Sen. Harkin is such a boss. Here he explains why the Republican proposal to cut the Prevention and Wellness Fund which funds necessary investments to keep Americans healthy (including vaccinations, etc.) instead of closing a tax loophole for the ultra-wealthy (the Democratic proposal) is a fiscal disaster. The loophole has even been criticized by the conservative Wall Street Journal. The Republican proposal does not make sense. College students in America cannot afford to have their student loan interest rates double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent. Republicans need to stop playing politics with college affordability to protect their ultra-wealthy donors.
In an online column for the Washington Post yesterday, world renowned biologist Richard Dawkins writes an excellentl indictment of Republicans and specifically Rick Perry for his dismissal of the scientific fact of evolution. This column is definitely worth the read. His assertion that “intellect, knowledge and linguistic mastery are mistrusted by Republican voters” couldn’t be more true. Do we need any more proof than Christine O’Donnell, Michelle Bachmann and Sharon Angle? Money quote (emphasis mine): A politician’s attitude to evolution is perhaps not directly important in itself. It can have unfortunate consequences on education and science policy but, compared to Perry’s and the [...]
Not only is Mitt Romney, the Republican Presidential Frontrunner, an “emotion free” and heartless serial abuser of animals, including even his own family’s companion animal; it also appears that he wants the title of being the sexist pig candidate: “I’m Lisa Dellisola,” one woman said to Romney. “That’s a Spanish name? Italian?” he responded. (It’s Italian, and she confirmed Romney had her vote.) As Romney began to leave the company after his hourlong visit, he looked at the Ellen Boss, the girlfriend of the company’s general counsel, Cory Hussey. “Nice,” Romney said as she blushed. “Nice choice. Just like me,” a [...]
Via Mother Jones and YouGov. Any remaining questions about Boehner debt ceiling debacle?