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Ethics? We don't need no damn ethics.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Feb 15. 11 Replies

House Republicans secretly vote to gut Office of Congressional EthicsLet's get this party started! …Continue

Tags: board, gone, ethics, independent, universe

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion - Unless you live in Indiana.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Jan 15. 18 Replies

Indiana, being the Alabama of the north, is front and center this week. Governor with presidential ambitions Mike Pence signed into law the "Religious Freedom" act. Basically vilified by all those who are part of the thinking human race, it is just…Continue

Tags: pence, mike, freedom, religious, Indiana

The IPA and the Heartland Institute

Started by Davy Mar 31, 2014. 0 Replies

Institute of Public Affairs.And Heartland Institute Link.From the AU's ABC.Last week's revelations about the Heartland Institute, probably the most…Continue

Tags: Institute, Heartland, IPA, Climate, Denial

The Proceeds of Corruption

Started by Davy. Last reply by Stephen Mar 2, 2014. 17 Replies

This is inside the former President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovich's residence.Here is another link to it from Lvivcafe.com  here …Continue

Tags: residency, opulence, Ukraine, President

China Launches Hypersonic Missile Test, Downplays Fears

Started by Davy. Last reply by Lester Unega Waya Jan 19, 2014. 1 Reply

China's recent test of a hypersonic vehicle should not unduly alarm the United States or any other nation, Chinese military officials say.The test of China's new "…Continue

Michigan Senators Write God Resolution

Started by Neal. Last reply by archaeopteryx Jan 10, 2014. 5 Replies

Ah, MI, so disappointing. My state has been hijacked by the reality challenged.Posted on January 8, 2014 by admin They’re back. All rested-up and ready to enact critical new laws and measures — Michigan legislators are raring to get down to the…Continue

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False News about Saudi Arabia & GCC

Started by Ali. Last reply by Chris Dec 18, 2013. 10 Replies

This Thread will be like filter for the news & videos about Saudi Arabia & GCC because there are a lot of false news about Saudi Arabia & GCC lately. I think this thread will help clarify many things ...Continue

Finally - Paul Ryan’s Worst Nightmare Comes True as Bernie Sanders Is On The Budget Committee

Started by Neal Oct 19, 2013. 0 Replies

Democrats finally getting a little feisty. This should send a message to the tea party crazies, "you bitches are done."By: Jason EasleyFriday, October 18th, 2013, 3:28 pmmore from Jason Easley…Continue

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Comment by Doone on April 9, 2011 at 2:51pm
Comment by Doone on April 9, 2011 at 12:10pm

From Kevin Drum 

 

Taxes, Cost Controls, and Medicare

| Fri Apr. 8, 2011 8:56 AM PDT

Speaking of fiscal reality, Austin Frakt reminds us that the federal budget, including Medicare, is actually in pretty good shape if we follow current lawHere's the CBO's projection of the primary budget (i.e., excluding ...

Are Democrats willing to raise taxes in order to fund Medicare? Austin: "I do recall quite a vociferous debate over just this issue. Did Americans fail to notice that the health reform law spends a lot of money and includes a lot of tax increases? If so, that’s not just a Democratic messaging problem, but a Republican one too, and a general media failure. What more would it take to communicate this?"

Now, this CBO projection is one that assumes we follow current law. That is, we let the Bush tax cuts expire, we stop passing the doc fix, estate taxes revert to their 2009 levels, and we actually allow both the cost control mechanisms and tax increases of PPACA to take effect. As it happens, the estate tax has already been changed to rates slightly below the 2009 levels, but that has a pretty minor effect on things. The only one of these items that's both significant and hard to imagine staying in place is the end of the doc fix. This means the budget isn't quite as balanced as this chart suggests.

Still, even if we modify physician payments, we're in decent shape as long as we have the discipline to let current law take its course, including both its tax increases and its cost controls. Toss in a compromise Social Security fix and we'd be in better long-term shape yet. So what's wrong with this picture?

More detail here from Ezra Klein in word form rather than chart form.

 

Comment by Doone on April 9, 2011 at 11:54am
Comment by Michel on April 9, 2011 at 11:46am
Can you imagine the poor hairdresser, sworn to secrecy. Probably having to lie to explain his wealth. I don't know at what time the donald wakes up in the morning, but that hairdresser's already up at full throttle.
Comment by Jean Marie on April 9, 2011 at 11:41am
just love you guys, i can get nutshelled highlights HERE in this column, faster than i can at any of my daily email newletters or Daily Kos, ha ha!! Plus, you guys are funnier. .
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Comment by Doone on April 9, 2011 at 9:37am

Important Info about our future Trickster Trumpster

 

Excavating The Comb-Over

Trumphair

Bruce Handy gets scientific on Trump's scalp:

My baldly-stated thesis: this could be evidence of a rarely-sighted, possibly unprecedented “double comb-over.” It looks as if a length of hair growing from the part on the left side of Trump’s pate has been combed left-to-right over the crown of his head, while a second length of hair, growing from the back of his head, has been combed back-to-front over the first length of hair. Salon-strength hair products likely play a role in the final construction of this lattice-like structure—which could also explain the “ship’s prow” look one sometimes sees in side views of Trump.

 

Comment by Neal on April 9, 2011 at 9:12am

It's a short time deal, keeps the government running until the 15th. What will be negotiated away during that time I do not know.

 

For D.C.

 

WASHINGTON - The D.C. Area may be breathing a collective sigh of relief after a last minute deal was struck to prevent the government from shutting down Friday at midnight, but the the deal includes two controversial provisions aimed at the District.
One of the policy "riders" still included in the budget would prevent the city from using any local or federal money to pay for abortions for low-income residents.

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has been fighting against that provision.

The deal also includes money to restart the city's school voucher program.

 

Still looking at the rest myself.

Comment by Doone on April 9, 2011 at 9:09am

A reminder from Matt Yglesias about the consequences of an "enthusiasm gap"  The republicans have declared war on the under 55 crowd - i wonder if the under 30's will ever decide it is important to vote.

The Success Of Hostage-Taking Highlights The Importance of Elections 

Details on the appropriations deal are still hard to come by, but you don’t need the details to know that substantial short-term cuts in domestic discretionary spending will hurt the poor while harming macroeconomic performance. The problem with not agreeing to the deal, of course, is that a government shutdown would also hurt the poor while harming macroeconomic performance. If you genuinely don’t care about the interests of poor people and stand to benefit electorally from weak economic growth, this gives you a very strong hand to play as a hostage taker. And John Boehner is willing to play that hand.

I hope people remember this year next time large Democratic majorities produce an inadequate stimulus bill, a not-good-enough health reform bill, a somewhat weak financial regulation bill, and fail to deliver on their promises for immigration and the environment. It’s easy in a time like that to get cynical and dismissive about the whole thing. But there’s actually a huge difference between moving forward at a slower-than-ideal pace and scrambling to reduce the pace at which you move backwards. Now we’re moving backwards.

 

Comment by Adriana on April 9, 2011 at 9:04am
Sigh. I knew I was going feel angry, and depressed today as I woke up and started absorbing the news on the budget deal. Planned Parenthood didn't get thrown under the bus, the Republicans compromised on that in order to gain in other areas; what were they? I'm sitting here with my first coffee of the day and my New York Times, just starting to go through it. I imagine huge cuts for environmental protection :(
 
 
 

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