Pretty hilarious :)
What a crock-- they are claiming it is not associated with Giffords' shooting. Come on... they could have chosen any other type of gun, but they very specifically chose the one that was used to shoot her. That goes beyond insensitivity.
So pathetic. I won't be purchasing Hersheys and I encourage others to boycott their products.
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Quotes from Warren Buffett's NY Times Editorial:
"Last year my federal tax bill - the income tax I paid, as well as payroll taxes paid by me and on my behalf - was $6,938,744. That sounds like a lot of money. But what I paid was only 17.4 percent of my taxable income - and that's actually a lower percentage than was paid by any of the other 20 people in our office. Their tax burdens ranged from 33 percent to 41 percent and averaged 36 percent."
"And to those who argue that higher rates hurt job creation, I would note that a net of nearly 40 million jobs were added between 1980 and 2000. You know what's happened since then: lower tax rates and far lower job creation."
This guy is a very successful business and investment genius. I would think his ideas and advice would carry some clout with the GOP. But apparently, that is not the case. ??
This will be the site for a new left-leaning radio show by Stephen King
Hmmm, here's an idea -- end corporate welfare -- it would save a lot of money too!!
luv this guy -- he rocks
"20,000 people die every year due to a lack of health insurance in the United States of America."
This is six times the number of people who died in 9/11.
Can someone please explain to me why this is acceptable?
An animated, easy to understand,
comparison of spending in the United States.
When you compare categories of spending side by side, you can easily see that educating our children is not bankrupting the country, as some politicians would have us believe. Clearly, the problem is military spending, considering the country has spent trillions on wars in the Middle East.
The military has always been one of the biggest overspenders and is the first place we should trim the fat. I recall hearing about simple hand-tools costing thousands of dollars. THAT is the kind of waste we need to cut. Not education for children.
(Wisconsin - my home state)
The Jon Stewart bit might actually be humorous, if it weren't so profoundly devastating and sad. He does say it well. But I'm not so certain we are dealing with something that can just be laughed away anymore.
The GOP wants to raise taxes on the middle, working class and the poor.
Can someone please explain to me why the Tea Party is Republican.
Another gem from Snarkipedia
snark-y Adj: (of a person, words, or a mood) Critical; cutting; testy.
It is hard to say what Obama will do in a second term. I'm hoping he'll be able to do more, when he no longer has the concern of re-election and after the economy has had enough time to heal. I feel Obama and congressional Democrats did not do enough for progressives. If there was a chance a third party candidate could actually win, I'd probably vote that way. But unfortunately, a vote for any third party would mean a chance for a corporatist extremist (like Walker, here in Wisconsin) to get in. Also, most Republican politicians are pretty much bought and sold to the very richest and corporations in a greater percentage than Democrats. (That is not to say there aren't a great many democrat sell-outs. There are). But you need to play the odds for the most favorable result. We don't need a repeat of Dubya. Unfortunately, Obama's desire to compromise with bullies and thus lack of results, might make it difficult to win a second term. Things could get far worse, if he does not.
It didn't work in the 80's and it won't work now.
Those that do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.