This. Is. Important.

tattooed-yogi:

According to Stephen Colbert tonight, this is the link for a new GOP survey aimed at ‘younger voters.’ Oh sweet lord, the questions on this thing are hilarious and painful and EVERYONE ON TUMBLR NEEDS TO FILL THIS OUT RIGHT NOW

Why is there not an option to communicate with people face-to-face? Has the GOP given up on all social interaction now?

dobbaaa:

kileyrae:

Obamacare(s).

I’m going to be so mad if any of these mother fuckers think taking college kids off of their parent’s insurance is going to be a good idea.
Do you (cough Republicans) have any idea how much my family and I spend on medication for me every month just so I can breathe?
30 days of Singulair costs a little over 320 dollars. One pill is about ten fucking dollars. A college kid who can barely put herself through school is never going to be able to afford that! 
And do you know how costly ER visits are? X-rays? MRIs? When I broke my foot the first time, X-rays were only about 10 bucks. Without insurance, it’s a couple hundred. My brother needed an MRI for his shoulder. With insurance, it’s 500 bucks.
Just fuck you if you think taking young adults off their parent’s insurance is a good idea.
Gah.

dobbaaa:

kileyrae:

Obamacare(s).

I’m going to be so mad if any of these mother fuckers think taking college kids off of their parent’s insurance is going to be a good idea.

Do you (cough Republicans) have any idea how much my family and I spend on medication for me every month just so I can breathe?


30 days of Singulair costs a little over 320 dollars. One pill is about ten fucking dollars. A college kid who can barely put herself through school is never going to be able to afford that! 

And do you know how costly ER visits are? X-rays? MRIs? When I broke my foot the first time, X-rays were only about 10 bucks. Without insurance, it’s a couple hundred. My brother needed an MRI for his shoulder. With insurance, it’s 500 bucks.

Just fuck you if you think taking young adults off their parent’s insurance is a good idea.

Gah.

President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob. There are good, decent men and women who go out and work hard everyday and put their skills to test that aren’t taught by some liberal college professor that [tries] to indoctrinate them.

Republican presidential candidate RICK SANTORUM, on Sunday’s Meet The Press.

No seriously.  This guy is a fucking dick.

(via the Los Angeles Times)

newsweek:

Behold! What the Stop SOPA blackout managed to accomplish in 24 hours.

24 GOP Senate supporters (25 if you count Lieberman) still want this BIG GOVERNMENT policy… Do their constituents realize this?

newsweek:

Behold! What the Stop SOPA blackout managed to accomplish in 24 hours.

24 GOP Senate supporters (25 if you count Lieberman) still want this BIG GOVERNMENT policy… Do their constituents realize this?

Corporate Profits Have Rebounded To Pre-Recession Levels, But Corporate Tax Revenue Hasn’t »

“… while corporate profits have rebounded to their pre-recession heights, setting a record in the third quarter of 2011, corporate tax revenue has yet to follow suit…. Corporate tax revenue has plummeted for several reasons, but one of the big ones is the growth of deductions, loopholes, and…  [source: Liberals Are Cool]

Corporations are people right?  Shouldn’t all people pay their fair share? right GOP?

According to Orrin Hatch, “these people” don’t understand what it means to pay their fair share…   “There’s a specific duty for every one of us to help this government do better

It’s 1 year to the day John Boehner & GOP took control of the House. How many Jobs bills presented? ZERO

It’s 1 year to the day John Boehner & GOP took control of the House. How many Jobs bills presented? ZERO

chrismohney:

evangotlib:

arig:

AshleyMadison.com supports Newt Gingrich
Love this.

BOOM

Relevant to your interests

chrismohney:

evangotlib:

arig:

AshleyMadison.com supports Newt Gingrich

Love this.

