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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Shadowy front groups headed up by Republican operatives and funded by secret corporate donors are supporting the GOP and their special interest agenda—shipping good-paying American jobs overseas, turning Social Security over to Wall Street, and turning Medicare over to the … Continue reading

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Secret money from corporate special interests—that favor shipping American jobs overseas, turning Social Security over to Wall Street, and turning Medicare over to the insurance companies—is funding the Congressional Republican agenda. A column yesterday by Al Hunt, executive editor for … Continue reading

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Last week, Speaker Pelosi announced the House will vote on the Seniors Protection Act of 2010 (HR 5987)—fiscally responsible legislation to provide 54 million seniors with a one-time payment of $250 in light of last week’s announcement by the Social … Continue reading

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Tomorrow, the National League Championship series between the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies begins. Speaker Pelosi and Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) have made a high-stakes wager with Ghirardelli and Hershey’s chocolates on the line (the winner of the … Continue reading

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This morning, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced there will be no automatic Cost-of-Living-Adjustment for 2011: The Social Security Act provides for an automatic increase in Social Security and SSI benefits if there is an increase in the Consumer Price … Continue reading

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Secret money from corporate special interests – that favor shipping American jobs overseas, turning Social Security over to Wall Street and turning Medicare over to the insurance companies – is funding the not-so-secret Republican agenda. Bruce Josten, Executive Vice President … Continue reading

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As millions of Americans struggle in this economy, the rich and powerful special interests should not be able to drown out the voices of citizens. Today, Common Cause, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to transparency and accountability in the political process, … Continue reading

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A report released by the non-partisan Campaign Money Watch reveals that American jobs have been outsourced in states and districts where the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is spending millions of dollars from secret corporate and possibly foreign donors to drown … Continue reading

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Leader Boehner failed to offer any plan for America; instead, like other Republican leaders, he once again showed he would return to the same discredited policies that drove America’s economy into a ditch. Mr. Boehner couldn’t explain why Congressional Republicans … Continue reading

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Republicans have continued to falsely claim that the Recovery Act “failed” in numerous television ads this year, even after an analysis by the non-partisan FactCheck.org concludes that “more people would be unemployed if not for the stimulus bill.” This afternoon … Continue reading

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