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|The Words of Dead Workers
To give voice to 35 workers killed on the job over the past 35 years at a massive refinery in Texas City, hundreds of surviving family members, co-workers and friends gathered there last month to ...
|Leo W Gerard||04/28/2015||4||17||1||-|
|Fast Tracking Democracy to Hell
Photo of workers protesting Fast Track by Steven Dietz of Sharp Image Studios for the USW Free traders in Congress formally proposed last week that lawmakers relax, put their feet up and neglect the ...
|Leo W Gerard||04/21/2015||9||25||1||-|
|The High Cost of Fighting for $15
This is no plea for pity for corporate kingpins like Walmart and McDonald’s inundated by workers’ demands for living wages. Raises would, of course, cost these billion-dollar corporations ...
|Leo W Gerard||04/14/2015||7||19||2||-|
|Hoosier Hostility: Not the American Way
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence by DonkeyHotey on Flickr A fter Indiana Republicans passed a license to discriminate law,
|Leo W Gerard||04/07/2015||2||7||-||-|
Sucker punched by massive, illegally subsidized imports, American steel producers laid off thousands of workers in bedrock communities from Ohio and Illinois to Texas and Alabama. That’s in just ...
|Leo W Gerard||03/31/2015||17||14||1||-|
|The GOP Has Money to Kill
Shock and awe describes the budgets issued last week by Republicans in the House and Senate. The shock is that the GOP never stops trying to destroy beloved programs like Medicare. Awe inspiring ...
|Leo W Gerard||03/24/2015||4||4||1||-|
|The GOP’s Big Squeeze
Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation last week to lower the wages of Wisconsin’s middle class workers. He wants pay cuts for hard working Wisconsinites. It’s part of a pattern established by ...
|Leo W Gerard||03/17/2015||8||13||-||-|
|GOP’s Blind Hate of Labor Union Members
To Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, America's labor union members are the same as murderous, beheading, caged-prisoner-immolating ISIS terrorists. Exactly the same. That's what ...
|Leo W Gerard||03/04/2015||14||9||1||-|
|13 Million Illinois Citizens Named Bruce
The billionaire Republican Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, injected himself into ceremonies in Chicago last week presided over by the city’s Democratic mayor and the nation’s Democratic ...
|Leo W Gerard||02/24/2015||11||25||1||-|
|Like a Bad Neighbor, Chevron is There
The federal agency that investigates refinery catastrophes released its final report late last month on the massive fire, volatile vapor release and toxic smoke plume at Chevron’s Richmond, Calif., ...
|Leo W Gerard||02/17/2015||9||22||-||-|
|Demanding Respect for Worker Safety
Artist rendering of USW member Charles Wharton carrying a critically injured co-worker to safety after a 2009 explosion ...
|Leo W Gerard||02/10/2015||5||19||-||-|
|Austerity for the Other Guy
The people of Greece rebelled last week against the perverse notion that they should continue to endure biting austerity in a vain attempt to cure a condition that they are not solely responsible ...
|Leo W Gerard||02/03/2015||8||12||-||-|
|Voodoo Trickle Down Be Damned
Reaganomics, the plot to appease the rich and condemn the rest, got its comeuppance last week in President Obama’s State of the Union speech. The President asked : “Will we accept an economy where ...
|Leo W Gerard||01/27/2015||17||18||1||-|
|Not So Fast, Congress
Instead of the ...
|Leo W Gerard||01/20/2015||4||5||1||-|
|Put Working People First
The jobs report Friday set off cheering: a quarter million positions added in December; unemployment declining to 5.6 percent. This good news arrived amid a booming stock market and a third-quarter ...
|Leo W Gerard||01/13/2015||4||6||-||-|
|Ensuring the Uninsured Suffer
America just celebrated the season of giving with Hanukkah and Christmas presents, year-end charity donations and soup kitchen volunteering. It is a time when Americans demonstrate the generosity, ...
|Leo W Gerard||01/06/2015||7||13||1||-|
|Bargaining Power to the People
Earlier this month, in the sparsely populated Kentucky county that’s home to Bowling Green, officials voted to convert the place into a right-to-work (for less) sinkhole. The county officials did ...
|Leo W Gerard||12/23/2014||6||15||1||-|
Under billions of tons of imports, the American dream is suffocating. The American people have lost faith. They know that bad trade has bled factories, middle class jobs and wage increases from the ...
|Leo W Gerard||12/16/2014||10||11||-||-|
Holiday bells are silent in the homes of America’s struggling working poor, even with gasoline prices at their lowest levels in years. These are people derided as moochers because their starvation ...
|Leo W Gerard||12/09/2014||13||14||-||-|
|GOP on Wrong Side of History on Immigration
At the first Thanksgiving 383 years ago, Native Americans and Pilgrim immigrants gathered with mutual respect to share a bountiful harvest they’d produced together. This Thanksgiving, though, ...
|Leo W Gerard||11/25/2014||11||4||1||-|
|Question Before the Court: Can Corporations Betray Retirees?
