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State Governments Restrict Voter Registration? You’ve Gotta Be Kidding!

State Governments Moving To Restrict Voter Registration Clearly these are challenging times. Our national political dialogue has, for the most part, been reduced to a school yard brawl in which name calling has replaced civil discourse and truth has been … Continue reading

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Transocean Gives Out Safety Bonuses? You’ve Gotta Be Kidding!

Transocean Ltd gives safety bonuses despite Gulf spill deaths From an online posting on Political Hotwire this week we learned that Transocean Ltd, the company responsible for operating the deep water rig in the gulf that exploded killing 11 people … Continue reading

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Congress Defend Net Neutrality? You’ve Gotta Be Kidding!

Greed Collides With Free Speech Members of the key House Technology Subcommittee recently voted to give phone and cable companies absolute, unrestricted power over the Internet. They passed a “resolution of disapproval” that would strip the FCC of its ability … Continue reading

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Are Your Representatives Earning Their Pay? You’ve Got To Be Kidding!

The Games People Play. Recently the during a session in which the House was exploring the budget crisis a number of our stellar representatives occupied themselves with things other than the budget ….As the Associated Press Reported …… This picture … Continue reading

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Congress Votes Against Ending Tax Subsidies for Oil Companies? You’ve Gotta Be Kidding!

Where Hypocrisy & Gluttony Meet – The House of Representative recently considered a proposal to end tax subsidies for major oil companies.  Not surprising since the top 5 oil companies have made more than 1 Trillion Dollars in profits since 9/11.  Considering … Continue reading

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House Slashes Funding For Climate Change Solutions? You’ve Gotta Be kidding!

The funding bill that passed in the House last week reads like it was written in the dark ages. It would: * Prohibit the EPA from setting limits on greenhouse gas pollution from power plants, factories and refineries, among the … Continue reading

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Backing Away From Our Economic Future? You’ve Gotta Be Kidding!

RenewableEnergyWorld.com reports that the proposed Continuing Resolution (CR), the bill to fund the government through the end of the 2011 fiscal year, contains cuts that will seriously damage efforts to develop and expand the use of innovative clean energy technologies … Continue reading

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Gap Between Rich & Poor In US Greater Than In Egypt! You’ve Gotta Be Kidding!

As reported in The Huffington Post last week, “according to Congressional Budget Office the lowest twenty percent of households in America saw their post-tax wages increase from $15,500 in 1979 to $17,500 in 2007. The middle sixty percent saw their … Continue reading

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Abolish the EPA? You’ve Gotta Be Kidding!

Last week, Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of The House, called for the abolishment of the Environmental Protection Agency. His call marks an extreme turn in the campaign being mounted by some of the most conservative voices in America against environmental … Continue reading

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The Solution to Reducing State Deficits is to Cut Medicaid? You’ve Gotta Be Kidding!

From New York to California, Arizona to Georgia governors are proposing major cuts in Medicaid coverage as one of their solutions to their growing state budget deficits.  This at a time when the U.S.  population is moving toward  the day … Continue reading

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