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US Politics & Gov't

Home Free? ~ Give The Homeless Homes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: homelessness, Utah, society, ethics, humans, interesting, freedoms, government, rights, economy, ethics, politics, democrats, republicans, housing )

Carrie
- 15 hours ago - newyorker.com
Handing mentally ill substance abusers the keys to a new place may sound like an example of wasteful government spending. But it turned out to be the opposite: over time, Housing First has saved the government money.
Republicans Caught in A Colossal Lie About Unemployment Benefits
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, republicans, unemployment benefits, congress, dishonesty, ethics, government, politics, corruption, economy, lies )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
Extending benefits to unemployed workers beyond the 26 weeks provided by most states has little effect on the unemployment rate and essentially no impact on labor force participation, a recent working paper released by the Federal Reserve Board found.
Bernie Sanders in Iowa: Soldiers Didn't Die 'So Billionaires Could Buy Elections' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, candidates, elections, news, Iowa, Bernie Sanders, politics, Citizen's United, Supreme Court, economy, freedoms, government )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - rawstory.com
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said over the weekend that his top priority was overturning the Supreme Court's Citizen's United decision because he did not believe that U.S. armed forces had "fought and died for democracy so that billionaires can buy election
Big Banks Fined Mega-Billions; CEOs Remain Untouched, Above the Law
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, crime, congress, ethics, usa, news, lies, economy, dishonesty, cover-up )

Nils Ande
- 8 days ago - goldenageofgaia.com
Get arrested for robbing a bank or shoplifting and you will go to prison. Get caught selling cocaine or steal a car and you will do jail time. But if you are a CEO of one of the biggest banks in America and that bank is fined mega-billions for fraudulent
Koch Brothers' Top Political Strategist: The Minimum Wage Leads to Fascism!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Koch brothers, libertarian, economy, ethics, minimum wage, fascism, politics, propaganda, republicans, economic regulations, collectivisation )

Lynn
- 9 days ago - alternet.org
...how the Koch brothers plan to turn the American electorate away from "collectivization" and toward "liberty" by persuading a critical mass of voters to repeal most of the economic regulations of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Give It a Hurl   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, corruption, crime, economy, ethics, government, healthcare, lies, propaganda, war )

Azaima
- 13 days ago - youtu.be
I wrote this a while ago, but my care2 friend Carrie, whom I have the pleasure of visiting tonight, suggests I post it as news. It's my tongue in cheek suggestion of how to change the world. Wish it would work. Let's give it a hurl.
This Labor Day, Let's Give Workers Something To Cheer About
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Labor Day, workers rights, unions, government, corruption, republicans, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, politics, news, elections, abuse, economy, candidates )

Carrie
- 17 days ago - nationalmemo.com
It's no coincidence that prosperity was widely shared when unions were at the height of their power in the decades after World War II, and that inequality has soared as unions have been weakened.
Bernie Sanders: I Want To Know If Ordinary People Are Ready to Stand and Fight
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Economy, U.S., Politics, Bernie Sanders, Election 2016, Hillary Clinton )

Judy
- 19 days ago - commondreams.org
"I want confirmation of what I believe is true.... that all over this country--in so-called Red States and in so-called Blue States--people are profoundly disgusted about what is happening and that they want real change."
Caught on Tape: What Mitch McConnell Complained About to a Roomful of Billionaires(Exclusive) - The Nation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, abuse, americans, constitution, candidates, ethics, elections, economy, dishonesty, propaganda, lies, politics, media, republicans, democrats, freedoms )

Wild
- 20 days ago - thenation.com
At a secret meeting of elite donors convened by the Koch brothers, McConnell laid out his plan for shrinking the federal government and whined about having to vote on minimum wage bills.
Citizens Unites Amendment-Link to Senate Contact List
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Citizens United, usa, ethics, corporate corruption, economy, money, politics )

Nancy
- 34 days ago - care2.com
The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decisions, and now the full Senate is scheduled to vote on it September 8. If you haven't already done so, contact your Senator now.
Bernie Sanders Says He Has a 'Damn Good Platform' to Run for President in 2016 (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, elections, Americans, democrats, democratic socialism, government, politics, news, economy, freedoms, healthcare )

Carrie
- 36 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Sen. Bernie Sanders isn't afraid to be called a socialist. In fact, the Vermont Independent proudly labels himself a Democratic socialist. Sanders described his credo as a fight to protect America's working class from what he sees as the threat of an...
Greed Destroyed Us All: George W. Bush and the Real Story of the Great Recession
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bush Administration, Great Recession, Americans, greed, corruption, ethics, economy, dishonesty, government, politics, republicans )

Carrie
- 39 days ago - salon.com
Faulty monetary policy and insufficient regulation helped -- but old-fashioned avarice really tanked the economy. The bulk of the blame for the crisis must be assigned to the Bush administration's fiscal policy and the Greenspan Fed's monetary policy.
Luck and a Little Mystery: The Economy Grows Faster Under Democratic Presidents
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Democrats, presidents, economy, politics, government, news )

Carrie
- 41 days ago - nytimes.com
The American economy has grown faster -- and scored higher on many other macroeconomic metrics -- when the president of the United States is a Democrat rather than a Republican.
Corporate Vulture Deserters
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: economy, republicans, corruption, crime, cover-up, media, propaganda, dishonesty, military, freedoms, ethics )

Jason
- 48 days ago - sanders.senate.gov
Leaving theirs and our country to rot. You and me. Us against the greedy. Are you in? progressives don't take their money.
Right Wing's Worst Nightmare: The Master Stroke That Turns Red States Blue
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Elizabeth Warren, Americans, 2016, republicans, democrats, government, politics, elections, candidates, economy )

Carrie
- 50 days ago - salon.com
Elizabeth Warren's rock star reception at Netroots Nation came as a surprise to absolutely no one, but not so her popularity as a draw for red state Democrats running for Senate, like West Virginia's Natalie Tennant or Kentucky's Alison Lundergan Grimes.
 

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