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Sell Yosemite! Dump the Post Office, the prison system, education, Social Security!! Conservatives have been pushing this agenda for decades, insisting that private ownership would increase ...
by T C Gibian
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 06:51 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
This is a very illuminating map from the Tax Foundation showing which state governments are most dependent on Federal dollars as a percentage of state government spending. Naturally the states ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 36 comments on Sat Jan 10, 2015 at 10:12 AM PST with 16 Recommends
The practice of charging fines and billing fees to defendants dates back to the 1970s. The number of people behind bars has increased 700% by 2010. In the last 30+ years, prisons and courtrooms have ...
by GerryMyers
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 09:18 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Who says: Government Services aren't important? Fools , ignorant of how the Economy works, that's who. The federal government shutdown that began Oct. 1 will not disrupt air traffic control or ...
by jamess
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 09:05 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
I personally think much of what drives the Tea Patry hatred/phobia/hysteria over our out-sized National Debt -- is that they've visited one too many web-sites like this one , which are long on scary ...
by jamess
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 09:06 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
by jamess
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 10:15 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Let me make a wild statement: Charity is essentially a tax on humanitarianism. Before the good-hearted readers pelt me with rotting vegetables and angry comments, let me point out I called it ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 10:36 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Or more accurately, you're at the mercy of your own state's emergency capabilities -- or better yet in Romney-world, you can always pay Koch Industries Inc to rescue you from Nature's fury ... [...]
by jamess
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 06:57 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
My mother died when I was 17. Part of my college was paid for by Social Security Survivor Benefits. While I was an active-duty Marine in the 1960's, I had free government health care. I finished ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 05:02 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
I've always said that Republicans don't comprehend the effects of the policies that they support (and the politicians who promote them) until the harsh reality affects them or their families ...
by Puddytat
Comment Count 76 comments on Fri May 18, 2012 at 10:11 AM PDT with 57 Recommends
Yesterday morning around 9:00 AM I was returning home from my doctor's office after seeing him for my lower back pain. Yesterday, we also discovered that all my wife's jewelry had been stolen ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue May 17, 2011 at 04:40 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
One of the less endearing traits of conservatives is their tendency to not let practicality or the human condition get in the way of ideology. Let’s forget for a moment the GOP/Conservative ...
by DuvalDem
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Feb 18, 2011 at 07:44 AM PST with 20 Recommends
Liberals and unions gave this country .. the 8 hour day .. paid holidays .. paid vacations .. sick pay .. medical insurance .. pensions .. workplace safety .. Social Security .. Medicare .. ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 262 comments on Mon Jan 24, 2011 at 04:53 AM PST with 261 Recommends
Our friends at It's A Free Country wrote a nice bit of satire based on the east coast's recent Snowpocalypse that,
by kalich
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Dec 29, 2010 at 08:23 PM PST with 11 Recommends
When I hear calls for progressive political action on and by the Left, I am so skeptical that I keep seeing the three-headed hydra, Medusa. Perseus had the shield of Athena, was able to blind the ...
by libertyvalence
Comment Count 46 comments on Sat Jun 05, 2010 at 09:06 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Tonight I caught part of 60 Minutes and heard the piece on credit default swaps, the "financial weapons of mass destruction" that brought down Wall Street. But the real cause of the financial ...
by MagisterLudi
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Aug 30, 2009 at 09:15 PM PDT with 6 Recommends