Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The “rubber stamp” SCOTUS: How corporations’ ugly myth became law

The “rubber stamp” SCOTUS: How corporations’ ugly myth became law

"American corporate law is broken, ruining our democracy -- and worse than you thought"

Failed economic ‘experiment’ puts Brownback on defense

Kochs sent hundreds of thousands of fake voter registration mailings in North Carolina

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/30/1333372/-Kochs-sent-hundreds-of-thousands-fake-voter-registration-mailings-in-North-nbsp-Carolina
"It turns out that AFP has sent hundreds of thousands of these error-ridden, confusing voter registration forms in North Carolina, and both local elections offices and the state board of elections have been swamped with phone calls from confused voters. The forms had numerous bits of misinformation, from filing deadlines to where to send the completed forms to who to contact for more information. The scope of this misinformation is massive, considering it's gone to hundreds of thousands of voters, and has resulted in an investigation by the state, after the state Democratic Party filed an official complaint. Deliberately misinforming voters is a felony."

8 Shocking Things the Kochs Have Done to Amass Their Fortune

www.alternet.org/8-shocking-things-kochs-have-done-amass-their-fortune
"If you think oligarchs only exist in developing nations, you don't know America."

The Koch Brothers, ALEC and the GOP Are Trying To Win The Election By Destroying Democracy

www.politicususa.com/2014/09/29/republican-midterm-tactic-destroying-democracy.html
"The director of Americans for Prosperity, N.C., shrugged off the deliberate misinformation as “non-substantive” and just a “minor administrative error,” but it is not “minor” or “non-substantive” for hundreds-of-thousands of potential voters the Koch brothers’ thugs are attempting to disenfranchise. The AFP director revealed the Koch and Republican mindset is founded on their belief that N.C. voters unlikely to support Republicans are “non-substantive,” likely due to their racial makeup and economic station."

Business Lobby to Women: Get Back in the Kitchen

Business Lobby to Women: Get Back in the Kitchen

"Right now Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce is soliciting contributions for a fall media campaign to make sure big business “voices are heard.” A graphic intended to promote checkbook-opening fear amongst corporate CEOs includes the ominous silhouettes of protestors and their signs. Among the slogans characterized as a real threat, radical and anti-business, is one that simply says: pay equity now.
Based on their fundraising appeal, it is apparently quite urgent that WMC send a strong message to Wisconsin women and that we be put back in our place - that place is apparently the 1950s, prior to pay equity laws."

Conflict Of Interest: George Will Again Uses His Column To Prop Up A Koch-Backed Candidate

www.mediamatters.org/blog/2014/09/27/conflict-of-interest-george-will-again-uses-his/200924
"Weeks after appearing at a VIP dinner for the Koch brothers-backed political group Americans for Prosperity (AFP), George Will devoted his Washington Post column to promoting one of the Kochs' favored political candidates without disclosing the conflict of interest."

Reagan Set Up The Death Of The Middle Class, But China Was The Clincher

Reagan Set Up The Death Of The Middle Class, But China Was The Clincher

"Before Reagan working people benefitted more during economic recoveries than the top 10 percent. After Reagan the top 10 percent benefitted more. But after 2000, 90 percent of us not only didn't benefit during economic recoveries, we continued to fall behind. Reagan shifted the power to the wealthy, and the wealthy used that power to escape the borders of democracy by moving production to China. And that, my friends, was that."

Monday, September 29, 2014

Joni Ernst insists that Iowa workers don't need a living wage

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/29/1333085/-Joni-Ernst-insists-that-Iowa-workers-don-t-need-a-living-wage
"Joni Ernst is just another Republican who wants to keep American workers stuck at poverty wages, and is trying to keep voters from noticing that. At least until she's elected."

Whack Job Joni Ernst Flat-Out Lied About Supporting Personhood Amendment

Whack Job Joni Ernst Flat-Out Lied About Supporting Personhood Amendment

"The thing you need to know about Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst is that she is one hundred percent owned and operated by the Kochs. They promoted her, they are financing her campaign, and she is grateful to them to the point where she knows she wouldn't be where she is without them.
And that means she lies. A lot. Sunday night's debate was no exception. When the question of the personhood amendment resolution she sponsored in 2013 came up, she lied some more."

John Boehner Thinks We All Have Amnesia And Will Believe His Lies About Jobs

John Boehner Thinks We All Have Amnesia And Will Believe His Lies About Jobs

"This is what Boehner does. He lies. He lies especially when he's sweating over Republicans' chances in November."

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Obamacare's successes hurting Republicans

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/26/1330700/-Obamacare-s-successes-hurting-Republicans
"The remarkable declines in the growth of healthcare spending, particularly for Medicare, are upending Republicans' anti-Obamacare, deficit fetishist attacks on Democrats, allowing Democrats to turn the table on Medicare. Remember that $716 billion lie about Obamacare and Medicare? It has no resonance anymore."

Americans For Prosperity Mails Incorrect Voter Information In North Carolina

Americans For Prosperity Mails Incorrect Voter Information In North Carolina

"We know how it happened, because we've seen Republicans do this all over the country, including Wisconsin in 2012, along with California, New York and Florida. Oh, also Ohio. And Arizona, but only for Latino voters. Fancy that.
If they didn't care about our votes they wouldn't be working so hard to make sure they're not counted. VOTE."

John Boehner Rewrites History With An Epic Lie That Blames Obama For Republican Obstruction

www.politicususa.com/2014/09/28/john-boehner-rewrites-history-epic-lie-blames-obama-republican-obstruction.html
"The reason has nothing to do with Obama and everything to with Boehner’s Koch fueled agenda. Every answer that Boehner gave in the interview was based on a single lie. It is a lie that is the basis for the Republican obstructionist cover story."

Koch Brothers And Other Conservative Groups Declare War on America’s Youth

www.samuel-warde.com/2014/09/koch-brothers-war-americas-youth/
Young people, WAKE UP!

Hopefully, you are paying attention to what’s going on right now in Colorado. What you might not know is that the efforts to control curriculum in Colorado are backed by Americans For Prosperity, a Conservative think-tank that is funded by the Koch Brothers."

