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Indiana Republican: ‘No One Has the Guts’ to Let the Poor ‘Wither and Die’

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  • John Johnston proved just how much Republicans loathe Americans who are living in poverty.
  • GOP Assault on Social Security Could be 'Death Sentence' for Nation's Disabled.
  • New Budget Chair to cut Social Security! 

Allen Clifton, Forward Progressives

avatars-000041944926-uqllgp-t200x200.jpg?435a760June 12, 2014 | A Republican in Indiana has once again proven just how much disdain the GOP has for the poor by saying one of the most disgusting things about them that I’ve ever heard. 

During an online discussion about poverty, Republican John Johnston said of the poor, “no one has the guts to just let them wither and die.” But to grasp just how much Johnston hates the poor, you really need to see his comments in their full context.

Allen Clifton has a degree in Political Science. He is a co-founder of Forward Progressives, and author of the popular Right Off A Cliff column. He is also the founder of the Right Off A Cliff Facebook page, on which he routinely voices his opinions and stirs the pot for the Progressive movement. 

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GOP Assault on Social Security Could be 'Death Sentence' for Nation's Disabled, Deirdre Fulton, Common Dreams

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  • The claim that either the old-age or disability trust funds has run dry is 'one of the hoariest lies in the conservatives' playbook.'
  • New Budget Chair to cut Social Security! 

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New Budget Chair to cut Social Security! Michael Phelan, Social Security Works

Tell the new House Budget Chair Tom Price (R-GA): Expand, Don't Cut, Social Security

Stop the 'fast track' to job loss

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  • Fast track authority would allow the President to sign the TPP, and then railroad the deal through Congress in only 90 days with limited debate and no amendments allowed. 
  • Will you join the Nation and RootsAction in calling on Congress to reject "fast track" for the TPP?
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership: We Won’t Be Fooled By Rigged Corporate Trade Agreements,

Sarah Arnold, the Nation

Dear Friend of the Nation,

stopp-tppa.jpgFebruary 18, 2015 | As early as next week, Republicans in the House and Senate could introduce a bill to grant President Obama "fast track" authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a secretive trade deal that advocates have called “NAFTA on steroids.”

Fast track authority would allow the President to sign the TPP, and then railroad the deal through Congress in only 90 days with limited debate and no amendments allowed. 

sign-btn.pngWill you join The Nation and RootsAction in calling on Congress to reject "fast track" for the TPP?

After twenty years of NAFTA, it's clear what these trade agreements do: they push jobs overseas, weaken food and consumer safety standards, circumvent environmental laws, restrict Internet freedom and roll back financial protections. Proposals included in the TPP would even empower corporations to sue governments over alleged loss of profits.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Wall Street and the nation’s biggest corporations love these deals, but the American people overwhelmingly—and on a bipartisan basis—oppose them. 

sign-btn.pngContact your senators and representative today and demand they reject 'fast track' for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: We Won’t Be Fooled By Rigged Corporate Trade Agreements, Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Truthout

  • It is time to end the era of rigged corporate trade and begin fair trade that respects all people and the planet, and that is developed in an open and transparent manner.
  • Don't Fast Track A Train Wreck; March To stop TPP
  • Protesters Take Over US Trade Rep Building, Expose Secret Negotiations

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Special Project | The Dumbing Down of American Politics, Week Ending February 21, 2015

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  • Fighting the Culture of Political Bullshit OR Karl Rove, the architect of Bush's career, privately said 'Fuck the truth; all that matters is the reality that we make people swallow.'
  • 8 New Items including:
    • Ken Burns' 'The Roosevelts' Reveals Everything Wrong With Our Current Political Class
    • Senator Elizabeth Warren Opposes “Audit The Fed” Bill
    • GOP Begins Assault on Elderly, Poor, Disabled, Math, and Reason
    • Let's Not Be Fooled By Bernie Sanders
    • We have been stupefied: How Republicans subvert democracy, and the Democrats’ sorry dereliction
    • Misinformed USA: Why average Americans vote for Republicans or Democrats
    • The Dumbing Down of American Politics
    • Let's Not Be Fooled By Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

 

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Ken Burns' 'The Roosevelts' Reveals Everything Wrong With Our Current Political Class, Joseph A. Palermo, Huffington Post

The plutocrats, CEOs, and Wall Street bankers have effectively seized our governing institutions.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren Opposes “Audit The Fed” Bill, John Vibes, AntiMedia

  • She wants the central banking in America, and in the rest of the world to remain exactly as it is. 
  • Despite her favor among mainstream liberals, Warren has proven herself to be an enemy of freedom. In the past, Warren has spoken in favor of drug prohibition, gun prohibition, and war in the middle east.

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GOP Begins Assault on Elderly, Poor, Disabled, Math, and Reason, Richard Zombeck, Huffington Post 

It's unfortunate, based on the first two days of the new Congress, that the responses to upcoming GOP policies won't be so humorous. This first week back from vacation paints a pretty grim picture of coming attractions and the American people are the ones who will suffer.

