Monday, April 18, 2011

republicans - as a child I was taught at home in a small town in Washington not to use the word "hate" as it conjured up ugly images. Now I find myself using it to describe republicans and thier ilk in politics today. republicans are not welcome ON MY PROPERTY. If you are a republican, just give it a pass as I will run your ass off!

As millions scramble to meet Monday's tax filing deadline, ponder this: The super rich pay a lot less taxes than they did a couple of decades ago, and nearly half of U.S. households pay no income taxes at all.  STORY HERE

For $700 a month, 65-year-old Esmeralda Calderon cares for children part-time through a federal community service job that's in jeopardy because of cuts to the proposed federal budget for 2011. It's the only source of income for a woman who has no one to rely on and lives alone in public housing...In the budget bill signed Friday by President Barack Obama, the program was slashed by 45 percent...GO.READ

CLICK HERE to email your senators to focus any and all budget cuts on the billions of taxpayer dollars that are lost to special interest giveaways and tax loopholes, rather than accept the deep cuts to national priorities in H.R. 1, the House spending resolution.

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.