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GOP: Killing Vulnerable Americans With Kindness - Literally

Snip< As a favor to struggling Americans, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., proposed a federal budget last week ravaging programs for the poor, elderly, disabled, young, veterans, jobless, students and other vulnerable people. Ryan did it, he said, because these programs, food stamps, health insurance, Pell grants, veterans' hospitals and the like are demeaning.

Snip< For senior citizens, Ryan would sabotage their beloved Medicare. He proposes a two-tiered system in which seniors can stay on Medicare or get vouchers to buy private insurance. The Congressional Budget Office determined that under the Ryan plan, the federal government would provide less and less money for new Medicare enrollees, forcing seniors to pay more and more for insurance. Because, of course, the important thing is that the government spare grandma from being demeaned by giving her the option of eating either cat food or dog food so she can afford health insurance.


Tried to tag along on the Jane's Addiction traveling circus tonight.

The show kicked ass, my head is still spinning and my ears are still ringing.

Vatican Bank Account Closed At JP Morgan, Image May Be Hurt

Source: Huffington Post

Snip < JP Morgan Chase is closing the Vatican bank's account with an Italian branch of the U.S. banking giant because of concerns about a lack of transparency at the Holy See's financial institution, Italian newspapers reported.

Snip < The financial newspaper, which gave the number of the IOR account, said some 1.5 billion euros passed through it in about 18 months. It said the account was a "sweeping facility," meaning that it was emptied out at the end of each day with funds transferred to another IOR account in Germany.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/19/vatican-bank-image-hurt-closed_n_1363432.html

Religion is one heck of a racket. 1.5 billion euros in 18 months.

Tracie McMillian, victim # 2, Rush needs to go NOW.

Snip< "What he was saying about me was completely unconscionable and sexist," said McMillan, 35, a Holly native, of Limbaugh calling her an "authorette" and overeducated" while discussing her new book "The American Way of Eating."

Snip < During his comments on-air, Limbaugh stated, "What is it with all of these young single white women, overeducated -- doesn't mean intelligent," according to show transcript.


Quicken Loans pulls ads from Rush Limbaugh show

Source: Detroit News

Snip < "Due to Rush Limbaugh's continued inflammatory comments along with the valuable feedback we have received from our clients and team members Quicken Loans has suspended all advertising on The Rush Limbaugh radio program," a Quicken Loans spokeswoman said Friday in an email.

Read more: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120302/NATION/203020437/Quicken-Loans-pulls-ads-from-Rush-Limbaugh-show?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Please let this story have legs.

Bank of America considers checking account fee revamp

Source: Reuters

Snip< Bank of America Corp is planning to introduce a monthly fee for its customers holding checking accounts unless they agree to bank online, buy more products or maintain certain balances, the Wall Street Journal said.

Snip< The options being tested include monthly charges of $9, $12, $15 and $25 but give customers opportunities to avoid the payments by maintaining minimum balances, using a credit card or taking a mortgage with the bank, the Journal said, citing a memo distributed to employees.

Read more: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/bank-america-considers-checking-account-062154199.html

I think this might be the ending of this Greedy corporation. 9, 12, 15 and 25, Really?

Stocks open higher; Dow edges above 13,000 mark

Snip< The Dow Jones industrial average pushed above 13,000 in morning trading Friday after a measure of consumer sentiment came in stronger than analysts had expected.

Snip< The Dow rose 28 points to 13,011. That's an increase of 0.2 percent. United Technologies Corp. is the average's leading stock, up nearly 1 percent.


AIG posts huge 4th-quarter profit on tax benefit

Snip< Bailed-out insurer American International Group reported a $19.8 billion profit for the fourth quarter, after an accounting change that allowed the company to record an enormous one-time benefit.

Snip< Some of the allowance, related to the company's life insurance business, was not released, a determination that future profits are not as immediately certain there. It may still be released in the future, though, which would again add to the company's bottom line.


Arizona sheriff quits Romney campaign amid accusations

Snip< PHOENIX (Reuters) - A local sheriff resigned as a co-chair of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's campaign in Arizona on Saturday after he was accused of threatening a former male lover with deportation to Mexico if he talked about their relationship.

Snip < Babeu acknowledged at a press conference on Saturday that he is gay and that he had a personal relationship with the man making the allegations, whom he identified only as "Jose."


Being a pill about the pill? Santorum vs US views

Snip < WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans don't share Rick Santorum's absolutist take on abortion. He's out of step on women in combat. He questions the values of the two-thirds of mothers who work. He's even troubled by something as commonplace as birth control - for married couples.

Snip< Birth control, even within marriage, violates his beliefs as a Roman Catholic. Last year Santorum told the Christian blog Caffeinated Thoughts that as president he would warn the nation about "the dangers of contraception" and the permissive culture it encourages. "Many of Christian faith have said, `Well, that's OK. Contraception is OK,'" he said. "It's not OK. It's a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be. ... If it's not for purposes of procreation, then you diminish this very special bond between men and women."

From the Tampa Bay times.


No way does this nut job get the majority of the swing vote.
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