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Archive for the day “May 8, 2012”

“President Obama himself is the most anti-business president in my lifetime”.

 

That was Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association.

Ummmmmmmmm………….

‘The Fortune 500 generated a total of $824.5 billion in earnings last year, up 16.4% over 2010. That beats the previous record of $785 billion, set in 2006 during a roaring economy’.

‘Of course, that return to pre-recession level earnings hasn’t translated into job or wage growth for America’s workers. In fact, inflation-adjusted wages fell last year’.

‘Big companies are also squeezing more productivity out of their workers, with annual revenue generated per worker increasing by more than $40,000 over the last five years’.

‘CEO pay, meanwhile, increased 15 percent last year’.

‘This data also puts the lie to the Republican claim that corporate tax cuts will spur businesses to hire. If all it took were extra cash, businesses would be hiring like crazy. However, they are clearly not doing so — and the effective corporate tax rate is already at a forty year low’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/05/07/479130/record-corporate-profits/

 

 

A weak Romney – Is THIS how he would lead?

 

Leadership is about character. And Mitt Romney is showing over and over a HUGE chartacter flaw.

A fear of confronting the extreme right wing.

October 10, 2008 – This is a man of character.

‘McCain passed his wireless microphone to one woman who said, “I can’t trust Obama. I have read about him and he’s not, he’s not uh — he’s an Arab. He’s not — ” before McCain retook the microphone and replied’:

“No, ma’am. He’s a decent family man [and] citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues and that’s what this campaign’s all about. He’s not [an Arab].”
From : http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14479.html

This is a man with a character flaw.

‘Later during the town-hall meeting, a supporter asked Romney about the separation of power in the United States, remarking in an aside that she believed Obama “should be tried for treason.”

Romney ignored the comment, instead speaking generally about the role of the Constitution and criticizing the president for remarks in which he said an overturn of his signature healthcare law would be “unprecedented.”

‘The questioner then pressed Romney specifically about free-speech rights, apparently referring to concerns over the National Defense Authorization Act signed last month’.

‘Romney deferred, saying he wasn’t familiar with the orders she was referring to’.

‘Asked later if he agreed with the questioner who called for the president to be tried for treason, Romney said, “No, of course not,” according to The Washington Post’.
From : http://thehill.com/video/campaign/225795-romney-supporters-at-cleveland-event-accuse-obama-of-treason-credit-grabbing-on-bin-laden-raid

93-Year-Old Grandmother Is Suing Pennsylvania Over Voter ID Laws

 

The ‘simple’ act of voting

This is likely to lose President Obama and Democratic candidates in general 2 to 5 MILLION votes this fall.

Not because they are enacting the laws but because Republicans are systemicly disenfranchising millions of people.
Intentional?

Yes. Republican dominated legislatures accross the Country know exactly what they were doing by passing so called ‘Voter ID Laws’.

Voter ‘fraud’ cases can usually be counted by single digits in most States.

This is why this General Election will be close.

‘The first time Viviette Applewhite went to the polls, she cast her vote for John F. Kennedy. But this year, a strict new voter identification law will likely prevent the now-93-year old woman and many others in Pennsylvania from participating in their country’s democratic process’.

‘Applewhite no longer has a copy of her birth certificate, and she does not have a drivers’ license. Without either of these things, the new Pennsylvania restrictions say that she is ineligible to vote’.

‘But her circumstances are not at all uncommon’.

‘According to the Brennan Center for Justice’:

”Twenty-five percent of African-American voting-age citizens have no current government-issued photo ID, compared to eight percent of white voting-age citizens.

‘Harsh voter ID laws, which former President Bill Clinton characterized as the most serious threat of disenfranchisement since Jim Crow laws, have been passed in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. Twenty four other states are trying to pass similar laws’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/05/07/479213/93-yo-plaintiff-voter-id/

 

Mitt Romney: ‘I’ll take a lot of credit’ for auto industry success’

Misinformation. Disinformation. Lies.

