacting restaurant budgets significantly. "It's a huge change," said Barb Richard, marketing manager for the Dillon Dam Brewery. "We've had to tighten our belt everywhere, from ads to raises, and cut costs dramatically. (But) there's no way to absorb it completely." Eric Mamula, owner of Downstairs at Eric's in Breckenridge, said he's paying his waitstaff $75,000 to $80,000 more annually because of the amendment, which calls for waitstaff to earn a minimum of $3.83 an hour, up...
  • Minimum Wage Worries

    12/20/2006 7:20:12 AM PST · by Semi Civil Servant · 35 replies · 1,151+ views
    KKTV ^ | 12/19/2006 | Reporter: Katherine Cook
    If you make minimum wage, get ready for a raise. Amendment 42, which increases the minimum wage in Colorado, will take effect January 1. But not everyone is excited about the change. "It's gonna be less people making more money," said Conway's Red Top Operations Manager, Ralph Brown. Brown says 12 employees lost their jobs last month when the chain's Palmer Park location closed. He says the reason was low business and what the wage increase will cost the chain's remaining 4 restaurants. "It will be almost $100.00 a day for pay role at every store." That's money Brown says...
  • Used cars could become a driving force for taxes

    04/07/2006 12:53:52 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 64 replies · 1,475+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 04/07/2006 | L.A. Lorek
    Under Texas' new tax proposal, savvy consumers who get a deal from a private seller on a used car or truck won't get the same deal from the tax assessor. To get $70 million in extra money for the state's budget, the Texas Tax Reform Commission has proposed a "liar's affidavit" that would crack down on used-car sales in Texas to thwart sales-tax fraud. That means someone who buys a discounted vehicle would have to pay sales tax on its full value. The provision is a relatively small part of the overall tax reform proposal, which seeks to raise $6...
  • 25% of 10th-graders get held-back notice

    02/14/2006 11:45:18 AM PST · by george76 · 69 replies · 2,213+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | February 14, 2006 | JESSICA BLANCHARD
    827 Seattle students informed they will be freshmen again... Nearly one in four Seattle Public Schools sophomores is missing required credits and has been reclassified as a freshman, potentially delaying graduation. The move, effective this semester, was part of a package of changes the district announced in October to help better prepare high school students to pass the Washington Assessment of Student Learning and graduate. Under district policy, high school students have to complete five credits a year to advance to the next grade. At some schools, the rate was far higher than one in four students. At Rainier Beach...
  • A pain in the butts

    02/10/2006 8:47:39 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies · 785+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 10, 2006 | ABDON M. PALLASCH
    Enjoy those $6.59 cigarette packs for the next 19 days. Starting March 1, they'll cost $7.59. By a 10-7 vote, Cook County Board members voted Thursday to double the county tax on a pack of cigarettes from $1 to $2. A pack of Marlboro Lights that cost $6.59 at a downtown Walgreens Thursday will be $7.59 next month. The same pack costs $4.45 at a White Hen in the DuPage County city of Elmhurst, and it costs $3.76 at a Hammond, Ind... Commissioners voting against the tax hike said shoppers will increasingly hop borders, hurting Cook County businesses. With the...
  • Slouching toward global enslavement

    02/06/2006 7:56:29 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies · 1,071+ views ^ | February 1, 2006 | Joan Veon
    Last year was another instrumental year in the advance of world government. While most commentators will concentrate on popularized events, many will not discuss the latest steps taken to cement the final touches to a world governmental structure, that has been in the making for the last 150 years or so. In order to understand the importance of 2005's global achievements in the march towards global governance, which is the integration of the world's peoples, countries, and philosophies, we must briefly visit the past. Let us recount the 1913 birth of the U.S. tax code. Over the past 92 years,...
  • Corzine advisers calling for taxes

    01/27/2006 7:27:42 AM PST · by randita · 55 replies · 1,170+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 1/27/06 | Kaitlin Gurney
    Posted on Fri, Jan. 27, 2006 Corzine advisers calling for taxes Their transition report has outlined unpopular budget solutions. N.J. lawmakers joined in a chorus of boos. By Kaitlin Gurney Inquirer Trenton Bureau TRENTON - Expand the sales tax to include clothes and online purchases. Tax 401(k) retirement accounts. Raise the gas tax. Consider a temporary increase in the state income tax. With New Jersey's finances "perilously close to ruin," Gov. Corzine's budget advisers have recommended these unpopular solutions and more to fill what they estimate to be a $6 billion hole in the state's budget. The grim transition report...
  • Near-utopian future presented at smart growth workshop

    01/23/2006 8:26:24 PM PST · by Lorianne · 31 replies · 992+ views
    The Ukiah Daily Journal (Mendicino County) ^ | January 21, 2006 | Seth Freedland
    As optimism poured into their hearts and knowledge crammed into their brains, more than 100 local residents peered with a wan smile into their collective future Friday during the first official smart growth educational workshop. Four erudite speakers presented a path toward a near-utopian life for Ukiahans -- full of walkable communities, slower traffic and more prominent greenscaping. But it was the far-reaching, more intimate impacts of smart growth that produced a series of gasps from the audience. A cross-sectional crowd of elected officials, public and private planners, contractors, builders and other concerned citizens took part of the workshop, co-sponsored...
  • Think... The Public Pension Crisis

