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Republican Budget Cuts Could Shut Down Every Public School In Kansas

The GOP doesn’t care who they hurt – even school children – just since they get their way.

by Rika Christensen· · News
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GOP Governor Departs From Standard Republican Rhetoric And Blames THEM For National Debt

For once, a Republican actually blames the GOP for the debt.

by Rika Christensen· · News
You won't believe the appalling amount of money we spend on Social Security... oh, wait a minute... Image by Elisabeth Parker.

You Won’t Believe The Appalling Amount We Spend On Social Security (INFOGRAPHIC)

This simple pie chart shows our Social Security budget is NOT sustainable.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
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Virginia Politicians Could Give Healthcare To The Poor, But Are Building Themselves An Office Instead

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.

by Rika Christensen· · News
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.

by Rika Christensen· · News
From Christopher Weyant, The Hill

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

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.

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

by Rika Christensen· · News
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Ted Cruz, Tea Party Still Wrong: Americans Don’t Support Repealing The ACA

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.

by Rika Christensen· · 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. - Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News

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.

by Rika Christensen· · News
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.

by Rika Christensen· · News
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 […]

by Rika Christensen· · News
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, […]

by Rika Christensen· · News
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.

by T. Steelman· · News
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.

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!

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

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.

by Ellen Brodsky· · News
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.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Deficit plunges; image @TexasPolicy

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

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.

by Rika Christensen· · News
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.

by Rika Christensen· · News
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

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

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

by Rika Christensen· · News