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Saturday, September 03, 2011

Rip Rap

House Republicans want any new funds spent for disaster aid to be offset by cuts elsewhere

Sure. Why not start by ending all tax credits and subsidies to Big Oil? Then move on to all subsidies and tax credits for Big Corpse. Why not start taxing hedge funds and other exotic investment schemes on Wall Street? But nooooo. As George Carlin once said, "they're coming after our Social Security ...and they'll get it."

Uh-oh. Major Quake Rocks Alaska. Hurricane Lee spinning into the Gulf.

Will Eric Cantor or Paul Ryan demand Americans give up their Medicare and Social Security to offset disaster relief? Why not just come out and say it fellas, we know that's what you want.

The GOP's Murder Gun Raffle

Think Progress Excerpt:
In Same District Where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Was Shot, GOP Auctioning Off A Glock .45 At Fundraiser

The GOP Must Be Saving the Raffle for the Ruger Mini-14, the weapon conservative hero Anders Breivik used to murder 69 children on an island retreat in Norway, for their big push fundraiser for 2012.

Are Republicans Taunting American Workers by participating In the Labor Day Celebration?

It's very possible. Remember when Tea Party activists spat on Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) and hurled epithets at Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Andre Carson (D-Ind.) while walking to the Capitol to debate the health care reform bill? Some conservative pundits implied that the congressmen taunted the protesters by their mere presence because they could have avoided the situation by taking a different route. Not so with Wisconsin Republicans. After ramming through legislation designed to strip collective bargaining rights away and defund labor organizations, local Republicans seem proud to march with the victims of their legislative assaults. Are they hoping for something bad to happen? It's very possible.


Swimming In Cash, Executives Say Spending Now Is Risky

Corporate Cash Holdings Have Grown 59 Percent Since 2008

Republicans want to lower Corporate taxes low enough so executives can risk somebody else's money.

Bachmann Doubles Down On Drilling In Everglades, Says Only ‘Radical Environmentalists’ Would Oppose

Can Bachmann go far enough off the cliff to make Perry look sane?

Many Are Carrying Water For Paul Ryan and His Randian Proposal

Crooks and liars Excerpt: (story & video)
Apparently toeing the line for Paul Ryan's budget proposal which contains massive cuts to transportation and infrastructure spending. Ryan's name was never used and his proposal was never mentioned here, but that doesn't matter much, because what they were doing is advocating for everything that's in it.

This is something we really have to start watching for. Some House Representatives, Senators and talking heads are parroting various provisions from Ryan's Kill Medicare Budget proposal without ever mentioning his name or referring to the proposal. It's sort of a way to test public reaction to it when a different salesman presents it. But in order to catch them in the act, you have to be fairly knowledgable about his dastardly proposal. For instance in Wisconsin, Sean Duffy and Ron Johnson parrot excerpts from Ryan's proposal almost exclusively while never mentioning Ryan or his proposal. Eric Cantor and Marco Rubio too. The list of folks on the right doing this is fairly large. Also, watch sneaky Democrats like Kent Conrad. They need to be called on it when they do it. You know, "Hey, isn't that in Paul Ryan's class war budget proposal? Why do you want to kill Medicare and give larger tax cuts to corporations and the super-wealthy?"

Tribune Company: 640 executives to share $42 million.

Your Honor, we are here today during the course of our bankruptcy proceedings, that despite declining performance, to ask for authority to pay management executives bonuses.

Video: Ed Shultz Calls Out Coward Rubio For Ryanesque Speech

There's uncertainty out there says small business, but taxes and regulations have nothing to do with it.

Out of touch Republicans still blame taxes and regulations.

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