    01/09/2006 5:50:32 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,244+ views
    New York Sun Editorial ^ | January 9, 2006
    What does IBM know that most New York lawmakers don't? Judging by Big Blue's recent announcement that it is shifting to a defined-contribution pension plan, it knows that these plans are the only way forward for any company that hopes to stay on this side of bankruptcy court. Defined contributions have been the norm among small companies for years, but old industrial giants have been slow on the draw. Some, like General Motors, are still grappling with defined benefit pension programs ... There's a lesson here for New Yorkers faced with troubled pension systems. The logic becoming so catastrophically clear...
  • Half-cent Laguna Beach sales tax increase passes

    12/15/2005 8:41:03 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies · 275+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | December 13, 2005 | LAYLAN CONNELLY and WILLIAM WHEELER
    The sales tax in town will increase ... "I don't think now is the time to put the squeeze on other things just because we have additional expenses," (Hans Scharer) said. That's just what Tom Ahern, who owns Latitude 33 bookshop, is proposing. He worries shoppers will now head elsewhere with higer taxes in Laguna. "Why do they always have to consider raising taxes, rather than cutting taxes from a fat government?"
  • Support For Hillary Clinton Presidential Bid Falls To Lowest Level This Year

    12/02/2005 5:33:02 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 96 replies · 2,857+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 30, 2005
    If Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2008, just 25% of Americans say they would definitely vote for her. That's down five points over the past two weeks. It's also the lowest level of support measured for the former First Lady in 2005. (Review Trends). Forty percent (40%) would definitely vote against Senator Clinton. That's little changed from two weeks ago. Rasmussen Reports has conducted a Hillary Meter poll every other week since April. Only once has the number who say they would definitely vote against Clinton been higher than it is now.
  • House to Vote Soon On Granting FBI Unlimited Access To Gun Sales Records

    11/17/2005 5:18:16 PM PST · by Coral Snake · 15 replies · 1,256+ views ^ | 11-17-2005 | Gun Owners of America URGENT!!! URGENT!!! -- House to Vote Soon On Granting FBI Unlimited Access To Gun Sales Records Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 Thursday, November 17, 2005 Registration leads to confiscation. We all know that, and that is why GOA has vehemently opposed all attempts by government forces to compile or retain information pertaining to lawful firearms purchases. But in the name of fighting terrorism, the United States Congress is getting ready to trample on the rights of law-abiding Americans, no matter what the Constitution (and current law) happens to say. The House...
  • Referendum C Passes; D Defeated

    11/02/2005 6:56:38 AM PST · by george76 · 48 replies · 1,027+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 2, 2005 | ABC 7
    Voting problems cropped up late in the day: Higher-than-expected turnout led to ballot shortages in El Paso County, a conservative Republican stronghold anchored by Colorado Springs that can swing elections as Colorado's third-most populous county. County returns were delayed for hours as sheriff's deputies toted ballots to polling stations where lines of people were still waiting to vote, county clerk and recorder Bob Balink said. A voting machine also broke down in tiny Mineral County... Referendum C would let the state keep an estimated $3.7 billion over five years that would otherwise be refunded under the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights,...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses

    07/16/2005 6:52:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies · 2,139+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jul 14 2005 | Aoife White UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses Aoife White Thu Jul 14, 9:38 PM ET BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)--A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate. The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet's principal traffic cops. In a report released Thursday, the U.N. panel outlined four possible options for the future of Internet governance for world leaders to consider at a November "Information...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • Moms tell recruiters: ‘Leave My Child Alone!’

    07/02/2005 6:08:14 AM PDT · by Alia · 253 replies · 4,596+ views
    People's Weekly World ^ | 06-30-05 | Tim Wheeler
    WASHINGTON — Megan Watson, leader of Mainstream Moms, is so angry at military recruiters for invading schools to sign up unwary youth for combat in Iraq that she and her group launched an online movement, “” “They offer these trinkets to lure our children to enlist,” Watson said in a phone interview from her home in Bolinas, Calif. “This is very aggressive, demographic targeting to have conversations with our kids that should not be happening.” All branches of the military are falling short of recruiting goals as parents say, in effect, “Hell no! My kids won’t go!” Watson blasted the...
  • A.N.S.W.E.R.'s response to Bush: Hit the Streets September 24! [Treason & Sedition]

    06/29/2005 5:23:41 AM PDT · by upchuck · 69 replies · 2,757+ views
    email | June 28, 2005 | ANSWER
    A.N.S .W.E.R.'s response to Bush:Hit the Streets September 24!Recognizing that the people of the United States have turned dramat ically against the war and occupation of Iraq, Bush went on national televi sion tonight to defend his imperial foreign policy. He repea tedly invoked September 11 as a pretext for the criminal and illegal war ag ainst Iraq. Bush took to the airwaves tonight because the antiwar m ovement is growing in strength. Our power poses a major poli tical obstacle to the continuation of the war and occupation. Now Bush has taken on the additional role of Recruiter-in-Chi ef, urging young people to sign up for military...
  • THE WOMAN WHO WOULD BE PRESIDENT -- The Very Bad News About Hillary Clinton!

