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“Shared Sacrifice” = GOP Con job

March 31, 2011 by

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Senator Bernie Sanders on The Ed Show was outraged at politicians turning a blind eye to corporations in this country who aren’t and don’t want to pay taxes and do not play a role in deficit reduction,  yet demanding that those who can least afford it make all the sacrifices in America’s “shared sacrifice.” The average […]

Video: Prepared to Die For Democracy

March 28, 2011 by

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Matthew Schauenburg is propped against a pillar inside the Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin with a sign alerting passersby that he is conducting a hunger strike for democracy.  He is on a hunger strike to draw attention to the harmful aspects of Governor Scott Walker’s “budget repair” bill and proposed budget. According to Wisconsin Radio Network: […]

Video: How to Topple a Government

March 28, 2011 by

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The conservative politicians in Canada claimed the government was out of money and tried to fool the people into believing that they cared about the deficit and that they wanted to be fiscally conservative.  Meanwhile they did  exactly the opposite and instituted huge revenue give-aways – including cuts in corporate taxes – and increases in military spending, that would absolutely decimate […]

NYTimes KRUGMAN: The Forgotten Unemployed

March 18, 2011 by

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In yesterday’s New York Times, Paul Krugman talked about The Forgotten Millions.  More than three years after the US entered the worst economic slump since the 1930s, Washington has lost interest in the unemployed.  The concern is that no jobs bills have been introduced in Congress, no job-creation plans have been advanced by the White House and […]

Should 99ers Vote 3rd-Party in 2012?

March 14, 2011 by

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I am sick and tired of our two major parties.  I no longer feel an allegiance to either one or the slightest bit compelled to vote for any of our current public servants. Both Democrats and Republicans have shown themselves to be bought and paid for by corporations and are clearly no longer willing to […]

H.R.589 Gained Another 2 Cosponsors

March 10, 2011 by

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H.R.589, the new legislation introduced on 2/9/2011 by Rep. Barbara Lee(CA-9) called the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011would provide 14 more weeks of UI compensation to 99ers as an extension of Tier 1. As of 3/9/11, two more Democrats had joined the ranks of the H.R.589 cosponsers.  The bill now has 74 cosponsors (see complete list here) – but […]

99er Frequently Asked Questions Answered

March 9, 2011 by

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Here are just a few of the many questions frequently asked about 99ers.  If there are questions/answers that you feel should be included in this FAQ, please feel free to add them as comments below. Why don’t 99ers stop “whining” and just get a job? There are over 13 million unemployed Americans desperately searching for […]