“I’ll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry’s come back,” Romney told WEWS-TV in Cleveland’.

“My own view is that the auto companies needed to go through bankruptcy before government help,” Romney said. “And frankly, that’s finally what the president did. He finally took them through bankruptcy.”

‘President Barack Obama’s national campaign co-chair Ted Strickland said Romney was trying to “fool” Americans with his remarks’.

“Mitt Romney may think he can fool the American people by hiding his belief that we should ‘let Detroit go bankrupt,’ but the American people won’t let him,” Strickland said in a statement’.

“His comments today that he will ‘take a lot of credit that the [auto] industry has come back’ are a new low in dishonesty, even for him. Mitt Romney seems to think Americans will just forget the past and his very vocal and clear opposition to the successful auto rescue.”
From : http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/07/romney-ill-take-a-lot-of-credit-for-auto-industry-success/

 

‘None of this bill is being voted on by the people of Kansas. – But it’s NOT a ‘War On Women’ – right?

‘In March, Addictinginfo reported on a dangerous anti-abortion bill being considered by the Republican dominated Kansas House of Representatives. We are now horrified to report that the Kansas House has passed that bill and it now goes to the Senate’.

‘Among the provisions include’:

• ‘A sales tax on all abortions. Even rape victims would have to pay the tax, which could be as high as 6.3%. Despite their objections to millionaires paying more taxes, Republicans feel it’s okay to tax women for making a personal decision about their own bodies. This makes abortion more expensive’.

• ‘A personhood measure that would define life as beginning at conception, which would almost certainly make abortion equivalent to murder and outlaw all abortion in the state of Kansas. Many forms of contraception could also be banned’.

• ‘A provision that bans women from claiming abortion insurance coverage and services on their taxes’.

• ‘Doctors are hereby ordered to tell women that abortion causes breast cancer, which is a damned lie’.

• ‘Doctors are also shielded from lawsuits if they withhold critical health information from pregnant women that could cause them to decide to have an abortion. In other words, they don’t have to tell women about the health of the fetus they carry and don’t have to tell women about any problems with the pregnancy’.

‘Such measures would make it nearly impossible for women to get an abortion in the state of Kansas’.

‘They would severely restrict a woman’s right to make her own health decisions. And the bill forces women to submit to the will of men. This is by far the most dangerous anti-abortion bill in the country and puts the lives of women in danger’.

‘Republicans are declaring that abortion is a cause of cancer despite the fact that real science has proved otherwise, and yet, they are forcing doctors to falsely tell pregnant women that if they get an abortion, cancer could follow, even though many top health organizations have proven that such a connection is a total myth’.

‘The tax is also a major issue in this bill’.

‘According to Planned Parenthood this bill could require those who enforce the tax to view the private medical records of women, which would violate medical privacy laws, and could apply a sales tax on contraception’.

‘None of this bill is being voted on by the people of Kansas. It’s being forced upon them by a group of conservative extremists who want to control the reproductive choices of women. If this bill passes the Senate, Governor Brownback has already stated that he will sign it, even though he hasn’t read it’.
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/05/07/kansas-house-passes-most-dangerous-sweeping-anti-abortion-law-in-the-nation/

“Just a sample of what’s in store next year from Republicans” – A ‘Conservative’ vision for America

 

‘The House Budget Committee is set to meet today on a new GOP plan to stave off further cuts in military spending that are mandated by the Budget Control Act’s sequestration trigger. The Pentagon will be required to trim $55 billion from its budget next year and House Republicans think they’ve figured out a way to prevent that: cut programs for the poor’.

‘The Republicans who control the House are using cuts to food aid, health care and social services like Meals on Wheels to protect the Pentagon from a wave of budget cuts come January’.

‘And while the AP notes that the GOP plan “will be dead on arrival” in the Democrat-controlled Senate, “they’re likely just a sample of what’s in store next year from Republicans if Mitt Romney wins the White House and the GOP takes back the Senate.”
From : http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/05/07/479229/house-gop-military-cut-programs-poor/

 

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