Social Security And Medicare ARE Entitlements, The Right-Wing Just Distorts The Meaning Of The Word

Social Security And Medicare ARE Entitlements, The Right-Wing Just Distorts The Meaning Of The Word

We hear it all the time. The media, politicians, pundits, and even President Obama have endlessly referred to Social Security and Medicare as ‘entitlements’. Republicans talk about these programs as if people don’t actually pay for them, and distort the word ‘entitlement’ as if it means something horrible. The Right Wing, as always, is wrong.

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Bill O’Reilly’s Empty Threat

Bill O’Reilly’s Empty Threat

I have a message for the Bill O’Reillys out there. Any time you’re feeling so repressed and burdened by your shackles that you just can’t bring yourselves to show up and collect your meager millions, just drop me a line. I’ll be more than happy to relieve you of your burden. In fact, we can trade places. You can have my slightly lower tax rate and I’ll just have to rough it with your slightly higher one. Deal?

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You Cannot Negotiate With Crazy People And Conservatives Are Way Off The Deep End.

Bad doggie! Stop voting Republican!

The Left needs to snap out of their dreams of compromise and realize that they are not dealing with normal people. The Right has gone insane and the faster we understand that, the faster we can deal with this new reality.

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Give The Republicans What They Want: Privatize The Post Office

Give The Republicans What They Want: Privatize The Post Office

Many in the US do not know that the republicans put a really large weight around the neck of the Postal Service and is trying to drown it by requiring them to prefund their retirement and pension benefits for the next 75 years…and do so in a 10 year period. A phenomenal and impossible feat that means that the Postal Service will have to find 5 1/2 Billion dollars each year to fund this. Instead of helping to create jobs this could cause at least 120,000 jobs to be lost.

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Facts About Class, Poverty And Downward Mobility

Facts About Class, Poverty And Downward Mobility

The idea of the American dream is one of the most successful pieces of propaganda ever perpetuated. If we believe in the dream, we can dismiss or outright ignore economic, social, and demographic realities that have more to do with economic impoverishment than any supposed behavioral deficiencies on the part of welfare recipients.

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Under New Conservatism: Right Wing Laments ‘Social Experimentation’ (or, ‘Pot, Meet Kettle’)

Under New Conservatism: Right Wing Laments ‘Social Experimentation’ (or, ‘Pot, Meet Kettle’)

Unfortunate yet telling instances like the execution of Troy Davis, applause for death at a Republican presidential debate and the disrespectful and grossly hypocritical jeering of a gay U.S. soldier in the aftermath of DADT’s undoing each call to mind the fact that the modern day Right wing – Christian Republicans, mostly – has transformed its conservative agenda from fiscal to social, from political to religious, from freedom to fascism.

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Being Anti-Abortion Isn’t The Same As Being Pro-Life

Being Anti-Abortion Isn’t The Same As Being Pro-Life

Anti-abortionists want you to believe that they are Pro-life but nothing could be further from the truth. Here are just a few of the ways to distinguish the Pro-lifers from those who hide the fact that they are merely Anti-abortion.

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Batsh#t Alert: Bachmann says she would ‘eliminate all taxes’

Batsh#t Alert: Bachmann says she would ‘eliminate all taxes’

The daffy Republican presidential candidate delved even further into the fact-free fantasy realm of tea party fiction at Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate when she proposed the elimination of all taxes, but then added that the government did need some money to run.

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Gilligan’s Island And What Have The Poor Ever Done For Us?

Gilligan’s Island And What Have The Poor Ever Done For Us?

The argument that wealthy people are somehow more valuable to society has never been stronger. The newest Republican meme is that they are the job creators. They are the producers. In fact, a man once asked me ‘What have the poor ever done for us?’

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The REAL Reason Conservatives Hate Welfare (hint: it’s about steak)

Steak for me, not for thee!!

A conservative cannot enjoy their steak unless they know that someone, somewhere cannot have a steak of their own.

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10 Reasons Why We Should Do Away With Capital Punishment

10 Reasons Why We Should Do Away With Capital Punishment

End capital punishment because it’s the right thing to do.

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Stop Pretending You’re Not A Conservative! You Wrecked The Country, Now Own Up To It!

Of course they do! They just don't want to admit it out loud...

There’s nothing sadder than a self-loathing conservative. Man up!

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Caught In Climate Change Denial (Or, ‘Dear GOP: The World Is Laughing AT Us, Not With Us’)

In a recent appearance, former president Bill Clinton remarked that we in the United States “look like a joke” when compared to the vast majority of educated nations in regard to the GOP’s criticism of climate science.

In a recent appearance, former president Bill Clinton remarked that we in the United States ‘look like a joke’ when compared to the vast majority of educated nations in regard to the GOP’s criticism of climate science (video below).

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Is Corporate Bribery Silencing The Voices of American Protesters?

Is Corporate Bribery Silencing The Voices of American Protesters?

Almost every Republican in Congress made a pledge to a powerful Washington lobbyist that they would never raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans. This was not a pledge to represent the American people or to protect America’s interests as a whole. It was a pledge to protect Wall Street instead of Main Street.

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The Religious Right?

The Religious Right?

The Religious Right or the ‘Christian Right’ is a political group which advocates for socially conservative policies, believed to be aligned with Christian values and/or doctrine depending on the particular denomination. However, in a nation with a two party political system, the integration of Christian values in political discourse is somewhat of a double edged sword.

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Do Pro-Lifers Really Care About Life?

Do Pro-Lifers Really Care About Life?

It’s a simple question, really, with a seemingly unfortunate, simple answer: Not so much.

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It’s a Sad Day When Some People Think the End of Discrimination is a Sad Day

It’s a Sad Day When Some People Think the End of Discrimination is a Sad Day

On September 20, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell finally goes where it belongs: the dustbin of history.

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Spending And The Great Depression or ‘No, World War 2 Didn’t End The Depression’

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There’s a common myth out there that goes, ‘the Great Depression was finally ended by World War 2′. It has some slight variations, such as ‘the Great Depression lasted 15 years’ or even ‘the market didn’t recover until govt spending stopped’. All of these are complete misunderstandings of history if not outright lies.

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8 Reasons the Buffett Rule is NOT ‘Class Warfare’

8 Reasons the Buffett Rule is NOT ‘Class Warfare’

Class warfare simply means ‘conflict between social or economic classes’ but Republicans are trying to spin class warfare into connotations of trouble-makers inventing imaginary problems with unfair solutions. Here are 8 reasons why the Buffett rule – or ‘shared sacrifice’ from the wealthy – is NOT ‘class warfare.’

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Gosh, Why Don’t People Like Those Wonderful Republican Presidential Candidates?

Gosh, Why Don’t People Like Those Wonderful Republican Presidential Candidates?

Many of my conservative friends have told me lately how displeased they are with the current crop of Republican presidential hopefuls. I can certainly understand their disappointment.

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