Democrat Mark Warner voted against Ron Wyden’s amendment to prevent the privatization of Social Security. Republicans Dean Heller, John Hoeven, Mark Kirk, John McCain, and Rob Portman supported the measure.
These are the waning days of 2014. It’s been a long year, with a lot of work, and many disappointments. It’s easy, at this time of year, to simply want to give up, give in, and sink down into despair. As the 2016 Republican presidential
Who was College Coordinator for Unity08, the political corporation that that sued for the right to take secret cash donations of unlimited size? Nick Troiano. Who was National Campus Director for Americans Elect, the political corporation that actually did take secret cash donations of unlimited
The Social Security Administration keeps track of the 1000 most popular boys’ and 1000 most popular girls’ baby names in the United States each year. For kicks this evening, I looked up the last name of each president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, plus the big
Over at 1787, a new independent political party that purports to be open to any new ideas from its members, and not promoting any particular ideology, has issued a very particularly ideological statement about the federal budget deal between the Obama White House and congressional
A tip of the hat to Bill for letting me know that on October 31, a “pirate” disrupted a staged “rally” featuring about ten representatives of “The Can Kicks Back” and about ten reporters who’d been summoned to the event. The main spokesperson for the
During the 2012 presidential campaign, Barack Obama warned Americans that they shouldn’t vote for Mitt Romney, because Romney would cut Social Security benefits. Obama pledged to defend social security, saying that “no current beneficiaries should see their basic benefits reduced, and he will not accept
The Can Kicks Back is an paper-front organization that describes itself to the public as a “grassroots” campaign of “Millenials” but was actually started by a core group of rich old white men. It acts as if it is independent but actually occupies the office
Violating Charter and Bylaws, No Labels and Americans Elect Promote Presidential Bid of Pete Peterson-Funded David Walker
Americans Elect and No Labels, mysterious political corporations that don’t disclose their funders, say they’re not promoting any Presidential candidate… but the behavior of Americans Elect and No Labels seems to be at odds with what they say. Read here for documentation of this mismatch as it applies to David Walker.
At Tea Party Brewing: A Place for Patriots, Nancy McKiernen reports the “news” breathlessly, complete with a picture of an official-looking record: McKiernan goes on to allege that Ludwig is “presumed dead and whose death was either never reported to the SS administration or reported
If the United States were to reduce its military spending to 20 percent of its current level, the result would be 568.8 billion dollars in savings every year. That would be more than enough to make up for gaps in the projected budget of Social Security for as far as anyone could project, and to keep Medicare and Medicaid financially solid far into the future as well.