Obama and LGBT Rights
HOW MANY DO YOU RECOGNIZE?
Two-Face from Batman animated series
The Green Lantern
With a Black Marilyn Monroe
Obama and Elvis with Marilyn Monroe
The Pied Piper
The Thinker by Blankley
Obama with Marilyn over subway grate in NYC
Twilight Zone character
Obama facing Marilyn Monroe
If you like a good story, watch/listen to this video. I never could read this book, but, this narrator paints word pictures.
Originally Posted 4/6/12
Joe Scarborough (@joeNBC) often champions “small government” and I believe that means something akin to states rights. Joe forgets the state bankruptcies and misappropriation of Stimulus money by some states to balance their state budgets. I once suggested to the President to do what Roosevelt did and excite and energize our workers with a WPA program of his own. The presidential candidates have got me down. Is this the level the best we have to seek public office? Do the Republicans have to lower their standards and morals to get back into the Whitehouse? If we let them win, we could have another “TOP 1%” oriented government under which the poor and the middle-class would continue to decline. Barack Obama is our “Great White Hope.” He champions and identifies with the poor and the middle-class. He knows what it is to work! He welcomes support of unions and workers. Are you in? Just like we won the last time, President Obama needs your small donations to his campaign. Did you that Mitt Romney is trying to copy Obama’s idea? So, it’s settled all of us (America) will vote for Barack Obama’s second term as the “Warrior for the !”
On this morning’s “MorningJoe”, Joe had Rev. Al Sharpton as a guest and when RevAl mentioned that 5 million people may not be able to vote because of VOTER SUPPRESSION, Joe Scarborough poo pooed us, the poor, blacks, Latinos, the different. 5 million minorities may not be able to cast a vote in the next Presidential Elections because of a Republican War on the Middle-Class. Shame on “MorningJoe!”
THE DATA LOUNGE
Mitt Romney‘s Maids’ Salary Raises Questions
WASHINGTON — “For a woman with three houses and sixteen grandkids, Ann Romney doesn’t have very much help around the house, according to her 2010 tax return.
IRS forms released Tuesday by Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign show that despite reporting income of $21.7 million, the couple paid only $20,603 in taxable wages for household help in 2010. This figure was divided among four women: Rosania Costa ($4,808), Kelli Harrison ($8,667), Susan Moore ($2,238) and Valerie Cravens Anae ($4,890).
According to a number of Boston-based domestic staffing agencies, the salary range for a housekeeper is between $20 and $30 an hour, which adds up to an annual salary of $40,000 to $50,000 based on forty-hour weeks and two weeks of paid vacation a year.
But this number is only for one house, and the Romneys have three houses — a 2,000 sq. ft. townhouse in Belmont, Mass., a 5,400 sq. ft. lake house on 11 acres in Wolfeboro, N.H., and a beach house in La Jolla, Calif., that is undergoing renovations to double its size.
Even if the Romneys avoided spending time in La Jolla in 2010, they spent plenty of time in New Hampshire, with regular visits in the summer from five sons and their families.
Yet the Romneys still paid only half of the lowest range of an average housekeeper’s salary, which raises the question of who cleaned the Romney houses the other 50 percent of the time. A Romney campaign adviser declined to respond to questions from The Huffington Post about the housekeeping salaries…”
Well, as I thought, Mitt’s trickle-down economics is not practiced at home. This is Mitt Romney in the private sector! Could this be true of all Top 1% households? This morning I heard about a poll in which 58% of participants said that a President Romney would their lives better. I don’t think so. The really rich don’t care. No beach homes and Cadillacs for you!
[NOTE: This NOT an attack on Ann Romney.]