Budget Deal Reached but Boehner, Cantor and McConnell Engage in Legislative Gimmickry to Forestall Revenue Increases on the Rich


Although most Americans(including most Republicans) have indicated in polls that they want taxes raised on the TOP 1%–the rich in America— Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Senate and Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the House continue their campaign to insulate highly profitable corporations and the wealthy from the economic hardships being experienced by 99% of Americans who do the real sweating of labor and dying in war to keep the United States at the front of global politics and economy. The 99% give so much more than their fair share of the national effort. They earn their money the old fashioned way: They sweat and toil. No derivatives! The Republican leaders with cold unfeeling eyes still refuse to tell us why they refuse to require the TOP 1% to carry their fair share of the load. It can’t be solely about large campaign contributions because Democrats receive them, too. There must be some secret Republican plan so vile and monstrous that it would rock the nation if revealed.  Yesterday, a reporter confronted Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) with the one question that we all ask: “Why do you protect the TOP 1%?” Without a pause Boehner mumbled a quip, turned and walked away from the camera refusing to be accountable to the people who “hired” him. Are Republican leaders above the people? They are the faces of untold special interests who have led this country to ruin for 30 years. Disgraced ex-Speaker Newt Gingrich taught them how to govern this way years ago. Now, Newt seeks title and ultimate power. He wants the power of the world’s only super power and the title of President of the United States.  WE MUST DENY HIM AND HIS REPUBLICAN CRONIES WHO TURN A DEAF EAR TO THE VOTERS WHO PUT THEM IN OFFICE AND NOW SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES. Surely, the framers of the Constitution gave us the means to remove them from office. Surely there is some Abramnoff-esque obscure law, rule or procedure that we can use to reclaim the Congress and restore its honor. It will take a bi-partisan effort of great thinkers, movers and shakers to plot their destruction.  And, the time for them to begin that work is NOW!  McConnell, Boehner and Cantor think that they are unstoppable. But, God is always on the side of goodness and has promised to help us. It may have been awhile, but, let us all renew our faith in the true God and pledge our lives and our country to doing His will. Pray for His guidance in restoring the middle-class and the character upon which America was founded.  We were created to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The greedy and corrupt among us have brought nothing but misery to us, the 99%, and ever-increasing profits for themselves, the 1%. Let us be comforted by these words from the Bible: “Money is the root of all evil.” Jesus Christ will destroy all evil and bless us. In His name we ask for divine assistance in getting our country back! Those who do evil in the dark to accumulate money and call on God’s name in the light, will hear Him say, “Depart from Me. I never knew you!”



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In Their Debate Republican Candidates Left the Middle-Class Out of Their Concern Even Though Some Had Humble Beginnings. Hmmm. I Wonder Why?

President Obama is running for re-election with a campaign to restore the middle-class after thirty years of high profits for the TOP 1% and a severe decline in wages for the people who do the real work in this country—the 99%!  We were promised that theory of trickle-down economics would solve our problems. Nothing has trickled down in decades.  The so-called “job creators” are enjoying their low tax rates given to them to create jobs while they refuse to invest in the domestic economy and hire the 14 millions of Americans who have no jobs. Through their surrogates an ALL-REPUBLICAN, anti-Obama war is being waged to prevent the passage of the American Jobs Act which the CBO calculates would create millions of jobs.  Only one candidate, Sen. Ron Paul, spoke of the dire consequences we experience because of income inequality.  It is clear that the other candidates are enslaved to the welfare and fortunes of the rich—the TOP 1%! Our future can only be secured my across-the-board Democratic wins in November 2012! Democrats. We work for the common man.

TWO Debunks Fake Religious Freedom Lie With Groundbreaking Full-Page Ad


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TWO Debunks Fake ‘Religious Freedom’ Lie With Groundbreaking Full-Page Ad

Ad Is In Response To New York Marriage Clerk Who Refused To Marry Lesbian Couple Under the Guise of ‘Religious Freedom’

Burlington, Vt. Truth Wins Out announced today that it would place a Ithaca Religious Freedom ad groundbreaking full-page ad in the Ithaca Journal on Saturday that debunks the Religious Right‘s latest strategy of claiming they are victims of religious discrimination when asked to follow the same laws as other citizens. TWO’s hard-hitting ad is headlined “Special Rights Masquerading as Religious Freedom” and signals that this fraudulent argument, increasingly used by anti-gay activists, will be vigorously challenged and exposed as a lie.

TWO’s ad is in response to the unethical actions of Ledyard, NY town clerk Rose Marie Belforti, who refused to marry a lesbian couple who asked for a marriage license. Belforti disobeyed the law and then justified refusing to do her job by claiming she was a victim of religious discrimination.