The GOP’s New #IAmARepublican Campaign is Completely Backfiring on Them in Hilarious Ways (Screenshots/Video)

www.aattp.org/the-gops-new-iamarepublican-campaign-is-completely-backfiring-on-them-in-hilarious-ways-screenshotsvideo/
"The ad reminds us that Republicans are people, too — just terrible ones. After all, when an entire ad campaign has to be concocted to inform people that those who subscribe to the GOP’s mindset are human, something’s up."

New GOP ad campaign: ‘Republicans Have Feelings’

www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/new-gop-ad-campaign-republicans-have-feelings
"if you’re a member of a political party, and you find it necessary to remind the public that your party is capable of human emotion and routine human behavior, then your party may have a very serious problem."

NY Post's Disgusting Front Page Attacks Chelsea Clinton's Baby

NY Post's Disgusting Front Page Attacks Chelsea Clinton's Baby

"The NY Post is Rupert Murdoch's signature right wing rag in New York and it often is as offensive as many of the pundits that appear on Fox News."

Fox's Bolling Makes Stuff Up To Get Even With Stewart And Colbert Making Fun Of Him

Fox's Bolling Makes Stuff Up To Get Even With Stewart And Colbert Making Fun Of Him

"It looks like Bolling has to resort to just making stuff up out of whole cloth to get his digs in these days."

Saturday, September 27, 2014

“The Roosevelts”: Ken Burns’ economics lesson for America

“The Roosevelts”: Ken Burns’ economics lesson for America

"As is so often the case, when we look back we see that the challenges of the past are not that different from the challenges we face today. Once again we face a world where the free-market system is in desperate need of reform; a world where income inequality has reached levels not seen since the gilded age; a world where the specter of long-term unemployment and limited opportunity has dimmed the hopes of an entire generation; a world where poverty and a lack of opportunity have given rise to anti-democratic extremists that threaten the very lives and well-being of millions."

Stop Conservatives Before They Kill Again

Republicans arrive at annual hate group-sponsored 'Values Voters Summit'

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/26/1332619/-Republicans-arrive-at-annual-hate-group-sponsored-Values-Voters-Summit
"The Values Voter Summit is when prominent Republicans go pay homage to the nastiest elements of the far right."

Republicans tout ‘values’

Proof That Republicans Are Creating Poverty: America Is Number One In Low Wage Jobs

www.politicususa.com/2014/09/25/america-number-one-with-highest-percentage-wage-jobs.html
"Democrats should be informing voters why this exceptionally wealthy nation is behind every developed country on Earth; solely because Republicans cannot spend a penny to repair and rebuild the nation’s failing (number 25) infrastructure. Or why Republicans never claim America is broke when there is a war to fight, or when the oil industry needs billions in subsidies, churches need tax welfare, or corporations demand tax breaks for shipping Americans’ jobs overseas; not for lower wages because they have that here already. They refuse to pay taxes"

What's the Matter With Sam Brownback?

www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/09/sam-brownback-kansas-paul-davis
"Brownback's divisive style appears to have alienated many Republican voters too. A recent poll showed that about 1 in 3 Kansas Republicans aren't keen on voting for Brownback a second time.
It's not just Brownback. The mood of the electorate has soured to the point where three-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts is trailing his challenger, independent Greg Orman. And Schodorf is running neck and neck with her Republican rival, Kris Kobach. In the end, Brownback's red-state experiment may wind up turning this GOP stronghold purple."

Palin confused about White House address

Cotton spending more money to lie to Arkansas voters about his farm bill vote

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/26/1332535/-Cotton-spending-more-money-to-lie-to-Arkansas-voters-about-his-farm-bill-vote
"Apparently Cotton wants to put more money into lying to Arkansas voters."

Good news for Obamacare

Sam Brownback Insults Kansas Voters By Treating Them Like They Are Gullible and Stupid

www.politicususa.com/2014/09/26/sam-brownback-insults-kansas-voters-thinks-gullible.html
"It is unlikely there are many Kansans who are unaware of the “fiscal catastrophe” the state is experiencing due to Brownback’s tax cuts. They are so severe the state’s school system is in a severe crisis, ratings agencies have issued several credit downgrades, and the healthcare system is in tatters due to privatization."

After Doing Nothing for Six Years, Republicans Claim We Need More…Republicans

www.politicususa.com/2014/09/26/years-republicans-claim-more-republicans.html
"In fact, far from moving the country forward, Republicans have plotted to hold the country back. As Robert Draper’s 2012 book, ‘Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the US House of Representatives’ explained, 15 Republicans, “House members Eric Cantor, Jeb Hensarling, Pete Hoekstra, Dan Lungren, Kevin McCarthy, Paul Ryan and Pete Sessions. From the Senate were Tom Coburn, Bob Corker, Jim DeMint, John Ensign and Jon Kyl…gathered at the Caucus Room in Washington” and came up with a strategy to make the Obama presidency a failure.
They planned to do this by obstructing the president. Not to move America forward. Not to create jobs. But to oppose everything Obama did so that he would not get re-elected in 2012.
That was it, their grand strategy for America in a time of crisis. A plan that – given we were in two wars the Republicans themselves had started and struggling with an economy they themselves had destroyed – was nothing short of treason."

Obama's Coffee Cup Salute Melts Conservative Brains

Hospitals will save $5.7 billion this year because of Obamacare

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/24/1332178/-Hospitals-will-save-5-7-billion-this-year-because-of-nbsp-Obamacare
"Take the example of Texas, where annual uncompensated care is $5.5 billion—almost as much as has been saved nationwide by Obamacare. It's seen a bit of improvement because of new Obamacare enrollees, but Gov. Rick Perry's refusal to expand Medicaid is costing the state—and the state's taxpayers—dearly. Property tax revenues are used to keep hospitals running. The state could receive as much as $100 billion in federal funds in the next decade, with expansion. That's something the state's hospitals and its taxpayers would happily accept."

