Politics

Everything is political. Oh what a tangled we weave when politics gets involved.

Everything is political.

  • They’re claiming $7.25 is a living wage: April 5, 2015They're claiming $7.25 is a living wage:
    A minimum wage worker would have to work 81 hours a week to afford a two-bedroom apartment in Wisconsin.
  • It’s a jobs bill! It’s a jobs bill! April 5, 2015It's a jobs bill! It's a jobs bill!
    Republicans like to point to Keystone XL as one of their signature jobs bills “It’s a jobs bill! It’s a jobs bill!” But Tuesday afternoon Sen. Ed Markey’s amendment to prohibit oil shipped through the pipeline from being exported was killed by a 57 to 42 vote. Sen. Al Franken’s amendment that the pipeline be ...
  • Reagan Adviser to GOP April 5, 2015Reagan Adviser to GOP
    “I think he probably would be booed out of the crowd,” Bruce Bartlett Reagan adviser to – ‘They are rather stupid and not very well read’ Last week at CPAC potential Republican candidates were invoking President Ronald Reagan ad-nauseam…. dailykos.com
  • I love this one. April 5, 2015
    NOTE who said it! “A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling ‘Stop!'”—William F.
  • Great Quotes April 5, 2015
    “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” John Steinbeck
  • Worst Voter Suppression Bill In The Nation March 23, 2015
    “if it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks that wants the government to give them everything, so be it.” “the is going to kick the Democrats in the butt.” Don Yelton was a precinct chair in the Buncombe County, North Carolina
  • NY Daily News Denounces GOP Senate as "Traitors March 23, 2015NY Daily News Denounces GOP Senate as "Traitors
    The NY Daily News is a reactionary paper, owned by a neo-conservative, which endorsed George W. Bush and . “… 47 Republican U.S. senators engaged in treachery by sending a letter to the mullahs aimed at cutting the legs out from under America’s commander-in-chief. … We strenuously condemn their betrayal of the U.S. constitutional system ...
  • Common core is not a federal law March 23, 2015
    “Common core is not a federal law and, therefore, cannot be repealed by the federal government. “ Every Claim In This Ted Cruz Statement Is Completely False It started with a tweet.
  • The Republican Plan To Sabotage Food Stamps March 23, 2015
    “It’s not a sincere attempt to give power to the states. It’s a smokescreen to find … way to protect tax breaks for the rich,” … the mechanism GOP lawmakers used to effect … cuts in early 2014 relied on taking program control away from state officials. “They’re for more Washington control when it takes money ...
  • Employer Was Robbing Them Blind March 23, 2015
    On net, employers steal more from their workers each year than what actual robbers take from every heist and hold-up in the country combined. Workers Say While They Were Serving The Rich Their Employer Was Robbing Them Blind A company that makes high-end airline food is being accused of wage theft at Los Angeles International… ThinkProgress.org
  • Minimum Wage March 6, 2015
    Business is about making a profit.  To be successful, i.e. to make a profit, a business must receive more for the product or service provided  than it cost to produce it.  That cost includes every expense that must be incurred to produce the product or service.  If the price doesn’t cover the cost AND provide ...
  • North Carolina Republicans empower magistrates to refuse to marry blacks, Jews, gays March 3, 2015
    If you cannot reconcile your personal beliefs with your job duties, you need to find a different job.
  • Scott Walker March 3, 2015
    They want the UW System to be a glorified technical school that produces workers for corporations
  • Bernie Sanders on Economics February 24, 2015Bernie Sanders on Economics
    The six largest banks now have assets equivalent to 61 percent of our gross domestic product, over $9.8 trillion. They underwrite more than half the mortgages in the country and issue more than two-thirds of all credit cards. To Counter Rise of Oligarchy, Sanders Pitches Progressive Economic Vision In a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday ...
  • Income Distribution February 24, 2015Income Distribution
    For the life of me I can not understand why people keep supporting politicians who have been bought and paid for by the likes of the Koch brothers and the oil and gas industry. “$100 from 2 million people … a total of $200 million … is 20 percent of what the Koch brothers themselves are ...

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