Daily Archives: March 8, 2011
- Wisconsin: Sen. Jauch Says 6 or 7 Republican Senators Don’t Want to Strip Collective Bargaining (news.firedoglake.com)
- E-mails: Wisconsin gov offers concessions on budget (cnn.com)
- E-mails: Wisconsin governor offers concessions on budget bill – CNN (news.google.com)
By setting up a State-Controlled Bank with their investment funds, which is what North Dakota did, cutting out the Wall Street investment firms’ profits and making their funds in house (created some new jobs, too.) When you read the whole article you will see why someone should give this idea to Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Republicans.
Paul Craig Roberts was the Chief Architect of Reaganomics at the Treasury Department. He has edited and written for the Wall Street Journal, been a fellow at the Hoover Institution and is now a syndicated columnist at age 70.
But he did not support George W’s wars and doesn’t support the wars we are currently in. Dan Froomkin has done a piece on him today on HuffPo, called A Reagan Republican Makes A Case Against The War — And His Own Party. Here’s a quote from Roberts:
The GOP has changed. Under the influence of the neoconservatives, the GOP is becoming a Brownshirt party.
I am a constitutionalist, a civil libertarian who believes that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are the FIRST things to be defended, not the last to be defended or that can be pushed aside in the name of “national security.” Without the Constitution and the civil liberties that it guarantees, there can be no security.
When it comes to the market economy, I am a realist. I understand that, compared to a nation of farmers and artisans, a market economy–especially under free trade, jobs offshoring globalism–subjects people to massive economic insecurity and requires a strong social safety net. The idea that Republicans are espousing that the social safety net can be sacrificed in the name of deficit reduction in order to pay for wars of hegemony is insane, inhumane, and evil.
- Quote from Republican History… (underthelobsterscope.wordpress.com)
- Tea party members vow to hold GOP accountable (sfgate.com)
Andrew Leonard pointed out in a Salon article today that the real value of the 14 Democratic State Senators in Wisconsin who are carrying out their Northern Illinois stall is that they have given the whole country time to see what is really happening in the US Economy. Here’s a clip from his article:
The question of who has won or lost Wisconsin, ultimately, will await the next election. But after mulling Hall’s McClatchy article, it’s clear that no matter what the outcome, those renegade senators did achieve a very real thing. They gave the entire nation the time to take a close look at what’s happening — to really examine the figures on pension funds and the role of unions, both private and public, in the U.S. economy. We have the chance now to compare the Republican political agenda with reality. Will we take it?
If you want to thank these heroes for their ongoing stance in support of collective bargaining with public employee unions… with the preservation of unions themselves… here are their e-mail addresses. Let them know they have the support of the majority of Americans.
- Solidarity Is More Than Shouting Slogans, So Lend a Hand! (beavercountyblue.org)
- Rachel Maddow Says Wall Street Journal Story on Possible End of Wisconsin Standoff Was ‘Bad Reporting’ (mediaite.com)
- Jauchstrap returns briefly to Wisconsin (apostleislands.wordpress.com)
If you’re not a Salon reader and don’t see Tom Tomorrow’s comic strip, you are really missing out on something terrific… take today’s visit with the Gloxians for example (amazing how similar their world is to our own!)
Click on the sample frame and read the whole thing:
Now we’re pleased to direct you to:
Click on the picture and then settle back and enjoy. Then get ready to support the organizations behind it. There’s at least one petition and lots of contribution areas.
- The Story of Stuff Does Democracy (strongerdemocracy.org)
- Watch the “Story of Citizens United” video: Help rescue democracy (texasvox.org)
- The Story of Stuff Project – or why did I need this do-dad again? (gourken.wordpress.com)
- 5 Ways You Can Fight ‘Citizens United’ and Reclaim Our Democracy (alternet.org)
- The Story of Bottled Water (freetech4teachers.com)
- The Story of Stuff: An Inspiring Example of A Network in Action (bethkanter.org)
- Review: The Story of Stuff (thegrinningdogs.wordpress.com)