At a chemical plant called Point Pleasant in a town named Apple Grove in a state John Denver labeled almost heaven, a man known as Freel Tackett helped negotiate three collective bargaining ...
|Leo W Gerard||11/18/2014||14||24||-||-|
|Demand Representation from the Reds
It’s the redding of America. Republicans spilled Democratic candidate blood across the country last week. Scarlet covers the map. Republicans took governorships in traditionally blue states . They ...
|Leo W Gerard||11/11/2014||3||7||-||-|
|Vote for Yourself Today
The rich always vote for themselves. They go for their self-interest, their tax breaks, their liability escapes (think Wall Street). Meanwhile, they’ve relentlessly instructed the non-rich that they ...
|Leo W Gerard||11/04/2014||10||6||-||-|
|Chinese, GOP Agree Non-Rich Shouldn’t Vote
Speaking just like an American Republican, the Communist Chinese-appointed leader of Hong Kong , Leung Chun-ying, said last week that if the state granted democratic rights to its poor and working ...
|Leo W Gerard||10/28/2014||37||38||1||-|
|Retailers, Bankers and Democrats Agree
Income inequality is killing the economy. Retailers, bankers and Democrats agree on that. Really. It’s only Republicans who continue to insist that income inequality is great, so no one, least of ...
|Leo W Gerard||10/21/2014||2||7||-||-|
|Happy Halloween from the GOP
Republicans have adopted a Halloween-themed campaign strategy that they hope will incite voters to run screaming from Democrats. The GOP message: Americans should be ...
|Leo W Gerard||10/14/2014||6||2||-||-|
|Good People Don’t Get Good Jobs
When Mary Grace Gainer anxiously told her master’s and doctoral advisors that she’d noticed want ads for college professors diminishing, they assured her, “Good people get good jobs.” So she ...
|Leo W Gerard||10/07/2014||25||18||1||-|
|GOP Defrauds Voters
The GOP is working desperately to deny the right to vote to citizens it doesn’t like. You know, poor people, black people, Hispanic people, old people, female people, especially people it believes ...
|Leo W Gerard||09/23/2014||5||16||1||-|
|Senate Republicans Vote to Silence Working Americans
Senate Republicans voted unanimously last week for elections that are competitions of cash, with candidates who amass the most money empowered to shout down opponents. The GOP rejected elections ...
|Leo W Gerard||09/16/2014||4||10||-||-|
|Let’s Sue the GOP
House Republicans last week overwhelmingly endorsed suing President Barack Obama for delaying part of the Affordable Care Act, a law Republicans hate and condemn and voted 50 times to repeal. So, ...
|Leo W Gerard||08/05/2014||38||40||3||-|
|Shiftless Corporations Renounce America
Early last week, the drug firm Mylan stomped on the Stars and Stripes as it ditched America for the Netherlands. Then, on Friday, the drug company AbbVie similarly renounced America . For 30 pieces ...
|Leo W Gerard||07/22/2014||8||14||3||-|
|Americans Mourn Loss of Economic Independence
Americans devoted Friday to celebrating independence. Flags and fireworks, picnics and pledges of allegiance abounded. But there’s no liberty and justice for all if Americans aren’t economically ...
|Leo W Gerard||07/08/2014||6||9||1||-|
|Asian Steel Industry Eats America’s Lunch
In the depth of the recession, some foreign countries made a simple calculation. They’d subsidize their steel industries even though that violates international trade rules. It paid off by keeping ...
|Leo W Gerard||07/01/2014||23||37||-||-|
|Americans Can Do Anything
Ketchup king H.J. Heinz Co. announced last week that it’s working with Ford to convert tomato waste into auto parts. Now that’s an innovative Fusion! In addition, it is further proof that ...
|Leo W Gerard||06/17/2014||10||20||1||-|
|GOP Overlords Rule with Handcuffs
A dozen North Carolinians had the brazen idea that, as American citizens, they could exercise their right to express their concerns to one of their elected representatives, Thom Tillis , who is the ...
