I just received the best Christmas present ever! On January 1st I will be covered under the ACA also known by the name right wingers gave it and the rest of us have run with, Obamacare. There has been so much negative press, most of it bullshit right wing media spin over the ACA. The Federal website has had some issues because so many people need health insurance that it crashed in early October and has been a bit slow at times. Of course this is the only angle that has been talked about because all of those multi-millionaire broadcasters don’t need it so they can revel in the political game of making Obama look bad.
‘Tis the season to reflect on Congressional Republicans’ priorities in 2013, an agenda best described as an endless cornucopia of giveaways for the rich and best captured in song.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is releasing a holiday anthem that sums up Republicans’ agenda — “12 Days of Congress” — and offering millions of supporters free downloads so they can add the tune to their holiday playlists. The song can also be downloaded as a ringtone and is available at: http://12daysofcongress.tumblr.com.
In a quartet led by Bowzer from Sha Na Na, the song details 12 of the wrong-headed priorities that Republicans have doubled down on in this Congress.
“From bonuses for bigwigs to Big Oil subsidies, Republicans in Congress have stuffed some extra special goodies in the stockings of corporations and the ultra-wealthy this year, while giving the middle class a lump of coal,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “The best holiday present the American people can give themselves next year will be getting rid of these Grinches.”
“12 Days of Congress” lyrics:
On the 12th day of Congress, Republicans gave the rich:
· Climate change denying
· Less pay for women
· Government shutdown
· Bonuses for bigwigs
· Evolution rejecting
· Pell Grants-a-cutting
· Health care repeals
· Transvaginal ultrasounds
· Jobs shipped overseas
· More tax breaks
· Medicare vouchers
· And a big oil subsidy…
This is the first generation of Americans in modern history expected to enjoy lower living standards than their forebears. It is the first generation in modern history whose life expectancy is dwindling. It is the first generation of modern Americans whose educational attainment is declining. It is the first generation of modern Americans who face less opportunity than their parents.
Shorter, nastier, dumber, harder, bleaker. That’s the future for not only Americans, but for many in the world’s richest countries.
Let me be clear why this is so remarkable. It’s not that the great wheel of prosperity is merely decelerating. It is that it actually seems to be turning backwards. The great wheel of progress already ground to a halt—several decades ago, if measured in terms of average incomes. And the real danger now? That it may be beginning to spin—in reverse.
Conservative groups across the US are planning a co-ordinated assault against public sector rights and services in the key areas of education, healthcare, income tax, workers’ compensation and the environment,documents obtained by the Guardian reveal.
I did not know there was any interest in this particular blog post until I saw it posted on another organizations website twice but my name was missing or any reference to my website was missing. This blog was posted in its entirety without any mention or credit that I had written it making it appeared as if someone else had written it. Posts made from the mainstream media were given credit for their work but because my post came from a blog I guess, my name was omitted. For that reason I am reposting the very same blog. “Huge Republican donor, the Koch Brothers, Their own company filed Bankruptcy while holding millions in State municipal Leases and Bonds”
Koch brother holds millions in state leases, and spends recklessly on any thing political, and in the meantime they file bankruptcy. A question to consider with all these state municipal leases that the Koch brothers held, were any states effected by them filing Bankrupt? The Koch brothers with all their money and power want you to follow them, but unlike Chrysler and GM who took the bailout and recovered, the Koch Brothers took money from the Presidents Recovery Act and they still went bankrupt. And yet the Koch brothers expect people to follow them and their business and political ideologies.
Republican an Libertarians have embraced the Koch brothers viewpoints and their billions of dollars. Republicans and the Koch Brothers deny the history that says Democrats are better with the economy.
A massive blaze gutted a 10-story garment factory in Bangladesh on Friday, adding a fresh stain to the local garment industry’s already blotchy work safety record. Reuters reports that 22 firefighting units were dispatched to the scene of the fire in Gazipur, 25 miles outside of the capital Dhaka.
No casualties were immediately reported as officials looked into the possibility that the fire was set intentionally. “We think it’s an act of arson committed by workers from both inside the factory complex and outside,” Mosharraf Hossain, a senior officer in the Industrial Police force, told the AFP news agency.
Officials said the flames had spread to four neighboring buildings. A garment industry spokesman told Reuters that 18,000 people employed at the factory, one of the largest in the country, now face the prospect of lay-offs. A Reuters photographers said charred garments bore the names of many Western brands, including Gap, Walmart and Uniqlo.
If you love hating on banksters and Wall Street types generally, this post is for you.
If you’re looking to buy, sell or rent a house, you had better read on.
A Wall Street darling called the Blackstone Group dove head-long into the real estate market in 2011, buying up properties in nine major markets where home prices plummeted during the 2008 recession: Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Northern California, Southern California, Miami, Orlando and Tampa.