    07/05/2005 9:01:39 AM PDT · by clintonbaiter · 57 replies · 3,045+ views
    It is precisely Hillary’s penchant for witch hunts and enemy lists, as revealed, for instance, in the Filegate and Travelgate scandals, which disqualify her from high office, Klein argues. Unfortunately, that same Machiavellian ruthlessness may well carry her to victory in 2008...

    06/27/2005 5:22:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 220 replies · 11,324+ views
    Monday, June 27, 2005 | Kristinn
    At the culmination of a gathering of global 'antiwar' groups in Istanbul to hold court on the liberation of Iraq led by the United States and the United Kingdom, the jurors who heard testimony against the liberators issued their findings which included a declaration of support for the terrorists in Iraq who are killing American, British and coalition soldiers and Iraqis.The World Tribunal on Iraq is endorsed by leading leftwing organizations from around the world including American-based groups like Not in Our Name Project, United for Peace and Justice, Code Pink and International ANSWER.The war on terror has reached a...
  • US anti-war group vows sea of demonstrators at White House

    06/22/2005 2:25:08 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 59 replies · 2,205+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | Wed June 1st | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - A US anti-war group vowed to surround the White House in a sea of demonstrators during coordinated protests scheduled to take place in Washington, as well as Los Angeles and San Francisco on September 24. The ANSWER Coalition expects more than 100,000 people, from families of US soldiers to trade unions and diverse religious groups, to take part in the demonstrations against the war in Iraq.
  • A.N.S.W.E.R.: Momentum Builds for Sept. 24 Mass March in Washington DC

    05/21/2005 7:42:43 AM PDT · by upchuck · 77 replies · 4,663+ views
    email | May 19, 2005 | A.B.S.W.E.R.
    Momentum Buildsfor Sept. 24 Mass Marchin Washington DCThe importance of the mass antiwar protests being organized on September 24 is driven home by two major new stories appearing today (M ay 19). A front-page article in the New York Times, headlined "Generals Offer a Sober Outlook on Iraqi War", is further confirmation of what has become crystal clear over the past month: The U.S. war strategy is in deep crisis and there is no more a "light" at the end of the tunnel in Iraq than there was in Vietnam. Pulling back from their rosy assessments of just a...
  • (Liberal/Dem)Kaine for Governor email to supporters

    04/13/2005 8:24:42 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 34 replies · 705+ views
    Dear Concerned Virginian: You've heard me talk about the need to provide relief to Virginians whose homeowner taxes are rising out of control. In fact, I've proposed a plan to help. Full funding of the state's education obligations is a cornerstone of my plan - without it, not only will local governments be forced to continue to allow homeowner taxes to rise (making saving for college that much more difficult), but we'll be jeopardizing Virginia's most important resource: her world-class work force. This year, Mark Warner and I continued to lead Virginia's government in making progress for Virginians. We had...
  • Schweitzer budget would expand programs

    12/29/2004 3:30:34 AM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 9 replies · 304+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | December 29, 2004 | CHARLES S. JOHNSON and ALLISON FARRELL
    HELENA - Gov.-elect Brian Schweitzer proposed a state general fund budget Tuesday that calls for spending more on economic development, public schools and the University System and low-income families through expanded energy assistance and health insurance for their children.The Democrat, who takes over as Montana's governor on Monday, called for no general fund tax increase in his budget over the next two years. He was able to take advantage of growing state general fund revenues, which are projected to be 4.78 percent higher than they were two years ago, thanks primarily to higher individual income, corporate income and natural resource...
  • Policy Memo: Point-by-Point Rebuttal of John Kerry's Economy Column in the Wall Street Journal

    09/17/2004 12:43:13 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 1,288+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 17, 2004
    Memorandum From: BC '04 Policy DepartmentThis memorandum reviews and responds point-by-point to John Kerry's column about the economy that appeared in the September 15, 2004 edition of the Wall Street Journal.  It provides a quote from the Kerry op-ed and then factual responses.OverviewJohn Kerry continues to dismiss the fact the President Bush inherited a tired and crippled economy that then experienced the most extraordinary confluence of shocks that has occurred in any business cycle in modern U.S. economic history.  In December of 2003, John Kerry said, " ...we haven't been creating jobs to some measure because of the overhang of...
  • Bush-Cheney '04 Launches New Television And Radio Advertisements

    09/17/2004 9:31:36 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 12 replies · 625+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 17, 2004
    ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, Bush-Cheney '04 announced the release of the campaign's newest television advertisement, "Common Sense Vs. Higher Taxes." The television advertisement highlights President Bush and Congressional leaders' plans to grow our economy through a fairer, simpler tax code, lower health care costs, increased investments in education, more help for communities and less dependence on foreign oil.  The agenda of the President and Congressional leaders for a more hopeful America stands in contrast to John Kerry and the liberals' plans for tax increases that would hurt small businesses, kill jobs and derail our economy.  "Common Sense Vs. Higher Taxes"...