What Made America Famous (8 comments)
Many Americans believe that the top 1% is responsible for the rising tide of inequality in America, which is swamping and drowning the other 99%. Professor Emmanuel Saez of the University of California at Berkeley says that they are wrong. The top 1% is not the problem, he says.
The top 0.1% is the problem. Series: Economic Reform
Friday, February 28, 2014
Who Benefits from Keystone XL? (6 comments)
All of the oil that passes through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline has to be sold in the United States. Why not the same rule for the Keystone XL Pipeline? But instead, we allow a tax-free zone, to facilitate Chinese energy independence at the expense of our own. Why does Uncle Sam have to be Uncle Sucker?
Sunday, January 5, 2014
You Can't Do Nothing About Nothing (7 comments)
A few weeks ago, the Republicans unveiled their 2014 agenda, and it was . . . nothing.
I kid you not.
Many people saw the absence of an agenda as a problem. I think that it understates the problem. My concern is that the Republicans don't know where to go, not that they don't know how to get there.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
How To Destroy An Entire Country (13 comments)
From a recent 188-page report by the World Health Organization come these ghastly and appalling factoids:
Suicide rates rose 40% in the first six months of 2011 alone.
Murder has doubled.
9,100 doctors in Greece, roughly one out of every seven, have been laid off.
Drone Survivors Speak at Congressional Briefing Called by Rep. Grayson
Brave New Foundation and Rep. Alan Grayson's Congressional briefing on the drone crisis.
Rafiq's story is one of several depicted in Robert Greenwald's upcoming documentary UNMANNED: America's Drone Wars. Sign up to see this daring, investigative film, available for FREE starting Oct. 30th for a limited time.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Congressional oversight of the NSA is a joke. I should know, I'm in Congress (11 comments)
Edward Snowden's revelations demonstrate that members of Congress who are asked to authorize these programs are not privy to the same information provided to junior analysts at the NSA, and even private contractors who sell services to foreign governments. The only time intelligence committees disclose classified information to us, your elected representatives, is when it serves the purposes of the "intelligence community."
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
This Literally Has Nothing to Do With Us (6 comments)
As the debate regarding a U.S. military attack on Syria shifts to Congress, Congressman Alan Grayson was back on national TV on Sunday, forcefully arguing against war
Friday, August 30, 2013
We Are Not the World's Policeman (1 comments)
A possible U.S. attack on Syria is in the news, and on people's minds today. Here is what Congressman Alan Grayson had to say about it, in an interview on national radio this morning.
Bombing Syria is a bad idea. If you agree, sign our petition at DontAttackSyria.com.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Aaron Swartz, R.I.P. (5 comments)
For some of us who rock the boat, we end up losing our property. For some of us who rock the boat, we end up losing our freedom. For some of us who rock the boat, we end up losing our families. And in Aaron's case, his life. And yet, he was willing to face the facts, and to let that happen. To keep striving, to keep struggling, to keep trying to shake things up.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Legislation Constipation (1 comments)
There has been nothing in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives even remotely resembling a line-by-line vote on whether each one of those spending cuts and tax increases, individually, is good or bad. Just John Boehner holding his breath until the Democrats "agree" to extending tax breaks for the rich, and cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The Great 'Dictator' (13 comments)
Hate TV/Radio isarguing that by taking executive action, the president supposedly is assuming the power of a dictator, in deciding what law he will enforce or not enforce.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
I Won't Close the Lemonade Stands (2 comments)
I would like to assure my opponent, and all other right-wing paranoid crackpots, that I will neither eliminate children's lemonade stands, nor triple the price of gasoline, nor outlaw guns and ammunition. If I have a secret plan to do any of those things, it's so secret that even I don't know about it. It's like I'm the Manchurian Candidate, or something.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Dumb Rich People (5 comments)
Since 1929, $10,000 invested in the stock market under Democratic Presidents (over 40 years) had become $300,671. Meanwhile, $10,000 invested in the stock market under Republican Presidents (over 35 years) had become only $11,733.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Unemployment: Why (6 comments)
Excellent article by Congressman Alan Grayson about how to end our man-made economic disaster & supports George Soros' statement "You can't cut your way out of a recession. You have to grow your way out of a recession." Spot on!
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The Myths That Are Killing Us (30 comments)
No Republican candidate seems to have the clarity or the courage to face the destructive stupidities they claim they believe.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I'm Maxing Out to Dennis (1 comments)
Kucinich & Grayson are primary targets for every I-Don't-Owe-Anybody-Anything Republican in the country. Every true progressive should be "maxing out" for both of them.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Labor Is a Perishable Good (6 comments)
Because of high unemployment we are being denied the benefit of the goods & services that the unemployed would be providing to us, if they could.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Rick Santorum Is Wrong (6 comments)
Thousands die in America for lack of health care & many times more endure unimagineable suffering while Santorum & his Repblicans deny it all.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Lincoln: "Labor Is the Superior of Capital" (2 comments)
150 years ago President Lincoln spoke to a joint session of Congress: "Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration."
Have we forgotten that these words lie at the heart of our democratic values?
Monday, July 25, 2011
Why Boehner Cries (6 comments)
I know why House Speaker John Boehner walked out of debt ceiling talks with President Obama on Friday.
It's because Boehner can't deliver.
It doesn't matter what terms the President offers. It's that simple. Boehner can't deliver the votes.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Green Lantern (2 comments)
The movie Green Lantern opened on Friday, to mixed reviews. Maybe the reviews would have been better if the movie had included this powerful exchange, from Green Lantern #76:
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Gabby Giffords: A Few Words (2 comments)
I know nothing about the man who shot Gabby, and what was going through his mind when he did this. But I will tell you this - if he shot Gabby out of hatred, then it wasn't Gabby he was shooting, but rather some cartoon version of her, drawn by her political opposition. Because there is no way - NO WAY - that anyone who really knows Gabby could hate her or hurt her. She is a kind, gentle soul.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Tax Cuts For Limbaugh, Beck and Palin (1 comments)
Maybe we should call them the "Rush Limbaugh Tax Cuts." Or the "Glenn Beck Tax Cuts." Because the reason why these right-wing blowhards support tax cuts for the rich is that they support tax cuts for themselves. I'm not going to vote for tax cuts for the rich. I'm going to vote for jobs.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
The Republican Plan: Punch Me in the Face (10 comments)
This is how the right wing does it. They pay people to clean for them, to cook for them, to drive for them, and now:
To punch for them. Or, more specifically, to punch me for them.
We knew they're crazy. It turns out that they're also lazy. Too lazy to throw a punch themselves.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
A Congress with Guts
The Public Option Act. It's simple. It's popular.82% of Scott Brown voters favor it.It lets anyone buy into Medicare at cost.You want it, you pay for it,and you're in. You know and I know that it's a winner. This is the week to act.We are likely to vote on a healthcare bill without a public option. We should get a vote on the Public Option Act as well. The four-page bill opens Medicare to all. It's that simple. Call now.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
HR 4789 and The Public Option: The Way Forward (6 comments)
Health care reform -- here's where we are. The House of Representatives is about to vote on a Senate bill without a public option. It looks like the reconciliation amendment will not have a public option. The House bill had a public option, but once the House passes the Senate bill, that's history.
Which is why I introduced H.R. 4789, the Public Option Act.