Thanks To Obamacare, Hospitals Will Save Nearly $6 Billion This Year

www.thinkprogress.org/health/2014/09/25/3571964/obamacare-uncompensated-care-savings/
"Hospitals will save $5.7 billion in uncompensated care costs this year, thanks to the fact that people are gaining insurance under Obamacare and are now able to pay their bills, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services. Compared to what hospitals would have likely needed to pay without the law’s coverage expansion, that represents a 16 percent drop in costs.
The report finds that there are now fewer uninsured people going to the emergency room and being admitted to the hospital — which translates into big savings for hospitals."

Republicans Once Again Look Ridiculous After One of Their Biggest Lies Against Obamacare is Debunked

Republicans Once Again Look Ridiculous After One of Their Biggest Lies Against Obamacare is Debunked

"Republicans lie about a lot of things, but they’ve taken misinformation and deceit to a whole other level when it comes to the Affordable Care Act. Even when their lies are completely debunked, it doesn’t really matter. Either they ignore reality, or they simply make up new lies."

Whitewashing History: Will Colorado Erase Sand Creek?

Whitewashing History: Will Colorado Erase Sand Creek?

"The only reason that conservatives want to eliminate students from learning about episodes such as this is that they make clear that the white-bread narrative of valiant white pioneers forging a greater America is a farce."

Fox Host Attacks School Children Calling Them ‘Punks’ For Protesting Curriculum Censorship – VIDEO

www.samuel-warde.com/2014/09/fox-host-attacks-school-children/
"Gretchen Carlson of Fox News needs a lesson in patriotism. She recently gave “her take” on students protesting in the face of threats to censor their history curriculum."

Social disobedience for change in Denver

Friday, September 26, 2014

Job one for a Republican Senate: Screwing the consumer on behalf of the banksters

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/26/1324975/-Job-one-for-a-Republican-Senate-Screwing-the-consumer-on-behalf-of-the-nbsp-banksters
"It's telling though, that the very first thing they would go after is consumer protection. Because they care a helluva lot more about Wall Street  than they do about all us poor schlubs getting ripped off by the financial services industry. This is the perfect example of what Republicans are."

Georgia County Bizarrely Kills Early Voting Because It Would Mean More People Could Vote

www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/georgia-county-bizarrely-kills-early-voting-because-it-would-mean-more-people
"The fights in Dekalb, Bibb, and elsewhere in Georgia have turned into a full-blown war on voting rights, as Republicans fear that the state's shifting demographics will result in the end of GOP control of the state."

Some Might Call This Treason

Some Might Call This Treason

"I don't have to like or support the actions in Syria to know this is treasonous talk, if it did in fact take place.
And if it didn't, I hope Lamborn's opponent -- who happens to be a retired General, by the way -- causes Lamborn to be sent into mandatory retirement on November 5th.
Enough of this. We have watched these seditious, treasonous, billionaire-loving jerks long enough. It's time for action now."

Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire

www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/inside-the-koch-brothers-toxic-empire-20140924
"Their political network helped finance the Tea Party and powers today's GOP. Koch-affiliated organizations raised some $400 million during the 2012 election, and aim to spend another $290 million to elect Republicans in this year's midterms. So far in this cycle, Koch-backed entities have bought 44,000 political ads to boost Republican efforts to take back the Senate."

This Republican Who Wants to End the Weekend Is Probably Headed to Congress

www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/09/glenn-grothman-wisconsin-republican-congress-quotes
"Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman thinks days off are "goofy," says sex ed could make kids gay, and claims money is "more important for men"."

Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan & Kevin McCarthy: Plot To Sabotage US Economy with Frank Luntz

www.dailykos.com/story/2012/06/08/1098434/-Eric-Cantor-Paul-Ryan-Kevin-McCarthy-Plot-To-Sabotage-US-Economy-with-Frank-Luntz
Remember the Caucus Room meeting?
"During the four hour meeting:
The senior GOP members plotted to bring Congress to a standstill regardless how much it would hurt the American Economy by pledging to obstruct and block President Obama on all legislation.
These Republican members of Congress were not simply airing their complaints regarding the other party's political platform for four long hours. No, these Republican Congressional Policymakers, who were elected to do 'the People's work' were literally plotting to sabotage, undermine and destroy the U.S. Economy."

A GOP Senate's First Target: Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Protection Agency

www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/09/republican-senate-would-gut-elizabeth-warren-consumer-protection-bureau
"Republicans are particularly keen on handicapping one particular federal watchdog: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the three-year-old agency that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) devised and helped build in the wake of the financial crisis.
The bureau's job is to make sure Americans aren't getting screwed by mortgage lenders, credit card companies, debt collectors, and other financial institutions."

FL Gov Rick Scott Pleaded the Fifth a Shocking Number of Times During Medicare Fraud Trial

FL Gov Rick Scott Pleaded the Fifth a Shocking Number of Times During Medicare Fraud Trial

"Seventy-five times!  And he wasn’t even facing prison time. Because why would he, right? He was just the CEO of a company which defrauded the government, of course prison time wouldn’t be on the table."

10 Ways Conservatives Sell Their Failed Policies

www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/10-ways-conservatives-sell-their-failed-policies
"A big problem for modern-day Republicans and the Tea Party is that when they are too forthcoming with their ideas—handing social security over to Wall Street oligarchs, outlawing abortion for rape victims, wiping out what’s left of the New Deal, turning the United States into a Christian fundamentalist theocracy—they risk alienating swing voters. So wingnuts often use warm, fuzzy language to make negative things sound positive. Terrible working conditions are sold as “right to work” laws. Being abused by health insurance companies is called “self-determination,” butchering the social safety net is sold as "self-reliance"."

Thursday, September 25, 2014

GOP war on black voters quietly re-ignites: New ploys show it’s not just ancient history

GOP war on black voters quietly re-ignites: New ploys show it’s not just ancient history

"When Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion striking down a key part of the Voting Rights Act, he said “our country has changed,” arguing that the circumstances that led to the initial formula for preclearance was no longer valid because the country had overcome much of its racial prejudice. But in the year immediately following the decision, many Southern conservatives have shown that many of the prejudices that prevented blacks from voting in the past are still manifesting themselves today through attempts to suppress the vote of minorities."

CREW Releases Documents Showing Which Companies Bought Access Through Republican Governors Group

CREW Releases Documents Showing Which Companies Bought Access Through Republican Governors Group

"If they're so proud of who they give money to, why do they want to keep it secret? Shouldn't it be a badge of honor to be caught buying politicians?"