BOOM

Relevant to your interests

To rid the world of Osama bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki and Moammar Qaddafi within six months: if Obama were a Republican, he’d be on Mount Rushmore by now.
Where’s The GOP Jobs Plan?

liberalsarecool:

Steve Benen: “The simple fact of the matter is, congressional Republicans don’t have a jobs plan. They don’t even pretend to. By all indications, nearly every aspect of the GOP approach to governance is predicated on the idea, at least in the short-term, of making unemployment worse.”

GOP: Party over country, always.

12 notesGOPjobspolitics
shortformblog:

AttackWatch: Obama campaign makes its own GOP watchdog site
So this is what we’ve come to. The Obama administration has created its own version of NewsBusters — except, instead of attacking the media for liberal bias, the site’s attacking Republicans for saying false things. It’s actually a sequel to Fight the Smears, a site he ran during the 2008 campaign, but with one major difference — it looks like the site’s going for a more ruthless approach. It feels like, with this move, Obama is starting to use tactics we’d be more likely to see from Fox News commentary shows. Do we want Obama to run an attack dog ahead of the election, or be above the fray? Which one would work better? source
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I like it.  Obama needs to grow a pair….

shortformblog:

So this is what we’ve come to. The Obama administration has created its own version of NewsBusters — except, instead of attacking the media for liberal bias, the site’s attacking Republicans for saying false things. It’s actually a sequel to Fight the Smears, a site he ran during the 2008 campaign, but with one major difference — it looks like the site’s going for a more ruthless approach. It feels like, with this move, Obama is starting to use tactics we’d be more likely to see from Fox News commentary shows. Do we want Obama to run an attack dog ahead of the election, or be above the fray? Which one would work better? source

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I like it.  Obama needs to grow a pair….

thedailywhat:

Photo of the Day: At last night’s GOP debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry reportedly got physical with Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) during a commercial break, walking up to his podium and grabbing his wrist.
No word on what set off the heated exchange.
[ibtimes.]

This is just a “friendly” inter-party debate… How would Perry handle a direct confrontation with another country’s leader?  How about one that’s not friendly to the US?  Is he capable of handling confrontation and problem solving in the world of international politics?  Should we be concerned?

thedailywhat:

Photo of the Day: At last night’s GOP debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry reportedly got physical with Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) during a commercial break, walking up to his podium and grabbing his wrist.

No word on what set off the heated exchange.

[ibtimes.]

This is just a “friendly” inter-party debate… How would Perry handle a direct confrontation with another country’s leader?  How about one that’s not friendly to the US?  Is he capable of handling confrontation and problem solving in the world of international politics?  Should we be concerned?

New rule: if you can look at a crime where everything points to one answer and not see it, you’re a dumbass. And if you can look at the deficit and not see that the problem is that the rich stopped paying taxes, you’re a Republican.

And before you accuse me of equating the Casey Anthony verdict with Republican thinking, save your breath: I am. …I’m saying that if you’re a working-class American who still votes Republican, then you don’t get to bitch about that verdict.

In his press conference last week, President Obama said maybe, just maybe, is that the billionaires were, quote, ‘enjoying the lowest tax rate since before I was born.’ Yeah, like we believe Obama was ‘born.’

Now here’s Obama’s thinking — and it’s a little counterintuitive, but try to follow it: when Clinton was president, the rich paid a little more taxes, and the government had money. Then Bush cut all those taxes, and now we don’t. I know it’s hard to grasp — it involves (beat) subtracting.

But in suggesting that, in these desperate times, we slightly raise the tax on private jets, Obama was baiting the Republicans to look like extremists by defending private jets. But the gambit failed! Because half the people are not outraged. Half of them say ‘I’m with the party that cuts all these programs for real people, for the 99 percent — Planned Parenthood; environmental protection; college; healthcare; infrastructure — but holds the line on private jets! Voting for them (the Republicans) is as stupid as voting ‘not guilty’ for the mom who lost her baby for a month and went looking at a wet t-shirt contest.

Every election, roughly half the population votes Democrat, and the other half votes Republican, and I understand why Republicans… get the (vote of the) richest one percent (of the population): the other 49 percent, someone will have to explain to me.

