Monthly Archives: March 2011

Newt’s back in D.C. to corral the Tea Partiers in the House & train them on how to shut down the U.S. Government

Newt’s back in D.C. to corral the Tea Partiers in the House and train them up on how to shut down the U.S. Government. I think they were well on their way without him, but now it’s clear that unless Dems completely capitulate to their ridiculous demands, we are heading for at least a temporary shut down.

www.latimes.com

If it’s been hard to ignore the echoes of recent Washington history lately — as a Democratic White House battles House Republicans over the budget and talk of a government shutdown swirls — the arrival of a blast from the past on Thursday will make it impossible.

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Let’s get mad and demand that Congress and the President address the needs of Main Street, not just Wall Street

Read it and weep — from a guy who KNOWS. Then let’s get mad and demand that Congress and the President address the needs of Main Street, not just Wall Street. The foreclosure crisis and decline in home values continue to drive down our local economy, while the banksters enjoy record profits thanks to their taxpayer-funded bailout.

Photo courtesy of The New York Times

 

www.nytimes.com

Treasury prevented a meltdown of the financial system, but failed to meet the legislative goal of protecting home values.

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So how does a multinational corporation avoid taxes and walk away with an extra $3.2 billion dollars?

Multinational corporations’ continued assault on the American people is anything but funny. But hilarious is the only way to describe this old Letterman clip highlighted by Russ Feingold’s new outfit. Check it out; pass it on.

The “GE Handshake” Lives On

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I cannot ignore this decision by the Governor & the Republican majority to rob Michigan residents unemployment benefits

I want to be fair and give the guy a chance, but I cannot ignore this mean-spirited and downright cruel decision by the Governor and the Republican majority to rob Michigan residents of much-needed unemployment benefits in this difficult economy. Don’t they know how many people are suffering and barely holding on? Incredible….

www.freep.com

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill to continue federal unemployment benefits that otherwise would end for 35,000 Michiganders and to reduce future state-paid benefits to 20 weeks, down from 26 weeks.

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Let us remember and honor Geraldine Ferraro

Let’s take a moment with our daughters, nieces, goddaughters and other loved ones to talk about Geraldine Ferraro. As the father of two daughters, I am grateful for trailblazers like her who crashed through the glass ceiling, making way for future women leaders.

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www.nytimes.com

Mrs. Ferraro strode onto a podium in 1984 to accept the Democratic nomination for vice president and to take her place in American history as the first woman nominated for national office by a major party.

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State Legislators Need to Get Busy for Unemployed Workers

State legislators must get heads out of sand and get busy to do right by unemployed workers in Michigan. Please spread the word and talk to your representative and senator to ensure that this simple step is taken to assist thousands in Michigan.

Editorial: Quick fix would help Michigan’s jobless | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

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Where would we be w/o the labor movement?

Once again, I try to educate FOX anchor on the definition of “fair and balanced.” Where would we be now without the tremendous, progressive record of the labor movement? Can working people look to Wall Street for a fair shake? Ha!

Auto Workers Bash New-Hire Contracts
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero argues the nation’s autoworkers have the right to petition for higher wages.

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