|Leo W Gerard||06/10/2014||17||22||-||-|
|My Workers Are Better Than Your Workers
The� U.S. Chamber of Commerce threw a little hissy �fit last week, stomping its Gucci-shod feet over a new rule requiring corporations to report the difference in pay between their median workers ...
|Leo W Gerard||06/03/2014||28||44||2||-|
|An Alliance Forged in Patriotism
Steelworkers and steel company CEOs, red and blue politicians, often at each other’s throats, have allied to confront a surge in dumped foreign steel, an illegal practice that jeopardizes the ...
|Leo W Gerard||05/20/2014||2||3||-||-|
|GOP Divorced from Reality on Obamacare
Republicans are right that Americans don’t like Obamacare – the name Obamacare, that is. When they judge it for the content of its insurance, they love it.
|Leo W Gerard||05/13/2014||4||13||-||-|
|Dehumanizing the Poor for Fun and Profit
For Donald Sterling, Cliven Bundy and their amoral company, the good old days were pre-emancipation, when white men like them were men, and federal law said black men were, well, only three-fifths ...
|Leo W Gerard||05/06/2014||22||36||-||-|
|Lucky to Be Alive on Workers Memorial Day
On Feb. 12, Edward Lewis Neal told his wife goodbye and drove to the Cooper Tire plant in Texarkana, Ark., where his co-workers called him Preacher because of his ministry at the Springdale Church ...
|Leo W Gerard||04/29/2014||8||24||1||-|
|The Terrible Fear of Paying the Poor Too Much
Republicans’ fear of paying too much is terrible. Not because of GOP angst. No, because it causes underpaid workers to suffer. Because it means Republicans will continue to blockade efforts to ...
|Leo W Gerard||04/22/2014||81||223||8||-|
|GOP Budget: The Anti-Robin Hood Spending Plan
Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan, who authored the anti-Robin Hood spending plan, said the budget “comes down to a matter of trust.” Trust, Ryan believes, should be placed in the rich and ...
|Leo W Gerard||04/15/2014||3||12||2||-|
|Supreme Court Right-Wingers Poison Majority-Rule Democracy
The effect of the McCutcheon decision is to silence ordinary citizens, to deny them their First Amendment rights to speech because their pleas won’t be heard over the million dollar megaphones the ...
|Leo W Gerard||04/08/2014||13||14||1||-|
|Administrators Tell College Athletes: Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Like coal miners and steelworkers and school teachers, university football players want a seat at the table when issues affecting their health and welfare are decided. To get that, Northwestern ...
|Leo W Gerard||04/01/2014||7||8||1||-|
|Directly Destroying Democracy
The rich can buy more of everything. More food. More cars. More houses. More vacations. More boats. But for a democracy to function properly, they should be forbidden from buying more votes.
|Leo W Gerard||03/25/2014||17||73||1||-|
|Extra Effort Unrewarded
President Obama signed an executive order last week to require employers to pay more workers overtime, to stop corporations from devaluing both hard work and the important American tenet that extra ...
|Leo W Gerard||03/18/2014||4||3||-||-|
| “Shut Up!” – Really GOP?
President Obama’s budget wasn’t actually dead on arrival last week. But Republicans knew it would speak to the hopes and dreams of everyday Americans. So they tried choking it.
|Leo W Gerard||03/11/2014||8||17||-||-|
|Rights Only for the Right People
According to the GOP, some Americans are sub-citizens who don’t deserve rights equal to those enjoyed by, well, the right-wing. Republicans think they’re right, and anyone who disagrees doesn’...
|Leo W Gerard||03/04/2014||5||5||1||-|
|No Pill’s Gonna Cure GOP ill
The Republican response to the good news that millions are signing up for Obamacare, as in the song “Bad Case of Loving You” made famous by Robert Palmer, is “WHOOAAA.” They want to stop it. ...
|Leo W Gerard||02/19/2014||8||9||1||-|
|GOP Denies Workers’ Right to Unionize
Usually, the GOP explains its hatred for unions as picking sides. In one corner, the corporation sits whining that it doesn’t want a union pressuring executives to more equitably share the fruits ...
|Leo W Gerard||02/12/2014||23||38||1||-|
|Northwestern University Football Players Form Their Own Team
Last week, Northwestern University football players showed they’d learned more than play books in years of gridiron training. They’d also learned teamwork. They understood that individuals don’...
