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Silly Politicians: Eric Cantor wants to End Overtime for Hourly Workers

I just read a blog about how Rep. Eric Cantor is going to recommend ending the ability of hourly workers to get overtime. Games Silly Politicians Play The Daily Kos reports about Mr. Cantor’s very ridiculous waste of time in … Continue reading

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Will Congress Solve Problems Instead of Being Partisan?

The American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) June 11, 2012 forum, “Conservatism and the Republican Party” featured Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar at AEI, and Steven Hayward, Public Policy Senior Fellow at AEI providing their views on the topic. Ornstein said the “litmus … Continue reading

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The Whistleblower “Improvement” Act H.R. 2483 Bad for Whistleblowers!

The Deceptive Use of Language Again The so-called Whistleblower “Improvement” Act, H.R. 2483 does nothing to help Whistleblowers. Instead this bill would force a Whistleblower to first talk to their employer before contacting a Federal Agency for assistance. That’s like … Continue reading

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President Obama: Let’s Create a 21st Century Works Progress Administration

The Case for a 21st Century Works Progress Administration in America Now Dear President Obama: The Depression caused by speculation in the stock market caused millions of people to lose their jobs. However, during the first 100 days of his … Continue reading

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S&P Downgrade of U.S. Credit Rating Smells Fishy

Twisted Reasoning Standard & Poors (S&P) said they wanted the U.S. to cut $4 Trillion from the deficit in order to possibly maintain their rating. So Who exactly does Standard & Poors represent and how do they make their money? In 2009 … Continue reading

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Why is Congress and President Obama “Messing with Medicare”?

Paul Krugman wrote a piece published in the New York Times called “Messing with Medicare” where he questions why President Obama is contemplating raising the age of eligible Americans in order to get a deal with Republicans to raise the … Continue reading

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Boehner talks about being “Serious” about Budget Plan but is he playing Edward’s Game?

Boehner walks out on Budget Talks Today…Here’s what is really going on: Can Boehner and the people he claims he represents get beyond party politics? Negotiation 101: In an optimal negotiation both sides listen to each other’s point of view … Continue reading

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The Gang of Six Proposal Cuts Medicare, Social Security & Medicaid

Devil is in the Details While the bipartisan effort of the 3 democrats and 3 republicans making up the Gang of Six is a great start, what does it mean? According to Senator Bernie Sanders, (VT), the draft outline of … Continue reading

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The Debt Ceiling has been Raised 102 times since 1917

What will bring Congress together for the American people instead of political grandstanding? So, why are many Republicans, including Eric Cantor, deciding now is the time to put the entire U.S. economy in jeopardy, especially since we are still pulling out … Continue reading

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How to save $100 billion per year (via IPPNW peace and health blog)

The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War offer a way to save $100 billion per year. It is time to cut spending on nuclear weapons development. Nuclear weapons should be outlawed. Bruce Blair of Global Zero has just … Continue reading

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