Rampant GOP Corruption, Continued: Ex-Connecticut Gov. Rowland Convicted

Rampant GOP Corruption, Continued: Ex-Connecticut Gov. Rowland Convicted

"With the conviction of former governor Bob McDonnell (R – VA) and his wife, and the indictment of Governor Rick Perry (R – TX) behind us and the ongoing investigations of Chris Christie (R – NJ) and Scott Walker (R – WI) still to come, the justice system took a break to remind us that such things are nothing new for the GOP by convicting former Connecticut Governor and Republican rising star John G Rowland of corruption charges.
Rowland, who resigned in disgrace in 2004 while pleading guilty to bribery charges, was convicted once again on Friday on seven counts including obstructing justice, conspiracy, falsifying documents and violating campaign finance laws."

Hey Grover, Remember When Tax Rates Were 91% And The Economy Was Booming?

Hey Grover, Remember When Tax Rates Were 91% And The Economy Was Booming?

"The republican message is simple, if you want to break the government, vote republican. If you want your great grandchildren saddled with crushing deficits, vote republican. If you want wholly owned political whores servile to the Koch brothers, vote republican. If you want more intransigence and gridlock, vote republican.

If you want women making less money for the same work, vote republican. If you want restricted access to birth control and abortion services, vote republican. If you are a sentient being that thinks voting republican is in your interest then find the nearest shallow body of water and drown yourself."

Students Bravely Fight Back Against 1984-Loving Conservative School Board

Hundreds of High Schoolers Walk Out to Protest Conservative Takeover of History Standards

www.alternet.org/education/hundreds-high-schoolers-walk-out-protest-conservative-takeover-history-standards
"Yesterday, hundreds of students from five high schools marched out of their classrooms and into the streets to reject the conservative board's proposal. Carrying signs such as “people didn't die so we could erase them,” the students demanded that the proposal be withdrawn."

Denver Students Walk Out In Protest Of Conservative Takeover Of Curriculum

www.thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/09/24/3571362/student-protest-denver/
"Similar rhetoric is used to justify comparable school policies around the U.S. In 2010, Arizona passed a bill that banned ethnic studies and prevented teachers with thick accents from instructing students. More recently, South Carolina conservatives asked the College Board, which is responsible for Advanced Placement curricula, to exclude any material with a perceived ideological bias, such as lessons about evolution. Schools in Texas are trying to incorporate textbooks that distort climate science.
But students like the ones in Denver are pushing back on conservative or discriminatory education policies."

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Cost To Our Economy From Republican Obstruction And Sabotage

The Cost To Our Economy From Republican Obstruction And Sabotage

"Here are just a few of the hundreds of bills Senate Republicans have filibustered since President Obama took office -- just a few:"

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Koch Brothers Really Hated Obama's U.N. Climate Change Speech

Koch Brothers Really Hated Obama's U.N. Climate Change Speech

"President Obama's speech today at the United Nations really lit up the Kochs. After all, these are the guys who want to buy the Senate to get rid of EPA regulations and other initiatives to reduce carbon emissions."

Washington Post Gives GOP Senate Candidate Four Pinocchios For ‘Smarmy’ Campaign Ad

www.politicususa.com/2014/09/22/washington-post-gop-senate-candidate-pinocchios-smarmy-campaign-ad.html
"Atlanta-area journalists have already said it is one of the worst ads they have seen this year. Besides Neil Bush, other Republicans like John McCain have called on Perdue to pull the ad due to Perdue’s claim that the Senate’s immigration bill will make it easier for terrorists to come into the country. Now, Kessler has helped bring it national shame and scorn by labeling it a whopper of a lie."

Fox News Caught Blatantly Editing 60 Minutes Interview to Slander Obama Administration (Video)

Fox News Caught Blatantly Editing 60 Minutes Interview to Slander Obama Administration (Video)

"But that’s exactly what media personalities on Fox News do. They go on national television and lie."

Alison Lundergan Grimes Hits Mitch McConnell Hard With New MIA Kentucky Senate Ad

www.politicususa.com/2014/09/22/alison-lundergan-grimes-swings-hard-hits-home-ad-charging-mitch-mcconnell-mia.html
"Mitch McConnell admitted in a leaked tape that the Koch Brothers are running the Republican Party, so of course their agenda isn’t to be around for the legislative process, let alone care about our veterans or the long term unemployed, women, children, the elderly… If your name isn’t Koch, you don’t count."

Papantonio: The Party of Voter Suppression

Do any Republicans want to talk about paid-up Obamacare enrollments?

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/23/1331823/-Do-any-Republicans-want-to-talk-about-paid-up-Obamacare-nbsp-enrollments
"So where are all these guys now? How have they responded to the news that all of these people who signed up for Obamacare did it because they actually do want health insurance and really are willing to pay for it?
Crickets."

Paul Ryan Admits That The GOP Plans To Win The Senate and Take Healthcare Away From Millions

www.politicususa.com/2014/09/22/paul-ryan-admits-republicans-plan-health-care-10-3-million-americans.html
"Ryan wants to replace the ACA and Medicare/Medicaid with health vouchers."

Terri Lynn Land pledges to take health insurance away from 630,000 Michiganders

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/23/1331816/-Terri-Lynn-Land-pledges-to-take-health-insurance-away-from-630-000-nbsp-Michiganers
"Land's promise to the people of Michigan that she'll go to DC and do nothing but spin her wheels is bad enough. But add the fact that 630,000 people will lose their health coverage, and it's just downright evil."

While On A Seven Week Paid Vacation John Boehner Calls The Unemployed Lazy

www.politicususa.com/2014/09/22/week-paid-vacation-john-boehner-calls-unemployed-lazy.html
"John Boehner left work early to go on a seven-week paid vacation, but the Speaker felt compelled to call the unemployed lazy while Congress is set to pass the fewest pieces of legislation in sixty years."

Congress About To Take A RIDICULOUSLY Long Vacation

Members Of The Laziest Most Do Nothing Congress Make $608 For Each Hour They Are In DC

www.politicususa.com/2014/09/23/members-laziest-congress-608-hour-dc.html
"Congress will only work eight days in the next three months, and are on pace to pass the fewest bills in sixty years, but for every hour that they are in DC, each member of Congress earns at least $608/hour."