|Leo W Gerard||02/05/2014||79||207||1||-|
|America’s Entitlement Society – Populated by Corporate Executives
Better than distributing bottled water after a chemical spill, West Virginia, would be regulating corporations to prevent them from poisoning water in the first place. But Americans for the ...
|Leo W Gerard||01/22/2014||4||7||-||-|
|Fast Track to Poverty
NAFTA’s backers promised it would create American jobs, just as promoters of the Korean and Chinese trade arrangements said they would and advocates of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ...
|Leo W Gerard||01/15/2014||7||17||1||-|
|A New Deal for Christmas
Now, while millions of Americans continue to suffer from the Great Recession, Republicans have redoubled their efforts to kill the New Deal. They’re intent on destroying the social insurance ...
|Leo W Gerard||12/18/2013||5||6||-||-|
|ALEC Demands Lawmakers Pledge Allegiance – to ALEC
ALEC (All Legislation Enhancing Corporations) asked the legislators it appoints as state directors to raise their right wings and swear: “I will act with care and loyalty and put the interests of ...
|Leo W Gerard||12/11/2013||18||21||1||-|
|American Workers: From Bounty to Bleakness
This Thanksgiving, as was true last year, the six Waltons who own Walmart are the richest family in the world. They're worth $102.7 billion, more than America's poorest 49 million families put ...
|Leo W Gerard||11/27/2013||6||8||-||-|
|GOPers Know Best - NOT
Until recently, GOPers pretty well concealed the belief of some in their party that they should control corporations as well as individual citizens. They call themselves the free enterprise party. ...
|Leo W Gerard||11/20/2013||8||6||-||-|
|Republicans Feign Concern about Health of ACA
For years the GOP fought all attempts to provide health insurance to the 47 million Americans without it. But that’s all over. Presto chango! Republicans are outraged, really OUTRAGED, that the ...
|Leo W Gerard||11/13/2013||3||3||-||-|
|It’s Not Safe Out There
It’s reprehensible that thousands of workers still are killed on the job every year. It’s unconscionable that workers suffer for reporting hazards. And it’s outrageous that illegally fired ...
|Leo W Gerard||11/06/2013||4||18||-||-|
|Poisonous Million Dollar Pay Packages
Pope Francis, who suspended the Bishop of Bling last week, is beloved for his asceticism. He lives in Spartan rooms and drives a 1984 Renault. He runs an organization as big as any American ...
|Leo W Gerard||10/30/2013||6||3||-||-|
|Republicans Shoot America in the Foot
Just like any war, the GOP crusade against the Affordable Care Act cost blood and bounty. Republicans wounded their party with their failed gambit to defund the Affordable Care Act by shutting ...
|Leo W Gerard||10/23/2013||20||13||2||-|
Government could re-open, Republican extortionists say, if President Obama would surrender what the GOP failed to achieve through the normal democratic, majority-rule process. That is repeal of the ...
|Leo W Gerard||10/09/2013||1||2||-||-|
|Congressional Republicans Violate Oath of Office
High among the duties of Congress as listed in the U.S. Constitution is paying the government’s bills. Just the threat of dodging that responsibility has serious consequences. Republicans’ 2011 ...
|Leo W Gerard||10/02/2013||12||10||-||-|
|Defacing America the Beautiful
A group of unrelated men cooperated to save the life of a fellow human in New York City last week. That is the best of America. That is what Americans aspire to be – participants in a human ...
|Leo W Gerard||09/25/2013||5||13||-||-|
|Capitalism Failed; Cronyism and Corruption Rule
Capitalist theory asserts that CEOs rise to the top based on merit and moxey and deserve million dollar pay packages. Turns out, though, capitalism doesn’t really work that way. Conniving Jonnies ...
|Leo W Gerard||09/11/2013||17||16||-||-|
|Grading Colleges on Access to the American Dream
To expand access to the American Dream, President Obama announced last week that he intends to grade colleges, just as colleges grade students. The U.S. Department of Education will evaluate the ...
|Leo W Gerard||08/28/2013||4||2||-||-|
|Obamacare Choice: Navigation or Conflagration
“Conservative” champion Stephen Colbert counsels young people persuaded by FreedomWorks to burn fake Obamacare Cards to be careful not to scorch their hands because, you know, they don’t have ...
|Leo W Gerard||08/21/2013||5||10||-||-|
|Supersize Those Wages, McDonald's
More money would work so much better for McDonald’s employees than CEO Don Thompson’s bogus budget requiring them to forego food or rely on food stamps. And welfare. And public housing. And ...
