Merry Christmas!!! - from the Republicans and rightwing radio:
Republicans blocking all legislation, holding these Americans hostage for tax cuts for the wealthiest few Americans who aren't creating jobs and have seen their income increase during the financial crisis...as we continue to spend $2.5 BILLION a week for the last 10 years for the Afghanistan & Iraq wars:
Republicans hate 98% of AMERICANS:
Republicans hate SENIORS:
Republicans Block $250 for American Senior Citizens
Republicans hate 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS:
Republicans Block Health Aid for American 9/11 Workers
Republicans hate the UNEMPLOYED:
Republicans Block Unemployment extension for Americans.
Republicans hate GAYS:
Republicans block 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal
...and don't forget: Hispanics, women, blacks, "illegal immigrants", people who can't afford health care, lesbians, Muslims, children, college students, and many MANY other AMERICANS.......
Is it clear who their constituency is? The wealthiest 1% or 2% of Americans. FUCK THE OTHER 98% OF AMERICANS!
Please explain what difference there is between Republicans and Nazis!
Weiner: Rich people won't pay estate tax b/c they'll be dead
Weiner has a great point no one's mentioning: the DEAD rich people aren't paying the Estate Tax (Death Tax) - those that INHERIT the rich person's $$$ which they DID NOT EARN are paying it!!! How come this isn't common knowledge? We just go for the media talking point: "DOUBLE TAXING" -
New Orleans, Louisiana – Times-Picayune
July 24, 2005 – Letters to the Editor
"It is the heirs, not the decedents, who are taxed. They have done nothing to earn what they will receive, although I have no quarrel that they should benefit from their forebears' success. It is just a matter of degree. That is why small and moderate estates should be exempt and the tax on increasingly larger estates should be graduated. �?
"The origin of the estate tax -- also the reason for subsequent increases -- was not merely to produce revenue but to limit the concentration of wealth. Wealth equates to economic power and thence to political power, and that is inimical to a democracy of the people. This legislation was good public policy."
Estate Tax Myths: ONE OF THE chief arguments of those seeking permanent repeal of the estate tax is that it cruelly penalizes farmers and owners of small businesses whose heirs are forced to sell off their holdings to pay the tax. "In order to make sure our farms stay within our farming families, we need to get rid of the death tax once and for all," President Bush proclaimed in a speech last month to the Future Farmers of America. This assertion, though, is more convenient myth than fact --
"Death Tax" Deception: Who's behind the movement to repeal the nation's only tax on inherited wealth?
Obviously, the Estate Tax (Death Tax) is getting out-of-proportion coverage because the wealthy own the mainstream media:
2009 IRS statistics: only 15,000 families paid estate (death) tax. A fraction of 1%.
The bottom line is this: it's INSANE that we are talking so much about HELPING THE RICH all the time, with their tax cuts and estate tax (death tax). This country is in crisis, and that's what we're talking about? That is PROOF the mainstream media is totally owned/controlled and speak on behalf of the wealthy! This is INSANE! It's INSANE to see people with no health care struggling to put food on their table and pay their bills.....yet they hold picket signs "ABOLISH THE DEATH TAX". You never actually see the wealthy themselves that are only affected by these things holding those picket signs. You only see poor, honest, trusting DUPES with those signs. They are beyond a doubt NOT one of the fraction of wealthiest 1%. It's sad. The power of the mainstream media propaganda, Rush Limbaugh, and the gang.
While we're arguing about funding unemployment extension, U.S. taxpayers just gave whopping several hundred million dollars to foreign country of Israel for more rockets...complete with ZERO U.S. mainstream media coverage:
U.S. allocates $205 million for Israel's Iron Dome anti-rocket system. Funds come atop another $200 million designated for joint U.S.-Israel anti-missile projects, David's Sling and Arrow.
Google "H.R. 3082 israel iron dome" to check major network coverage which was ZERO...
Steve Rothman - $205 million U.S. taxpayer money for rockets for Israel
Think about this, the next time politicians say we must "tighten our belt buckles", etc..."we must pay for unemployment for Americans"........"we must fund everything"......it's all BULLSHIT!!!
I just received this press release from the office of U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman's office. It runs counter to charges that the president is not a friend to Israel:
Washington, DC – Representative Steve Rothman (D-NJ), a member of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, released the following statement on the $205 million allocated toward Iron Dome, an advanced Israeli anti-rocket system, that has been included in the continuing resolution (H.R. 3082) to fund the rest of Fiscal Year 2011 that passed tonight by a vote of 212 to 206:
"I am extremely pleased and proud that President Obama's allocation for Israel's Iron Dome program was included in the House's funding bill for the upcoming year. This was a priority of Congress and President Obama, and it is the first funding of its kind for this important short-range rocket and artillery shell defense system. The money for Iron Dome is in addition to the more than $200 million allocated for the Arrow and David's Sling joint U.S.-Israel anti-missile systems that has also been included in the continuing resolution."
Iron Dome system gets appropriation
This is a first, a breakthrough: a panel of REAL liberals on a major cable news channel - Ralph Nader, Alan Grayson, Jane Hamsher, & Rabbi Lerner (instead of Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, & Liz Cheney, Joe Lieberman, & Karl Rove & Bill Kristol). I find it ASTOUNDING that I didn't have to tune into Democracy NOW! to find a panel like this:
Let them eat cake: British students attack Prince Charles' car (while he's in it) -
UK students smash Treasury, Supreme Court buildings as parliament triples tuition fees
Maddow covers British student uprising against British rulers:
MSNBC is the opposite of this picture:
Alex Jones: Julian Assange is a patsy; "Operation Payback cyber war" is a setup to control the internet; Alex calls the FBI live on the show -
The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis, by Bill Moyers
This is the full length 90 min. version of Bill Moyer's 1987 scathing critique of the criminal subterfuge carried out by the Executive Branch of the United States Government to carry out operations which are clearly contrary to the wishes and values of the American people. The ability to exercise this power with impunity is facilitated by the National Security Act of 1947. The thrust of the exposé is the Iran-Contra arms and drug-running operations which flooded the streets of our nation with crack cocaine. The significance of the documentary is probably greater today in 2007 than it was when it was made. We now have a situation in which these same forces have committed the most egregious terrorist attack on US soil and have declared a fraudulent so-called "War on Terror". The ruling regime in the US who have conducted the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, are now banging the war drum against Iran. We have the PATRIOT act which has stripped us of many of our basic civil rights justified by the terror of 9/11 which is their own doing.
Big Dan's Big 9/11 LINKS: Do your OWN research, because the mainstream media was in on it, you won't find help there!