Armed Wisconsin Poll Watchers Plan To Target African-American Voters

Armed Wisconsin Poll Watchers Plan To Target African-American Voters

"Meet the Wisconsin Poll Watcher Militia, a group of lunatics who really loathe Black voters and would like to make sure none of them dare cast a ballot on Election Day."

GOP’s vote-suppressing militia: Why Scott Walker’s thugs are getting violent

GOP’s vote-suppressing militia: Why Scott Walker’s thugs are getting violent

"Voter intimidation is a very different tactic than vote suppression, which is a much subtler form of cheating. Indeed, it’s outright illegal to target people by race and for very good reason. The history of the Jim Crow South made it necessary since fine, upstanding citizens like these would systematically terrorize African-Americans if they tried to vote. Those Twitter comments and the now deleted Facebook page make it clear that these people are targeting based on race, regardless of how much they pretend otherwise. And that could get them in some very big trouble."

In Brownbackistan, everything is awesome! And don’t let any liberal tell you different

In Brownbackistan, everything is awesome! And don’t let any liberal tell you different

"He wanted to build a “red-state model” in Kansas, he used to say, a community of righteousness that could “show the way back to being America again.” What he has constructed instead is a microcosm of everything that is wrong and disastrous with conservative governance.
It is as though Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay had been transplanted to Topeka and given a free hand to sculpt the state however they chose. You’ve got runaway incompetence in the state administration; heavy-handed partisanship, with conservative Republicans crushing moderate Republicans after the familiar pattern; corporate money—Koch Industries is based in Wichita—sloshing around like a vast underground aquifer. You’ve got privatization, deregulation, and an enthusiastic race to the bottom."

Saturday, September 20, 2014

NH Senate Candidate Scott Brown Spins Lies After His Profits From Outsourcing American Jobs Are Exposed

www.alternet.org/economy/nh-senate-candidate-scott-brown-spins-lies-after-his-profits-outsourcing-american-jobs-are
"Listen to Brown trying to deflect criticism in a recent radio interview. It's amazing to hear Brown try to paint himself as a friend of the working American, since he has stood against raising the minimum wage and paying women fairly. Obviously, he's from the Mitt Romney school of labor appreication. But he may have a tough time sloughing off this recent revelation."

Battle Rages at Florida State University Where Koch Money Seeks To Buy The College's New President

www.alternet.org/activism/battle-rages-florida-state-university-where-koch-money-seeks-buy-colleges-new-president
"The FSU community has been staunchly opposing Thrasher's candidacy for president because he is, by almost all standards normally applied to university presidents, a terrible candidate for the job."

Those Good Old Days When Poverty Was Healthy And Americans Were Free

Those Good Old Days When Poverty Was Healthy And Americans Were Free

"The radical right — which is running the House of Representatives and half of the Senate — has embraced so many John Birch policies that I can hardly keep count. Let’s take a look at a few important examples of Birch ideas in today’s GOP."

Antonin Scalia’s bad law, bad history: How the Supreme Court legalized corruption

Antonin Scalia’s bad law, bad history: How the Supreme Court legalized corruption

"Citizens United sparked a political revolution that would have left the Founders revolted"

How The Koch Brothers Corrupted Florida State University (+163 Other Colleges)

When the Republicans went insane: Newt Gingrich, Fox News, Grover Norquist and the roots of today’s shameful intransigence

When the Republicans went insane: Newt Gingrich, Fox News, Grover Norquist and the roots of today’s shameful intransigence

"Understanding the GOP revolution means studying the mid-'90s, when Fox and Drudge began, and tax pledges meant all"

Congress heads home, again

'Burrito Bouncer' Kicks Out 'Suspected Democrats' For GOP Governors' Lunch

'Burrito Bouncer' Kicks Out 'Suspected Democrats' For GOP Governors' Lunch

"Christie has gone on a whirlwind tour to support various Republican campaigns - Governor Haley's running for re-election - and possibly to bolster a possible presidential run in 2016, now that everyone's forgotten about "Bridgegate."
Apparently, the GOP's agenda has become so toxic and volatile that the Republican leadership can only handle it with radioactive-proof kid gloves, in leak-proof canisters, which can only be exposed in heavily-padded safe rooms. This hardly seems surprising, given how cozy Chris Christie's Republican Governors' Association has gotten with its wealthy benefactors, the Koch Brothers."

The Great Libertarian Paradise Experiment Has Failed

Friday, September 19, 2014

Bernie Sanders Blast The Media For Ignoring The Koch Brothers Attempt To Buy The Government

www.politicususa.com/2014/09/19/bernie-sanders-koch-brothers-media.html
"The corporate media benefits from the hundreds of millions of dollars that the Koch brothers and other billionaires spend on campaign ads. Of course, they aren’t going to blow the whistle on a practice that they are financially benefitting from. They don’t care about the right-wing agenda and the impact that it will have on regular people."

Perdue slammed for heinous false ad linking Nunn to terrorism

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/18/1330708/-Perdue-slammed-for-heinous-false-ad-linking-Nunn-to-terrorism
"Perdue for his part doubled down, releasing a new ad making the same charges after Neil Bush's criticism. Apparently he's decided that linking Nunn to terrorism is worth drawing headlines like "‘Terrorism’ smear against Nunn may be 2014’s worst" and "Here It Is: The Flimsiest Campaign Attack Ad of 2014, Which Won’t Stop Running"."

What makes a right-wing 'champion of the worker'? Votes against minimum wage and Paycheck Fairness

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/19/1330924/-What-makes-a-right-wing-champion-of-the-worker-Votes-against-minimum-wage-and-Paycheck-Fairness
"So there you have it: Pat Roberts is a "champion of the worker" for voting against raising the minimum wage, voting against ending workplace discrimination against LGBT workers, voting against strengthening enforcement of equal pay laws, and voting against an emergency unemployment insurance extension."

