Monthly Archives: September 2010

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

Exposing the "Nobile Lie" of Right-wing Authoritarian Trickle Down Economics
Imagine a third bar for just the Koch Brothers
After WW II, we had a powerful middle class, then Reaganomics started their demise.

 

Bad Deeds for 9-30-2010

  Rick Perry: Odd Man Out – There’s going to be a Texas gubernatorial debate in Austin after all, but Rick Perry won’t be there. Democrat Bill White last month accepted the invitation, which was initially extended just to Perry, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-29-2010

  Conservative Creep Tries to Pull Another Video Con; This Time on CNN – James O’Keefe, best known for hitting the community organizing group ACORN with a heavily edited and misleading undercover video, hoped to get CNN Investigative Correspondent Abbie … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-28-2010

  Republican “Pledge to America” Fails National Security Test – The national security portion of the Republican “Pledge to America” (buried away on page 37 of the 45-page document) fails to address any of America’s immediate security challenges. Neither Al … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-27-2010

  Rick Perry Has a Problem with the Truth – The non-partisan Politifact.org has graded 40 of Rick Perry’s campaign statements and has found that only 13% of them are true, and only 10% are mostly true.   Republican Mike … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-24-2010

  Rick Perry Doesn’t Take Questions – Letter to Rick Perry from the President of the National Conference of Editorial Writers: September 23, 2010 Dear Gov. Perry: The National Conference of Editorial Writers was stunned and disappointed today when you … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-23-2010

  Republicans Doing Voter Suppression in Wisconsin – According to the statements made on recordings of a meeting of Wisconsin Tea Party leaders, Here’s the plans between the Republican Party of Wisconsin Chair and the state director of Americans for … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-20-2010

  Rick Perry is So Proud; State May Have to Lay Off 9,800 Workers – 9,800 workers could likely be laid off as the state grapples with a projected two-year budget shortfall approaching $21 billion. Mike Gross, vice president of … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-19-2010

  Christine O’Donnell in 1999: ‘I dabbled into witchcraft’ – The story of Christine O’Donnell’s past got a little stranger Friday. Bill Maher — on whose former show, “Politically Incorrect,” O’Donnell appeared repeatedly in the late 1990s — showed a … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-17-2010

  Republican Lies About Public Employees – In August, the New Republic, the New York Times and others warned, “There’s a class war coming to the world of government pensions.” Of course, there’s only one problem with Rush Limbaugh’s claim … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-16-2010

  Republicans Have Been Lying About the Deficit – The Treasury says that the deficit for August of this year is 13% lower than that of the August of last year, and 8% lower than the first 11 months of … Continue reading

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Tax Breaks For The Mega and Ultra Rich – Stopping Their Takeover of Our Democracy

An article about Congress deciding its next pay raise, had this to say about the richest 235 of them: Senators had a median reportable net worth of $1.79 million in 2008, the last year such data were available, down from … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-13-2010

  Republican House Leader is Big Tobacco’s and Wall Street’s Best Friend – House Democrats were preparing late last year for the first floor vote on the financial regulatory overhaul when Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio and other Republican … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-10-2010

  Save NASA From the Tax-Sucking, Pork-Eating, Dream-Murdering Monster – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is considering placing HR5781, a NASA reauthorization bill that awards billions to traditional defense-industry corporations, on the House floor for a vote. If enacted, HR5781 … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-9-2010

  How This Past Monday Became the Worst Labor Day in the Memory of Most Americans – Economists Emmanuel Saez and Thomas Piketty examined tax returns from 1913 to 2008 and discovered an interesting pattern. In the late 1970s, the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-8-2010

  Confused Tea Party People – The Tea Party people say they’re angry about socialism, but maybe they’re really angry about capitalism. If there’s a sense of being looked down upon, it’s that sense of failure that’s built into a … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-3-2010

  Fewer Jobs, Larger Deficits if Republicans Were in Charge – According to a study in Newsweek, the things that Republicans have said they want to do won’t actually boost employment or reduce deficits. In fact, much the opposite. If … Continue reading

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“When people are voting against their interests, more interest-based arguments don’t help.”

Do you wonder why Democrats have gone from a significant victory in 2008 to looking at big losses in Congress in 2010? Do you wonder what it is the Republicans know and what the Democrats need to learn to avoid … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-1-2010

  No Longer the Republican Party of Mount Rushmore — Now the Party of Easter Island – Mount Rushmore. If you’ve only seen pictures, you really can’t fully appreciate the extraordinary achievement the monument represents — carved over 14 years … Continue reading

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