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Republican-controlled Senate Amounts To an Economic War on Women

Posted by on Friday, October 31, 2014,


Robert Reich is an American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton  from 1993 to 1997.

Reich is currently Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He was formerly a professor at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and professor of soci...

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Why We Are Losing The American Dream

Posted by on Friday, October 3, 2014,
Republican policies do not work. We have tried them every which way and they fail each time. They didn’t work just before the Great Depression. They didn't work under the Bush administration which caused the Great Recession. They are failing in  states with Republican governers such as Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and New Jersey who have slashed taxes for the wealthy and corporations and are now in deep financial trouble. The problem isn't that these governors failed to i...

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I See Pitchforks

Posted by on Sunday, June 29, 2014,
This is a MUST Read from a .01%er.


"At the same time that people like you and me are thriving beyond the dreams of any plutocrats in history, the rest of the country—the 99.99 percent—is lagging far behind. The divide between the haves and have-nots is getting worse really, really fast...The problem is that inequality is at historically high levels and getting worse every day. Our country is rapidly becoming less a capitalist society and more a feudal society. Unless our policies change d...
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A Fair and Progressive Deficit Reduction Plan

Posted by on Thursday, March 14, 2013,
Move your mouse to scroll through this interactive collage. Click on the hotspots (+) for more information and multimedia. 






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A Message to Congress Regarding "Entitlements"

Posted by on Saturday, January 5, 2013,
Not surprisingly, when it comes to deficit reduction and spending, the only thing the GOP mentions cutting is "entitlements"-- benefits that Americans have EARNED and have kept our elderly from sinking into the despair of poverty. Yes, health care costs are rising out of control but that is due to the for-profit factor. Republicans have long wanted to do dismantle Medicare (and Social Security) to turn it over to feed the voracious and damaging appetite of Wall St. However, neither SS no...
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Tax The Rich: An Animated Real-Life Fairy Tale

Posted by on Wednesday, December 5, 2012,




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Amercia's Future is On The Line

Posted by on Monday, December 3, 2012,




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The 2012 Election Tsunami

Posted by on Friday, November 9, 2012,
As explained by Rachel Maddow:





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Republican, Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Endorses Obama

Posted by on Thursday, October 25, 2012,




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Welcome to RomneyWorld: Exhitbit A

Posted by on Saturday, October 20, 2012,




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Romney's Agenda is Revealed in the GOP Congress

Posted by on Thursday, October 18, 2012,
If you want to understand Romney's game plan, just look at what Republicans have been doing in Congress.


It was tempting to dismiss Mitt Romney's hard-right turn during the GOP primaries as calculated pandering. In the general election – as one of his top advisers famously suggested – Romney would simply shake the old Etch A Sketch and recast himself as the centrist who governed Massachusetts. But with the selection of vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan, the shape-shifting Romney has lock...

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Why Obama Now

Posted by on Sunday, October 7, 2012,
Simpsons / Family Guy animator Lucas Gray created this animated short about the big choice in 2012's presidential election. Share this with your family and friends.





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The Disastrous Ryan-Romney Economic Plan & The Republican Strategy of Deception

Posted by on Thursday, August 23, 2012,






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Republican VP Nominee Paul Ryan Argues FOR Stimulus Spending

Posted by on Sunday, August 19, 2012,
Long before he became one of the right’s most vocal critics of the idea that government spending could help boost the flagging economy, Mitt Romney's choice for his Republican Presidential running mate, Representative Paul Ryan offered a forceful, full-throated defense of stimulus spending — when then-President George W. Bush wanted it in 2002.

Ryan has denounced the 2009 Recovery Act signed by President Obama as “a wasteful spending spree” and “failed neo-Keynesian experiment,” an...
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The Truth About Taxes

Posted by on Tuesday, August 7, 2012,
Robert B. Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. He has written thirteen books, including the best sellers “Aftershock" and “The Work of Nations." His latest is an e-book, “Beyond Outrage.”  I have posted several of his informative videos before.





