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Thoughts on the Silence of Republican Lawmakers (tags)
Coronavirus continues to devastate the country, with official deaths topping 281,000 today, but it turns out that the Trump administration did not actually have a plan for distribution of vaccines. Federal officials have drastically slashed the amount of vaccine they promised to states before the election.
The Steep Cost of Tax Dodging (tags)
Supports to a bridge crumble in Iowa City, Iowa, in a photo taken on September 15, 2014. The long-deteriorating infrastructure of the United States is repaired and maintained with tax funds, much of which are currently being withheld in offshore accounts by large corporations...
Israel's Failed Anti-Iranian Nuclear Deal Campaign (tags)
Philippines: Time to punish pork plunderers and reform the budget system (tags)
Akbayan Partylist welcomes the unanimous decision of the Supreme Court declaring unconstitutional the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) as well as all forms of congressional insertions with the aim of creating lump sum funds for projects primarily determined by lawmakers.
Philippines: Public urged not to be distracted from punishing pork plunderers (tags)
Amid the raging debate on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Akbayan partylist today warned the public not to be swayed by efforts from some quarters to use the issue to deflect attention on the plunder charges filed against several lawmakers involved in the multi-billion Janet Lim-Napoles pork barrel scam.
Where Congress Stands on Syria (tags)
Lawmakers appear to be tentatively dividing into four camps over military action in Syria. Each square represents a lawmaker who has indicated how he or she might vote, and the sentiment of the quote is mapped across the four categories.
Wisconsin Democrats Plan Capitulation (tags)
PRESIDENT OBAMA NEEDS ALL OUR PRAYERS WITH THIS CABAL OF SELFISH WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS ~ (tags)
TAX CUTS & TAX FREE SLUSH FUND FOUNDATIONS FOR OUR WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS AND LOSS OF HOMES,CARS, APARTMENTS etc...4 OUR MIDDLE~CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS.....
PFP Candidate Alexander Propose Releasing 50,000 California Inmates (tags)
Alexander says the most efficient means to deal with California’s over crowded prisons would require state lawmakers abolishing the Three-Strikes Law and remanding more than 30,000 non-violent offenders to their original courts for re-sentencing; however, “that will not likely occur because a majority of the state’s lawmakers are more concerned with protecting and preserving the prison industrial complex rather than dealing with this serious threat to human health and public safety.
What If? (tags)
What if there was a worldwide conspiracy started by Lawmakers to break the FED dead and bankrupt so a re-structuring has to happen?
NTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION SAYS : Rebellion, crime raps vs solons, harassment (tags)
PESANTE NEWS reported from news sources from MANILA today that Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) said that the Rebellion charges and other criminal cases filed against four progressive party-list lawmakers were all meant to impair their capacity to perform their tasks as members of the House of Representatives. The four lawmakers raised the concern before the IPU in 2007 after the government filed rebellion charges against them for their alleged involvement in the foiled plot to overthrow the Arroyo administration in February 2006. The the international body then urged the Arroyo administration to act on the cases with dispatch or right away clear Representatives Satur Ocampo and Teodoro Casino of Bayan Muna, Liza Maza of Gabriela, and Rafael Mariano of Anakpawis.
EPCC COMMENDS CALIFORNIA VOTERS FOR REJECTING ANTI-PEOPLE BUDGET MEASUREs (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) highly commends and congratulates the California voters for rejecting a package of budget-balancing measures that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said were needed to keep a $15 billion deficit from widening to $21 billion. Only the proposal to limit lawmaker pay passed. Five of the propositions failed with 64 percent of the votes counted, according to California’s elections office. Despite threats from lawmakers and fear mongering that the crisis would aggravate because of the a record $42 billion budget gap, the people voted against the measures. The losing proposals would have capped spending and
Stewart Acuff, special assistant to AFL-CIO President John Sweeney touts EFCA (tags)
Employee Free Choice Act: Acuff told his Denver audience that he believes the legislation will come before Congress in seven to eight weeks and that he is hopeful Senate Democrats will be able to round up 60 votes.
AI, EU Community Calls for Probe and End of Political Killings (tags)
Lawmakers of the European Union (EU) and the human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) have again urged the government to put an end to political killings. At the same time, Ambassador Alistair MacDonald of the European Commission condemned on Monday the abduction and murder early this month of Rebelyn Pitao, daughter of New People’s Army commander Leoncio Pitao.
U.S. Gas Tax Revenue (tags)
Gas Tax Revenue just another legislative 'slush fund'
Urgent Urgent Urgent Urgent Urgent (tags)
Express your opposition to the Wall Street bailout now!
Lobbyists find more ways to bond with lawmakers (tags)
Government of the people, by the elected officials and appointed bureaucrats, for the elected officials, appointed bureaucrats and special interest groups that got them elected!
New “Surge” For Immigrant Rights in the Senate in the Offing? (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) warmly welcomes the statement of Senator Alan Specter, ranking Republican supporter of immigration reform that he and six other lawmakers are ready to reopen and start the debate on immigration reform when the Senate opens September. In an interview with CNN today, August 7 at 2:00AM with anti-immigrant anchor Lou Dobbs, Specter laments that the comprehensive immigration reform act was not passed in the Senate this year. He said he was hopeful that the debates will rekindle the interest and will make the lawmakers informed about the need to pass this law.
