Monthly Archives: September 2011

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

Imagine a third bar for just the Koch Brothers
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 9-19-2011

  Republican Redistricting Committee Member Lied About His Involvement in Redrawing His District – In April, during floor debate on the state house redistricting proposal, Republican State Representative and member of the House Committee on Redistricting Aaron Pena emphatically and … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-16-2011 – Texas Race to the Bottom

  Republican Wants to Give Charter Schools a Free Pass – An amendment by Rep. Steve King, Republican of Iowa, to H.R. 2218, the Federal Charter Bill, would have removed a requirement that the performance of low-income and minority students … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-13-2011

  Texas Cut Volunteer Fire Dept. Spending By 75% – According to KVUE (Austin ABC News affiliate) the state of Texas, with Rick Perry as governor, cut funding for volunteer fire departments from thirty million a year to just seven … Continue reading

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What is of Greater Concern than the Military-industrial Complex?

In a posting from August 2006, I provided a table on the traits of the authoritarian personalities: Leaders and Followers. This same table was reposted in a December 2010 posting about the Tea Party. In January 2009, my posting included … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-10-2011

  Ann Coulter Says Kindergarten Teachers Are Useless and Overpaid – On Wednesday morning’s “Fox & Friends,” Coulter said Teamsters Union president James Hoffa used to represent truck drivers and pipefitters. She said, “Now he’s representing public school teachers? Kindergarten … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds: Koch Brothers and Other Billionaires Know What’s Best for Our Children’s Education

  At Secret Billionaires Conference, School Teachers Are Announced as the Next Major Target – Charles and David Koch are co-owners of Koch Industries, an energy and chemical conglomerate inherited from their father that is currently America’s second-largest privately held … Continue reading

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Bad Deed: Chris Christie – The Authoritarian Governor Brags to His Rich Friends

  How to be a One-Man Dictator in America – At a secret billionaires conference hosted by the Koch Brothers, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recalled discussing the 2009 budget with his aides shortly after taking office. He claimed to … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-6-2011

  Republicans Determined to Hold FAA Reauthorization Hostage Again This Friday – Republicans in Congress will do anything they can to make it harder for workers to form unions. Last month they shut down the FAA when they attempted to … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds Special: Worst Governors in America

Cast your vote for the worst here. Gov. Scott Walker Wisconsin Eliminated collective bargaining rights for most public employees Enacted laws restricting voting rights Passed a budget that cuts services and gives tax breaks to the wealthy Turned down funding … Continue reading

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