Our gov’t shouldn’t be making billions of dollars by drowning our students in debt #BankonStudents
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GOP Whips Up Scandals to Avoid Facing Obama’s ‘Most Rapid Deficit Reduction since WWII’
(via GOP Whips Up Scandals to Avoid Facing Obama’s ‘Most Rapid Deficit Reduction since WWII’)
SAD THING IS…..too many so called Liberal Media’s & PUNDITS, ended up standing on the side of stupidity taking many other STUPID LEFTIES WITH THEM, AGAIN!
They can not handle it at all that President Obama actually cares about this country and the people and wants to help us and the country.
Here’s a real bitter irony for the GOP. At the same time as their ideology took an ugly beating in the reality department, the man they are determined to destroy has a better record at deficit reduction than any of their recent Presidents. In fact, government spending under President Obama has grown at a slower rate than it did under any president since Dwight D. Eisenhower, according to Bloomberg (that’s over 50 years ago, if you’re counting). Ironically, this fact is due in part to their own obstructionism and President Obama’s endless compromises with them.
“The improvements in this CBO report are yet more evidence that the President’s policies are contributing to the most rapid deficit reduction since World War II.”
If it's Obama, IT'S A SHAKEDOWN....If it's Texas, it's OKAY........BP and Halliburton to court over 2010 Gulf Oil Spill -
TEXAS CONGRESSMAN JOE BARTON June 17, 2010:
Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, the top Republican on the committee, apologized to Hayward for what he described as a “shakedown” at the White House yesterday. He was referring to the deal worked out between the Obama administration and BP to set up a $20 billion fund administered by a third party to pay for damages from the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
“I’m ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday,” Barton said. “I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown, in this case, a $20 billion shakedown.”
He complained that “the attorney general of the United States, who is legitimately conducting a criminal investigation and has every right to do so to protect the interests of the American people, [is] participating in what amounts to a $20 billion slush fund that’s unprecedented in our nation’s history, that’s got no legal standing, and which sets, I think, a terrible precedent for the future.”
“I apologize,” Barton told Hayward. “I do not want to live in a country where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong is subject to some sort of political pressure that is — again, in my words, amounts to a shakedown. So I apologize.”
“I’m speaking now totally for myself,” he noted. “I’m not speaking for the Republican Party.” House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) later said he disagreed with Barton’s characterization, and GOP leaders put out a statement calling his comments “wrong.”
Not long after Barton spoke, the White House released a statement calling his comments “shameful.”
“What is shameful is that Joe Barton seems to have more concern for big corporations that caused this disaster than the fishermen, small business owners and communities whose lives have been devastated by the destruction,” said Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. “Congressman Barton may think that a fund to compensate these Americans is a ‘tragedy’, but most Americans know that the real tragedy is what the men and women of the Gulf Coast are going through right now. Members from both parties should repudiate his comments.”
We know that the press corps spent most of the last week chasing a story based on an email that didn’t exist. It was fabricated by a Republican aide and then reported as fact. Sad commentary that Republicans are so dead set on embarrassing the President, the foreign service, the CIA and our military that they would actually lie to a news organization about the contents of an email and let that news organization report their lies as fact. The attack in Benghazi is an issue of life and death. We should be focused tracking down the terrorists that committed this act and bringing them to justice not on smear politics and false scandals. — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (via kileyrae)
…[some] may not remember what made Iran-Contra such an extraordinary scandal. The Reagan administration “raised money privately” by selling weapons to a sworn enemy of the United States. Why? Because it wanted to fund an illegal war in Nicaragua. And when I say “illegal war,” I mean that quite literally—Congress told the Reagan administration, in no uncertain terms, that Reagan could not send money to the Contras. Period. The Reagan administration, unrestrained by laws and the Constitution, did so anyway, and much of the president’s national security team ended up under indictment.
Reagan knew everything. However, I bet this Time magazine piece doesn’t get into the juiciest part of Iran-Contra, which is that in the 1980s the CIA put into operation a crack cocaine pipeline to import narcotics from Central and South America and distribute it in US inner cities. This is not a “conspiracy theory”, this is a documented conspiracy, most rigorously researched and reported by Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Gary Webb, whose series in the San Jose Mercury News and subsequent book “Dark Alliance” literally got him killed. To me, that’s the story of Iran-Contra: not that Reagan sold weapons to Iran, but that the US government imported and sold crack to Black America, as part of an arms and drugs trade which funded war in the Third World and which devastated lives and filled prisons in the USA.
I’m old enough to remember this and it’s depressing that everyone forgot.
This conflicts with the neo-con narrative fiction that Reagan was the best president ever…so of course its been filed out of sight and mind. If a democrat had done it though, the outrage would be heard to the high heavens…
YOU DON’T SAY.
Cue the Republican outrage. Amirite?
If you believe that a single GOP player in this upcoming clusterfuck of investigations is going to pause and think, “Huh. You’re right. I didn’t care when George W. Bush did the same or worse. I should end this hypocrisy,” you are as delusional as the most extreme Benghazi conspiracy theorists, the ones who think that the IRS thing is Obama’s way to distract from the far, far worse Benghazi “scandal.” (No, really, Rush Limbaugh believes this.)
Your argument is noted, good liberals who still smart from the lack of prosecution of anyone for the crimes and excesses of the Bush administration. Indeed, it was laughable when today John Boehner asked regarding the IRS asking conservative groups extra questions, “Who’s going to jail over this scandal?” Your first instinct might be to say, “Oh, shut the fuck up, Annoying Orange.”
There is only one thing that’ll end this madness: End the madness of GOP control in the House and prevent them from gaining control of the Senate. — In Brief: It’s All About 2014 Now (via samuraifuckingfrog)
(Source: livealifethatscompletelyfree, via im-secretly-javert)
The media is missing the point.
And get the joke? These political groups get tax free status while you send off taxes with every paycheck because they pretend to be Social Welfare ie Charitable groups. So, of course the Billionaire henchmen in the mainstream press are getting the real scandal wrong.
Also see The Real IRS Scandal