Monthly Archives: February 2013

Thanks To Congressional Incompetence, Saturday Mail Delivery Is History | Alternet

The U.S. Postal Service  announced on Wednesday that it will discontinue first class Saturday mail delivery, marking another milestone in the decline of the once-ubiquitous government service. But it isn’t a switch to online mail that’s causing the postal demise — … Continue reading

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Offshore Tax Havens Robbed States of Nearly $40 Billion in 2011 | Alternet

February 6, 2013  |        States across the country lost nearly $40 billion dollars of revenues in 2011 due to offshore tax havens, according to a new report by U.S. PIRG Education Fund. The study reveals that corporations account … Continue reading

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Meet the Male Senators Who Voted Against a Bill Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence Hint: Theyre Republicans | Alternet

Eight Senators on Monday voted not to consider the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a bill that protects victims of domestic violence. The Senators who voted against moving to debate on the bill were: Sens. Ted Cruz R-TX, … Continue reading

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GOP to Dems: Thanks For Caving On the Filibuster–Now We Can Destroy the Consumer Financial Protection Board | Alternet

This is why you must never negotiate with terrorists: The Senate minority exercises its right to block an agency from functioning because they dont like it. via GOP to Dems: Thanks For Caving On the Filibuster–Now We Can Destroy the … Continue reading

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No Austerity Has Helped Any Economy

The elites have been looting the country, the government, the schools, the pension plans, your wages, the equity in your home, everything they can get their hands on since Reagan Days. Their only goal: all your money are belong to … Continue reading

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The Jobs Report, and Why the Recovery Has Stalled

Robert Reich’s Blog: We are in the most anemic recovery in modern history, yet the government is heading in exactly the wrong direction: raising taxes on the middle class, and cutting spending. We’re following Europe’s sorry example of failed austerity economics. … Continue reading

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Media Hate Fest for Venezuela Keeps on Keepin’ On | Common Dreams

How is it that this democratically elected president who hasn’t killed anyone or invaded any countries gets more bad press than Saddam Hussein did (aside from the months immediately preceding invasions of Iraq)? Even when he is fighting for his … Continue reading

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Hannity Explodes After Being Confronted By ThinkProgress About Previous Offer To Be Waterboarded For Charity | ThinkProgress

Hannity is paid to shoot off his mouth–not back it up: Fox News host Sean Hannity is so adamant that waterboarding is not torture that he once offered to be waterboarded at a charity event and donate the proceeds to … Continue reading

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Americans shocked to learn that there isn’t actually a Social Security crisis – Salon.com

The 1% want you to think there is a crisis with Social Security, so their paid legislators can “reform” it–funneling the money into the stock market, where it will magically disappear overnight (Then, there will be a crisis). The deficit … Continue reading

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