Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa has a grand idea, and by “grand” I mean big. Rep. King, never one to think small, has introduced House Joint Resolution 16, a proposed constitutional amendment that reads simply:
The sixteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
Read the 16th Amendment [...]
On Thursday September 19 2013, 217 Republican members of the House of Representatives voted to approve H.R. 3102, a bill to push 3.8 million Americans into hunger, kicking them out of the food stamp program despite the fact that they are unemployed or underemployed. How much would the U.S. budget save by pushing 3.8 million [...]
15 Republicans crossed the aisle yesterday to vote in opposition that would take food assistance away from hungry Americans. [...]
In 2010, Democrats set up an unstaffed table in a shed with a few pieces of literature at the Union Fair in Knox County, Maine. Republicans paid for a prominently-placed tent, a tied-together tarp which was consistently staffed and which sold sweatshop-made promotional material.
In 2011, Knox County Democrats were gone entirely from the [...]
“Ninety percent of the audience will be there interested in what you have to say. It’s the other 5 or 10 percent who aren’t. They’re there to make a point.”
– legislative aide, explaining why Senate Republicans have decided to stop holding town halls with their constituents.
It would be unwise at this moment to claim certain knowledge, but only an idiot could fail to see the grounds for allegations of profound corruption on the part of Ron Paul. [...]
As years pass, corporations have been cutting more and more manufacturing jobs in America and shipping those jobs halfway around the world to factories in Asia, which then ship their products back to the United States for sale. There’s nothing wrong in the abstract with people in Asia having jobs — it’s when we get [...]
Apparently, Congressman Shimkus thinks that pious Christianity is only good for keeping oil company profits high. When the lobbyists come a-calling, Shimkus is happy to toss that old time religion out the window. [...]
51 members of the United States Senate voted yesterday for S.1238, a bill to keep the interest rate for undergraduate loans at an annual rate of 3.4% rather than double the student loan rate to 6.8% per year. That’s a bare majority in favor of keeping a university education more affordable for Americans. Low student [...]
Whenever Republican politicians get a chance to use the power of federal government to help their own corporate special interest groups, they happily use the power of Big Government to smash the decisions of state and local governments. [...]