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Rep. Boehner’s Claim that Letting the Tax Cuts Expire for the Wealthy would be Detrimental to Small Business is Myth

Sep 15, 2010   //   Politics  //  2 Comments

Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) was a guest on Face the Nation (September 12, 2010).  He took the position that letting the tax cut to the wealthiest of Americans expire would [...]

Rep. John Boehner on Face the Nation

Sep 12, 2010   //   Politics  //  Comments Off

Rep. John Boehner was on CBS’s Face the Nation this morning where he discussed the Healthcare Reform Bill and preserving tax cuts for the wealthy. I issued the following comment to the show.

Let The Tea Party Denounce the Rhetoric of Limbaugh and Beck

Sep 7, 2010   //   Politics, Tolerance  //  Comments Off

Face The Nation (CBS) featured dialog between Benjamin Jealous (NAACP President) and David Webb (Co-founder Tea Party 365). Mr. Webb claimed that the NAACP was engaged in ‘selective racism’; the NAACP had passed a resolution at their annual convention for the Tea Party to “repudiate those in their ranks who use racist language in their signs and speeches.” Mr. Webb’s position was that the NAACP was condemning figures who are not part of the Tea Party movement. I issued the following comment to the show.

Stimulus Has Provided Benefit

Sep 7, 2010   //   Economy, Politics  //  Comments Off

Several guests on CNBC’s Squawk Box have made the claim that the stimulus has failed.  I found these remarks to be largely political in nature and some, including Representatives Ryan [...]

What We Gave Away in 2001

Sep 7, 2010   //   Politics  //  Comments Off

I sent two e-mails to Squawk Box regarding  economic outcomes in the year 2000.  The slides that accompanied both communications (and trail this blog entry) were derived from OMB data [...]

Let the Tax Cuts for the Wealthy Expire – An Investment in the American Economy/’Smart Capitalism’

Sep 6, 2010   //   Economy, Politics  //  Comments Off

There was discussion on MSNBC’s Hardball whether the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy should expire as scheduled.  I issued the following comment to the show having been in the [...]

Beck’s Rally/God vs Obama/Muslim – A Shameful Tactic

Sep 5, 2010   //   Politics  //  Comments Off

I submitted the following communication to MSNBC’s Hardball as they were covering Glenn Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ rally and the emphasis Mr. Beck placed on the need for the US to [...]

The Mosque Conflict: Putting the Shoe on the Other Foot

Sep 5, 2010   //   Politics, Tolerance  //  Comments Off

I issued the following e-mail to MSNBC’s Hardball that was providing debate on the building of a Mosque/Muslim Community Center near Ground Zero in Southern Manhattan.  It must be understood [...]

Oil Economy vs The Cost of Global Warming

Sep 5, 2010   //   Economy, Politics  //  Comments Off

A guest on CNBC’s Squawk Box was talking about shale being a source of oil; with the price of oil above $50-$60/barrel his contention was that extraction of oil from [...]

Obamacare? A Derogatory and Undeserved Name

Sep 5, 2010   //   Healthcare, Politics  //  Comments Off

Past Governor George Pataki (R-NY) was a guest on CNBC’s Squawk Box and is an opponent of the healthcare reform legislation.  The segment also included former Governor Howard Dean (D-VT) [...]

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The Cruelty of NCs House Bill 2

North Carolina’s House Bill 2 is fundamentally flawed. Quite the opposite of legislators bogus claims that public facility non-discrimination laws create safety concerns from sexual predators, the law actually increases the risk of abuse, both verbal and physical, to the already vulnerable transgender population. Further, in the state of NC that houses the Research Triangle Park and multiple world class medical institutions, legislators have pandered to religious factions and organizations that have stigmatized, ostracized and even demonized transgenders, some of whom suffer from a recognized medical diagnosis. The situation for transgendered youth is particularly grave, a population that already suffers a high rate of both abuse and suicide attempts. The law is cruel and untenable from both business and civil/human rights perspectives, and should be repealed.

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By using sex on a birth certificate to define sexual identity, NC’s legislature and governor have shown much ignorance about the complexities of biologic diversity. But it is the pandering to LGBT hate groups by ranking members of the GOP at both the national and state level that reveals the underlying discrimination that motivated the law.

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The Year the GOPs Con Game was Exposed

The GOP’s decision to reinstate tax cut policy in 2001 exposed their hand. It was not about deficit reduction, growing the economy, or job creation. It was about ideology and, no doubt, special interests. It was a backdoor approach where government revenue was cut in an attempt to curtail spending on popular programs they otherwise could not take head-on. This while obstructing the work of Congress, spinning a web of deceit about the benefits of their policy, and weakening our country’s financial standing. It’s time to play hardball during ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations and force them to be specific about what spending cuts they are talking about to offset the tax benefits they wish to preserve for the wealthiest. They wouldn’t have the nerve.