Daily Archives: March 1, 2011

Will The Republicans Listen To Bernanke?

The Federal Reserve Chairman made his presentation to Congress today and was not thrilled with the House Republicans’ proposed budget cuts.

What are the odds that these turkeys ignore him?

Here’s a clip from a longer McClatchy article:

clipped from www.mcclatchydc.com

Bernanke: Steep budget cuts this year would threaten economy

Steep spending cuts proposed by Republicans in the House of Representatives would slow the nation’s economic growth, cost jobs and work against the Federal Reserve‘s efforts to stimulate the economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned lawmakers Tuesday.
The nation’s prosperity would be better served by Congress and the White House agreeing on credible legislation to reduce the federal deficit and debt over a longer period of five or 10 years, he told the Senate Banking Committee.
Bernanke was asked repeatedly about GOP proposals to trim anywhere from $60 billion to $100 billion in government spending during the current fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. These cuts would do little to bring down long-term budget deficits but would slow the economic recovery, he cautioned.
“That would be ‘contractionary’ to some extent,” Bernanke said.
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One way to show your support for the Public Employees of Wisconsin…

… is to boycott the products manufactured and sold by the Koch Brothers, the major financiers of Scott Walker and the anti-Union Republicans.

Do what I do… stick the following list onto your refrigerator door… then every time you go to get cream for your coffee you’ll remember what products to avoid:

KOCH INDUSTRIES PRODUCTS TO BOYCOTT

Angel Soft toilet paper

Brawny paper towels

Dixie plates, bowls, napkins & cups

Mardi Gras napkins and towels

Quilted Northern toilet paper

Soft ‘n Gentle toilet paper

Sparkle napkins

Vanity fair napkins

Zee napkins

Georgia-Pacific paper products & envelopes

All Georgia-Pacific lumber & building products
(INVISTA Products)

Lycra

Stainmaster Carpet

Wow! I didn’t realize how many fingers those slimy hands have already stuck into our lives. It’s almost like trying to avoid things made in China… but this is even worse. This is something that we see the direct results of by just turning on the television and listening to people like Walker target the American Middle Class for its pension money… while letting rich folk like the Koch’s pay less taxes!

So pass this list on to your friends. Post it on your blogs. Hell, screen it on T-Shirts and wear it like a billboard. And the next time someone asks you “But what can I do?” you can give them the list and help multiply the effect.

“I Am Wisconsin” – 92-year-old woman, former Wisconsin resident, at Pennsylvania support rally last weekend…

Marge Holicek joins 1000 Pennsylvanians in saying “I am Wisconsin!” Capitol steps, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:


There are other YouTube samples from all over the country popping up… perhaps Scott Walker will get the idea.