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  • Harry Reid Moves Forward With "Shared Sacrifice" Legislation (Communism in Congress)

    07/06/2011 6:27:14 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 5, 2011 | Real Clear Politics
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) files a cloture motion on Senate bill 1323, a "Sense of the Senate" bill on "Shared Sacrifice." Here are the details of this resolution: SECTION 1. SENSE OF THE SENATE ON SHARED SACRIFICE. (a) Findings- Congress makes the following findings: (1) The Wall Street Journal reports that median pay for chief financial officers of S&P 500 companies increased 19 percent to $2,900,000 last year. (2) Over the past 10 years, the median family income has declined by more than $2,500. (3) Twenty percent of all income earned in the United States is earned by...
  • Pelosi's wealth grows by 62 percent

    06/15/2011 3:07:01 PM PDT · by evad · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/15/11 | Kevin Bogardus
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) saw her net worth rise 62 percent last year, cementing her status as one of the wealthiest members of Congress. Pelosi was worth at least $35.2 million in the 2010 calendar year, according to a financial disclosure report released Wednesday. She reported a minimum of $43.4 million in assets and about $8.2 milion in liabilities.
  • Guess who it is who wants your wealth redistributed?

    06/04/2011 2:18:48 AM PDT · by applpie · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Gallup ^ | June 2, 2011 | Lydia Saad
    "Americans break into two roughly evenly matched camps on the question of whether the government should enact heavy taxes on the rich to redistribute wealth in the U.S. Forty-seven percent believe the government should redistribute wealth in this way, while 49% disagree, similar to views Gallup found four years ago."
  • A 62% Top Tax Rate?

    05/29/2011 8:42:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ ^ | 5/29/11
    Democrats have said they only intend to restore the tax rates that existed during the Clinton years. In reality they're proposing rates like those under President Carter. Media reports in recent weeks say that Senate Democrats are considering a 3% surtax on income over $1 million to raise federal revenues. This would come on top of the higher income tax rates that President Obama has already proposed through the cancellation of the Bush era tax-rate reductions. If the Democrats' millionaire surtax were to happen—and were added to other tax increases already enacted last year and other leading tax hike ideas...
  • A 62% Top Tax Rate?

    05/26/2011 12:38:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 26, 2011 | Stephen Moore
    Democrats have said they only intend to restore the tax rates that existed during the Clinton years. In reality they're proposing rates like those under President Carter.Media reports in recent weeks say that Senate Democrats are considering a 3% surtax on income over $1 million to raise federal revenues. This would come on top of the higher income tax rates that President Obama has already proposed through the cancellation of the Bush era tax-rate reductions. If the Democrats' millionaire surtax were to happen—and were added to other tax increases already enacted last year and other leading tax hike ideas on...
  • Steve Lerner’s plan (let the spin begin!)

    03/23/2011 7:46:22 AM PDT · by marstegreg · 26 replies
    Washington post ^ | March 23 2011 | Ezra Klein
    Let’s start at the beginning: Who is Steve Lerner? Steve Lerner is a union organizer best known as the architect of the remarkable Justice for Janitors campaign. He’s considered one of the smartest organizers, if not the smartest organizer, working in the labor movement right now. A month or two ago, when I began asking around for forward-looking labor thinkers who could give me some ideas for where labor should go after Wisconsin, his was the first name I was given — even though he’s no longer actually employed by his union. There was a good reason for that. At...
  • CAUGHT ON TAPE: Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Crash Stock Market

    03/22/2011 12:38:29 PM PDT · by Ballygrl · 78 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/22/11 | Henry Blodget
    CAUGHT ON TAPE: Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Destroy JP Morgan, Crash The Stock Market, And Redistribute Wealth In America A former official of one of the country's most-powerful unions, SEIU, has a secret plan to "destabilize" the country. The plan is designed to destroy JP Morgan, nuke the stock market, and weaken Wall Street's grip on power, thus creating the conditions necessary for a redistribution of wealth and a change in government. The former SEIU official, Stephen Lerner, spoke in a closed session at a Pace University forum last weekend. The Blaze procured what appears to be...
  • Revealed The Left’s Economic Terrorism Playbook

    Revealed The Left’s Economic Terrorism Playbook: The Chase Campaign for a Coalition of Unions, Community Groups, Lawmakers and Students to Take Down US Capitalism and Redistribute Wealth & Power
  • The manifesto of a socialist liberal (grab a barf bag)

    03/11/2011 11:09:58 AM PST · by mainestategop · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | socialistliberal
    Came across this while on youtube yesterday. HILLARIOUS! Shows the mindset of Democrats. Here is the about page of a typical Obama supporter in Bolshevik redTo all conservatives suffering from me-ism. The price of living in great societies like America is "progressive" taxation. You "individuals" all enjoy the services made possible by a collective society such as the Internet you are enjoying now. The leaders of these said societies are elected to disperse the revenues gained through taxation for the well-being of the "society" not the "individual". It's called "socialism" and without it, there can be no society. Without a...
  • Van Jones And The American Dream

    03/07/2011 5:42:35 AM PST · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | March 3, 2011 | Robert Ringer
    As I watch events unfolding in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, et al, I wonder how many Americans realize that government employees are demanding rights that exist only in their progressive minds. They have been led to believe that their desires are rights, and that includes the right to have the government take someone elseÂ’s property and give it to them simply because they want it. In Wisconsin, the protesters keep insisting that Governor Scott Walker is trying to destroy their "collective bargaining rights." I give Walker an A thus far for his courageous stand on this issue. But I stop short...
  • Howard Dean says it is the government's job to redistribute wealth

