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  • On service, Clinton separates Trump from past GOP presidents

    09/30/2016 12:49:58 PM PDT · by tekrat · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/30/2016 | Dan Merica
    Hillary Clinton looked to separate Donald Trump from recent Republican presidents on Friday, laying out a plan to encourage national service while arguing that Trump would never address the subject. The rollout of Clinton's plan -- which includes tripling the size of AmeriCorps and founding a reserve corps of 5 million people to respond to natural disasters -- was meant to be a moment for Clinton to talk more about her policies and values than about her boisterous opponent. But as has been the case throughout 2016, Clinton's speech was a both a direct and implicit rebuke of Trump.
  • Pelosi tells Apple, ‘you didn’t build’ the iPhone. The government did

    06/10/2016 3:36:42 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/10/16 | Robert Laurie
    You didn't build that, someone else did. There aren’t’ too many devices that you can look at and instantly ‘get’ that they led to near-instantaneous changes in the way the world functions and behaves. Radios and TVs certainly did, as did the affordable automobile. We can toss in the microwave oven, the X-ray camera, and the personal computer as well. Most recently, the honor would have to go to the cell phone and, in particular, the iPhone. Apple’s baby is widely regarded as the most ubiquitous, and most forward-thinking, of the now borderline-essential cellular handsets. For better or worse, it’s...
  • Clinton Vows to Raise Taxes, Reform Wall Street in Effort to Recapture Progressive Base

    07/13/2015 12:07:54 PM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    Fox ^ | July 13,2015 | Staff
    Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Monday took a giant step toward letting Democratic voters know she’s representing the progressive agenda, calling for tax increases and more regulation on Wall Street -- while making a play for a liberal base that has been gravitating toward Sen. Bernie Sanders. “I know as much as anybody, the role Wall Street should play for main street,” said Clinton, who vowed, if elected, to “rein in excessive risks” and appoint regulators to “prosecute firms and individuals” who break the law. Clinton also vowed to increase taxes on large corporations and the country’s highest wage-earners,...
  • Surprise! VA Democrats Call for Gas Tax Hike

    01/17/2012 12:18:01 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies · 1+ views
    For Immediate Release Contact: Garren Shipley (540) 686-1138 Surprise! Democrats Call for Gas Tax Hike -- Tax Hike won't make gas more expensive, says Dem Leader Saslaw -- --- Reality paints a different picture, though --- It's one of the most regular phenomena in Richmond. You can set your watch by it. Legislators return to Capitol Square, and Democrats begin their drum beat to raise the gas tax. The most recent example? A plan by Del. Vivian Watts, D-Annandale, to stick a 4 percent sales tax on gasoline. But fear not! It's not like raising the gas tax will make...
  • Gov.-Jerry-Brown-implores-California-voters-Please-raise-taxes-on-yourself

    12/06/2011 11:57:45 AM PST · by bibletruth · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday proposed a ballot initiative that would ask Californians to raise taxes on themselves. Facing huge deficits despite $10 billion in budget cuts last year, California needs new tax dollars in order to avoid catastrophic cuts to schools and government services for the elderly, Governor Brown said.
  • Springfield (MA) unemployment rate climbs to 12.5 percent

    08/23/2011 6:23:00 PM PDT · by matt04 · 8 replies · 10+ views
    Springfield and its surrounding cities and towns lost a collective 5,600 jobs in July, a further sign of a stalling economy. “It’s a continuous story. There is just too little demand for goods and services,” said Karl J. Petrick, an assistant professor of economics at Western New England University. “Probably the best we can hope for is slow growth. The best we can hope for is to just narrowly avoid sliding back into recession.” Springfield’s unemployment rate rose last month to 12.5 percent from 12 percent recorded in June, according to the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development...
  • 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...
  • Fox News reports: "I will NOT raise taxes. Period."

    01/05/2010 9:20:23 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 15 replies · 913+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 1-5-10 | James
    Video: The House and Senate need to raise LOTS of money to pay for health care reform. How are they going to do it? By taxing the middle class, of course! But what did Obama pomise: "I will NOT raise taxes. Period!" Show these clips to your liberal "friends" and ask them to explain this insanity!
  • Abortion After Obama

    12/31/2008 11:31:35 AM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies · 834+ views
    FirstThings.com ^ | January 2009 | Joseph Bottum
    Abortion After Obama by Joseph Bottum Copyright (c) 2009 First Things (January 2009). It happens every four years—maybe every two years: Anytime there’s an election in this country, the pundits and political experts take to their soapboxes and proclaim the death of pro-life politics. The unwashed yokels in Utah, Alabama, South Dakota, Oklahoma: They’re an embarrassment, you see, and the sooner we stop paying attention to them, the sooner the nation’s politics will regain its equilibrium. The fact that we heard exactly this after the elections in 1986 and 1990 and 1992 and 1996 and 2006 suggests it’s more a...
  • Barack and the bishops (the coming confrontation with the Catholic church)

    12/30/2008 5:00:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies · 1,290+ views
    White Mountain Independent ^ | Dec 30,2008 | Paul Kengor
    A potential big battle has begun, one of special interest to all Christians and guaranteed to generate a lot of attention from all Americans. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a stern warning to President-elect Obama and his incoming administration, highlighting grave concerns over what will happen to unwanted, unborn human life. The statement was delivered at the end of the annual assembly that represents all American bishops-i.e., the full American Catholic Church. It was issued by Francis Cardinal George of Chicago, president of the USCCB. The subject is the once unthinkable Freedom of Choice Act, which...
  • Obama Co-Sponsors Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA)