TAX - AVOID US TAX - AVOID US TAX - AVOID US TAX (tags)
UNITED STATES TAX - AVOID IT TODAY - AVOID IT TOMORROW - AVOID IT FOREVER - UNITED STATES TAX - AVOID US TAX PERIOD FEDERAL UNITED STATES TAX - LOCAL UNITED STATES TAX
Majority of Iraqi Lawmakers Now Reject Occupation (tags)
"On Tuesday, without note in the U.S. media, more than half of the members of Iraq's parliament rejected the continuing occupation of their country. 144 lawmakers signed onto a legislative petition calling on the United States to set a timetable for withdrawal, according to Nassar Al-Rubaie, a spokesman for the Al Sadr movement, the nationalist Shia group that sponsored the petition."
No more pork for crooked politicians? Well not really! (tags)
By a 431-0 vote, the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives has approved a measure that would strip lawmakers of their congressional pensions for criminal convictions such as bribery, lying under oath and fraud. That may sound tough and impressive, but it's more show than substance, as usual.
The government pays these criminals rather well (tags)
At least 20 former lawmakers convicted of crimes are eligible for taxpayer-funded pensions, some as high as $125,000 a year
Homeland Security bill delays rule for passports at borders (tags)
The full blown police state will be delayed by 17 months. Until you can visit Mexico and Canada with out a passport. Heil Hitler! Sorry I mean Heil Bush!
Congress' fluffy measures keep constituents happy (tags)
Isn't unneeded, unnessary government great at wasting our money to get people re-elected?
‘Citizen’s Impeachment Complaint’ Filed Vs GMA (tags)
The second impeachment complaint against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was formally filed today at the office of the secretary general of the House of Representatives, who confirmed it as the “first complaint” filed at his office. At 8:09 a.m., House secretary general Roberto P. Nazareno received a copy of the complaint by lead complainant Nini Quezon-Avanceña, as endorsed by opposition lawmakers House Minority Floor Leader Francis Escudero and San Juan Representative Ronaldo Zamora. The complainants held vigil at the House last night in anticipation of the filing of another complaint by lawyer Oliver Lozano, who filed the first impeachment case against the president last year.
Cops over react as they almost always do! (tags)
Reported gunfire at Capitol wasn't
A journalist publishs information about gov crimes - who do the feds want to punish? (tags)
A journalist publishes a story that documents government crimes, but the story also contains secret information. Who do the feds want to punish??? You guessed it! The journalist!
From Congress to union halls: Demand widens: Exit Iraq! (tags)
Lawmakers respond to public outcry WASHINGTON — "Let Conyers in!" the crowd chanted at the White House gate the evening of June 16. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) and a dozen other lawmakers had come to deliver petitions signed by 566,000 people demanding that President George W. Bush answer for the so-called Downing Street Memo proving that he "fixed" intelligence to justify war on Iraq.
Lawmakers seek to crack down on illegal immigrants (tags)
See what your behavior has brought? And this is just the beginning.
Set the date! Time to bring the troops home (tags)
Lawmakers rejected Bush’s boast in his State of the Union address that the Jan. 30 election in Iraq vindicates his war policy.
Iraq 'Supermax' Prison Won't Wipe Away Abu Ghraib Stain (tags)
Editor's Note: President Bush promised a "modern, maximum-security prison" in Iraq -- and the destruction of the notorious Abu Ghraib complex -- as a way of giving Iraq a more humane prison system. But so-called "supermax" prisons in the United States are far from humane, the writer says.
Clashes in oilfields kill 17 soldiers and guerrillas (tags)
15 government troops dead in fresh fighting in Colombia’s southern oil region. President Uribe seeks foreign help to beef up military muscle. US lawmakers promise more soldiers and mercenaries.
Lawmakers block labeling food with Country of Origin (tags)
(In a massive sell-0ut) "Bargainers tying down the last details of a mammoth $390 billion spending bill agreed to block labels identifying which country food products come from for the next two years, lawmakers and aides said Saturday. "
Halliburton caught overcharging US in Iraq (tags)
WASHINGTON - Two Democratic lawmakers say Vice President Dick Cheney's former company, Halliburton, is gouging U.S. taxpayers while importing gasoline into Iraq. The Houston-based company contends it is paying the best price possible.
House Panel Approves Bush $87B Iraq Plan (tags)
The bottomless money pit called Iraq received an additional 87 billion dollars to fight the war... No WMD's , No Hussein and no terrorist connections... Within a few years the national deficit should read more that 500 billion. HOPE YA LIKE IT..CUZ YOUR PAYING FOR IT!!
Surprising Backlash to FCC's Libertarian Ruling (tags)
Activist groups and lawmakers say the libertarian instincts of the FCC's Michael Powell are out of step -- many fear that large corporations will absorb local news outlets.
Sometimes standing out isn't good (tags)
"When it comes to individual rights and freedoms, I think some people misinterpret what freedom is all about. You can't have freedom if you're dead."
Texas Democrats defy GOP power grab (tags)
ARDMORE, Okla. – The power grab by President George W. Bush, his advisor Karl Rove, and U.S. Majority Leader Tom DeLay to redraw Texas congressional districts in order to send up to seven new right-wing extremists to the U.S. House of Representatives suffered a serious setback when 53 Democratic lawmakers on May 12 boycotted the Texas House of Representatives.
Colorado to implement School Vouchers (tags)
DENVER – Colorado will soon become the first state to initiate public-school vouchers since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling declared such programs constitutional.
Conservative lawmakers seek to divorce themselves from gay-marriage legislation (tags)
Legislation that would create a parallel system of marriage for gay couples in California is raising a political fury between Democratic lawmakers and conservative voices who say marriage should only exist between a man and a woman.