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”We’ve launched this Web site, TaxReform.gov, to give you the opportunity to provide your input, and we are active on Twitter (@simplertaxes) as well. No need to travel to Washington. Through the use of social media, we want all Americans to participate directly.”
Maine legislature votes to overturn Citizens United
Wonder if these have any thing in common?
A ”militia” program inside The Matrix (the movie) as compared to the reality of actually overturning Citizens United? dunno.
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream – Stamp stampede on your dollar — for democracy
Ben is the founder and Head Stamper at the Stamp Stampede campaign, whose goal is to help build the movement to amend the constitution to get money out of politics.
”Democracy is the triple-deluxe droolworthy idea that the people can govern and be governed in turn, that We the People are the author and the subject of the law. In America, it’s the idea that we can elect representatives who will rise above self-interest and work on behalf of the common good.
At least, that was the idea. These days, it looks a little different.
Thanks to Supreme Court cases such as Citizens United in 2010, which trampled over the last remaining semblance of campaign finance laws, our government looks a lot more like a plutocracy: a government where the wealthy rule.”
The American Anti-Corruption Act gets money out of politics, so the people can get back in.
Don’t shoot the messenger. I fully realize this is ANOTHER group that may or may not be what they say they are but I like the ideas they have.
Read the full nfo on the Act
State Rep. Diane Russell (Portland ME) is joining with Signon.org and Rep. Dave Loebsack (Iowa) to petition the House of Reps, US Senate and Pres Obama to include pay cuts for ALL members of Congress and the president with the proposed 20% across the board pay cut for federal employees.
Pay Cuts for Congress http://signon.org/s/j=eK8R @signon
If YOU agree, SIGN the petition!
I do, and I did. Thank you!
signed it and thanks. i will be back in a little while i have something to do.
wow! 20% for all federal employees….and there off …we got Greece ahead of the pack and Ireland hanging a neck from second ….hold on folks japan! japan! pulling out from behind takes Ireland Greece holds on to the lead….that’s it folks. Greece takes it with first place japan takes 2nd Spain and France round out 4 and fifth and the good ole’ US of A is close 6th in the twenty first century race to the bottom.. you hear it here first folks. The race every country participated in and no one wins.
what a sham. blame federal workers? what a bunch of divide and conquer BS. this is nothing more than pitting private sector citizens against there public employee neighbors. as the media screams hate those people they are getting more than you (cuz yours was stolen in the 80’s and 90’s by Reagan, Thatcher and ”hostile takeovers” aka ”venture capitalism” aka ”vulture capitalism”) now they have there sites on the last bastion of retirement security in the world public sector wages and pensions. the thieves can’t stand thinking about the pile of money in those pension accounts ( they need that to clear their bogus balance sheets). the mentality is ”those slaves don’t deserve a retirement! they should suffer like the rest of the serfs… they are after all cattle. and since we’ve exploited them for all we can get it’s time to destroy them and the country with them and reap our just rewards” the measly 20% politicians govt’ pay cut doesn’t mean shit to them. they got legal insider trading back. who cares about tens of thousands when your making millions backing laws for corporations that you’ve already given billions in government contracts that you can now buy stock in before anybody else knows they have a billion dollar govt’ contract.
don’t placate me.
replace faggot with elitist scum.
Then I get the Ways and Means newsletter that says ”Middle Class Incomes Have Fallen More than 5 Percent during the “Obama Recovery”
It is time to focus on fixing the economy, and that starts with tax reform
The Obama Administration once promised that, “A well designed recovery plan will not only create numerous jobs, but also many jobs paying good wages and providing full-time employment.” (Administration’s January 10, 2009 Romer-Bernstein Report on its economic stimulus plan, officially titled “The Job Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan”)
Blah Blah Blah. And this is from House Committee on Ways and Means. More divide and conqueor. More pointing fingers. More corporations coming up with ways to pay even less in taxes.
So what do we do to CHANGE this? I have followed Christina’s advice as much as I possibly can. I try to follow what my reps do and don’t do. I try to talk to others to enlighten them. I fight the pests that are invading my garden. I teach my child how to NOT play the game.
At this point I am a bit frustrated as I don’t seem to be getting anywhere.
The 1 Percent’s Solution
What if in the context of that same conceptual construct for economics Krugman would have said usury instead of austerity?
Imagine a separation between ”In God We Trust” capitalism looking out for their corporate investors, and a nationalized government looking out for the health and welfare, and education of We the People. Imagine all workers in ”the government” and in the private sector represented by a good, strong union, asking for nothing more than fairness from the employers across the board, where the 39 hour work week and railroad featherbedding is considered chickenshit.
Hmmm.. ask yourself this- would you vote for a 20% paycut for yourself? or would you debate it fiercely quietly amend it to exclude congress, senate and the office of the emperor.. and it passes! Looks pretty straight forward to me..
ed those pay cuts would not hurt them politicians one bit and it would hurt the workers, difference between the 2 the politicians accept huge ass bribes that make their pay look like pocket change while the workers would take a big loss. but the thing is that the politicians have been voting themselves pay raises while making sure that the workers pay goes down but i signed the petition for one reason and that is to give the leeches a message.
Submit YOUR comments concerning the TSA use of full body scanners
dxm: Here’s some news, and an Action Item.
Hungary has fallen!
Blink and you’ve missed it: Hungary is no longer a democracy. Along with criminalization of the homeless and attacks on women and the LGBT community, Hungary has seen a horrific spike in state-sanctioned antisemitism and racism. If we don’t act now, things are to get a lot worse. Tell the EU: Don’t let Hungary go the way of Nazi Germany. Act on Article VII to ensure Hungarians’ rights and freedoms!