    02/08/2011 5:57:28 AM PST · by FredJake · 24 replies · 1+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 2/7/2011 | Joe Newby
    Remember way back in 2008 when then-candidate Barack Obama told Joe Wurzelbacher (aka "Joe the Plumber") about his desire to "spread the wealth"? “It’s not that I want to punish your success,” he told Wurzelbacher. “I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they’ve got a chance for success too. My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody … I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” Since then, the idea of redistribution of wealth has become a subject...
  • Obama: Corporate Profits "Have To Be Shared By American Workers" (video)

    02/07/2011 9:18:42 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 89 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 7, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    "If we're fighting to reform the tax code and increase exports, the benefits cannot just translate into greater profits and bonuses for those at the top. They have to be shared by American workers, who need to know that opening markets will lift their standard of living as well as your bottom line," President Obama told the Chamber of Commerce on Monday morning.
  • PBS Glorifies Cuban Health Care System

    12/30/2010 8:43:05 AM PST · by opentalk · 21 replies · 12+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | December 29, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Your taxpayer dollars at work promoting Cuba’s failed socialist system … PBS recently aired a report on Cuba’s outstanding health care system. This was simply unbelievable. Out state-run media is no longer just liberal – It’s communist: videoThey forgot to mention that Cuban President Raul Castro just warned his fellow Cubansthat they are running out of time and if they don´t change now, their will be an economic collapse.
  • GM IPO is Wealth Redistribution Scheme

    11/09/2010 3:21:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 2+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 9, 2010 | Mark Modica
      The term "wealth redistribution" has been used by political pundits on the right who accuse Democrats of having a misguided agenda wherein the wealthiest Americans will be able to subsidize a government spending spree in order to redistribute wealth to the less affluent populace. General Motors, through its reorganization plan, has contrived its own version of wealth redistribution. This action was orchestrated by the Obama Administration as it took control of the GM bankruptcy process. Old GM shareholders and bondholders, along with taxpayers, lose out as new wealth is created for bankruptcy attorneys and advisers, investment banks and...
  • Renewable energy money still going abroad, despite criticism from Congress

    10/21/2010 7:17:44 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 11 replies
    AU ^ | 2-9-10 | Russ Choma
    Money from the 2009 stimulus bill to help support the renewable energy industry continues to flow overseas, despite Congressional criticism and calls for change, according to a new analysis of the program by the Investigative Reporting Workshop. The Workshop was the first to report last October that more than 80 percent of the first $1 billion in grants to wind energy companies went to foreign firms. Since then, the administration has stopped making announcements of new grants to wind, solar and geothermal companies, but has handed out another $1 billion, bringing the total given out to $2.1 billion and the...
  • Pelosi: Need To Address "Fairness" Of "Ownership and Equity" In America (video)

    10/18/2010 3:35:17 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 53 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 18, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "We're talking about addressing the disparity of income where the wealthy people continue to get wealthier and some other people are falling out of the middle class when we want to bring many more people into the middle class. But that disparity is not just about wages alone, that disparity is about ownership and equity. It's all about fairness in our country," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said to the United Steelworkers on Monday.
  • New Lame Duck Threat to Bailout Union Pensions (401k threat)

    10/13/2010 1:38:09 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 47 replies · 3+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/8/10
    Democrats in the Senate on Thursday held a recess hearing covering a taxpayer bailout of union pensions and a plan to seize private 401(k) plans to more "fairly" distribute taxpayer-funded pensions to everyone. Sen. Harkin (D-Iowa), Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee heard from hand-picked witnesses advocating the infamous "Guaranteed Retirement Account" (GRA) authored by Theresa Guilarducci. In a nutshell, under the GRA system government would seize private 401(k) accounts, setting up an additional 5% mandatory payroll tax to dole out a "fair" pension to everyone using that confiscated money coupled with the mandated contributions. ***...
  • Obama Again Omits ‘Creator’ When Speaking of ‘Inalienable Rights’

    09/28/2010 10:31:59 AM PDT · by opentalk · 66 replies
    CNSnews ^ | September 27, 2010 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Just seven days after he sparked controversy by omitting the word “Creator” when he closely paraphrased the passage from the Declaration of Independence that says all men “are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,” President Barack Obama again omitted the Creator when speaking about the “inalienable rights” that “everybody is endowed with.”This time the president was speaking at a Sept. 22 fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, and his reference to “inalienable rights” was not as close a paraphrasing of the...
  • Mad money: Why the rich are angry, and why you should worry about it

    09/27/2010 7:52:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 09/27/2010 | Ira Stoll
    The other day, in response to a hedge fund manager who asked him when he would stop whacking Wall Street like a piñata, President Obama said, "If you are making $1 billion a year after a very bad financial crisis where 8 million people lost their jobs and small businesses can't get loans, then I think that you shouldn't be feeling put upon." The same day, the New York Times published a column by Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman under the headline "The Angry Rich and Taxes," referring to what Krugman called "belligerent sense of entitlement" among "high-income Americans, the...
  • White House Attacks, Publisher Counters

    09/25/2010 9:20:27 AM PDT · by opentalk · 25 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 24, 2010 | Human Events
    "What are they so afraid of?” Buffeted by a series of attacks by White House spokesmen and left-leaning media, conservative publisher Regnery (sister company to HE.com) has decided to come out swinging. Long slated for an October release, Regnery moved up the release date for bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza’s controversial new book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage, to this coming Monday, September 27. The new date will be just in time to respond to the front-page hit piece rumored to be coming in (where else?) the New York Times this weekend. The White House has been “generous” with its attention...