Grover Norquist Causes The Budget Failure

Listening to CSPAN“, Second Meeting of the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee”. I learned the poverty numbers have risen to 15% and household income dropped by 3%. I also enjoyed the testimony of Alan Simpson who called Grover Norquist for what he is. The ‘Man behind the curtain’ who does not want the […]

Wisconsin Uprising Takes Hold in DC: the Occupation of BGR HeadQuarters

by Reverend Manny and the Twilight Empire

This past weekend saw a rally in Wisconsin bigger than any other in my generation. And now the Wisconsin Uprising against Corporate Greed and the Plunder of the Middle and Working Class has triggered spontaneous movements in Michigan, Ohio, Florida and in fact in each and […]

The Party of NO: GOP Budget Has No Numbers And No Plan

For weeks the GOP has complained about every stimulus plan, economic plan and Obama’s budget. Every time you turn on the news or read an article the GOP “no” choir is in your face. Let’s not forget that from 2000 through 2006, Republican ran both Houses of Congress under the Bush Administration and […]

Not Recession, Just A Slowdown, Oil Still Pricey … No Connection, Mr. Bush?

Bush: economy not in recession, in slowdown

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – President George W. Bush on Tuesday said the U.S. economy was not in a recession but was experiencing a slowdown.

“We’re not in a recession, we’re in a slowdown,” Bush said at a news conference at the end of a […]

Bush Exit Strategy, Spend $3.1 Trillion, Let Rebates Boost China

WASHINGTON — President Bush unveiled a $3.1 trillion budget on Monday that supports sizable increases in military spending to fight the war on terrorism and protects his signature tax cuts.

The spending proposal, which shows the government spending $3 trillion in a 12-month period for the first time in history, squeezes most […]

Cheney’s Oil Based Economics Takes No Prisoners

Cheney: No bailouts, no tax hikes…more oil

The vice president wields considerable power on economic policy. In a Fortune exclusive, the free-market fan weighs in on the credit crisis and his biggest fear. more

• Cheney’s brain trust

• Dick Cheney does the economy

Vice […]

Afghanistan, Iraq War Costs Grossly Underestimated

NO END TO WAR BUDGET WOES

WASHINGTON – To paraphrase an old US Army song (The Caissons Go Rolling Along), the costs of the overall US global “war on terror”, including, but not limited to the Iraq war, just keep rolling along and piling up. The title “The Growing Budgetary […]

Japanese Play Down Historical Indiscretions, Just Like We Do

By CHISAKI WATANABE, Associated Press Writer

TOKYO – More than 100,000 people protested Saturday in southern Japan against the central government’s order to modify school textbooks which say the country’s army forced civilians to commit mass suicide at the end of World War II.

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Publishers of […]

HR976, SCHIP Faces Bush Push For Bullets Not Children

HR976 – Lloyd Doggett, (D) 25th District Texas, hits Bush in the nose again. Bush screwed Texas Children SCHIP and is doing the same for the nation’s children. Lloyd cites the fact that Texas ranks 37th in 2006 and worse this year.

Bush’s daughters are alive and well, NOT because of any […]

$750 Million A Day Spent On Bush Armageddon Envy

The Quakers have a wonderful website, AFSC.ORG , that keeps tally of the dollars being flushed down the war toilet. They have posted alternative directions this enormous amount of money could be better spent. This country contains well over 300 Million souls. The quality of life is rapidly being thrown in two directions; […]