(8 comments) SHARE Friday, February 13, 2015 Did the GOP Just Give Away $130 Billion of Public Property?
In December, two Republican senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake, pushed Congress and the President into giving away what could amount to over $130 billion in public property. That's enough to provide every single unemployed American a minimum-wage job for an entire year. And yet the GOP big-shots call themselves "fiscal conservatives"! "Fiscal conservatives," my you-know-what.
(8 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 18, 2014 What Made America Famous
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 (97 Articles, 264655 views)
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, February 28, 2014 Who Benefits from Keystone XL?
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?
(7 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 5, 2014 You Can't Do Nothing About Nothing
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.
(13 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 14, 2013 How To Destroy An Entire Country
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.
SHARE Thursday, October 31, 2013 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.
(11 comments) SHARE Friday, October 25, 2013 Congressional oversight of the NSA is a joke. I should know, I'm in Congress
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."
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 3, 2013 This Literally Has Nothing to Do With Us
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
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 30, 2013 We Are Not the World's Policeman
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.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 23, 2013 Aaron Swartz, R.I.P.
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.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, December 28, 2012 Legislation Constipation
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.
(13 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 21, 2012 The Great 'Dictator'
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.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 22, 2012 I Won't Close the Lemonade Stands
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.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, May 25, 2012 Dumb Rich People
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.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Unemployment: Why
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!
(30 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 1, 2012 The Myths That Are Killing Us
No Republican candidate seems to have the clarity or the courage to face the destructive stupidities they claim they believe.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 22, 2012 I'm Maxing Out to Dennis
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.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 12, 2012 Labor Is a Perishable Good
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.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 5, 2012 Rick Santorum Is Wrong
Thousands die in America for lack of health care & many times more endure unimagineable suffering while Santorum & his Repblicans deny it all.