Monthly Archives: September 2011

Reuters: Ryan’s targeting U.S. employer healthcare tax breaks . . . could help Democrats ?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/27/us-ryan-healthcare-tax-breaks-idUSTRE78Q5NV20110927 (Reuters) – U.S. employer healthcare tax breaks would be replaced with refundable tax credits for individuals under a proposal offered on Tuesday by House of Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. . . . Eliminating healthcare tax breaks for … Continue reading

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Example of why never forgetting your base is critical: Democrats’ long reign In Washington state could be imperiled

http://www.kplu.org/post/democrats%E2%80%99-long-reign-washington-could-be-imperiled There’s a maxim in matters of the heart that also applies to politics: dance with the one that brung ya. Country singer Shania Twain even has a song about it: “You gotta dance with the one that brought you. … Continue reading

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Who vets independent counter-terrorism trainers for local/state law enforcement?

apparently noone “The first inkling that something was amiss in the counterterrorism training given to local and federal law enforcement came in March. That’s when NPR reported on the cottage industry of independent counterterrorism trainers who signed up to teach … Continue reading

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India’s new poverty line “laughable”

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is under immense pressure as public uproar over the country’s new poverty benchmark intensifies. With the new poverty threshold guidelines, millions of Indians stand to lose their food and welfare benefits. As part of a … Continue reading

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McClatcheydc.com: Appearances count in debates, as GOP candidates discover

“I told the guy, ‘Do you realize that Perry is trying to look like Ronald Reagan?” Towery, who is based in Atlanta, Ga, is a former national debate champion, and one-time debate coach for his former boss, Newt Gingrich. Sensitive … Continue reading

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Daily Kos on Mitt Romney’s investment in Fannie & Freddie

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/09/20/1018676/-Mitt-Romney:-Fannie-and-Freddie-suck-Thats-why-I-invest-in-them?via=siderecent The Boston Globe noted today that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has a habit of lambasting the “failures” of government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, has been profiting from investments in the two firms:     “On … Continue reading

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What does the DOJ get in its $16 muffins? caviar? classified intel?

at $16 – classified intel would be downright cheap! http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/09/21/1018818/-Justice-Departments-$16-Muffins-and-Millions-of-Dollars-Leak-Investigations?via=siderecent    

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“and Sprinkles” Ben Sargent on job creation & class warfare

http://www.gocomics.com/bensargent/2011/09/16      

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does belief = fact now? spin on Gov Scott’s statment on effect of FL’s Straw Poll on 2012 Election

The Hill headline: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-primaries/182187-fla-gov-predicts-florida-straw-poll-winner-will-win-2012-election  versus what he actually said. . .  . . . “I personally believe whoever wins that straw poll, they will be the next president of the United States,” Gov. Rick Scott told Fox News. what happened … Continue reading

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Make open meeting law apply to the legislature!

When I was first appointed to Milford’s Renewable Energy Advisory Committee, I had to take a short course in compliance with the open meeting law. I was angry when I found out that the legislature had exempted themselves from that … Continue reading

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