Louie Gohmert: I Became A Congressman To Stop Single Moms From Receiving Assistance ~~


Remember this when you consider #Midterm2014

 

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Calling for all Single Moms to STAND UP SPEAK OUT against the Louie Gohmert’s of our world and vote for the DEMs in your state that support ALL WOMEN!

Women’s rights freedoms and pursuits of happiness   … single married or divorced

Cream Of The Crop


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Conservative Candidates Are Offering Us Their Best As The Election Approaches

Election Day is only 19 days away and candidates are make their final appeals to the voters they hope to represent. We’ve written about how Florida Governor Rick Scott is courageously reminding people that he is not a scientist when it comes to acting on the climate change that is destroying his state’s future. We’ve observed how Colorado Senate Candidate Cory Gardner is working dutifully to muddy the waters on his anti-women policies (He fooled the Denver Post!). But we know it can get hard to keep up with all of these fine candidates and the leadership they are offering. So here is a list of what some other conservative candidates are saying to boldly defend our values:

Georgia Senate Candidate David Perdue (R):

  • In response to questions from reporters about outsourcing jobs when he was a corporate executive, Purdue defended sending jobs overseas as the American Way: It’s “a part of American business, part of any business,” Perdue said. “I’m proud of it.”
  • Purdue put out an ad accusing his opponent Michelle Nunn of funding “organizations linked to terrorists.” When asked whether he believed Nunn was associated with terrorists he responded, “Well, that’s what it says in their plan.”

Arkansas Senate Candidate Tom Cotton (R):

Kentucky Senate Candidate and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R):

  • When asked to answer yes or no to the question, “Do you believe in climate change?” McConnell answered in textbook fashion: “It is not a yes or no question. I am not a scientist. I know there are scientists who think it’s a problem and scientists who think it isn’t a problem… my job is to try to protect jobs in Kentucky now. Not speculate about science in the future.”
  • McConnell wants to get rid of Obamacare, but keep the Obamacare website his constituents love. “Kentucky Kynect is a website. It was paid for by a grant from the federal government,” he said. “The website can continue, but in my view the best interests of the country would be achieved by pulling out Obamacare root and branch.”

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R):

Virginia Senate Candidate Ed Gillespie(R):

  • In a nifty display of incorrect logic, Gillespie told women that repealing the ACA will actually improve their access to birth control. (Shh: Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate, which requires insurers to cover all FDA-approved birth control methods without charging an additional co-pay, has made contraception more affordable for millions of women.)

BOTTOM LINE: During campaign season candidates have teams of people responsible for crafting just the right message. These statements by leading conservative candidates demonstrate that they have their fingers on the pulse of what the American people want: Elected officials who ignore the facts, refuse to answer simple questions, oppose policies that would help the middle class, and protect the wealthiest instead of create an economy that works for everyone.

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a message from Rachel Maddow … a repost


Rachel Maddow just did a harrowing exposé on North Carolina Tea Partier Thom Tillis — whose race will be “the tipping point for the Senate battle,” according to Nate Silver.

Maddow reports that Tillis is the worst of the worst: “Tillis has helped cut off access to medical care for struggling families; he opposes gay rights; he’s helped impose ridiculous new voting restrictions; and he’s curtailed reproductive rights while expanding opportunities to carry loaded guns in bars.”

The scariest part? North Carolina is the GOP’s #1 target: the Kochs have spent more there than in every other race COMBINED, pulling Tillis into a 41-41 tie with Democrat Kay Hagan.

To stop Tillis and other extreme Republicans from winning and costing us the whole Senate, we must neutralize their air assault with our $60 million, 4,000 staff powered Grassroots Victory Project — our “largest and most data-driven ground game yet,” according to the New York Times.

 

 

 

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meet david young, republican


running against Staci Appel, Democratic Party

 

As Chief of Staff for Senator Grassley, David worked day in and day out on behalf of Iowans. He listened to their concerns, developed solutions, and navigated the federal bureaucracy to get results.

Like his friend and mentor, Chuck Grassley, David believes in a government that works for people.  Public service is about helping your fellow man.

David Young has already set his sights on ending Social Security’s promise, saying that the Ryan budget didn’t go far enough and that benefit cuts, increasing taxes on benefits and increasing the retirement age are all on the table. Our seniors can’t afford David Young, we must respond now!

David Young is so extreme that 85% of his own party’s primary voters rejected him just a few weeks ago. With the Tea Party once again flexing its muscle in Iowa’s primary contests, our response is critical.

  • Zero Based Budgeting – this solution simply means that each year, the funding level for all government programs and agencies will begin at $0.  This is a better budgeting practice than giving every program the same amount as last year, plus a raise.
  • Sunset Legislation – attaching a sunset clause to every law enacted by Congress means policies will no longer outlive their usefulness.  When the sunset date arrives, Congress will examine the program anew and determine if it should continue for another finite period of time.
  • Full Federal Audit – the budget of every government department and agency should undergo a thorough outside audit to ensure taxpayer funds are being used in the most effective manner possible.
  • Flatter, Fairer, Simpler Tax Code – the current U.S. tax code is 74,000 pages long.  Giving a percentage of your income to fund the government should not require us to hire professional assistance.  Additionally, the longer the code the more loopholes exist and the more opportunity there is to skirt the system and engage in fraudulent activity.
  • Balanced Budget Amendment – it is often said states are the test tubes of democracy.  The concept here is simple:  never spend more money than you have revenue.  In Iowa, this concept is just common sense.
  • Full Repeal of Obamacare – The disastrous rollout of government run Obamacare is the prophetic announcement of the real mess to come.  Trying to fix our health care system via a top-down approach, will never improve a broken system.  All Americans deserve the benefits of lower health care prices, better access to providers, and less government spending.

 

 

Resource: his website , internet

 

Idea of the Day: Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act Is Invaluable to Our Democracy


centerforAmericanProgresslogo repost …

Posted On February 19, 2013

On February 27 the U.S. Supreme Court  heard arguments in the case Shelby County v. Holder, a challenge to the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This landmark law outlawed discriminatory voting practices by ending the disfranchisement of minority voters and preventing vote dilution through racial gerrymandering and other techniques that negate the minority vote when the white majority votes as a block.

Section 5 furthers these goals by requiring nine full states and parts of seven other states with a history of racial discrimination in voting to ask either the Department of Justice or a three-judge court in Washington, D.C., for approval before making any changes to voting laws—a process known as preclearance. Congress determined the jurisdictions originally covered under Section 5 by using a plan laid out in the Voting Rights Act and also created a scheme for states to “bail out” of coverage if they have complied with the Voting Rights Act for 10 years.

 

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