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Liberals Are Cool: Why I Think Obama Will Be A Two... →
The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own.’ If you get sick, you’re on your own. If you can’t afford college, you’re on your own. If you…
STFU, Conservatives: Obama Calls Out GOP, Krugman... →
liberalsarecool: Here is a pretty lame quote from mental midget Paul Ryan: “Just last week, the President told a crowd in North Carolina that Republicans are in favor of, quote, ‘dirtier air, dirtier water, and less people with health insurance.’ Can you think of a pettier way to…
Anyone still not taking the Occupy Wall Street...
You’re blowing it with Fox News. The axis today is not liberal and conservative,...– STEVE JOBS, to News Corp. owner Rupert Murdoch, as quoted by biographer Walter Isaacson. If Steve Jobs can’t convince Rupert of that, then no one can. (via Mediabistro) That’s a very interesting perspective on the dichotomy. Most of the stuff we argue against here is not that Conservatives are...
A few times during his presidency, Obama admitted, he had written a personal...– President Obama wrote checks to struggling Americans, according to Washington Post book - The Washington Post (via brooklynmutt)
As promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the...– Barack Obama • Discussing his decision to completely end the war in Iraq, a war that has cost the U.S. more than $800 billion dollars and led to the death of thousands of servicemen and thousands more Iraqis. (Combat troops left last year, but thousands of support troops stayed behind.) While Obama...
To rid the world of Osama bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki and Moammar Qaddafi within...– Andrew Sullivan (via liberalsarecool)
Liberals Are Cool: The $1 Trillion Student Loan... →
liberalsarecool: How an Entire Generation Was Tricked into Taking on Crushing Debt That Just Enriches Banks Young people accepted a home mortgage worth of debt before they ever even had a regular income based on phony promises. USA Today says that at some point this year, student loan debt will exceed $1…
I’m always amazed that we spend so much time criticizing black kids for...– Ta-Nehisi Coates (via azspot) Read this and digest it. (via thenoobyorker)
AP: Senate Republicans vote to kill jobs bill... →
stfuconservatives: inothernews: Because fuck the middle class, fuck people who use roads and bridges, but don’t fuck millionaires, whatever you do. Republicans don’t want you to have jobs, because then the economy would improve and that would take away the main tentpole of their 2012 strategy. -Joe
The American Jobs Bill, the CBO concluded, would reduce the deficit by $3...– Washington Monthly: Dems’ Numbers Add Up On Jobs Bills (via stfuconservatives)
Berkeley Study: Living Wage Policies and Big-Box... →
stfuconservatives: I just heard about this on the radio this week. If Wal-Mart paid all of its workers $12/hour (a living wage in most places), it could lift more than 40% of its employees out of poverty. And if they passed the entire cost onto consumers, it would only increase prices by 1.1%, an average of 46 cents per shopping trip — $12.49 per shopper per year. This study came out in April....
Great column on Occupy Wall Street by the WaPo's... →
shortformblog: I realize [White House Chief of Staff William] Daley has taken it as his personal challenge to repair relations with the business community. But the first thing to point out is that the business community isn’t Wall Street. More significantly, however, you can’t “repair” relations with the business community while its members are pushing back against virtually every one of your...
Despite the fact that I feel, Mr. Cain, your views are hopelessly backward, I’m...– Brother To Brother: A Letter To Herman Cain - your must-read of the weekend. (via pantslessprogressive)
5 New Rules For An Economy That Works →
liberalsarecool: 1. Corporations are not persons. 2. Money is not speech 3. Tax Financial Transactions 4. Tax all income as ordinary income 5. Declare a moratorium on foreclosures The Wall Street occupiers have taken a stand against monied democracy and corporate power. We would do well to join them. Make your voices heard. And demand new rules that will honor the 99% and restore ...
First they came for abortion, but I didn’t care because abortion was for sluts....– Via The Nation. (via iamdrtiller)
STFU, Conservatives: Top 5 Reasons Why the Occupy... →
stfuconservatives: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/10/03/333925/top-5-reasons-why-the-occupy-wall-street-protests-embody-values-of-the-real-boston-tea-party/ In recent years, the Boston Tea Party has been associated with a right-wing movement that supports policies favoring powerful corporations and…
To remember the loneliness, the fear and the insecurity of men who once had to...– Former Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson, in a speech to the American Federation of Labor in New York City, 1952. (via pantslessprogressive)
This is just madness. Even if we put aside the fact that there are real problems...– Steve Benen, with some biting words for Republicans. In their weekly address, the GOP called on President Obama to prioritize a Balanced Budget Amendment in his upcoming jobs address. (via pantslessprogressive)
The Constitution gives Congress primary power over taxes and spending. Congress...– Obama can’t create many jobs without Congress’ help (via pantslessprogressive) Funny how the private sector is so worried about those tax threats when, as this so clearly points out, Congress would have to be the one to raise those taxes. Let’s just tell it how it really is, Boehner - the...
Right away, over 4,000 workers would be furloughed without pay. If it’s delayed...– President Barack Obama • Speaking in his weekly radio address about the importance of passing the Surface Transportation Bill — a bill that funds the construction of highways, bridges and so on — before the end of the month. If not, he claims it could cost thousands of jobs, if not more. The AFL-CIO...
I just saw a commercial for "Charmin Basic."
You know the economy’s bad when people need to scale back on their toilet paper.