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oinonio:

And there are parties that would want nothing more than to privatize it completely to further the myth of governmental Ineffectiveness in all fields while privatizing the profit.

oinonio:

And there are parties that would want nothing more than to privatize it completely to further the myth of governmental Ineffectiveness in all fields while privatizing the profit.

(Source: adeyami)

BREAKING NEWS: Kansas Eliminates Due Process for Teachers, Expands Privatization

eviltessmacher:

justinspoliticalcorner:

The teacher-hating GOP extremists backed by ALEC/Koch Brothers are destroying education in this country. 

They are destroying the whole country, one issue at a time…

And we are stupid enough to keep voting them in office and letting them do it.

We get what we deserve.

I hate humanity. :I

secularhumanist2:

Stewart nails it again #TDS

This right here is what is bringing down the country, not welfare, not food stamps, not civil & voting rights, and not equal rights for LGBT folks. It’s the selling of our future to the highest bidder.
GREED, my friends, is what will bring down this great country of ours. Plain and simple.

(Source: sandandglass)

detrea:

The premise of minimum wage, when it was introduced, was that a single wage earner should be able to own a home and support a family.  That was what it was based on; a full time job, any job, should be able to accomplish this.

The fact people scoff at this idea if presented nowadays, as though the people that ring up your groceries or hand you your burgers don’t deserve the luxury of a home and a family, is disgusting.

Republicans know that swing voters don’t see the problem with voter ID — they can’t imagine having difficulty obtaining proper identification, so they figure it’s easy for everyone, and so voter ID talk doesn’t make them look at Republicans with suspicion. They don’t see the problems with Paul Ryan’s poverty talk, either. The people who are actually affected by these Republican policies, on the other hand, know better. But Republicans aren’t talking to them. They’re talking to white voters, with an eye toward 2014 and 2016.

aboriginalnewswire:

It’s Ugly (by Bernie Sanders) — Paul Ryan QUIVERS As Bernie Sanders Outs the DIRTY SECRET Behind His Poverty Propaganda - Democratic Underground - Sen. Sanders said, “You have folks out there now who have virtually no income coming in. They have families. They have kids. How are they going to eat? We have veterans out there trying to get into the food stamp program. To me, what you’re looking at is an ugly kind of class warfare where the people on top want more and more and more, and they’re pushing down in an incredibly terrible way the most vulnerable people in our country.” Rev. Al showed this graphic that illustrates who food stamp recipients really are:

joost5:

liberalsarecool:

Progressives want hi-speed rail in America. Conservatives veto all the projects. They want to preserve that 1950s way of life.

Follow the money. It’s those who benefit most from car culture, traffic and petroleum consumption that are winning the debate.

joost5:

liberalsarecool:

Progressives want hi-speed rail in America. Conservatives veto all the projects. They want to preserve that 1950s way of life.

Follow the money. It’s those who benefit most from car culture, traffic and petroleum consumption that are winning the debate.

cleveraspie:

stfueverything:

hesreallydivine:

"The Right to a Right Life"

EVERYONE NEEDS TO WATCH THIS IT IS THE BEST THING EVER

It’s an ad for Republican birth control, known as “Plan GOP” and it is amazing

this is so fucking funny

DYINGGGGGG
havey-cavey

I wonder how far from the truth this is.

Paul Ryan's 'Brown Bag Lunch' Story Was Stolen From A Homeless Child

addictinginfo:

Paul Ryan’s ‘Brown Bag Lunch’ Story Was Stolen From A Homeless Child

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Paul Ryan plagiarized his "Brown Bag" CPAC story.

Paul Ryan stole his ‘brown bag lunch’ story from a book about a homeless child. Now he looks like an even bigger fool, as more information comes to light.

Paul Ryan’s “brown bag” story at the CPAC was stolen from a…

Why does this not surprise me? :\

Client Fires GOP Lobbyist for Drafting Bill to Ban Gays From the NFL

It appears as though Jack Burkman, the Republican lobbyist and Fox News commentator who thrust himself into the news Monday with the announcement that he planned to draft legislation banning gay athletes from playing in the NFL, is about to get hit where it hurts Republicans the worst - in the wallet.

ThinkProgress reports that California-based green energy solutions firm DC Solar Solutions fired Burkman’s firm from representing their company’s interests over his anti-gay comments. A joint press release issued by the company’s CEO and COO Tuesday stated they have “severed ties” with Burkman & Associates “effective immediately.”

DC Solar’s press release reads:

"DC Solar does not condone or support Mr. Burkman’s homophobic views, and since learning about his misguided efforts to write legislation banning gay athletes from the NFL, we have ended our relationship with him. DC Solar values diversity within our company and within our communities, and we do not tolerate discrimination of any sort. As a company working to address issues about our country’s future, we have no intention of working with those who are stuck in the past."

DC Solar Solutions move to fire Burkman is the latest and loudest negative reaction to the powerful DC lobbyist’s proposed anti-gay legislation. According to a previous article in Think Progress several of Burkman’s other clients, many of whom are LGBT or pro-LGBT allies are equally upset with him.

"I believe in doing things that will bring this country together, not pull it apart," said Bruce Brimacombe, whose electric car company GOE3 spent $32,000 with Burkman’s firm in 2013.

"I think those positions are a little bizarre. It certainly wouldn’t be anything the company would participate in, [they’re] not our values at all," said Burkman & Associate client Ed St. Amour of GPROP.

David Sher of Greenbacker Renewable Energy told Think Progress “I personally do not agree with his positions nor are they the positions of Greenbacker.”

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