Republicans angry they're going to lose the Kansas Senate seat

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/19/1330868/-Republicans-angry-they-re-going-to-lose-the-Kansas-Senate-seat
"The irony of Democrats potentially holding the Senate because of Kansas is so delicious, it already has Republicans losing their heads."

Panicked Greg Abbott’s Latest Ad Uses Debunked Talking Points To Attack Wendy Davis

www.politicususa.com/2014/09/18/panicked-greg-abbotts-latest-ad-debunked-talking-points-attack-wendy-davis.html
"With his latest political ad, Greg Abbott is showing all the signs of a panicked candidate. The ad is filled with talking points that have been debunked by facts and fact checkers"

Tom Cotton’s ridiculous lie: Let’s obliterate this wildly false farm bill ad

Tom Cotton’s ridiculous lie: Let’s obliterate this wildly false farm bill ad

"Arkansas GOPer is feeling the pain of voting against the farm bill. His explanation is completely ridiculous"

Wendy Davis Dominates Greg Abbott In The First Texas Gubernatorial Debate

www.politicususa.com/2014/09/19/wendy-davis-dominates-greg-abbott-texas-gubernatorial-debate.html
"Abbott alternated between lying and blaming the federal government for his failures. He also showed no leadership and vision for the future. Attorney General Abbott is a Koch Republican, who could have been interchanged with thousands of other generic Republican candidates around the country."

The Narrative Of The Koch Brothers Tapes: The Debate We Have To Have

The Narrative Of The Koch Brothers Tapes: The Debate We Have To Have

"The Republicans are now a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, and they are funneling hundreds of millions every year into trying to impose their view of the world onto the rest of us."

10 Republican Red States That Mooch off Coastal Liberal States

www.alternet.org/10-republican-red-states-mooch-coastal-liberal-states?page=0%2C0
"the more prosperous and Democrat-leaning areas of the United States are likely to be subsidizing dysfunctional “red states,” many of which are suffering from insufficient tax revenue and an abundance of low-wage workers who don’t have much to tax. Tea Party Republicans like to point out that poor cities like Detroit, Baltimore and Camden, New Jersey are run by Democrats, but they neglect to mention that some of the most affluent parts of the United States—from Manhattan to the Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area to Cambridge, MA to Seattle to Chicago’s North Shore suburbs—are dominated by the Democratic Party. People in those heavily Democratic areas pay a lot of federal income taxes, and quite often, their tax dollars go to red states."

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mitch McConnell Turns Yellow and Refuses To Debate Alison Lundergan Grimes

www.politicususa.com/2014/09/17/mitch-mcconnell-turns-yellow-refuses-debate-alison-lundergan-grimes.html
"If Mitch McConnell has his way, he will speak more to the Koch brothers this year than to Kentucky voters."

Senator Suggests Sterilization Of Poor Women

Conversations With A Tea Party Patriot: Is Obama Bisexual Or Homosexual? (VIDEO)

www.samuel-warde.com/2014/09/tea-party-wisdom/
"Her news sources? Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and “informative” Tea Party meetings.
Seriously, these people are scary and they vote. These are the folks complaining that Sarah Palin isn’t president."

Far Right Groups Pose Serious Security Threats

Militia Group Plans To Target African-American Democrats At Polling Places In Wisconsin

www.politicususa.com/2014/09/18/militia-group-plans-target-african-american-democrats-polling-places-wisconsin.html
"Wisconsin Republicans are desperate to keep Scott Walker in office, Currently, Gov. Walker is tied with Democrat Mary Burke in the polls. A voter intimidation effort that could prevent African-Americans from voting might be enough to get Walker reelected. The right-wing Wisconsin poll watching group is planning on engaging in illegal activity. The group is just getting started, which is why it is a perfect time to send the message that these tactics will not be tolerated.
You can contact the Justice Department here, and request that the election be monitored"

Ayn Rand-Inspired Libertarian Utopia Implodes Almost Instantly. Who Could Have Predicted?

Ayn Rand-Inspired Libertarian Utopia Implodes Almost Instantly. Who Could Have Predicted?

"What happens when you try to recreate Ayn Rand's libertarian Galt's Gulch fantasy from ‘Atlas Shrugged?' Exactly what you'd think."

Republicans beg and plead for big dollars from Sheldon Adelson, because they don't have small donors

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/18/1330639/-Republicans-beg-and-plead-for-big-dollars-from-Sheldon-Adelson-because-they-don-t-have-small-donors#
"The percentage of small-dollar donations for Democrats appears to be accelerating. For example, the DCCC raised $10.2 million in August, with more than half—$5.5 million—coming online. What's more, they got 270,000 online donors that month, or an average of $20 per donation.
Republicans don't have people backing them up. They have a billionaire's round table propping them up. They must stake out Adelson's casino joint begging for money, because without it, they can't keep up."

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Something You Won’t Hear From Fox News: The Nation’s Deficit Is Disappearing

Something You Won’t Hear From Fox News: The Nation’s Deficit Is Disappearing

"the federal budget deficit is at the lowest it has been since 2008, before the recession took a huge toll on tax revenues."

Has Kansas Found the Cure for the Reaganomics Disease?

Has Kansas Found the Cure for the Reaganomics Disease?

"Job growth in Kansas trails the nation.

That state's rainy-day fund is dryer than a California desert.
And month after month, revenue is coming in consistently lower than even the worst predictions could have imagined.
The situation is so dire that both Moody's and Standard & Poor's have downgraded Kansas' credit rating."

Robert Reich: The 7 Biggest Economic Lies

Senate Republicans: No Pay Equity for Women

Senate Republicans: No Pay Equity for Women

"For the second time this year, Senate Republican have blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act from moving forward."

Senate GOPers Filibuster Equal Pay For Women (Again)

Senate GOPers Filibuster Equal Pay For Women (Again)

"The vote was 52-40 in favor, but it was killed because it was filibustered by Republicans. Among the few outlets that even bothered to report that the bill was before the Senate, few reported that there was a Republican filibuster to kill the effort."

Has Kansas Found the Cure for the Reaganomics Disease?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Republicans Unanimously Block Equal Pay Bill

www.thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/09/15/3567740/republicans-paycheck-fairness-act/
"The vote came weeks after the Republican National Committee claimed that “All Republicans support equal pay.” Senate Republicans have unanimously shot the bill down multiple times over the past four years."

