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Archive for the day “December 7, 2012”

‘What Living On $7 An Hour Actually Means For Working People’

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Now of course the first thing that comes out of the mouth of the (cough) Conservatives is ‘Well that’s there decision. They could do better’.

And that’s the differecne between a Liberal and a Conservative.

Not everybody will ‘do better’.

Not everybody will be a millionare.

The majority of us will be domestics, WalMart associatres, waitresses. America doesn’t run on wall street brokers, bankers and CEO’s.

America runs on those who sweep the floors, do the dishes, mow the lawns, teach the kids, pave the roads, build the bridges, clean the windows.

The difference is that Conservatives think Mitt Romney is an example of success.

Liberals think that someone waiting tables to take care of their kids is successful.

She didn’t ‘create’ the job. She is the job.

 

 

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What is wrong with the Republican Party – ‘Democrats watch in awe as McConnell filibusters himself’

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There are a couple of really bad comments I could make after a headline like that – but that would be wrong of me. (GRINS!)

Mitch McConnell – the filibustering obstructionists.

‘Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced legislation to raise the debt ceiling on Thursday, apparently with the intent of showing that even Democrats would not support such a bill’.

‘However, McConnell’s plan backfired after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) called for a vote on the legislation, which would have given the president the authority to raise the federal debt ceiling on his own. The top Senate Republican was forced to filibuster his own bill’.

“What we have here is a case of Republicans here in the Senate once again not taking ‘yes’ for an answer,” Reid said, after McConnell announced his filibuster. “This morning the Republican leader asked consent to have a vote on this proposal, just now I told everyone we were willing to have that vote — up or down vote. Now the Republican leader objects to his own idea. So I guess we have a filibuster of his own bill, so I object.”
From : http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/06/democrats-watch-in-awe-as-mcconnell-filibusters-himself/

 

‘Austerity Pushes Europe Into Its Second Recession In Four Years’

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‘Continuing efforts to cut spending and reduce deficits have driven the Eurozone into its second recession in just four years, as its economy shrank for the second consecutive quarter’.

‘Struggling countries like Spain, Greece, Portugal, and Ireland are still pursuing deficit reduction to rein in their debt, cutting spending to the bone to do so’.

‘The spending cuts have driven unemployment to record levels and threatened the continent with a recession that became official during the last quarter, Bloomberg reports’:

‘The euro-area economy was pushed into a recession for the second time in four years as trade slowed and government spending declined’.

‘Gross domestic product in the 17-nation currency bloc slipped 0.1 percent in the third quarter from the previous three months, when it fell 0.2 percent, the European Union’s statistics office in Luxembourg said today, confirming an initial estimate published on Nov. 15’.

‘Eurozone unemployment reached 26 percent in September’.

‘The youth unemployment rate has topped 50 percent and resulted in a “lost generation” for the continent’s young adults’.

‘Still, the pursuit of austerity continues’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/12/06/1295591/austerity-europe-second-recession/?mobile=nc

 

Republicans 2016 – ‘Looking ahead to 2016’

Lesson not learned

Lesson not learned

I think you can throw out Huckabee, Rice, Palin and Paul. Huckabee doesn’t want it and the others don’t play well on a National level.

Others will be coming in. Rick Perry, maybe Scott Walker, Jan Brewer.

Put Christie, Ryan, Rubio, Snatorum and Bush on a stage, at the end only Christie and Bush will be standing. They are the only two that have constructive ideas on actual issues.

Does Bush want it?

But then that assumes the Republican Party actually WANTS  constructive ideas.

And that assumes that the far right won’t decide again who will be the GOP Presidential candidate.

If they still hold the power, and I think they will, look for Rick Santorum teaming up with maybe Scott Walker. Santorum over Ryan? The Ryan budget is toxic.

And if it’s Hilary for the Democrats? If the Republicans think they got smacked this election, wait until 2016.
‘Here’s how all the Republican hopefuls stack up in terms of net favorability’:

Potential Candidate
Net Favorability

Paul Ryan
+59 (74/15)

Mike Huckabee
+58 (73/15)

Condoleezza Rice
+55 (73/18)

Marco Rubio
+51 (62/11)

Jeb Bush
+49 (63/14)

Sarah Palin
+42 (66/24)

Rick Santorum
+39 (56/17)

Rand Paul
+31 (53/22)

Chris Christie
+21 (49/28)
From : http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/12/looking-ahead-to-2016.html

Smoke ’em if you got ’em – ‘“Officers Shall Not Take Any Enforcement Action—Other Than to Issue a Verbal Warning—For a Violation of I-502.”

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‘Tonight at midnight, Initiative 502 goes into effect, meaning it’s no longer a violation of state law to use and possess certain quantities of marijuana in Washington. Basically, you can have pot and use pot, but you’re only supposed to use it in the privacy of your own home’.

‘And this is what the Seattle Police Department is telling its 1300+ officers tonight via email about public marijuana use (full email posted below)’:

“Until further notice, officers shall not take any enforcement action—other than to issue a verbal warning—for a violation of I-502.”

‘As we’ve told you here on the Blotter, if you’re over 21, then starting December 6th you can use marijuana, and possess marijuana—up to an ounce of marijuana buds, 16 ounces of solid marijuana-infused product, like cookies, or 72 ounces of infused liquid, like oil’.

‘But it also clearly states that you’re not supposed to use marijuana in public, and that selling it or giving it to anyone is still a felony (the state’s working on setting up a system to license growers and sellers, but it could take up to a year)’.
From : http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2012/12/05/officers-shall-not-take-any-enforcement-action-other-than-to-issue-a-verbal-warning-for-a-violation-of-i-502/

 

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