Post Tagged with: "Government Spending"

Virginia Politicians Could Give Healthcare To The Poor, But Are Building Themselves An Office Instead

Virginia's Old City Hall Building - Image from the Library of Congress

Virginia’s lawmakers authorized $430 million for a new building to replace their crumbling one. That’s the same amount they could have had for Medicaid.

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Paul Ryan Draws Ire Of Congressional Black Caucus For Racist Remarks About Poverty

Paul Ryan Draws Ire Of Congressional Black Caucus For Racist Remarks About Poverty

Following his offensive, racist comments about inner city poverty, the Congressional Black Caucus angrily invited Paul Ryan to share his thoughts with them.

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What Does The GOP Want In Exchange For Raising The Debt Ceiling This Time?

From Christopher Weyant, The Hill

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) wants the GOP to come together on a debt ceiling package. However, it might take ridiculous and unrelated riders to make it happen.

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Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan Includes Religion, But No Real Help For The Poor

Congressman Paul Ryan. (R-WI). Image from http://www.neontommy.com/news/2011/04/house-expected-vote-pass-paul-ryans-2012-budget-later-today

Will Paul Ryan’s poverty plan actually help the poor, or is it more of the same old Tea Party rhetoric regarding cuts to the social safety net?

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GOP Is Looking To Get Away From Tea Party Politics For 2014 And Beyond

Tea Party politics cartoon by Daryl Cagle via Cagle Comics. http://www.cagle.com

The GOP has wised up and begun to work on distancing itself from Tea Party politics, and heading back towards the center of the political spectrum.

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Ted Cruz, Tea Party Still Wrong: Americans Don’t Support Repealing The ACA

Meme from WhiteHouse.Gov's Google+ page. https://plus.google.com/+whitehouse/posts

A new Washington Post/ABC poll finds that a large majority of Americans do not support repealing the ACA, despite a majority who oppose the law.

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States That Are Expanding Medicaid Face Strong Tea Party Opposition

The Tea Party moves its fight against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to the states. Expanding Medicaid is one of the issues they're targeting now. - Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News

The Tea Party moves its fight against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to the states. Expanding Medicaid is one of the issues they’re targeting now.

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Congress’ Ongoing Budget Battles Have Cost The U.S. $700 Billion In 3 Years

Congress’ Ongoing Budget Battles Have Cost The U.S. $700 Billion In 3 Years

Macroeconomic Advisers published a new study on Oct. 15 that show repeated budget battles have cost the U.S. $700 billion since 2010.

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Major Right Wing Think Tank Heritage Action Surrenders, Calls For Raising The Debt Ceiling

Major Right Wing Think Tank Heritage Action Surrenders, Calls For Raising The Debt Ceiling

The CEO of the conservative group Heritage Action For America delivered a blow to the GOP’s efforts to force the country to collide with the debt ceiling. On Oct. 9, Michael Needham said that he opposed tying Obamacare to the debt ceiling. He believes that the world market will react […]

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Boehner Would Rather Hold Debt Ceiling Hostage Than ‘Surrender’ To Obama

Boehner Would Rather Hold Debt Ceiling Hostage Than ‘Surrender’ To Obama

As we slog through the ninth day of shutdown, we are apparently still no closer to a deal to reopen the government than we were on Sept. 30. But the shutdown isn’t the only problem we have now. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is at a point where, to him, […]

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President Obama Puts Foot Down On Debt Limit, Will Republicans Blink?

President Obama Puts Foot Down On Debt Limit, Will Republicans Blink?

This cycle of self-created fiscal crises and the fight over the debt ceiling has become standard operating procedure in D.C., thanks to the Republicans.

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Speaking Republican (HUMOR)

When their words don't mean what you think they mean -- which is most of the time -- 'The Complete Idiot's Guide To Speaking Republican' comes in handy! -- Spoof 'The Complete Idiot's Guide To Speaking Republican' book cover by Elisabeth Parker for Addicting Info, with apologies to the "Complete Idiot's Guide" series.

When their words don’t mean what you think they mean — which is most of the time — “The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Speaking Republican’ comes in handy!

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While Republicans Demand Spending Cuts, Their Real Economic Harm Is Being Ignored

Those spending cuts Republicans love – and are willing to hold the country hostage to extort more of – are actually harming the economy. Graphic @ IngredientNews

Those spending cuts Republicans love – and are willing to hold the country hostage to extort more of – are actually harming the economy.

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John Boehner Hopes To Get His Spending Cuts By Holding The Debt Ceiling Hostage…Again

John Boehner Hopes To Get His Spending Cuts By Holding The Debt Ceiling Hostage…Again

Why is Boehner again holding the debt ceiling hostage? It’s past time for him and his party to stop this type of childish ploy and actually get to work.

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Federal Deficit Falls A Shocking 32% Under Obama, Will It Be Enough To Quiet GOP?

Deficit plunges; image @TexasPolicy

Long-term, we’re still in trouble due to a variety of factors, and neither our government nor our media seem to know how to actually look at the federal deficit.

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Drug War Responsible For U.S. Prison Population Exceeding Prisoner Population Of Stalin’s Gulag

Drug War Responsible For U.S. Prison Population Exceeding Prisoner Population Of Stalin’s Gulag

The United States has more people in prison today than the population of Stalin’s Gulag Archipelago when it was at its peak, because of the ineffective drug war.

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Infighting In GOP Continues As House Tables Healthcare Bill Due To Conservative Opposition

U.S. Representative Raul Labrador (R-ID). Image from Politico. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57323.htmlhttp://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57323.html

Representative Raul Labrador (R-ID): Subsidizing healthcare is not what Republicans should be about.

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Obama Bets Social Security Cuts That The GOP Won’t Accept His Tax Increases

Obama Bets Social Security Cuts That The GOP Won’t Accept His Tax Increases

Obama’s offering an olive branch, trying to find middle ground, and GOP leaders are still balking because of the tax increases.

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Republicans Want To Slash Government Spending, Can’t Name Anything To Cut (VIDEO)

Republicans Want To Slash Government Spending, Can’t Name Anything To Cut (VIDEO)

The Tea Party seems to not comprehend that there aren’t enough cuts possible to make up the budget deficit.

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Utah Congressman To Federal Employees: Pay Back Taxes Or You’re Fired

Utah Congressman To Federal Employees: Pay Back Taxes Or You’re Fired

This kind of selective targeting when it comes to tax liability is typical of Republicans; punish the little guy in every way possible.

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