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GOP Leaders Write Unprecedented Letter Urging The Federal Reserve To Keep Unemployment High | ThinkProgress

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In a move without precedent in the modern era, Republican congressional leaders including House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz) have penned a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke urging him not to take any steps to help the economy.

If I lived in a city, I would be printing copies of this to leave around unemployment offices, on random bus seats, in laundry mats - places where folks who may not pay that close attention to politics, but who are hurting might find and read it.  The regular news programs people are more likely to watch than the 24 hour news programs we junkies follow, probably won’t cover this.

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Filed under unemployment economy GOP Republicans John Boehner Eric Cantor Mitch McConnell Jon Kyl Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke

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The American Academy of Pediatrics would like to correct false statements made in the Republican presidential campaign that HPV vaccine is dangerous and can cause mental retardation. There is absolutely no scientific validity to this statement. Since the vaccine has been introduced, more than 35 million doses have been administered, and it has an excellent safety record.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS STATEMENT ON HPV VACCINE (via robot-heart-politics)

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The GOP War On Voting Is In Full Swing 
“Registering [the poor] to vote is like handing out burglary tools to  criminals.  It is profoundly antisocial and un-American to empower the  nonproductive segments of the population to destroy the country — which  is precisely why Barack Obama zealously supports registering welfare  recipients to vote. […] Encouraging those who burden society to  participate in elections isn’t about helping the poor.  It’s about  helping the poor to help themselves to others’ money.” -Conservative columnist Matthew Vadum
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John Stossel (Fox News): “Let’s stop saying everyone should vote.”
Rush Limbaugh: “If people cannot even feed and clothe themselves, should they be allowed to vote?”
Judson Phillips (Tea Party Nation): “If you’re not a  property owner, I’m sorry, but property owners have a little bit more  of a vested stake in the community than not property owners do.”
Source:   News Corpse

sarahlee310:

The GOP War On Voting Is In Full Swing

“Registering [the poor] to vote is like handing out burglary tools to criminals.  It is profoundly antisocial and un-American to empower the nonproductive segments of the population to destroy the country — which is precisely why Barack Obama zealously supports registering welfare recipients to vote. […] Encouraging those who burden society to participate in elections isn’t about helping the poor.  It’s about helping the poor to help themselves to others’ money.” -Conservative columnist Matthew Vadum

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John Stossel (Fox News): “Let’s stop saying everyone should vote.”
Rush Limbaugh: “If people cannot even feed and clothe themselves, should they be allowed to vote?”
Judson Phillips (Tea Party Nation): “If you’re not a property owner, I’m sorry, but property owners have a little bit more of a vested stake in the community than not property owners do.”

Source:   News Corpse

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Filed under voting rights voter suppression voter ID politics Republicans infographics

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Seven ways Rick Perry wants to change the Constitution | The Ticket - Yahoo! News

1. Abolish lifetime tenure for federal judges by amending Article III, Section I of the Constitution.

2. Congress should have the power to override Supreme Court decisions with a two-thirds vote.

3. Scrap the federal income tax by repealing the Sixteenth Amendment.

4. End the direct election of senators by repealing the Seventeenth Amendment.

5. Require the federal government to balance its budget every year.

6. The federal Constitution should define marriage as between one man and one woman in all 50 states.

7. Abortion should be made illegal throughout the country.

Filed under Rick Perry Republicans Constitution Politics Government Legislation Election 2012 2012 President