by Scott Arceneaux
We knew that Pam Bondi and Rick Scott were pushing their radical agenda when they said that marriage equality would cause “great harm” to the state.
Now, they’re digging themselves deeper into the hole.
Earlier this week, Bondi tried to stand by her statement by claiming that marriage equality would make the state’s computers crash and that the paperwork needed to get it done would bog down the state’s systems.
Bondi and Rick Scott don’t get it. 19 states already have allowed their citizens to marry the ones they love — and their state hasn’t crumbled. Can you click here and tell Rick Scott and Pam Bondi to let all Floridians marry whomever they love?
Together, we can help our state get away from the bigoted leadership of Rick Scott, who is no stranger to gay-bullying. In 2010, Scott said that “I don’t believe that foster care should be done by single-sex couples.”
Thanks for all you do,
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.
fight to bring better members of Congress onto the Floor who support vote for legislation that improves the lives of ALL Americans! Nativegrl77
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.
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Want to know how extreme the Republicans are in our State Senate?
Here are some “ideas” coming from Michael Baumgartner, State Senator from the 6th District in Spokane:
- The unemployed should be required to perform public service before getting unemployment benefits.
- Washington should be a right-to-work state. Don’t we want workers to have collective bargaining rights?
- The State Supreme Court is like dictators Mugabe and Putin. Because they’re serious about funding our schools.
In a little over three years, Michael Baumgartner has defined himself as one of the most outspoken voices against Democratic values in our State Senate.
We’re in Spokane for our State Convention, and everybody is talking about Rich Cowan.
Rich is a native Spokane film and television producer who challenged Cathy McMorris Rodgers in 2012 and developed a taste for taking on the right wing.
Believing that he could do the most good for our state by helping to take back our Senate, he began campaigning last August and has already raised over $122,000 and knocked on over 9,000 doors himself.
Rich has been all over the news recently because he just began filming his latest project, Spokane’s first television series called Z-Nation, which has created 200 crew jobs and 200 acting jobs that pay a family wage with health care and benefits! 1,300 people in the Spokane area are also eagerly signing up to serve as “zombie” extras on the show.
Rich is doing all he can to take back our State Senate. He knows “zombies” belong on the big screen, not in Olympia!
Washington State Democrats Chair