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Are you going to be a idle witness to the death of these programs that have helped so many, maybe even you? It’s time to take back this country from those who falsely claim they represent the people, when, in fact, they are the paid representatives of Corporate America. Privatization is a false god, it is evil, and it is trying to steal the country right out from under you.


Tuesday, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (WI-01) announced the Republican’s budget proposal.  It is unbelievably bad – literally.  The GOP budget not only repeals the new health care law it eliminates Medicare and Medicaid as we know it.1
Fight for these life saving programs today.  Call you Member of Congress and tell them to vote NO on the Republican’s extremist budget.

The Republican’s proposal gives millionaires huge tax breaks while seniors and hard-working families pay more for health care and get less coverage.  Ryan’s plan would radically undermine the economic security of America’s middle class.  It helps Wall Street-run health insurance companies make record-breaking profits and pay their CEOs outrageous sums to deny people the care they paid for and need.2
Nowhere in the Republican plan is there any shared sacrifice. There’s no fairness.


The big corporations and super-rich aren’t asked to pitch in. Instead they get even richer. This budget changes the rules and reshapes this country in a breathtakingly dangerous way.

This budget would eviscerated programs that everyone in this country depend on.  Republicans are attacking every single one of us.3
The GOP’s budget breaks America’s most basic promise: That if you work hard and play by the rules, you can take care of your family and retire with peace of mind.4 Call Congress today.


by Melinda Gibson





Billionaires Bankrolling the Tea Party

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Below is an article by Frank Rich, it is a revealing commentary of the political state and a portion is reprinted below, with the whole article being found here.



For OpEdNews: Rob Kall – Writer

Prior to the debate between Conway and Paul, several Rand Paul supporters pulled a woman with a Moveon sign to the ground then one stomped on her head. Paul has NOT called for their arrest. Police have not made arrests. Right wing commenters are suggesting that it was an act, or that, because she wore a wig, she might have been a threat, and the assaults were justified.
The Louisville Courier Journal reported, “Lauren Valle of approached Paul and tried to give him an “employee of the month award” from Republicorp…a fake business MoveOn created to symbolize what it says is the merger of the GOP and business interests controlling political speech.” READ MORE AT OPED NEWS CLICK HERE

Images from the youtube video show the man who assaulted her and wrestled her to the ground, then the man who aided in wrestling her to the ground then stepped on her head.
Violent assailants at work. No police arrests were made.
GOP, TEA PARTY violates constitutional rights exposed. has this image of the man who wrestled her to the ground.
Update! The assailant, above, has been tentatively identified as Mike Pezzano, according tointoxination.
These people typify the worst of America and if they get power that is exactly what we will get.

Rich Iott’s Nazi Uniform

When photographs surfaced last week of House candidate Rich Iott wearing a Nazi uniform, the Ohio Republican admitted it was him with the SS insignia on his lapel, but called the images’ publication “false character attacks.”

Iott insisted his interest in Nazi Germany was purely historical. In a statement, he said he joined a historical reenactment group to bond with his son and had not meant to offend anyone.

But he also told The Atlantic, which broke the story, that he had “always been fascinated” with Nazi Germany’s ability to “from a strictly military point of view accomplish incredible things.”




End this ENDLESS War


Current Chair, Barbara Lee
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In the days following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Congress rushed to provide the Bush administration with the tools to wage a “war on terror.” One piece of legislation, that you can help repeal, remains the law of the land today.  Since its passing, it has been used to authorize:

  • U.S. military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan;
  • U.S. unmanned drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen;
  • torture;
  • indefinite detentions;
  • significant increases in military spending; and
  • extravagant and ineffective spending of tens of billions of tax dollars on so-called intelligence.

That legislation, the Authorization for the Use of Military Force, was signed into law on September 18, 2001. Nine years later, the evidence is in:  War is (still) not the answer. Yet, the Obama administration continues to use that congressional authorization to justify drone attacks, and it could provide the legal basis for new wars in the future.

Repealing the Authorization

Congress should repeal this law. Rep. Barbara Lee (CA) has introduced legislation that would do just that. Her bill, H.R. 6282, states:

“Congress finds that the Authorization for Use of Military Force…signed into law on September 18, 2001, has been used to justify a broad and open-ended authorization for the use of military force andsuch an interpretation is inconsistent with the authority of Congress to declare war and make all laws for executing powers vested by the Constitutionin the Government of the United States.”

You can help to persuade 100 members of Congress to cosponsorRep. Lee’s repeal of the authorization for the use of force for the “war on terror.”  A hundred cosponsors will increase the chances that the next Congress will act to stop the “endless war.”

Asking your congressperson to cosponsor Rep. Lee’s repeal also provides you with an opening to speak with your representative about why providing the president – any president – with a blank check for war is a bad idea and how the evidence of the past nine years makes a compelling case that war is not the answer.

Take Action

Please urge your representative to cosponsor Barbara Lee’s legislation to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the use of military force.

Ask five friends to do the same.


Read Barbara Lee’s full statement on this legislation.

Read a statement from Rep. Keith Ellison (MN) supporting this initiative.

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