Even Kansas Republicans have had enough hardcore conservatism

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/15/1329959/-Even-Kansas-Republicans-have-had-enough-hardcore-conservatism
"As Republican Gov. Sam Brownback nears the end of his first (and hopefully only) term, Kansans are starting to feel the pinch from those conservatives policies. Standard & Poor has downgraded Kansas' bond rating after tax cuts produced a $300 million budget shortfall, increased poverty, and halved the state's economic growth compared with its neighbors."

GOP’s new partisan hit man: You may not know Kris Kobach — but you should

GOP’s new partisan hit man: You may not know Kris Kobach — but you should

"maybe the voters are finally figuring out that Kris Kobach is what’s the matter with Kansas."

Koch foundation proposal to college: Teach our curriculum, get millions

www.publicintegrity.org/2014/09/12/15495/koch-foundation-proposal-college-teach-our-curriculum-get-millions
"In 2007, when the Charles Koch Foundation considered giving millions of dollars to Florida State University’s economics department, the offer came with strings attached.
First, the curriculum it funded must align with the libertarian, deregulatory economic philosophy of Charles Koch, the billionaire industrialist and Republican political bankroller.
Second, the Charles Koch Foundation would at least partially control which faculty members Florida State University hired."

Limbaugh Slams Sex Consent Policies: ‘No Means Yes If You Know How To Spot It’

Limbaugh Slams Sex Consent Policies: ‘No Means Yes If You Know How To Spot It’

"Conservative host Rush Limbaugh on Monday suggested that sexual conduct policies stifled romance because sometimes "no means yes if you know how to spot it"."

Koch-linked group harassing Iowa farmers group for endorsing Democrat

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/15/1329354/-Koch-linked-group-harassing-Iowa-farmers-group-for-endorsing-Democrat
"There's no question that Iowa Republican Joni Ernst is 100 percent Koch, and that Koch and the groups Koch funds will go to any lengths to get the seat. That includes harassing individual farmers who belong to an association that endorsed Democrat Bruce Braley."

Six Videos That Prove Ayn Rand Now Rules 'Christian' Conservatism

Six Videos That Prove Ayn Rand Now Rules 'Christian' Conservatism

"They have proven perfectly capable of ignoring everything they ought to dislike about Rand to embrace her ideas about poverty, charity, and the role of government in promoting the general welfare. Of course, what Rand has to say on these topics is very different from what Jesus says in the gospels. Here are six videos which demonstrate the way Rand's philosophy has been slipped into the right wing bible somewhere between Romans and Revelations."

Kochs proving toxic to Republicans in key states

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/15/1329894/-Kochs-proving-toxic-to-Republicans-in-key-nbsp-states
"Remember when Republicans were smugly insisting that the Kochs had such a low profile that it was a total waste of time for Democrats to focus on them, that Harry Reid was just grasping at straws (and being a big bully about two, fine patriotic Americans)? Yeah, not so much. Turns out, the Koch brothers are toxic to a swath of voters who care about the economy"

You Can’t Be Both a Republican and a Patriot

www.forwardprogressives.com/cant-be-both-republican-patriot/
"What is it exactly that makes Republicans patriots? Many Republicans hate our government, loathe over half of all Americans, quite a few want to secede from the United States and they have a general disdain toward minorities, the poor, women, non-Christians, homosexuals and just about anyone and everyone who isn’t a straight, white Christian male."

Sunday, September 14, 2014

It’s disgusting, and it’s still about race: Southern Republicans simply don’t want minorities to vote

It’s disgusting, and it’s still about race: Southern Republicans simply don’t want minorities to vote

"Sometimes conservative politicians, particularly those who hail from the South, accidentally forget to dog-whistle and they say what’s really on their minds. It’s always revealing.
Take the Georgia secretary of state, for instance, who just this week gave a speech about voting “integrity” and told his Republican audience, “the Democrats are working hard, and all these stories about them, you know, registering all these minority voters that are out there and others that are sitting on the sidelines, if they can do that, they can win these elections in November.” That was actually a rare slip-up in an otherwise pretty slick speech"

They are trying to stop the student vote. We won't let them!

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/14/1328722/-They-are-trying-to-stop-the-student-vote-We-won-t-let-them
"Republicans in legislatures across the nation don't want young people to vote. They are specifically targeting students at universities and colleges across the nation."

Saturday, September 13, 2014

GOP Senators Serve Their Corporate Masters, Block Money In Politics Amendment

WATCH: Colorado GOP candidate comes out as Sandy Hook truther during debate

www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/11/watch-colorado-gop-candidate-comes-out-as-sandy-hook-truther-during-debate/
"A Republican candidate for commissionership of Pueblo County, Colorado drew gasps and hoots of derision when he said during a televised debate that he believes that the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Connecticut was staged."

Federal prosecutors: Dinesh D’Souza’s online activity proves he’s not sorry

Federal prosecutors: Dinesh D’Souza’s online activity proves he’s not sorry

"In his own sentencing recommendation on Sept. 3, D’Souza said he “cannot believe how stupid I was, how careless, and how irresponsible"."

D'Souza Sentence May Be Increased Over His Public Lack Of Contrition

D'Souza Sentence May Be Increased Over His Public Lack Of Contrition

"In their argument for why D'Souza should get prison time, they point to his lack of contrition right up to his plea bargain, citing his public statements as evidence his cries for mercy and promises of reformation shouldn't be believed."

A ‘foreclosure king’ in Congress?

Obamacare Misinformer Betsy McCaughey Walks Off Set Of The Daily Show

Obamacare Misinformer Betsy McCaughey Walks Off Set Of The Daily Show

"The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper tried to interview serial Obamacare misinformer Betsy McCaughey to discuss why it's been such a tough road for critics of the Affordable Care Act to continue to demonize the law, and this Thursday he found out the hard way that when that happens, you get treated to her walking off the set."

Republicans get nervous about Georgia math

Republican Senators Filibuster Citizens United Constitutional Amendment

Republican Senators Filibuster Citizens United Constitutional Amendment

"Every time you hear Mitch McConnell whine about free speech, remember that he's really whining about corporate billionaires having their way with all of us little people."

