Last week Romney said that culture was the difference between the per capita GDP of Palestinian people and Israelis. Based on that logic, then mostly republican states in the US share that same issue.
ALEC Exposure Becoming Toxic to Corporations.
Based on the meeting brochure from Salt Lake City last week, association with ALEC is becoming toxic to corporations. Hopefully it will also become toxic among politicians. But of course the monied interests will not rest. They will resurface, no doubt in an uglier form next time. They need to be watched as if our democracy depends on it. It does.
Romney’s Plan cuts His Own Taxes
This should come as no surprise. The Romney/Ryan tax plan raises taxes for all but the very, very rich. They will get a little more to trickle on us with. Do you like being trickled on? Feels like second hand beer to me.
But the real question in all this is: If you pay no taxes now, Mitt, how much more can they be cut? Or should we pay you for existing?
Speaking of Romney’s taxes
It is beginning to look like Romney’s taxes will reveal that he either hasn’t paid any taxes for years or that he has claimed one state residency (Utah) while voting illegally in another (Mass.) or both. I see this as a win-win. Thank goodness the Republicans are getting all over this illegal voting thing. Start with Romney and then check out Ann Coulter.
Hats Off To Harkin
August 1, the portion of the ACA that covers many women’s issues went into effect. One of the major pushers behind these sections was our own Tom Harkin. Along with this Harkin has been working hard to expose the threat to our future posed by the fake post-secondary education industry and the future harm that the massive unpardonable debt students are rolling up is doing. Hopefully there will be a democratic congress in the future where Harkin can fix this situation. Now these special interests are protected by Republican shields in both houses. (video with Al Sharpton here )
Off-Shore Banking and Romney.
If there is one thing that says too me “I ain’t one of you” it is the person that hides their money in foreign banks so they do not have to pay taxes. They may live in the US, but their allegiance is not to the US but to their own bottom line. Exhibit 1: Mitt Romney. He may live here, heck he has homes all over the place, but his allegiance is to his money. If he must make a decision between his country and his money as president, I have no doubt he chooses his money and damn the country. Essentially, he has already done that and his choice is pretty clear. So clear that he is ashamed and fearful to show it.
A Little Campaign Slogan For Tim Pawlenty
I am fully expecting Mr. Excitement to be the Tax Dodger’s running mate. So I have commissioned myself to create a little ditty for our neighboring state’s former governor (note to Pawlenty: please stay there we already have enough nuts). Here we go: (to the tune of “London Bridge is FallingDown”)
St. Paul Bridge is falling down,
falling down, falling down
St. Paul Bridge is falling down
Blame Tim Pawlenty!
I hope he likes it.
Why do Republicans oppose birth control if they want to stop abortions?
If you want to stop abortions the logical first step would be to slow down unwanted pregnancies. Makes sense to me.
And while we are at it, if they are so pro life, why do they work so hard to make life so miserable for all but the rich. We have enough resources in this country that everyone could easily have a reasonable standard of living. Even Dick Nixon tlked of a minimum annual income for all.
Come November, Women Will Remember.