Posts Tagged ‘Republicans’

Shutdown 2: Obamacare Boogaloo

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This pretty much sums up my feelings on the whole thing.

Some men just want to watch the world burn.


Quote of the Day

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“I’m not one of those people who opposes something and then writes to the government to ask them to send us money.  I did not request any stimulus money.”

– Paul Ryan

Letter signed by Paul Ryan asking for stimulus money.

To see the full scope of this hypocrisy, here’s some video goodness.

 

 


Quotes of the Day

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From one of the few true Republicans that ever walked this Earth.

No man should receive a dollar unless that dollar has been fairly earned. Every dollar received should represent a dollar’s worth of service rendered – not gambling in stocks, but service rendered. The really big fortune, the swollen fortune, by the mere fact of its size acquires qualities which differentiate it in kind as well as in degree from what is possessed by men of relatively small means. Therefore, I believe in a graduated income tax on big fortunes, and in another tax which is far more easily collected and far more effective – a graduated inheritance tax on big fortunes, properly safeguarded against evasion and increasing rapidly in amount with the size of the estate.
– Theodore Roosevelt, speech at Osawatomie, Kansas, “The New Nationalism” (August 31, 1910)

And one more…

“We are not attacking the corporations, but endeavoring to do away with any evil in them.  We are not hostile to them; we are merely determined that they shall be so handled as to subserve the public good.  We draw the line against misconduct, not against wealth.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

 


Quote of the Week

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Without a doubt, this twitter feed wins hands down as the Quote of Week.

Van Summers @VanSummers

#SCOTUS holds up free healthcare for everyone?! Screw this commie country, I’m moving to #Canada #whoswithme

I so want to see his head asplode at his first doctors appointment.


Cartoon of the Day

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You can read this on your iPhone while your filling up your tank.


Quote of the Day

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The first day of voting in the Iowa Caucuses gives us the occasion and former Democratic Representative Barney Frank give us today’s Quote of the Day.

“We aren’t perfect, but they’re nuts.” – Barney Frank on his suggestion for the Democrats’ 2012 campaign slogan.

 


The US wasted $31 billion in war contracts due to corruption.

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Just to give you perspective as to how much money that is over how long a period of time…

The Commission on Wartime Contracting (.pdf) concludes that “vast amounts” of contract money in Iraq and Afghanistan provided “little or no benefit” to the war efforts.  The commission confirmed $31 billion in contractor cash lost to corruption or dysfunction. But it warned that the true figure could be as high as $60 billion, or “$12 million every day for the past 10 years.”

(Firing up the Sarcasm-inator) But teachers unions, healthcare, education funding, NPR… that’s where the real problem is in America. (Sarcasm-inator off.)

The best part of this is that for all of their pissing and moaning about ‘fiscal responsibility,’ I’m pretty sure that Congress in general and Republicans in particular will do absolutely nothing about this.