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Republicans have voted to increase the federal deficit by more than $1 trillion dollars

Republicans have voted to increase the federal deficit by more than $1 trillion over 10 years.

Pascrell (D-9th Dist.) is the only New Jersey Democrat on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, and he seethed as the Republican-controlled panel approved approved $411.1 billion in tax breaks last week.

That brings the total to more than $1 trillion, none of it offset by other revenue raises or spending cuts. In other words, Pascrell said, Republicans have voted to increase the federal deficit by more than $1 trillion over 10 years.

Nor were the tax breaks i ncluded in the Republican budget, meaning that their outline now won't bring the federal books into balance after 10 years as originally proposed. Supporters of that budget resolution said it was necessary to cut programs such as food stamps and to eliminate traditional Medicare in order to balance the government's books.

"They're talking out of both sides of their mouths," Pascrell told The Auditor.


The Candidate Cutoff For The CNBC GOP Debate Should Be 5 Percent

It's time for the RNC to cut down the amount of candidates allowed to participate in the next main debate.

If the GOP field is the same size or slightly lower for October 28th as it is today, then there should be something done to alleviate the madness of having over ten people on stage at he same time.

It's up to the networks to put the pressure on the RNC and struggling candidates, who control how they run their debates.


Latinos are fighting Republican racism by registering voters

Republican presidential candidates have been making racist remarks about Latinos in the U.S., and they aren't falling on deaf ears. Those same candidates choosing to skip July's National Council of La Raza conference in Kansas City—which was attended by Democrats Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O'Malley—didn't go unnoticed. Acting as if Latinos don't matter in U.S. elections is not only bad politics, it is the height of political stupidity. Latinos listen.
Latinos are answering the blatant racism and xenophobia with calls for action, and one primary action will be getting people registered to vote and to the ballot box.

The Latino Victory Project has released an ad in both English and Spanish with actors speaking the words that have dripped like venom from the mouths of Republican candidates who aspire to the nation's highest office, ostensibly to represent all Americans.

Here's the English version:



- Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Monday he's confident his bill to restrict President Barack Obama's ability to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran can survive a threatened presidential veto.

"Look, I don’t ever want to overcommit and under-deliver,” Corker told reporters Monday evening. “We are moving in a very positive direction, and we’ve worked through some issues that I think have given me a lot of hope. ... I think that this weekend has been very productive.”


The GOP continues to push for WAR..... Shame on the Democratic Senators that support them.

It is funny (not) just how poorly the Republicans run the country

They spend a massive amount of time and government resources to repeal Obamacare. The reason, just to make sure more Americans do not have any health care. The GOP always is willing to cut some rich corporation or individual tax payments but the GOP loves to increase the middle class tax burden. The GOP is against cutting student loan programs or prosecuting fraud in banking. The GOP talks a good talk but never produces for the middle class a damn thing.

Rand Paul Melts Down Again During Press Interview

Rand Paul seems to be weak and folds easily when the pressure is put on him.

It's hard to see a pathway to the Presidency that involves alienating every major news outlet on the planet, but Rand Paul is certainly trying to forge one.


He falls apart consistently.

Did anyone notice the GOP will not let the Democratic politicians lead?

Before healthcare can be implemented the GOP puts up barriers to block success. Now before a possible peace with Iran can be implemented the GOP is putting up barriers to success. The GOP blocks student loan relief. The GOP blocks banking reform. The democratic ideas cannot be freely implemented since those ideas might be very successful. So the GOP must block and hinder progress at every turn.

Chris Matthews explodes at MSNBC: Quit putting ‘goddamn’ right-wing ads on for free Arturo Garcia

MSNBC host Chris Matthews lit into his own network on Tuesday, denouncing it for playing commercials paid for by “piggish” conservative groups, Talking Points Memo reported.

“The cloth-coat regular Republican voters who send their kids to war are not the ones who pay for these ads. They’re totally different people,” Matthews told colleague Thomas Roberts, after Roberts played an ad paid for by the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America on his show. “The ones who send their kids to war and come home maimed and wondering what the hell they were doing it for, those people are not impressed by these goddamn ads.”


Sen. Schumer and 7 other Democrats are making a terrible choice siding with GOP on Iran bill

Chuck Schumer, the expected replacement as top Senate Democrat when Harry Reid retires at the end of his term, has made a big splash in the past few days by saying he supports a bill designed to give Congress the clout to wreck a deal with Iran. He is not, of course, the only Democrat backing the Corker-Menendez bill, S. 615, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. Since March 26, when Schumer quietly signed on as the latest of eight Democratic co-sponsors of the bill, it's had 21 co-sponsors, including one independent, Sen. Angus King of Maine.


What is wrong with these guys?

Knives out for solar- ALEC & fossil fuel lobby gets MN House plan to gut clean energy

Before the worst of the worst, the back story needs to be told. The fight brewing in Minnesota is just one of many happening across the U.S. In an article entitled “Utilities wage campaign against rooftop solar,” The Washington Post reported on the campaign by utilities and its fossil-fuel supporters to stop residential solar. The Post says that legislation to make net metering illegal or more expensive has been introduced in legislatures in nearly two dozen states. The Los Angeles Times article, “Koch brothers, big utilities attack solar, green energy policies” links the effort against net metering to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the Koch brothers.

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