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Monthly Archive for July, 2011

FEDERAL REVENUE ISSUE NOT DEAD

PROGRESSIVES TAKE HEART: WE CAN ELIMINATE THE BUSH TAX CUTS! At the end of April we wrote in a post, DEFICIT SOLVED, that 75% of the federal deficit could be eliminated by simply letting the Bush Tax Cuts expire (including the middle class tax cuts) at the end of 2012 — as the legislation originally […]

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GRIDLOCK GOVERNMENT

Hey, Wall Street … YOU wanted the divided government that we all know leads to STALEMATE government, so as Sister Sarah would say … “how’s that gridlocky thingy workin’ out for ya?” Wall Street didn’t like the modest new financial regulations signed into law by President Obama, so they supported Republicans in the 2010 Congressional […]

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Republicans think they own the White House. When they lose a presidential election to a Democrat they go psychotic. Their behavior becomes irrational and they repeatedly put their own political interest over good governance. And, oddly, it sometimes pays off in elections. Their selfish and childish behavior backfired when they impeached President Clinton (after years […]

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QUIT YER BITCHIN’ LIBERALS!

We’re growing more and more disappointed with some in our own camp. Barack Obama is the most liberal president this country has had since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and all some on the left can do is complain, complain, complain. “Wahh, wahh, wahh … we’re going to act like Republicans and insist on having everything our […]

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We remarked to our daughter that we’ve been observing lately that the values we hold as Americans are evolving — and for the better, I think. We grew up in the post war 1950s and early 1960s, and hit career strides in the Reagan years. America then was all about more, more, more. Conspicuous consumption […]

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PATRIOTISM

We here at CLN keep asking, “How much is enough?”  Once you’re very, very rich, how much richer do you need to be?  How many cars can you actually drive, how many clothes can you wear, and how many houses can one person live in?  Most of the fortunes (that the mega-wealthy hoard) they owe […]

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ERRORS? OR DELIBERATE LIES!

It’s hard to continue to believe that the Right keeps making mistakes when they repeatedly make assertions that are provably wrong.  Here’s the latest example:  FOX News Eric Bolling. This report demonstrates that the right wing-nuts are willing to say the most outrageous lie, and that none of their comrades will call them on it!  […]

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