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Let's Not Be Fooled By Bernie Sanders, Thomas Scott Tucker, Popular Resistance

Let’s not be fooled by “progressives” who can’t find their spines when the colonial regime in Israel bombs the crowded ghetto of Gaza.

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We have been stupefied: How Republicans subvert democracy, and the Democrats’ sorry dereliction, Jim Sleeper, Salon

  • Nothing less than a transformation of American citizenship worthy of Nathan Hale, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. (who learned a lot from Gandhi), Vaclav Havel and, yes, Edward Snowden can free us from yet another spectacle of politicians who look like pinheads dancing on pins’ heads.
  • As the Republicans take the Senate, these four reasons explain why the republic is in serious, serious trouble.
  • The Price of Failure and Rise of Extremism: How Democrats Blew It

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Misinformed USA: Why average Americans vote for Republicans or Democrats, Robert Sobel, Orlando (FL) Liberal Examiner

  • Average Americans need to be more informed about what is going in the country, but also where to get their information. The argument isn't about holding a liberal or conservative ideology, it's about facts that are based on truth and not information based on twisted logic. Americans need to learn to dig a little deeper to find honest reporting, not just believe something that falls in their lap at the expense of a billionaire funded think tank or news organization.
  • Who Rules Public TV?

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The Dumbing Down of American Politics, September 4, 2014, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Fighting the Culture of Political Bullshit OR Karl Rove, the architect of Bush's career, privately said 'Fuck the truth; all that matters is the reality that we make people swallow.'
  • Part 1: The Dumbing Down of America - by Design 
  • Part 2: Osho | No Society Wants You to Become Wise (Video)
  • How to Murder the Minds of the Masses

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Let's Not Be Fooled By Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren, Thomas Scott Tucker, Popular Resistance

  • Let’s not be fooled by “progressives” who can’t find their spines when the colonial regime in Israel bombs the crowded ghetto of Gaza.
  • Special Project | The Dumbing Down of American Politics, Week Ending August 17, 2014

Special Project | President Obama, Change we can believe in? Week Ending February 21, 2015

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"We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." --Barack Obama

  • 8 New Items including:
    • Obama Is Leading the Way Toward Economic Catastrophe
    • Comparing MLK and Obama
    • How Obama is Making the World More Dangerous
    • Obama’s Narrative of Deceits
    • Our National Security State: A Self-Perpetuating Machine for American Insecurity
    • White House Forms Task Force to Address Police Brutality, Appoints Brutal & Abusive Cop to Lead
    • Ken Burns' 'The Roosevelts' Reveals Everything Wrong With Our Current Political Class
    • Cornel West: “(Obama) posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit
    • How Obama Administration-Controlled Media Is Used to Avoid Scrutiny from the Press

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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The misdirection of government power suggests that many leaders don't believe things were changed that much by the breakdown of 2007. They are still looking backwards, complacently doing the same stuff that failed sixty and eighty years ago.

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Comparing MLK and Obama, David Culver, Evergreene Digest

The only thing the two men share in common is the color of their skin, certainly not the content of their character, and that, if Obama has fulfilled any part of King's legacy, it is probably King's nightmare!

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How Obama is Making the World More Dangerous, Shamus Cooke, Counterpunch

  • No Peace
  • Robert Parry: ‘Group-Thinking’ the World into a New War

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Obama’s Narrative of Deceits, Jason Hirthler, Consortiumnews.com

  • Though President Obama promised “transparency” and “openness,” he has slipped so far from those goals that some wonder how many sides of his mouth he can speak through. He has surely not broken from the longstanding pattern of presidential deceits that have eroded the Republic
  • Our National Security State: A Self-Perpetuating Machine for American Insecurity
  • The Democrats Have Lost Their Nerve and Direction

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Our National Security State: A Self-Perpetuating Machine for American Insecurity, Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch

Welcome to the new world of American insecurity and to the nightmarish inheritance we are preparing for our children and grandchildren.

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White House Forms Task Force to Address Police Brutality, Appoints Brutal & Abusive Cop to Lead, John Vibes, The Free Thought Project

  • This chief has already cost the tax payers millions in settlements for hundreds of civil rights violations, and now he supposed to lead a committee to stop civil rights violations?
  • Ferguson Grand Jury's Huge Mistakes

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Ken Burns' 'The Roosevelts' Reveals Everything Wrong With Our Current Political Class, Joseph A. Palermo, Huffington Post

The plutocrats, CEOs, and Wall Street bankers have effectively seized our governing institutions.

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Cornel West: "(Obama) posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit," Thomas Frank, Salon

  • Exclusive: Cornel West talks Ferguson, Hillary, MSNBC -- and unloads on the failed promise of Barack Obama
  • We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”
  • A Strange, Soulless Man And His Utterly Failed Presidency

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How Obama Administration-Controlled Media Is Used to Avoid Scrutiny from the Press, Kevin Gosztola, FireDog Lake 

 

If reporters get in the way of the administration’s award-winning marketing campaign by engaging in investigative journalism, there will be hell to pay from disapproving officials, who are not afraid to come down hard on sources in ways aimed at bringing the news gathering process to a standstill.

 

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