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Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Crucifixcion of America Pt. 1: The Reagan Years

"We're going to turn the 'Bull', loose." -Ronald Reagan, March 29, 1985

Who tells the president to, "speed it up?"
The man from Merrill Lynch, that's who.
Things in America would never be the same again.

The country would now be run like a corporation.

Today:  Americans watch and suffer as Exxon/Mobile, Koch Industries and other big businesses see yet another quarter of record shattering profits. They also see a pattern of massive layoffs over the past several years that would indicate that their opinions on how to fix the economy aren't quite what the TeeVee told ya!
You can't go around asking for tax breaks, get em, then fire your workforce? Can ya?
After all, you're the "job creators" ain't ya?
Maddow via The Huffington Post breaks it all up on your chest here. Watch the video. Stay tuned for the chart that shows tax cuts, income, and layoffs at America's top businesses.

I know...I know.... You teabaggers don't believe in charts, graphs, pinwheels, petri dishes or intelligent leadership(just design), but you can at least wrap your poor heads around taxing the WEALTHY?
The polls would indicate...

Update: This week; Elizabeth Warren moves ahead of the "untouchable" Scott Brown in the polls.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Weekly Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance is still wondering what this wet stuff falling from the sky is as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff noted that even the state's own expert thought that the redistricted Congressional map was bad.

There's a difference between what Michele Bachmann is calling 'PerryCare' and actual peri-care, but there's not as much difference as you might think. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs elaborates.

Austin Energy's proposed rate increases hurt Austin's residential consumers and continues the city's corporate welfare program, and you can tell the city how you feel about it. Visit TexasVox for more info.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme notes that the Republicans' plan to make us ignorant and poor is going great.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson on the latest legal action on school finance: Taylor and Hutto ISDs join lawsuit .

Neil at Texas Liberal posted about the high poverty level in the United States.

This week on Left of College Station, Teddy wonders if the battle over collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin is coming to Texas. LoCS also takes a look at the most misleading chart of the week, and covers the week in headlines.

Libby Shaw points out the sad pattern: "Tea Party Republican candidates seem to bring out the very worst of their base." Check out the details at TexasKaos.