“The private religious beliefs of public workers should be respected,” said Truth Wins Out Executive Director Wayne Besen. “However, agents of the state are not entitled to pick and choose which members of the public they serve or which laws they obey. Refusing to serve entire classes of people based on religious objections will lead to chaos. It creates a slippery slope where self-appointed moral scolds serve as the gatekeepers to our freedom.”

Until recently, anti-gay activists argued that LGBT people were not entitled to equality because it was contrary to the will of the people. As recent polls show a sea change in support for marriage equality, particularly among younger demographics, the extreme right has switched its strategy. They now try to pose as martyrs whose beliefs give them the special right to discriminate and ignore the law.

“Belforti’s twisted version of ‘religious freedom’ comes at the expense of liberty for everyone else,” said TWO Communications Director John Becker. “It creates a balkanized nation that divides people based on sectarian differences. We must reject the unfair notion that some people have a special right to discriminate based on religious beliefs.”

TWO’s ad points out that allowing fundamentalists to follow their own rules would create chaos and undermine societal cohesion. The ad gives several examples of where this false notion of “religious freedom” might lead:

  •         Will town clerks use their fundamentalist beliefs to refuse issuing marriage licenses to divorced people who wish to remarry?
  •        Will town clerks use religion to justify turning away interfaith or interracial couples who want a marriage license?
  •        Will postal workers refuse to carry mail they find objectionable, or refuse to deliver to households whose religious beliefs they disagree with?
  •        Will religious public school teachers choose to educate only students who share their faith?

This latest effort is part of TWO’s Center Against Radical Extremism (TWOCARE), which debunks right wing propaganda and misinformation campaigns. TWOCARE also monitors and reports on extremist organizations and launches campaigns to spotlight their dangerous views.

Truth Wins Out is a nonprofit organization that fights anti-LGBT extremism. TWO specializes in turning information into action by organizing, advocating and fighting for LGBT equality.

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Mitt Romney fully embraces Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan

One of the key stories of the day — perhaps the one that will have the greatest long term political impact — has to be that Mitt Romney has now fully embraced Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan.

After previously hedging on the Ryan plan, Romney is now fully declaring his support for it, as a way to wound the surging Newt Gingrich among conservative voters. Newt, you’ll recall, famously referred to the Ryan plan as “right wing social engineering,” and Romney, in a post on his Web site, has revived this Newt quote, and is suggesting he’d sign it into law as president, in order to portray himself as the only true conservative in the race.

“With friends like Newt, who needs the left?” the Romney Web site now blares.

The reason this matters: It will give Dems a weapon in the general election against Romney. “In order to make this attack, Mitt Romney has now given himself ownership of the Ryan plan,” Jed Lewison writes. “Let me say that again: Mitt Romney is now one hundred percent committed to Paul Ryan’s proposal to end Medicare and replace it with vouchers.”

Steve Benen added: “This is the line Democrats have waited eight months for Romney to take.” [WASHINGTON POST: MORE]


Have you a recently returned from the Iraq War or are you fighting the war in Afghanistan while your family struggles financially stateside?  Today, your Commander-in-Chief tried to get your family protections as American consumers. His choice for the director of these protections was blocked. Republican leaders in the Congress dissed you and your service to our country by voting “No” to confirmation.

Yet, these Republicans swear they have a lock on patriotism. You in our armed services are our greatest patriots. While Democrats have secured a consumer protection agency, Republicans continue to fight against funding these protections for your spouse as well as all low-income Americans and victims of our sometimes unfair financial system.  How this must weigh on your mind as you trod through the fields of battle to protect us back at home. You ask yourself, “How is wife managing with the rent this month? Is there enough food for my kids?”  Please know that the Democratic Party has your back and is working to restore the middle-class and continue to advocate for Americans who have fallen on hard times.Your best interests are dear to your Commander-in-Chief.

Although you are thousands of miles away, you are aware of the political circus going on in the Republican Party as they seek to secure the Whitehouse.  If they succeed, it will not be good for you in the military or us at home.  Republicans are somehow enslaved to the welfare of the top 1% of our population–the rich! For thirty years the rich have been growing their wealth by selling off our industries, sending our jobs to foreign lands and working to suppress the rights of ordinary Americans who work for a living. They are firing our teachers, firemen and policemen. They refuse to pass legislation that would create millions of jobs when we have 14 million unemployed. They want to cut federal programs which help Americans who identify with the “99%” of voters who have lost the “American Dream” and have had their voices taken away by lobbyists, like Grover Norquist. (Perhaps you have heard of this man.) This is the country you are fighting for, my brother!  You can help us get our country back from the insane agenda of the Republicans. IN NOVEMBER OF 2012 VOTE TO RE-ELECT BARACK OBAMA AND VOTE A STRAIGHT DEMOCRATIC TICKET!

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