The facts about what the Republicans have done to the middle class are beyond reasonable doubt. And yet, their base refuses to see it. The moneyed elite in America are dragging a bag filled with your future down the steps, and your reaction is ‘Hold on there! That looks heavy! Let me give you a hand getting it into your trunk!’

Is it really that radical to suggest slightly trimming the tax break on corporate jets? It seems like a reasonable idea given that a) people who buy corporate jets are filthy rich, and b) I don’t need a ‘B’!

This is a country of the rich, by the rich, for the rich, where very day it seems our laws and culture cater more to wealthy people: tax breaks, industry-written laws, bailouts, deregulation — all of it goes to making the lives of the rich just a little bit cushier. Oh, did I say ‘rich’? I meant ‘job creators.’

That’s actually a prevailing theory on the right: that Obama’s rhetoric toward Wall Street has been so hostile, it has created an ‘uncertainty in the business community.’ Because he called them ‘fat cats’ once, and they’re still suffering from some sort of jobs-creating disorder. Like he burst into the bathroom while they were trying to pee, and now they can’t go at all!

When did the business community in America become so sensitive that we have to treat them like some sort of rare, exotic animal — don’t startle them, or they’ll fly away! We need to soothe them so they can nest here and lay their magic eggs full of jobs! Which never hatch, by the way.

Bush said his tax cuts for the rich would create jobs: they didn’t. We’re now being told if multinational corporations bring home their current overseas profits of $1.4 trillion, they’ll only be taxed five percent on it — because we’re told it will create jobs.

It won’t, just like it didn’t the last time we tried it in 2004: companies took the savings and paid it out to themselves in dividends. Yes, Republican base: you are just like that (Casey Anthony) jury — it is pathetically clear who is killing the middle class, but you keep letting them get away with murder.

BILL MAHER, in an epic rant likening the Republican base to the Casey Anthony jury, on Real Time
inothernews:

squee-gee:

pantslessprogressive:

“The financial disclosure report [Rep. Paul] Ryan filed with Congress last month and made public this week shows he and his wife, Janna, own stakes in four family companies that lease land in Texas and Oklahoma to the very energy companies that benefit from the tax subsidies in Ryan’s budget plan.
 
Ryan’s father-in-law, Daniel Little, who runs the companies, told Newsweek and The Daily Beast that the family companies are currently leasing the land for mining and drilling to energy giants such as Chesapeake Energy, Devon, and XTO Energy, a recently acquired subsidiary of ExxonMobil.
Some of these firms would be eligible for portions of the $45 billion in energy tax breaks and subsidies over 10 years protected in the Wisconsin lawmaker’s proposed budget.”
Exclusive: Ryan’s Shrewd Budget Payday

Always, always, always follow the money.

Did he right-wing social engineer this all by himself?

I’m not surprised he’s cut with the same cloth.  More fiscal responsibility for his pocket not yours. 

inothernews:

squee-gee:

pantslessprogressive:

The financial disclosure report [Rep. Paul] Ryan filed with Congress last month and made public this week shows he and his wife, Janna, own stakes in four family companies that lease land in Texas and Oklahoma to the very energy companies that benefit from the tax subsidies in Ryan’s budget plan.

Ryan’s father-in-law, Daniel Little, who runs the companies, told Newsweek and The Daily Beast that the family companies are currently leasing the land for mining and drilling to energy giants such as Chesapeake Energy, Devon, and XTO Energy, a recently acquired subsidiary of ExxonMobil.

Some of these firms would be eligible for portions of the $45 billion in energy tax breaks and subsidies over 10 years protected in the Wisconsin lawmaker’s proposed budget.”

Exclusive: Ryan’s Shrewd Budget Payday

Always, always, always follow the money.

Did he right-wing social engineer this all by himself?

I’m not surprised he’s cut with the same cloth.  More fiscal responsibility for his pocket not yours.