Monthly Archives: September 2010

Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon Urges Senators to Follow Founders Vision

Thank-You Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon Today, September 29, 2010 on the floor of the Senate at 4:12 pm ET, Senator Merkley urged senators across both sides of the aisle to restore the Senate to the proper deliberative body envisioned … Continue reading

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The Cat is Out of the Bag on Dangers of Cell Phone Use

Is our beloved smartphone really safe to put right next to our ear? Not according to some scientists. Can cell phone companies make their phones safer? Will they? Continue reading

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Boehner’s Tax Cuts for Wealthy 1% Like Tigers with Spots

Do Tigers have spots? Boehner’s Pledge To America is a deja-vu of Gingrich’s 1994 Contract with America, almost word for word! Where is the evidence that continuing Bush tax cuts for the top 1-2% wealthy in America will create jobs? There is no evidence. Cash rich U.S. corporations already have $1.8 trillion in cash on hand. Why aren’t they hiring more folks? They don’t want to. Instead they are hoarding the money. So why would continuing the tax cut help the economy? Don’t the top 1% already have enough money— 23.5% of all wealth in this country. What will Americans decide for the midterms? Can the electorate decipher hype and abstract talking points from real useful policies? Reality check… Continue reading

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Democracy = Every Eligible Citizen Votes November 2010

A true Democracy works when everyone fulfills their civic duty voluntarily by voting. The 2010 midterm elections are an important time for people of all stripes to get out and vote. The Coffee Party USA urges everyone, regardless of party affiliation, to come together in a more reasoned cooperative approach by urging politicians to work together instead of being obstructionist. The November election is an opportunity to break the log jam, especially when it comes to decisions about stimulating jobs and not returning to failed policies that got us into our current mess before 2009. Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren: “The Time for Hiding Tricks and Traps in the Fine Print is Over”

Elizabeth Warren Appointed to set up new Consumer Watchdog Agency Rachel Maddow- Elizabeth Warren on policing the credit industry It’s a victory for Americans that President Obama appointed Elizabeth Warren to be Special Advisor to the Treasury Secretary and Special … Continue reading

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Boehner’s Myth that Cutting Taxes for Top 1% Creates Jobs

John Boehner’s Myth that cutting taxes for the very very wealthy will create jobs is debunked by leading economists. 30 years of supply side economic policies have lead corporations to accumulate $1.8 trillion dollars in unused capital and drive down wages. Jobs will be created by putting more money into the hands of more Americans now. Continue reading

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Fire Destroyed All 10,000 Texas Harris County Voting Machines: Accident or Arson?

Fire destroyed all 10,000 Texas Harris County Voting Machines in the August 27th Three Alarm blaze around 4:00 am at the Harris County Election Technology Center in Houston. An investigation is underway to determine the cause. Harris County voters make up 20% of all voters in Texas. How will the county handle voting for its citizens in the upcoming 2010 November elections? Continue reading

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Will Banks Start Lending Again and Reduce Credit Card Rates?

Banks were given money to help them stay afloat. Why are they jacking up credit card interest rates and hoarding money that could help average Americans and improve the U.S. economy? What are real solutions that will create a more stable healthy economic system in the U.S.? Continue reading

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How to Improve the Economy

What Can Be Done To Improve the U.S. Economy? In searching for answers I came across Robert Reich’s recent blog post on 9/3/2010: The Real Lesson of Labor Day. He claims there is something wrong with the structure of our economy. … Continue reading

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Isn’t it Time to Pass the Small Business Jobs Bill?

President Obama urged Congress in his August Employment speech before the Labor Day Week-end to set aside partisan politics and be the leaders Americans want by coming together to pass a small business jobs bill to aid businesses when they return to Congress later in September. Will the Republicans set aside their political mindset before the November 2010 midterms and think about what is best for Americans instead of their party? One can dream… Continue reading

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