Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Faux News Pundit Writes Book
Revealing GOP Plot to

Greg Jones
National Director

As many of you already know, I regularly monitor right-wing news and radio to stay abreast on where the evil side is coming from. They don't know it, but I'm also on various right-wing email lists. So I get emails as if I'm 'one of them'. One email I received just today further reconfirms the diabolical right-wing plot to literally destroy America as I have been warning of for months. The email is from former President Clinton adviser turned total traitor Faux News pundit Dick Morris who has gone as far as to have written a book (which we are in no way endorsing or recommending you buy) for fellow right-wingers to have a clearer knowledge of the GOP sinister plot. Check his email out for yourselves THIS is what we MUST UNITE TO FIGHT AGAINST !

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February 23, 2011

As predicted in Revolt! (Dick's and Eileen's new book) - States Lead the Way Toward Reform

It is not only the Arab world that is in turmoil! Reform Governors like Scott Walker (Wisconsin), John Kasich (Ohio), Mitch Daniels (Indiana), Tom Corbett (Pennsylvania), Butch Otter (Idaho), and Rick Scott (Florida) are leading a movement for fundamental change in America.


In Revolt!, Morris and McGann's new book, they describe how newly elected Republican Governors - impelled by their budget crises and empowered with GOP Legislatures - will accomplish sweeping changes in our politics.

Read how:

* Republican Governors will destroy the political base of the Democratic Party by ending automatic dues deductions from paychecks by unions.

* GOP Legislatures will strip teachers of tenure, end seniority based pay, enact merit pay, and promote school choice, dramatically eroding the power of the teachers' unions.

* Collective bargaining reforms will free school boards and principals to run their schools and end union control.

* State fiscal problems will force them into bankruptcy. And, in bankruptcy, they can cancel all union contracts.

For all the changes coming in Washington, the Tea Party revolution's most important changes will be at the state level. Good-bye AFT, SEIU, AFSME, NEA!

It's all in Revolt!: How To Defeat Obama and Repeal his Socialist Programs - A Patriot's Guide Dick's and Eileen's new book.

To pre-order a signed copy of Revolt from - CLICK HERE.

To pre-order a signed copy of Revolt from Barnes& - CLICK HERE.

Dick has signed 13,000 copies but they will probably be gone soon so order now!







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B4B NOTE: Is THIS pathetic OR what ? Again, we are NOT recommending you buy this book but simply exposing the GOP plot. Share this....spread the word....this is in fact, only part of the GOP Plan LITERALLY Destroy America ! Time to FIGHT !!!

Knowledge is Power !

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hoping that my fellow Dems and Professional Left learn that the midterm whining and de-energizing which lead to the Repubs gaining power in multiple states across the country (and the Congress) only aided the evil side...and seriously hurt America !
(still PATHETIC !)
The Time Is NOW....To UNITE !!!
President Holds "Winning The Future"
Business Forum in Cleveland

(Cleveland Plain Dealer) President Barack Obama makes opening remarks for the "Winning the Future" forum on small business at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University on Tuesday. The forum is designed to spotlight Obama's efforts to help small companies and promote the economic themes of innovation, education and technology stressed during his State of Union speech. (Read complete article)

Protests Against GOP Plot to
Crush Unions Mount Nationwide

IN OHIO: Thousands Gather to Protest Bill

(Reuters) - Thousands of people picketed the state Capitol on Tuesday to protest a bill to cut collective bargaining rights for state workers.

In a local repeat of an issue that has roiled Wisconsin over the last two weeks, state Republican leaders say the bill is necessary to address the state's budget problems, while union leaders say it is designed to hurt unions.

"The intent is to give taxpayers a seat at the negotiating table," said Jason Mauk, spokesman for Ohio Senate Republicans.

Introduced in late January, the bill was scheduled for a state Senate Committee hearing on Tuesday.

Ohio's bill goes farther than Wisconsin's in some ways, Mauk said. While Wisconsin's bill allows collective bargaining on wages, up to the rate of inflation, for state workers, the Ohio bill prohibits collective bargaining for 42,000 state workers in addition to 19,500 workers in the state's university and college system.

