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difference is happy: Excerpt from "A Eulogy to #Occupy" by Quinn Norton -
“From the beginning there were two main parts to Occupy. There was the cause of economic justice — the idea that resources shouldn’t be distributed so unevenly. This idea, in its myriad forms, drove marches and injected the rhetoric of the “99 percent” into the political dialogue. This was what…
Kaiamar: Billionaires Warn Higher Taxes Could Prevent Them From Buying Politicians -
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Introducing a new wrinkle into the already fraught fiscal cliff showdown, a consortium of billionaires today warned that if their taxes are raised they will no longer have enough money to buy politicians.
The group, led by casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson,…
The American people I don’t think understand the House of Representatives is operating without the House of Representatives…It’s being operated by a dictatorship of the speaker, not allowing the vast majority of the House of Representatives to get what they want.” - Harry Reid — (via msnbc)
(Source: tv.msnbc.com, via msnbc)
Can you say Fiscal Cliff?
We called for cuts to the military budget, NOT to Social Security and other benefits at a rally today in downtown Palo Alto. We joined THE ACTION to express our disenchantment with the system that brought about this mess.
Spanish language media from Channel 14 Univision showed a bit of our rally on their 6pm news and El Mensajero News described it in detail. Also on hand as well was our friendly photographer Kristina from the Palo Alto Daily News.
Don’t make me get the flying monkeys!!
::cue Beatles music::
We had a productive meeting at the White House, and I am hopeful that we will be able to avoid the fiscal cliff. At President Obama’s request, I am readying a bill for a vote by Monday that will prevent a tax hike on middle-class families making up to $250,000, and that will include the additional, critical provisions outlined by President Obama. In the next twenty-four hours, I look forward to hearing any good-faith proposals Senator McConnell has for altering this bill. — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid detailing this weekend’s Fiscal Cliff festivities. (via volumenometry)
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I’m Kathleen Rector, and I live in Centennial, CO. I’m a 65-year-old unemployed systems and software engineer, having been laid-off by Lockheed-Martin in 2009. I keep hearing about how the most wealthy 2% create jobs when their taxes are low, but you sure couldn’t prove that by my situation. I’ve given up looking for employment and am now working on building my own business in Web design and development. In the past 3 years I’ve spent over half of my IRA to pay bills.
I’ll eligible for full Social Security in 2013 an had been hoping that with those benefits, a very small pension, and income from my business I would finally be able to meet my expenses. I really want to stay in my home, but unless I can re-finance that’s not going to happen and If my taxes go up that will about finish me financially. Please don’t hold my financial security hostage to tax cuts for millionaires.
Spinbusters: Dear Politicians -
Freakin just raise taxes on the people that have more money than god. And for heck’s sake, make sure corporations are paying their fair share too. Stop being fascist jerks. We the American people are done being used, abused, chewed up and spit out by pernicious levels of capitalism and a…