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I am so sick of seeing this damn thing show up on my facebook feed.
Yes, you’re totally right, America should be more like Afghanistan, North Korea, and Iran, because they are obviously shining beacons of integrity - countries the entire world should be modeled from.  If you want to be mad about people not paying taxes, lets take a look at Exxon Mobile, who every hour receive over 45 thousand dollars in direct government subsidiaries. Or we can look at the Walmart heirs who, despite their worth being more than 40% of Americans combined, voted to keep wages so low that over 80% of their employees qualify for at least some kind of Welfare program (that includes full time employees).  The reason this country is in debt, is because we are engaged in a war that has raged for more than a decade, and still paying for a war we recently ended. The ultra rich are not paying shit for taxes, and hiding behind this falsehood of “job creators”. Multi-billion dollar corporations are not only skirting taxes on an outrageous scale, but also have their palms outstretched for massive government subsidies that in turn provide no new jobs, no cheaper prices, and no innovation. Couple all that with these constant divisive statements that pit our growing low and dwindling middle class Americans against each other to hinder any meaningful debate for progress, and THAT is why we are a country in debt.
 

I am so sick of seeing this damn thing show up on my facebook feed.

Yes, you’re totally right, America should be more like Afghanistan, North Korea, and Iran, because they are obviously shining beacons of integrity - countries the entire world should be modeled from.  If you want to be mad about people not paying taxes, lets take a look at Exxon Mobile, who every hour receive over 45 thousand dollars in direct government subsidiaries. Or we can look at the Walmart heirs who, despite their worth being more than 40% of Americans combined, voted to keep wages so low that over 80% of their employees qualify for at least some kind of Welfare program (that includes full time employees).  The reason this country is in debt, is because we are engaged in a war that has raged for more than a decade, and still paying for a war we recently ended. The ultra rich are not paying shit for taxes, and hiding behind this falsehood of “job creators”. Multi-billion dollar corporations are not only skirting taxes on an outrageous scale, but also have their palms outstretched for massive government subsidies that in turn provide no new jobs, no cheaper prices, and no innovation. Couple all that with these constant divisive statements that pit our growing low and dwindling middle class Americans against each other to hinder any meaningful debate for progress, and THAT is why we are a country in debt.

 

blackjackaught:



Hey, did you know Border Patrol agents are fond of destroying the food and water caches left in the desert crossing so people don’t die of hunger and thirst?
179 people died crossing between Mexico and Arizona last year, where this happened.
Way to contribute to the deaths of innocent people, sworn officers of the American government!



This makes me sick. An act of such malice could only point to a complete lack of regard for immigrants and their lives. These officers should be relieved of their posts indefinitely, and publicly humiliated on national television. I want them to go home and have to explain to their friends and family just why exactly they thought innocent people should sooner die in agony of thirst, than come into America. 
Scum. If anyone should be exiled from this country, it should be you.

blackjackaught:

Hey, did you know Border Patrol agents are fond of destroying the food and water caches left in the desert crossing so people don’t die of hunger and thirst?

179 people died crossing between Mexico and Arizona last year, where this happened.

Way to contribute to the deaths of innocent people, sworn officers of the American government!

This makes me sick. An act of such malice could only point to a complete lack of regard for immigrants and their lives. These officers should be relieved of their posts indefinitely, and publicly humiliated on national television. I want them to go home and have to explain to their friends and family just why exactly they thought innocent people should sooner die in agony of thirst, than come into America. 

Scum. If anyone should be exiled from this country, it should be you.

motherjones:

Loud-Ass TV Ads Are Going to Be Outlawed at Midnight Tonight
Who says members of Congress (and the FCC) never get things done?
(Fear not, Fido. You won’t need that mute button anymore!)

Good to see our legislative branch cracking down on those tough issues.

motherjones:

Loud-Ass TV Ads Are Going to Be Outlawed at Midnight Tonight

Who says members of Congress (and the FCC) never get things done?

(Fear not, Fido. You won’t need that mute button anymore!)

