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17 Jan
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Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The President Barack Obama, needs to address the issue of immigration reform, as a promise and response to the support he received from the Hispanic community during both elections.

 

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In light of the tragic yet hopeful events of last Friday–when immigration authorities entered the home of Arizona immigrant rights advocate Erika Andiola and arrested her mother and brother, but after public outcry released them the following day–we are re-posting a story from 2010, when Border Patrol agents increased raids in public areas around the lower Rio Grande Valley. Stories like Francisca’s below are being brought to the forefront of the fight for immigration reform. If you have experienced a situation like Erika or Francisca’s, you are encouraged to share it under the hashtag #WeAreAndiola.

“I was a victim. I believe that they violated my rights,” says Francisca of Edinburg. Her and her 6 children were detained by the Border Patrol early in the morning June 1, 2010 on their way to work in the tomato fields. Francisca and her four oldest children came to the US ten…

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Paul Ryan

15 Aug

Dear Paul Ryan, When Reagan’s Budget Guy Says Your Math Is Whacked, You’ve Got A Problem

Stick with bodybuilding and hunting, and leave the fancy learnin’ to other folks.

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HILARIOUS! Stephen Colbert Picks Apart The Paul Ryan VP Choice

“Bold Flavor” indeed. Watch:

Who is Paul Ryan?

10 Aug

Personal Life:

Paul Davis Ryan[*] (born January 29, 1970) is the U.S. Representativefor Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district, serving since 1999. He is a member of the Republican Par8ty, and has been ranked among the party’s most influential voices on economic policy.[*][*][*]

Born and raised in JanesvilleWisconsin, Ryan graduated from Miami University in Ohio.

Ryan currently chairs the House Budget Committee, where he has played a prominent public role in drafting and promoting the Republican Party’s long-term budget proposal.

Ryan married Janna Little, a tax attorney,[*] in December 2000.[*] The Ryans live in Janesville with their three children Elizabeth Anne, Charles Wilson, and Samuel Lowery.[*] Ryan is a Catholic and is a member of St. John Vianney‘s Church.[*]

Ryan is a fitness enthusiast and promotes fitness as a daily routine for young people. In 2009, his exercise program was based on the P90x fitness program.[*]

House of Representatives.

In 2002, Ryan voted in favor of the Iraq War resolution, authorizing President George W. Bush to use military force inIraq.[*]

In 2003, Ryan voted in favor of the Medicare Part D prescription drug expansion.[*]

In 2005, Ryan spoke at a Celebration of Ayn Rand event hosted by The Atlas Society. During the event, Ryan spoke about the influence of Atlas Shrugged on his life.[*]

In 2007, Ryan co-founded the House GOP Young Guns Program.

In 2008, Ryan voted for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the Wall Street bailout that precipitated the Tea Party movement, and the bailout of GM and Chrysler.[*]

In 2010, The Daily Telegraph ranked Ryan the ninth most influential US conservative.[*]

In 2011, Ryan was selected to deliver the Republican response to the State of the Union address.[*]

In 2012, Ryan accused the nation’s top military leaders of using “smoke and mirrors” to remain under budget limits passed by Congress.[*] Ryan later said that he misspoke on the issue and called General Martin Dempsey to apologize for his comments.[*]

The worst: Cantor holding hurricane victims hostage

31 Aug
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Taking hostages in a hurricane?

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Dear Friend,

Vermont is under water. New Jersey is reeling. North Carolina is just starting to pick up the pieces. But Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is already taking Hurricane Irene‘s victims hostage.

Truly, Mr. Cantor has no shame. It’s outrageous to take advantage of the urgent needs of hurricane survivors in order to advance his radical crusade to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. But that’s exactly what one of the top Republicans in Congressional leadership is doing with his refusal to allocate money to disaster relief unless Congress first offsets that money with cuts to vital government programs.1

Tell Eric Cantor: Release the hostages and stop blocking funds for urgently needed disaster relief. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Hurricane Irene blazed a path across the eastern seaboard causing tens of billions of dollars in damage. To make matters worse, our federal disaster fund is dangerously low in the wake of a string of recent tornadoes and other extreme weather-related natural disasters. It’s so bad that FEMA has actually had to temporarily suspend some payments to rebuilding projects in Joplin, Mo., and other states hit hard this spring by tornadoes in order to pay for urgent needs caused by Hurricane Irene.2

As if the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene weren’t enough, Republican Eric Cantor wants to hold hurricane victims hostage in order to extort more budget cuts. He’s insisting that funds needed to meet immediate human needs must first be “offset” with budget cuts elsewhere.3

Tell Eric Cantor: Release the hostages and stop blocking funds for urgently needed disaster relief. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Make no mistake. We won’t “offset” money spent on emergency disaster relief and rebuilding by cutting the budget for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. And Republicans won’t touch the obscene tax subsidies they have awarded to the big oil companies whose products are accelerating global warming and contributing to the extreme weather events that are the cause of intensifying natural disasters. When Cantor talks about the need to “offset” disaster funding, what he’s really saying is that we have to accede to his demands to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

This is low even for someone like Rep. Eric Cantor. And because many of the states hit hardest by the hurricane and spring are led by Republican governors, there will be bipartisan pressure to fully fund disaster recovery. If enough of us call Rep. Cantor out on this reprehensible ploy to advance his crusade for cuts to Medicare, we can force him to back down.

Tell Eric Cantor: Release the hostages and stop blocking funds for urgently needed disaster relief. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

It’s cynical and wrong to capitalize on a natural disaster that has destroyed homes, wiped out bridges and pushed already struggling businesses to the brink just to advance Republicans’ radical Tea Party agenda. It’s the role of government to respond to the needs of its people in the wake of disaster. Republicans like Eric Cantor need to get out of the way and let the federal government do its job — help the states aid those in immediate danger and as quickly as possible begin the essential work of repairing the damage done.

Thank you for standing up to hostage-taking Republicans.

Becky Bond, Political Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

1. “ Cantor: No Disaster Relief Funding For Hurricane Irene Without Budget Cuts,” Think Progress, August 29, 2011.
2. “FEMA, to pay for Irene damage, delays funds for rebuilding in tornado-ravaged areas,” Washington Post, August 28, 2011
3. “ Cantor’s disaster-relief salvo,” Washington Post, August 29, 2011.


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FWD: The Job-killer (video)

5 Aug
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Texas Democratic Party

 
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