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Mitt Romney's Abuse of Tax Payers Money: John McCain Spoke Out

Posted by on Sunday, July 29, 2012,




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A Woman Tried to Warn Us

Posted by on Tuesday, July 24, 2012,

You have never heard of her. Most people haven’t. But for the few who knew Rosalind, they can tell you a bit about this quiet, unassuming woman. Like most women right after World War I, she was expected to find a good husband, have some children and move into that little house with the picket fence. Not that she was against all that, it just never seemed to work out that way for her. For one thing, she wanted to work. But good jobs for women were about as scarce as hen’s teeth. The...
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Mitt Romney: Poster Boy for Obama

Posted by on Wednesday, July 18, 2012,

One of the major narratives that Barack Obama has been running on ever since he began his political career, is changing the tax code. "Right now, we have a tax code that gives incentives for companies to move offshore. Instead, we must have a tax code that rewards companies that are doing the right thing", proclaimed Obama in June 2004.

Running for president in May 2008, he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer, "We have seen a lack of shared prosperity. So, you've got CEOs making more in a day than ordina...
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Republicans vs Romney's Record

Posted by on Tuesday, July 17, 2012,



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35 Excellent Questions for Mitt Romney

Posted by on Tuesday, July 17, 2012,
TJ Walker, of Forbes, posed 35 questions that Mitt Romney needs to answer relating to his involvement with Bain Capital, his sole claim to fame as a job creator.

Mitt Romney insists that he is not responsible for any of the decisions made by Bain after February 1999. In particular, those decisions that led to bankruptcy
, shut down factories, dumped workers' pensions on the backs of tax payers and outsourced thousands of jobs overseas, while Bain and Romney walked away with hundreds of million...
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Offshore Accounts like Romney's Cause Huge Imbalance in the Market

Posted by on Thursday, July 12, 2012,

One might say that offshore accounts, such as those held by Mitt Romney, are the antithesis of capitalism and downright unAmerican. Shouldn't a presidential candidate, who claims to hold the answers to our economic woes, set the bar a little higher and lead by example?

Excerpt:
More than half the world’s money passes almost undetected through a series of financial black holes that shelter it from not only the tax collector but from shareholders, partners and wives, a Tribune-Review investigat...
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The Abandonment of the Middle Class...

Posted by on Saturday, June 9, 2012,
Party of the Rich
The nation is still recovering from a crushing recession that sent unemployment hovering above nine percent for two straight years. The president, mindful of soaring deficits, is pushing bold action to shore up the nation's balance sheet. Cloaking himself in the language of class warfare, he calls on a hostile Congress to end wasteful tax breaks for the rich.

"We're going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share," h...
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How Did Mitt Romney Make His Millions?

Posted by on Friday, June 8, 2012,
Mitt Romney likes to tout his business experience as a valuable asset that he could use in the Executive Office to get this economy "going again". The questions you must ask yourself are, "going where, going for whom, and is Romney's brand of expertise the kind of business experience that is going to help all Americans?"

Learn more about Venture Capitalism in this short video below and decide for yourself:





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Republicans on Romney Economics

Posted by on Saturday, June 2, 2012,
By the time Mitt Romney left office as Governor of Massachusetts, the state had the highest state deficit (debt per person) of any state in the nation, and ranked 47th in job creation. Does anyone really believe he would do better as President?




Romney's Massachusetts Record: The Truth






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CONSERVATIVE ECONOMIST on Where the Right Went Wrong

Posted by on Sunday, February 12, 2012,
Conservative Economist Bruce Bartlett wrote "the bible" for the Reagan Revolution, worked on domestic policy for the Reagan White House and served as a top treasury official under the first President Bush. Bartlett argues that right-wing tax policies -- pushed in part by Grover Norquist and Tea Party activists -- are destroying the country's economic foundation. 





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SAVING THE AMERICAN DREAM

Posted by on Wednesday, October 5, 2011,
Below are the key points of the "Contract for the American Dream" created from the ideas of over 125,000 Americans who gathered online and in their communities. Who better to present those ideas than the people whose future depends on them?

Critical Steps to Get Our Economy Back on Track

1.  Invest in America's Infrastructure
2.  Create 21st Century Energy Jobs
3.  Invest in Public Education
4.  Offer Medicare for All
5.  Make Work Pay
6.  Secure Social Security
7.  Return to Fairer Tax Rates
8.  End ...
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