Category Archives: Conservative Republicans

>The White House White Board: CEA Chair Austan Goolsbee Explains the Tax Cut Fight

>From the White House Blog

Today Team Obama is trying something new, they are rolling out the – White House White Board,in which one of the key players on the White House team will cut through the political back-and-forth you hear every day and break down an issue affecting American families into simple, understandable terms. Today, Austan Goolsbee, the new Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers at the White House, tackles the tax cut fight and what it means that Congressional Republicans are “holding middle class tax cuts hostage” as the President has said:

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Key points and links:

Under President Obama’s plan, all Americans would receive a tax cut on the first $250,000 of their income. Every middle class family would receive the immediate certainty and comfort of knowing their tax cuts were permanently extended. Every American making more than $250,000 per year they would receive a tax cut on the first $250,000 of their income.

Instead of working to give middle class families this immediate certainty and comfort, Congressional Republicans are continuing to hold that relief hostage in order to have our nation borrow $700 billion that we can’t afford to provide an average tax cut of $100,000 to millionaires and billionaires.

We simply can’t afford to give the wealthiest Americans these big tax cuts that would add to our deficit and, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, be just about the least effective way to grow our economy and help create jobs.

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>Don’t Forget the Bush History

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Good column below that should remind people of what we are in for if the Republicans once gain control Washington – “Lest We Forget”

By Robert Parry-ConsortiumNews.com

According to almost all media accounts, American voters are on the verge of rewarding the Republican Party for its determined efforts to block Democratic job-creating efforts and President Obama’s other modest reforms.

Amazingly, Wall Street leaders – after getting salvaged by government intervention themselves – are calling for more Republicans in Congress to prevent government initiatives to help other Americans get back on their feet.

There is a strange consensus emerging that, for want of a better phrase, “gridlock is good.”

So, is the United States about to take yet another flyer with “Reagan-Bush-ism,” the “government is bad” ideology that has dominated the nation’s precipitous decline over the past three decades?

Has the Right’s media power left Americans so confused that they have forgotten how the country emerged from the Great Depression and built the great American middle class, with a combination of government infrastructure-building and private enterprise? Have the painful lessons of the George W. Bush administration been forgotten already?

Philosopher George Santayana famously said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” But he surely didn’t think that the people of a modern nation would forget their own history in less than two years.

That was one of the reasons for publishing the book, Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush, which I wrote with my sons, Sam and Nat, in the final years of Bush’s reign. As difficult as it may be to relive some of that history, it is important to remember – or it will be repeated.

Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. He founded Consortiumnews.com in 1995 as the Internet’s first investigative magazine. He saw it as a way to combine modern technology and old-fashioned journalism to counter the increasing triviality of the mainstream U.S. news media.

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1 in 3 NJ Conservatives Think Obama May Be The Anti-Christ


Is it possible, could President Barack Hussin Obama be the anti-Christ? According to a recent poll by Public Policy Polling, 1 out of 3 NJ conservatives seem to think so.

To be more exact, 18% of self-identified conservatives say with out a doubt that Obama is the anti-Christ while 17% aren’t quite sure.
To make matters seem a little worse 14% of self-identified Republicans think that Obama has the number 666 concealed somewhere underneath his hair. Additionally another 15% aren’t quite sure about that either.
Now what I want to know is, if President Obama is a closeted Muslim, like many right-winger conservatives such as the “birthers” and “tenthers” seem to think, how can he be the anti-Christ, after all doesn’t one need to be a christian first to qualify as the anti-Christ?

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