This would end a right established in 1983 for Ohio's public-sector workers.

For local governments that bargain with unions representing some 300,000 workers including police, firefighters, and public school teachers, the bill removes health care and some other benefits from the negotiating process.

Like Wisconsin, Ohio has a new Republican governor and Republican majorities in both legislative houses.

"What's happening in Ohio is similar to what's happening in Wisconsin," said Joseph Slater, professor of law at the University of Toledo College of Law.

Slater said there is no correlation between whether a state gives collective bargaining rights to workers and whether they have a deficit. (Read rest of article)


The Huffington Post's Lila Shapiro has put together a great report that summarizes the Wisconsin situation so far and highlights many of the issues involved:
MADISON, WI -- On Friday, February 11th, at the same hour that the world watched the former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resign his post, the newly appointed Republican Governor of Wisconsin quietly launched a ferocious attack on public sector unions -- and the very notion of organized labor in America.

For nearly fifty years unions have sought to safeguard and advance their rights through a process known as collective bargaining, which is the the most powerful tool labor has for peacefully resolving disputes and ensuring workers a voice in negotiations on everything from fair wages to safety conditions and sick leave.

The bill championed by Wisconsin's governor takes dead aim at this process by stripping most state workers of many of their collective bargaining rights. Union leaders have responded uproariously, claiming that the bill effectively guts public unions of their most critical asset in a state that pioneered many of the fundamental fights for worker's rights. Political chaos has ensued on both sides. State Democrats fled the state last week to prevent a vote on the legislature, while many Republican governors -- some who already have similar bills on the table -- watch carefully to see, if the bill succeeds, how they might pass anti-union legislature in their own states. Read full story

IN INDIANA: Indiana Workers Protest Labor Bill

(WSJ) INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The fight over limiting organizing and bargaining of public-sector workers spread from Wisconsin, where a week long battle remains unresolved, to Indianapolis Monday where thousands of steelworkers, auto workers and others surrounded the state capital to protest a right-to-work labor bill that passed a committee of the Republican-controlled House, prompting discussion of a walkout by Democrats.

The Indiana bill, which would change state law so that private-sector workers no longer are required to pay dues or belong to a union that bargains on their behalf, now goes to the full House, which would need two-thirds or 67 of the 100 House members present to vote.

Republicans hold a 60-40 lead in the Indiana House and need a two-thirds quorum to vote on legislation.

Democratic Rep. David L. Niezgodski said that leaving to stymie a quorum "is absolutely an option we have."

About 22 states, mostly across the South, have such laws. In Indiana currently, if a union bargains for a group of workers at an employer, all workers covered by the contract must belong to the union. Proponents of the bill say it would create jobs while opponents say it would drive down wages. The bill would exempt members of the construction industries, whose unions and management argued that the unions play a critical role in training and apprenticeships. (Read rest of article)

Related Article:
Protests Against Union-Busting Bill Sweep Midwest

B4B NOTE: The GOP plot to crush unions is but one segment of their overall diabolical scheme. They will also push for new laws allowing states to file bankruptcy which will disband union pay/benefit agreements, forcing workers to work for less pay. State bankruptcies will also force the layoffs of millions of teachers, police, fire and others nationwide. Also, pensions will be in jeopardy if state bankruptcies are allowed....another goal in their overall plot. The bottom line GOP goal is to force Americans to have to work....LITERALLY...for Chinese wages. They MUST BE STOPPED ! Lastly....ALL of this would have been avoided had my fellow whiny Dems just voted in the midterm elections.....but instead, they simply de-energized, handing over the power to the evil side. Still A Shame !!!

Next ?
The GOP's destruction of America's Public School Systems.

The Time Is NOW....
To UNITE....and FIGHT !!!!

