Posts Tagged ‘budget deficit’

“Recall the Wisconsin Six!”

Wisconsin’s recall election has become a national event!

Wisconsinites are angry over new Governor Scott Walker’s deception and are not only voicing their opinion outside the Capitol in Madison, but taking their grievances to the ballot boxes.

Democrats in the Badger State successfully petitioned the recall of six Republican Senators who will be challenged for their Senate seats next month in a special election. The Democrats easily collected more signatures than were required for the Government Accountability Board to certify the results.

Not to be outdone, Republicans, with the help of out-of-state signature gathering agencies and buying signatures, managed to get three Democrats on the ballot.

Why are the Wisconsin people doing this?

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“Slip Sliding Away!”

Republicans are eating away at everything that is great about democracy!

Paul Ryan introduced his Republican version of a budget, and like his Road Map for America’s Future, it’s aim is to privatize everything and destroy America.

The budget and deficit are in desperate need of adjustment and rebalancing, but Ryan’s plan fails in its exclusion of many equally important issues that need to be part of the discussion. This would include an honest evaluation and truthful discussion of taxes and past budget deficits.

As is typical of all Republican fiscal legislation, Ryan’s plan has the greatest impact on the most needy and transfers taxpayer money to corporations and wealthy Americans.

Can we really go down this destructive path?

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“Are Republican Governors Killing America?”

New Republican Governors are clearly misreading their mandate!

The People’ in many states are realizing the mistake they made in the 2010 elections and are fighting back.

Destroying working families by breaking the unions is not an isolated case. It’s not happening only in Wisconsin. It’s going down in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Idaho, Virginia, and New Jersey. Thanks to poster child, Scott Walker, it’s now obvious that this job-killing action is an ideology aimed at destroying any opposition to the corporatist take-over building for over 30 years.

Governors warn of catastrophic consequences of state deficits while giving away hundreds-of-millions in taxpayer dollars to corporations and campaign donors creating an even greater shortfall. They hope their citizens are too stupid to see what they’re doing.

Was this the mandate the voters gave Governors?

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“A Fascist Regime in Wisconsin!”

The battle between hard-working Wisconsinites and Wisconsin’s Legislature rages on!

As this situation has escalated things have gotten uglier and more childish.

Republicans in Wisconsin’s state house continue their push to break up the public employees unions amidst declining citizen support.

Though the Wisconsin unions have agreed to all budgetary demands Governor Walker requested, he is insistent on breaking the union; eliminating collective bargaining for public workers. He is determined to turn Wisconsin into a fascist state employing fascist tactics to achieve his goals.

Of the 14 characteristics of fascism, Scott Walker and his comrades in the legislature are exploiting eight of them, obliterating some of the most sacred freedoms of a democracy.

The Governor, on Wednesday, issued an unlawful arrest order for the 14 Democrat Senators who fled the state to preserve democracy and protect Wisconsin’s citizens. A distinctive move in a fascist regime. In his decision, Walker clearly overstepped his gubernatorial powers, trampling civil liberties—moving ever closer to fascism.

Is Walker A Fascist? Is Senator Grothman, or Majority Leader Fitzgerald? Are the rest of the Republican Senators?

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“Skewering the Pig”

This morning The Huffington Post included my newest article under the politics section. Click on the link to go to the posted article and comment on it.

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Lawmakers are locked in a battle over Pork futures.

Pet projects of lawmakers’ in both halls of Congress, lovingly called pork, have long been derided as government waste. That is only partially true. There’s more to pork than meets the eye.

Over the years more and more earmarks have crept into spending bills and opponents of the practice scream each year about the caustic nature of the wasteful practice.

Tea Party electees have been vocal about eliminating or banning pork as a way to reduce the budget deficit. They’ve embarrassed the Republican establishment into joining them in the ban. In a recent statement, Mitch McConnell, who was against the ban, acquiesced and joined fellow Republicans in supporting a ban on all pork.

Republican leaders, especially those gifted at bringing home the bacon, were reluctant to agree to such a ban. But, unable to properly explain the benefit of earmarks, they bowed to the vociferous Tea Party members.

Earmarks have grown, under Mitch McConnell and the Republicans, from around 700 when they came into office in 1994, to more than 8,000 in 2005. They’ve climbed to $15.9 billion in the last fiscal year.

The truth of the matter is, not all pork is bad.

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