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US Politics & Gov't

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
- 2 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
- 4 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
- 5 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
- 19 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
- 21 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
- 24 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
- 26 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
- 33 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
- 36 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.
U.S. Senate Panel Boosts Funding for Israel's Iron Dome
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, congress, Obama, government, ethics, politics, military, war, news, economy )

Carrie
- 47 days ago - rawstory.com
The funding is part of the administration's request of $3.1 billion for military assistance to Israel, the world's largest beneficiary of US foreign aid. The measure still has to be approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee and the full Senate.
How to Measure An Economy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: class warfare, economy )

TomCat
- 56 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment. 2nd attempt to upload.
Paul Krugman: We're on a Road to Nowhere
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, congress, republicans, federal highway trust fund, propaganda, economy, politics, Krugman )

Lynn
- 58 days ago - alternet.org
Yet the combination of anti-tax ideology and deficit hysteria (itself mostly whipped up in an attempt to bully President Obama into spending cuts) means that we're letting our highways, and our future, erode away.
12 of the Most Inhumane American Presidents
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, presidential qualities, healthcare, economy, ethics, social security, Lincoln, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, GW Bush, Carter, Grant, Obama, FD Roosevelt )

Lynn
- 58 days ago - alternet.org
For all the gravity with which the presidency is written about, assessments of presidents are often at least partly based on fluff more suitable for Hollywood than Washington.
The Poor Have It Easy? Yup, Conservatives Are Giant Jerks. Who Is Surprised?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, ethics, propaganda, republicans, poverty, economy, congress, corruption, lies, politics )

Carrie
- 62 days ago - addictinginfo.org
In Republicanland there is a village of hyper-lazy people, aka The Lazies. They live in someone else's house, eat their food, sleep until noon and lay around the rest of the day taking drugs or indulging in some other form of entertainment.
25 Really Engaging Images About Minimum Wage By Brandon Weber
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: minimum wage, charts, animation, government, americans, business, economy, money )

Nancy
- 63 days ago - upworthy.com
Raising the minimum wage is a hot topic all across the country. Here's a ton of facts, all loaded into one really pretty set of graphics. Some are even animated!
 

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