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

The View From The Front Lines
of the Wisconsin Protests

FIGHT TIME ! As I previously warned....the battles ahead will be at state levels (as exemplified in Wisconsin, Ohio and others) to block the GOP from literally DESTROYING AMERICA !....and they've only just begun ! The Time Is NOW to FIGHT !!! (B4B)


Related Article: Wisconsin Protests Grow in Size


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Thursday, February 17, 2011

As we have been warning of for months....the actions in Wisconsin by the right-wing Governor exemplifies the GOP plot nationwide to crush unions...reduce employee pay forcing them to work for Chinese wages....with the ultimate goal being to bankrupt states...forcing massive layoffs....of which, then, 'privatization' (Halliburton & Co.) will 'come to the rescue' thru so-called private/gov't joint ventures which simply means the private co's will ge
t the federal monies....and rehire all those layed-off at the Chinese wages. (B4B)

Wisconsin Protests
Governor's Plot to Crush U

(HuffPo) Wisconsin Democrats on Thursday fled the statehouse in an effort to prevent legislators from reaching a quorum and passing a bill put forth by Gov. Scott Walker (R), which would cripple the collective bargaining rights of public unions.

(Scroll down for the latest updates from Wisconsin)

The move produced a frantic political drama, as state troopers were reportedly sent out to find the fleeing lawmakers and Walker hinted that the National Guard would be called in to fill the void left by protesting union workers.

One Democratic senator told the Milwaukee-WIsconsin Journal Sentinel that most of the members of his caucus had already crossed state lines.

Their flight further heightened the drama that has surrounded the Wisconsin statehouse this week. On Wednesday there were an estimated 30,000 peacefully rallying in front of the state capitol building, and on Thursday that number is expected to be even higher.

Madison public schools are closed for the second day running, as teachers call in sick and students walk out.

Wisconsin is a stronghold of the labor movement -- the birthplace of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, one of the nation's largest labor unions -- with a long history of successful battles for workers' rights. This is part of the reason the pushback to Walker's bill has been so strong. It's also why, if the bill does pass, the precedent it sets for other conservative governors looking to go after collective bargaining rights is so powerful.
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Monday, February 14, 2011

The President's Budget
for Fiscal Year 2012

(THE WHITE HOUSE) Having emerged from the worst recession in generations, the President has put forward a plan to rebuild our economy and win the future by out-innovating, out-educating, and out-building our global competitors and creating the jobs and industries of tomorrow. But we cannot rebuild our economy and win the future if we pass on a mountain of debt to our children and grandchildren. We must restore fiscal responsibility, and reform our government to make it more effective, efficient, and open to the American people.

The President’s 2012 Budget is a responsible approach that puts the nation on a path to live within our means so we can invest in our future – by cutting wasteful spending and making tough choices on some things we cannot afford, while keeping the investments we need to grow the economy and create jobs. It targets scarce federal resources to the areas critical to winning the future: education, innovation, clean energy, and infrastructure. And it proposes to reform how Washington does business, putting more federal funding up for competition, cutting waste, and reorganizing government so that it better serves the American people.

See the budget breakdown

B4B NOTE: As President Obama unveils his Budget Proposal to Congress...which includes some budget cuts even to programs he cares deeply about...looks like there's ABSOLUTELY NO slashing of Social Security, Medicaid or Medicare...proving the fear mongering, de-energizing Professional Left...WRONG.....again !

Saturday, February 12, 2011

President's Weekly Address:

President Readies
For Tough Budget Cuts Ahead !

WASHINGTON – President Obama used his weekly address to preview his budget saying that it will help the government live within its means, while still investing in the future. In addition to stripping out waste, his budget includes a freeze on annual domestic spending over the next five years—even for programs he cares deeply about—which will reduce the deficit by more than $400 billion over the next decade. And, it will make investments in the future, by supporting what will do the most to grow the economy in the years to come. This means investing in things like infrastructure, research, and education.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

President Obama Responds to
Mubarak Resignation

Align CenterWATCH:

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

....BEGINS !

If their plan becomes law, it could lead to layoffs of tens of thousands
of federal employees, big cuts to heating an
d housing subsidies for the
poor, reduced grants to schools and law enfor
cement agencies. Also ahead....BEWARE of the GOP PLOT to bankrupt states to make pensions and union agreements null & void. All an orchestrated plot to lead to privatization of government entities while forcing workers to work for Chinese wages. Learn the plot...spread the word. (B4B)
House Repubs Slash Domestic Programs

(HuffPo) WASHINGTON — Republicans now running the House are barely touching Congress' own generous budget even as they take a cleaver to many domestic agencies.

