Posts tagged "GOP"

207
Aug 11
motherjones:

VIP State Health Care Exposed, or “GOP Tea Party Hypocrisy of the Day”

Last year, political neophyte Rick Scott spent $73  million of his own  money to bring the tea party’s anti-government, pro-privatization   agenda to the Florida governor’s office. Today, the former executive  pays just $30 a month for health care—and lets taxpayers cover the rest…
Scott and his dependents pay one-fifth what a janitor in the state   Capitol pays for health insurance… and less than 3 percent of what a   retired state trooper pays for life-saving coverage.

Here’s how he does it.

motherjones:

VIP State Health Care Exposed, or “GOP Tea Party Hypocrisy of the Day”

Last year, political neophyte Rick Scott spent $73 million of his own money to bring the tea party’s anti-government, pro-privatization agenda to the Florida governor’s office. Today, the former executive pays just $30 a month for health care—and lets taxpayers cover the rest…

Scott and his dependents pay one-fifth what a janitor in the state Capitol pays for health insurance… and less than 3 percent of what a retired state trooper pays for life-saving coverage.

Here’s how he does it.

(Source: Mother Jones)


34
Aug 13
leftish:

Calling the BP Oil Spill an “unpreventable Act of God” is one of the biggest pieces of bullshit TURD that I’ve heard Governor Perry spew yet.


fuck this goddamn asshole. to hell. forever.

leftish:

Calling the BP Oil Spill an “unpreventable Act of God” is one of the biggest pieces of bullshit TURD that I’ve heard Governor Perry spew yet.

fuck this goddamn asshole. to hell. forever.


11
Aug 16
"Republican U.S. presidential candidate Michele Bachmann offered a 'happy birthday' message to the late singer Elvis Presley on Monday, even though August 16 is the anniversary of his death in 1977."

34
Aug 27
The Tea Party, the debt ceiling, and white Southern extremism

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Aug 30

14
Aug 30
Other Stuff: Here's an example of why Republicans don't want you to bring cameras to their town halls

11
Sep 12

Obama’s economic address last Thursday was seen as tough and firm because he finally called out Republicans in Congress. Progressives liked the new fortitude, and also the relatively large sums Obama would mobilize to jolt the economy back to vibrancy.

But there was nothing remotely radical (or even particularly liberal) about Obama’s ideas: tax cuts, many of them business-friendly, and new spending for such exotic projects as, well, schools and roads. As the president said, his proposals have all drawn Republican support in the past.

He was, however, talking about a Republican Party that existed before it was taken over by a new sensibility linking radical individualism with a loathing for government that would shock Hamilton, Clay, Lincoln and, for goodness’ sake, Robert Taft.

Thus the GOP sees the solution to the crisis in the measures its right wing has always favored: gutting regulation; keeping taxes on the affluent low; cutting government programs; and stopping Ben Bernanke and the Fed from doing anything to put the unemployed back to work that might risk the tiniest bit of inflation and thus dilute, even momentarily, the wealth of the already wealthy.


326
Sep 19
leftish:

The GOP’s definition of “Class Warfare” is like their definition of “Clear Skies” or “No Child Left Behind”…Black is White, Up is Down, Right is Wrong…it’s just more of that famous Republican Doublespeak.

leftish:

The GOP’s definition of “Class Warfare” is like their definition of “Clear Skies” or “No Child Left Behind”…Black is White, Up is Down, Right is Wrong…it’s just more of that famous Republican Doublespeak.