    10/17/2008 11:02:58 AM PDT · by Candybar · 10 replies · 1,247+ views
    In response to the Supreme Court decision upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, Senator Obama and 13 Senate Co-Sponsors introduced Senate Bill 1173. This bill proposes that virtually all federal and state limitations on abortion be nullified. The key binding provisions of the bill would invalidate all of the major types of pro-life laws that have been upheld by the Supreme Court since Roe v. Wade became law in 1973 including the ban on partial-birth abortions and bans on government funding of abortion. Obama, himself, says that abortions should be legally available in accordance with Roe v. Wade. But, but,...
  • Stock Market Knows Bernanke and Paulson are the Problem

    10/15/2008 1:19:39 PM PDT · by cal08sun · 23 replies · 1,314+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Oct. 11, 2008 | Philip D. Nathanson
    The stock market has not run into problems because the government hasn't done enough to support the financial system. It has fallen off a cliff because monetary and fiscal authorities are doing the wrong things. America's two most powerful economic officials, both unelected, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, embrace a 21st - century "New Deal," when our problems cry out for economic Darwinism. The Paulson - Bernanke prescriptions are the problem and the stock market knows it.
  • Obama casts light on McCain's abortion stance

    09/18/2008 8:35:44 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 27 replies · 449+ views
    Town Hall ^ | Thursday, September 18, 2008 | LIZ SIDOTI
    Republican John McCain, an abortion rights opponent with a conservative Senate record on the issue, seems content with the public's perception that he's more moderate on the subject. Democrat Barack Obama, who supports abortion rights, is only too happy to remind voters where McCain stands, but he tries to make his case without attracting too much attention. Both presidential candidates are gingerly trying to strike the right chord on abortion as they reach out to a critical voting group _ independents and moderates, primarily women in swing-voting suburban regions of crucial states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio. The candidates'...
  • 'Barack, the Bomb-Thrower'

    09/09/2008 3:49:15 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 38 replies · 294+ views
    ABC News Blog ^ | 09/09/2008 | Jake Tapper
    A fired-up Sen. Barack Obama: "We may think this is Mohammed the terrorist, it might be Mohammed the cab driver. You may think it’s Barack the bomb thrower, but it might be Barack the guy running for president"
  • Obama Launches Ad Campaign Attacking McCain for Pro-Life Policy

    09/03/2008 3:49:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 145+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/3/08 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., September 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Obama campaign threw their vehemently pro-abortion stance into relief by investing in radio ads attacking pro-life Sen. McCain for threatening to take away women's "right to choose."The ads feature the voice of a "nurse-practitioner with Planned Parenthood" warning her listeners that McCain will seek to have Roe v. Wade overturned and ban abortion.  "I know abortion is one of most difficult decisions a woman will ever make," says the woman's voice.  "Let me tell you - if Roe v Wade is overturned, the lives and health of women will be put at...
  • Editorial: Memo to GOP: Time to accept victory

    08/14/2008 8:04:34 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 108+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/14/8 | Editor
    Republican lawmakers have it within their sights to enact what could be the most far-reaching reform of state budgeting in modern times. The deal on the table would create a real rainy day fund, setting aside monies during boom years to use when state tax revenues fall. The effect would be to slow the growth of state spending and reduce pressure to raise taxes – a top priority for the GOP. The deal would also give the governor new authority to cut certain spending in midyear if revenues were to dip below a set threshold. For Republicans, this would be...
  • Six Ways Obama Will Transform America

    06/13/2008 6:41:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 145+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | June 13, 2008 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    What word does Barack Obama and his supporters keep chanting? “Change!” Like a drumbeat, Obama’s chant for change runs nonstop in an endless loop. But how does Obama want to change America if he becomes president? Here are six different areas he would like changed. For starters, Obama received a 100 percent rating from NARAL (a pro-abortion group) in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Why do they hold him in such high esteem? Because he supports every pro-abortion bill that comes along. He wants tax dollars for abortions, he voted against notifying parents of minors about abortions, he supports partial-birth abortion,...
  • Tax to fight gangs set for ballot (property tax hike City of Los Angeles)

    01/23/2007 11:08:47 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 16 replies · 461+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/23/07 | Patrick McGreevy and Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writers
    Desperate to stem the rise of gang violence in Los Angeles, the City Council agreed Tuesday to draft a ballot measure that would impose a parcel tax to raise $50 million or more annually for intervention and prevention programs. However, council members said it was unlikely the proposal would go onto the ballot until next year, skipping the municipal election in May. Also Tuesday, City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo released his plan for reducing gangs, which includes a call for school uniforms to be required for all Los Angeles Unified School District students, legal action to shut down the headquarters of...
  • 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.
  • Reiner Closes in on Calif. Ballot Measure (tax the rich)

    11/18/2005 11:08:52 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 42 replies · 848+ views
    AP vis Tampa Bay Online ^ | 17 Nov 2005 | JULIET WILLIAMS
    Film director and Democratic activist Rob Reiner has collected more than a million signatures to get an initiative on the June ballot that would fund preschool for all California children. Reiner's measure would increase income tax rates for the top 0.6 percent of income earners to guarantee a year of preschool for all 4-year-olds. "We did this thing the right way. We brought business leaders and labor together to help draft the initiative," he said in a telephone interview after the announcement outside a San Francisco preschool. The initiative would raise an estimated $2.4 billion a year by increasing income...