Good to see our legislative branch cracking down on those tough issues.


trickster-strider:
Guys this is really important.
CBS just posted an article saying that 20 states have petitioned to secede from the American union now that Obama is president again.This means, that if they reach 25,000 signatures in 30 days, the petition can be reviewed by the government administration.
The states that have petitioned to secede are as the following: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
Texas already has over 22,000 signatures and if they have enough support they could very well be removed from the United States.

While I think this is important to know about and consider, I think it should also be known that it will not happen. The number of people who are actually for secession is such an underwhelming group that it could never gain real ground. 
Remember how easy it is to get a shit ton of people together to sign a petition online, then remember how hard it is to actually get them out of their computer chairs and into the streets and legislative offices. Petition or not, these states will not secede. Especially the blue states.

trickster-strider:

Guys this is really important.

CBS just posted an article saying that 20 states have petitioned to secede from the American union now that Obama is president again.This means, that if they reach 25,000 signatures in 30 days, the petition can be reviewed by the government administration.

The states that have petitioned to secede are as the following: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.


Texas already has over 22,000 signatures and if they have enough support they could very well be removed from the United States.

While I think this is important to know about and consider, I think it should also be known that it will not happen. The number of people who are actually for secession is such an underwhelming group that it could never gain real ground. 

Remember how easy it is to get a shit ton of people together to sign a petition online, then remember how hard it is to actually get them out of their computer chairs and into the streets and legislative offices. Petition or not, these states will not secede. Especially the blue states.

"You ain't gonna believe this shit" of the day: UAW Charges Romney with Profiteering from Auto Bailout

For Mitt Romney, it’s one scary Halloween.  The Presidential candidate has just learned that tomorrow afternoon (November 1) he will be charged by the United Automobile Workers (UAW) and other public interest groups with violating the federal ethics in government law by improperly concealing his multi-million dollar windfall from the auto industry bailout.

At a press conference in Toledo, Bob King, President of the United Automobile Workers, will announce that his union and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)  have filed a formal complaint with the US Office of Government Ethics in Washington stating that Gov. Romney improperly hid a profit of $15.3 million to $115.0 million in Ann Romney’s so-called “blind” trust.

Florida is already having a hard time counting the votes, drastic changes in re-count of early votes.

Its like Florida is incapable of making this election thing work.

Florida is heavily scrutinized every election; partially due to the high electoral vote count and its swing state nature, but also because of controversial vote counts from 2000 and on (younger Bush’s first election). This year is shaping up to be no different, as serious questions are being asked about early vote counts already.

Broward County, a Democratic Party stronghold located in south eastern Florida, has already has some serious early vote counting issues. The total vote count was revised by 536 total, from 28,330 down to 27,794. That might not seem like much, but remember that in the 2000 election, the entire state was decided by only 538 votes.

Romney’s new ad is so misleading that panicked Chrysler workers are calling to make sure they still have a job

think-progress:

Yeah, it is that bad.

So that’s the republican game: Get tens of millions of dollars from super pacs and spend all that money making misleading television ads in the final stretch because they know Democrats don’t have the money to fight back.

Those fuckers.

My thoughts exactly. I don’t understand how such a predominantly blue state as Massachusetts (a state that hasn’t voted red since 1984) can continue to elect republicans in our local offices? We should know better.

My thoughts exactly. I don’t understand how such a predominantly blue state as Massachusetts (a state that hasn’t voted red since 1984) can continue to elect republicans in our local offices? We should know better.

shortformblog:

Michelle Obama’s DNC speech tonight has drawn rave reviews, igniting social media networks across the board. it’s since been reported that she wrote the speech herself, and had been practising it over the course of the last month. What did you guys think? (Part 2 here, credit to Playstationality.)

Excellent. To be fair I watched Ann Romney’s speech right before this one.. It was night and day with the quality of material. I’m not even being biased against Mrs. Romney cause she’s a republican, but Michelle’s speech was just much better.

tltty:

when i think about politics i just think of old overweight rich white guys

That’s because people that need to vote aren’t voting. Females make up over half out our country, yet only hold 16% of congress seats. Only 83 people of color are in congress of the 535 positions available. Almost all of these people are rich. They’re almost all lawyers of some kind. 

These are people that are supposed to represent us, yet because rich white people are more likely to vote, there’s more likely to be rich white people in our government. So get out and vote folks.