Those whose arguments are empty of fact are usually full of shit. --David Porter
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Congress wants $33 Billion supplement for Afghanistan War

American taxpayers can't afford the endless occcupations of Afghanistan and Iraq. We've already borrowed over $1 trillion and sacrificed over 5,535 soldiers.

Sorry, but with Triliions of dollars of debt and no way to finance the wars, we have no other choice but to say No to more money for the wars. That is unless the American people agree to start paying for the wars with a special War-Tax.

The American people do not get it, they don not understand that we have Triliion dollar debts BECAUSE of the un-funded wars that Bush started but did not come close to finishing.

A vote for NO for more war supplements is a vote YES for reducing the red ink in which our country is drowning.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Republicans want YOU! To Pay for the clean up in the Gulf

This is unbelievable. Republican Congressman Joe Barton personally apologized to BP in a congressional hearing this week.

Earlier this week Minnesota Republican Michelle Bachman called the $20 Billion BP escrow fund that will be used to pay for the oil clean up and damages to residents a "redistribution-of-wealth fund" and that BP was being "fleeced" by the government and the people of the Gulf who can no longer fish, serve seafood in restaurants, fill hotel rooms, and get tourists to come to the Gulf in the summertime and are therefore going out of business.
AND even worse, on his June 10 radio address, GOP Leader John Boehner said that Taxpayers Should help Pay For This BP Oil Mess.

Also, the Republican-supporting US Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue said he opposes efforts to stick BP, a member of the Chamber, with the bill.

Donohue said "Everybody is going to contribute to this clean up. We are all going to have to do it. We are going to have to get the money from the government (taxpayers) and from the companies and we will figure out a way to do that."

While Congress and President Obama are working hard to ensure that BP provides relief to the victims in the Gulf region -- and that the oil giant is held accountable for the damage it's done -- Republicans are saying they're sorry. A committee of 114 Republicans in the House even called the $20 billion victims' relief fund a "shakedown."

These apologies are offensive -- and they need to stop.

Join me in telling Republicans that the American people support holding BP accountable -- and we're not going to apologize for it!


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