|Leo W Gerard||08/14/2013||23||30||1||-|
|GOP Plan to Beat Itself Up
The GOP gave its summer recess playbook for House members a confusing title: “Fighting Washington for All Americans.” Republicans are the majority in the House and on the Supreme Court. They are ...
|Leo W Gerard||08/07/2013||8||6||-||-|
|Reversing the Tide that Swamped Small Boats
The problem is that rising-tide-lifts-all-boats thing doesn’t work. The rich got richer, alright. But everyone else got nada. Then the wealthy gamblers on Wall Street crashed the economy, swamping ...
|Leo W Gerard||07/31/2013||8||9||1||-|
With $23 billion in profits for one quarter, the banks are partying on Wall Street. With high-cost student loans, layoffs from the sequester and worry about another market crash, Americans on Main ...
|Leo W Gerard||07/24/2013||1||5||-||-|
|Republicans Love Lucy
“Americans for the Prosperous” anti-Obamacare ads feature a young woman and run during television shows popular with women. In the spots, “Julie” says she began paying more attention to ...
|Leo W Gerard||07/17/2013||12||34||1||-|
|Stop in the Name of Love – of Country
The New York State Metropolitan Transit Authority must stop. It must stop converting the landmark Verrazano-Narrows Bridge – the longest suspension bridge in North America – into a foreign-made ...
|Leo W Gerard||07/10/2013||8||28||-||-|
|Dust Off Those Poll Tax Laws, Dixie
The radical right-wing members of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John Roberts eviscerated the venerable Voting Rights Act last week. They said the law’s preemptive federal enforcement of ...
|Leo W Gerard||07/03/2013||4||5||-||-|
|Court Grants Corporations Impunity to Mug Retirees
Corporations have reneged many times before on pledges for pensions and retiree medical benefits. This, however, this Patriot Coal bankruptcy, is a new twist on that old scam. It’s alarming ...
|Leo W Gerard||06/12/2013||17||22||1||-|
|Use the Nuke, Harry, Use the Nuke
It took Republicans years of focused, dedicated and relentless scheming to defeat workers rights in the spectacular ways they have in recent years. They’ve abused the filibuster process at a ...
|Leo W Gerard||06/05/2013||4||11||-||-|
|Gap: Receiving Bloody Property
H&M and Inditex, both among the world’s largest apparel companies, and 36 other American and European firms signed a pact requiring them to finance rigorous safety inspections and repairs at ...
|Leo W Gerard||05/29/2013||1||3||-||-|
|IRS Scandal a Carbuncle – on a Cancer-Wracked Body
The IRS scandal is a carbuncle, and those are never good. Strength-sapping, painful, ugly, they’re to be avoided. Here’s the thing, though: while every politician in Washington is cursing the ...
|Leo W Gerard||05/22/2013||12||22||1||-|
|The Downtoning of America
Watching Downton Abbey would be pure escapism, a simple respite from the grind of work and duties of home. That is, except for the disquieting reality that Downton Abbey’s classist mores ...
|Leo W Gerard||05/15/2013||16||17||1||-|
|GOP Forcibly Making Working Families Flexible
Today, the Republican majority in the U.S. House is expected to pass the Working Families Flexibility Act, forcing some old time flexibility into 21st Century workers. The forced flexibility act ...
|Leo W Gerard||05/08/2013||3||8||-||-|
|West Blast Obliterates Safety Lie
The explosion earlier this month at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas, that killed 11 first responders and three nearby residents is a warning to community members that they too may fall victim to ...
|Leo W Gerard||05/01/2013||9||16||2||-|
|Thatcher Haunts White House Budget
It’s inexplicable that a conservative Margaret Thatcher policy would appear in the progressive White House budget released last week. Thatcher once argued for taking milk from the mouths of babes, ...
|Leo W Gerard||04/16/2013||10||7||-||-|
|Bait and Switch, CEO Style
CEOs and 1 percenters have elevated that old bait and switch con to a whole new level. To them, bait is not a lure to a store but a taunt about the poor. “Look over there, a welfare queen!” they ...
|Leo W Gerard||04/10/2013||11||13||-||-|
|GOP Suffers Big Yellow Taxi Syndrome
Republicans bellyached for years that government had to shrink. It had to be smaller. Cut the budget come hell or high water, they yammered. Well, darn if the sequester hasn’t brought hell and ...