PLEASE sign Avaaz’s petition asking the governments of Germany, France and the Netherlands and all contracting states of the European Patent Convention to take the lead to fix European patent law by calling on the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation to close the loopholes that allow corporations to patent plant varieties and conventional breeding methods. Clear and effective safeguards and prohibitions are needed to protect consumers, farmers and breeders from the corporate takeover of our food chain.
If someone will write up a petition to reverse the recently passed bill that prevents Monsanto from being sued for issues arising from GMO products, I will submit it. I don’t have the time to research which bill, who passed it, the details concerning the bill and Monsanto amendment to create the petition.
This is an Action Item
It is time for the present-day party hacks to let go of their establishment Democratic party past and pick up from where Axelrod-Obama left off, and now move forward. I am reminded of when a Black delegation from Mississippi wanted representation at the Democratic National Convention in New Jersey, in 1964. I remember (it was televised). Wikipedia has it written down. See Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and the ”Southern strategy.”
We should be asking for a clean break from the Jim Crow Democrats; the mostly Democratic political machine of Jess Unruh and Sam Yorty, in California, that made the Ronald Reagan as governor-to-president possible; the Clinton machine in Arkansas; Barack’s boys (and girls) in Chicago, and now finally the Hillary (and Bill, and Lanny Davis) PUMA retreads. We should be asking them to step aside, but with all their might help us get our nominee elected in 2016.
The Ayatolljahso says, the Democratic establishment could secure Democratic presidencies for generations to come by supporting an up and comer from this new generation of liberals, progressives and Bernie Sanders socialists. Another Black candidate, or an hispanic, and definitely a young blood woman could be our next president if the old guard would get out of the way, and use their political clout to get her elected.
Introduce me to 10 or 20 of these well educated young people to choose from; whose experience might be as staffers in government, or under-secretaries in branches of the government, as professors in colleges and universities, or professionals from the private sector or with a track record of public service; of people who have demonstrated their love of this country. Who would they choose to be their cabinet and advisors? What kind of government might they envision for We the People during their four or eight year term?
Where do they stand on the most contentious issues of the day, starting with nuclear proliferation, starting with Israel and Iran, and a one-state or a two-state solution for Palestine and Israel? Refugees? Medical care and hunger? and closer to home, the returning vets, and the plight of our cities and the youth.
This is an Action Item
Demand a Wall St Tax – Petition to the White House – In fact, while u are logged in, add ur name to the other important petitions – there are MANY
Prosecute, imprison and then regulate ’Too Big to Jail’ Banksters and Wall St. CEO’s.
From our twitter feed
There are ONLY 98 signatures on this petition….. I cannot believe that people are NOT signing this!
If u are not voicing your opinion, you have NO ROOM to bitch.
You are either part of the solution, or u are part of the problem.
See my post on FEAR
thanks for reminding me i registered with the whitehouse . org and forgot to sign the petition.
i tried 5 different times to create an account and cannot do it. that may be the reason for only 98 signatures.
Tell Obama: Free the TPP!
Representatives from eleven countries are formulating the ultimate “free trade” agreement—the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—but they don’t want the public to know what terms are on the table. Not even members of the US Congress know the full extent of what’s being negotiated.
Here Comes AIPAC, Lobbying for War
AIPAC activists will be swarming the Hill this week. Don’t let their voices be the only ones your reps hear.
Overcoming months of smears, hysterical rhetoric, and procedural obstruction, Chuck Hagel was confirmed to be our next Secretary of Defense. In the process, we showed that in Congress we could beat the Likud Lobby that drove the opposition to Hagel’s nomination. This faction in Washington says that ”unless you adopt an unwavering pro-Likud approach to Israel that you’re anti-Israel,” as Barack Obama characterized their claims in 2008.
Now the Likud Lobby is pressing Congress to endorse an Israeli military attack on Iran.
If we could beat the Likud Lobby on Hagel, we can beat them on this.
Urge your representatives in Washington to oppose AIPAC’s ”backdoor to war” bill and to take steps towards peace with Iran and Palestine, using the form below.
The President has wide latitude to do things that Congress hasn’t told him not to do. As a practical matter, if we don’t want it to be legal for the President to do something, we need to get Congress to say that.
Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have introduced a bill, S. 505, that would prohibit drone killings of US citizens on US soil if they do not represent an imminent threat. Cruz, R-Texas, and Paul, R-Kentucky, have said they want to attach their bill as an amendment to the continuing resolution that will fund the government through September.
If this bill becomes law, it would set an important precedent. It would be the first time since 2001 that Congress has acted to limit the ”war without boundaries” that was created by the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force after the 9/11 attacks.
Email YOUR Senator and let them know YOU SUPPORT this bill!
MoveOn’s Campaign for a Fair Settlement –
Tell President Obama to end the Administration’s policy of treating Wall Street banks as too big to fail and too big to jail by taking immediate steps to break up the big banks and prosecute the criminals who used them to destroy our economy.
Care2 is getting into the fight against the ”Six Strikes” plans by ISPs.
AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, and Cablevision Systems will not only harass customers who may be accused of breaking intellectual property rights (with no due process) but will also put up roadblocks to Internet access.
These ISPs will notify their customers about violations, and after several, may make their Internet connection slower, force subscribers to stay on a landing page until they discuss the issue or go through an educational program about copyright, or put subscribers through other measures.
http://100yearsofthefed.fwsites.org Petition to Audit the Fed
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