Friday, September 12, 2014

Alison Grimes Shreds Mitch McConnell For Blocking Amendment To Overturn Citizens United

www.politicususa.com/2014/09/12/alison-grimes-shreds-mitch-mcconnell-blocking-amendment-overturn-citizens-united.html
"Mitch McConnell has delivered speeches full of angst about the need to protect the Koch brothers’ ability to give unlimited political contributions to Republicans, but he has told unemployed Kentuckians that it is not his job to create jobs.
Sen. McConnell admitted how vital the Koch brothers are to the Republican Party in a secret speech, but when he blocked the constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, the Kentucky senator made it clear who he is really working for."

Mitch McConnell Threatens the United States

Mitch McConnell Threatens the United States

"Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate minority leader, is not a happy man.
He didn’t like it when Barack Obama was elected president. Just about the first thing McConnell said was that his main responsibility was to make sure that Mr. Obama was a one-term president.
That vow drove McConnell’s and the Tea Party’s politics. They didn’t worry about the nation or the people. They worried about how to make Barack Obama a one-term president.
They failed.
But, in the past six years, McConnell managed to block almost all constructive legislation in the Senate. And it’s not even a fair fight. McConnell manipulated and wheeled and dealed so that the majority no longer can do anything. It now takes 60 votes to pass almost anything in the Senate. That’s because the Republican obstructionists have threatened to filibuster anything of substance."

Georgia Secretary Of State Fears Democratic Efforts To Register Minority Voters

Georgia Secretary Of State Fears Democratic Efforts To Register Minority Voters

"It looks like Republicans in Georgia are feeling very desperate and as though voter suppression tactics must be deployed in order to keep their lock on the South.

Disappoint them."

Why Won't McConnell Answer The Question?

Why Won't McConnell Answer The Question?

"Mitch McConnell acting arrogant and aggravated while refusing to answer a really important question about offensive statements made at a Koch brothers retreat that he recently attended. Check it out!
The Richard Fink speech and the other speeches McConnell called "inspiring" were jaw-droppingly extreme, even for the Koch brothers. And here's the other thing: the outrageous remarks Harry Reid cites in the video are just the tip of the iceberg. They obscure the Kochs' even more extreme philosophy of government"

GOP State Senator Fran Millar Doesn’t Want Blacks To Vote, Prefers ‘Educated Voters’

www.forwardprogressives.com/gop-state-senator-fran-millar-doesnt-want-blacks-to-vote-prefers-educated-voters/
"if the Republican Party has so many wonderful ideas and isn’t racist – why the hell do they complain about minorities voting?"

Activist: Georgia GOP’s own comments illustrate their plan to suppress minority voters

www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/11/activist-georgia-gops-own-comments-illustrate-their-plan-to-suppress-minority-voters/
"Hot on the heels of a Georgia Republican state senator’s declaration that he “prefers educated voters” over “African-American shoppers” and other voters recruited in African-American neighborhoods, audio has surfaced of the Republican Secretary of State disparaging Democrats’ efforts to register “all these minority voters"."

The 20 Scariest Things About The Texas GOP's Newest Bass-Ackwards 'Platform'

The 20 Scariest Things About The Texas GOP's Newest Bass-Ackwards 'Platform'

"By and large, the Texas GOP's platform is more of the same only with a bigger doses of the stupid, paranoid and crazy. This sort of thinking is not just laughable, it's dangerous."

Rick Santorum Proposes Idea That Could Lead to Science Being Banned in Public Schools (Video)

www.forwardprogressives.com/rick-santorum-proposes-idea-lead-science-banned-public-schools-video/
"Santorum, like many others who share his beliefs, just simply doesn’t get it. Religion is religion. It’s a system of beliefs based on faith, not fact. Secularism is the belief that religion needs to be kept out of our schools and government. That religion should be practiced privately. That’s it. It’s not a religious belief. It’s not any system of beliefs at all. It’s just common sense. But even more than just being common sense, secularism is exactly what our Constitution supports. Because the absence of any mention of religion (outside of the First Amendment which gives Americans the freedom of religion) in our Constitution isn’t by accident, but by design."

The Obamacare Apocalypse The Daily Show

Remember That Great Texas Textbook Debate? Wait Till You See The Books.

Remember That Great Texas Textbook Debate? Wait Till You See The Books.

"The John Birch Society has long desired to rewrite textbooks to indoctrinate children as to free enterprise, racism, phobias about other cultures, and more. These books look like they were drafted by the Society's elders themselves."

Watch Obamacare Misinformer Betsy McCaughey Walk Off Of An Interview With The Daily Show

www.mediamatters.org/video/2014/09/12/watch-obamacare-misinformer-betsy-mccaughey-wal/200741
Watch Obamacare Misinformer Betsy McCaughey Walk Off Of An Interview With The Daily Show

Republican’s Medicaid crusade marches on

House GOP: Destroying “big government” is more important than clean water for Americans

House GOP: Destroying “big government” is more important than clean water for Americans

"Question: Which do you think House Republicans were focusing on Tuesday night when they voted to block the EPA’s regulatory powers with regards to clean water? Were they concerned about high-profile debacles this year that cut off access to drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people — like West Virginia’s chemical spill, or this summer’s algae bloom in Toledo? Or were they obsessing over perceived “federal overreach” that has no basis in reality?
Bingo."

Florida Republican touts lingerie party to show how he supports women

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/12/1329307/-Florida-Republican-touts-lingerie-party-to-show-how-he-supports-women
"When we last checked in on Florida Republican Rep. Steve Southerland, he was holding special, men-only meetings, where "the after dinner whiskey and cigars will be smooth & the issues to discuss are many." So his invitees should "tell the misses not to wait up" because they had real man stuff to talk about."

GOP candidate Greg Abbott in TX claims to be all for women’s health while posing with a bunch of men

www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/11/gop-candidate-greg-abbott-in-tx-claims-to-be-all-for-womens-health-while-posing-with-a-bunch-of-menfor/
"All this wiggling around Abbott is doing is an attempt to cut off as many people as possible from health care without being caught doing so."