|Leo W Gerard||04/03/2013||25||23||-||-|
|Bank on Being Bilked
Trust in banks is misplaced. Just consider what happened in the past two weeks. A U.S. Senate investigation revealed that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act failed in the ...
|Leo W Gerard||03/27/2013||7||21||1||-|
|Paul Ryan Disses "The Help" Again
Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan revealed his loss in the Presidential election left him unchastened. He remains intent on telling “The Help” what to do. The princeling of the royal Republican Romney-...
|Leo W Gerard||03/20/2013||9||18||-||-|
|Beyond the Pale: “Too Big to Jail”
Unlike vulnerable ancient villages subject to raids from beyond the pale, the United States has considerable power over banker barbarians. Banks, after all, are nothing but corporations. ...
|Leo W Gerard||03/13/2013||6||4||-||-|
| GOP Worships the “Hand,” Disrespects Those Who Work with Them
Republicans, the party of NO, replied to Obama’s request to raise the minimum wage with a surly, “No way!” Respect the invisible hand, they said, referring to their beloved spectral regulator ...
|Leo W Gerard||03/06/2013||8||15||2||-|
|GOP Coddles the Rich; Cuts the Rest
President Obama is recommending reducing the pain of sequestration by raising revenue. This could be accomplished by eliminating cushy deals that the rich and corporations have bought for themselves ...
|Leo W Gerard||02/27/2013||8||5||-||-|
|Rig the Vote
Republicans conducted a calculated campaign to stifle and sabotage voting by those who lean Democrat, particularly the 47 percent of Americans who Republicans disdain. Republicans, who grovel to the ...
|Leo W Gerard||02/20/2013||4||9||1||-|
|Immigration Reform Prevents Employer Abuse
Employers such as car washes, corporate farms, construction companies and lawn care businesses entice immigrants into the United States by providing jobs no questions asked. They lure undocumented ...
|Leo W Gerard||02/06/2013||5||3||-||-|
|Read My Lips: Yes New Taxes
To end the federal deficit in a decade, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan is stuck with grim choices. He can break America’s decades-old pledge of decency to the aged and infirm through Medicaid, Medicare and ...
|Leo W Gerard||01/30/2013||5||8||-||-|
|Wal-Mart, Armstrong Seek Redemption Without Remorse
Lance Armstrong, already punished for misdeeds heâd denied, took to television on Thursday to finally confess. But he didnât apologize. He didnât follow the redemption steps: ...
|Leo W Gerard||01/23/2013||25||10||-||-|
|Trade that Hurts
Business lobbyists and commentators frantically contend corporations shouldn't suffer "uncertainty." They’re unconcerned, however, when the American middle class suffers uncertainty. Or when ...
|Leo W Gerard||01/16/2013||1||4||-||-|
|GOP Uses Government to Hurt, Not Help
Americans believe their government should help when necessary. When the task is too big for a couple of Joes to achieve, Americans want their government to step up. Disaster relief is such a task. ...
|Leo W Gerard||01/09/2013||6||3||-||-|
|Happy Holidays: GOP Delivers Uncertainty to Middle Class
In fact, Republicans in the past two years have gone hog-wild heightening middle class fear and uncertainty. In addition to demanding cuts to programs crucial to middle class certainty like Medicare ...
|Leo W Gerard||12/19/2012||1||12||-||-|
|Dethrone Filibuster King McConnell
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the filibuster king, master of all that he and his minority minions can obstruct. With the filibuster, he zealously bludgeoned to death bills passed by a ...
|Leo W Gerard||12/12/2012||16||17||-||-|
|It’s the Simpson-Bowles Personal Profit Tour: Making Money Off the U.S. Debt
The Simpson-Bowles personal profit tour reveals that for them, for their creation – the speciously labeled Campaign to Fix the Debt – and for the CEOs, right-wing groups and Republicans rallying ...
|Leo W Gerard||12/05/2012||7||12||-||-|
|Party of Entitled Rich Threatens Economy
The GOP sore losers have America up against a wall. The GOP doesn’t care that the majority of the country voted for a candidate who promised to raise taxes on the rich. Republicans don’t care ...
|Leo W Gerard||11/20/2012||11||19||1||-|
|Wake up Boehner, John. Morning Bells Are Ringing: The Dems Won
John Boehner and Mitch McConnell need to wake up to the new reality. Ding, dang dong. Republicans lost. They lost the Presidency. They lost seats in both the House and the Senate. The American ...
|Leo W Gerard||11/14/2012||11||18||-||-|
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