A new GOP proposal would reduce domestic agencies' spending by 9 percent on average through September, when the current budget year ends.

If that plan becomes law, it could lead to layoffs of tens of thousands of federal employees, big cuts to heating and housing subsidies for the poor, reduced grants to schools and law enforcement agencies, and a major hit to the Internal Revenue Service's budget.

Congress, on the other hand, would get nicked by only 2 percent, or $94 million.

Recent hefty increases to the congressional budget – engineered by Democrats when they held power in the House from 2007-2010 – would remain largely in place under a plan announced Thursday by the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky.

The plan, developed in close consultation with Republican Speaker John Boehner's office, would cut Congress' budget less than any other domestic spending bill, except for the one covering the Department of Homeland Security.

All 12 spending bills left unfinished by Democrats will go into a single, enormous measure that Republicans promise to bring up the week of Feb. 14.

"Charity begins at home, and Congress should lead the way with cuts to their own budget," said Steve Ellis of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a Washington-based watchdog group. "Instead they're protecting their bottom line while slashing everyone else's."

The cut to Congress gets a little deeper, to 3.5 percent, if it were imposed for a full calendar year instead of the seven months that will remain in the current budget year. But so, too, would the cuts to other agencies – growing to 16 percent. (read rest of article)

State Bankruptcy Weighed by Republicans
Blocking Sta
te Aid

(Bloomberg) Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, emboldened by the majority they won in November elections, want to send a message to U.S. states grappling with soaring pension liabilities: Don’t come to us for a handout.

A broader option, being pressed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a potential presidential candidate in 2012, would be to change U.S. law to allow states to file for bankruptcy, giving them more leverage to renegotiate labor contracts.

Closing the door to U.S. aid may further stress states facing more than $140 billion in budget deficits next fiscal year, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington research group. Fewer than half of their pensions had assets to pay for 80 percent of promised benefits in the 2009 fiscal year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. States now face the end to federal stimulus payments granted two years ago to help them cope with the deepest recession in 80 years.

“We are not interested in a bailout,” Representative Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the House Budget Committee, said at a Jan. 6 forum in Washington.

“Should taxpayers in Indiana, who have paid their bills on time, who have done their job fiscally, be bailing out Californians, who haven’t?” he said. “No, that’s a moral hazard we are not interested in creating.”

Representative Devin Nunes of California introduced the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act last month, co- sponsored by Ryan and Darrell Issa of California. It requires more reporting from state and local pensions and prohibits federal bailouts of states.

Congressional Shift

It’s a shift from the previous Congress, where a Democratic majority in both houses passed the $814 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to aid states as the recession choked their tax collections.

“We’re going to look at state and municipal budget issues, their unfunded and underfunded pension liabilities as well as the impact defaults and bankruptcies of municipalities would have on the bond market,” Representative Patrick McHenry, 35, a North Carolina Republican and chairman of the newly formed TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs subcommittee, said in a Jan. 12 telephone interview.

Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz said Republicans have contacted bankruptcy attorneys to discuss ways to change the law to allow states to restructure financial obligations such as debts to retirees. He said it hasn’t been decided whether that would mean allowing states to file for bankruptcy.

Chaffetz said he proposed legislation to oppose federal bailouts of pensions.(read rest of article)

(since the media won't)


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Friday, February 4, 2011

Office of Media Affairs

Obama Administration Celebrates Black History by Winning the Future

WASHINGTON, DC During Black History Month, Americans from around the country will celebrate the creativity, determination, and progress that African Americans have made to our nation’s identity and culture. This year’s celebration of Black History Month will be an opportunity not just to look back and celebrate the achievements of our community, but also to honor the legacy of those that have come before us while fostering the leaders of tomorrow. Throughout the month, Cabinet Members, Administration officials, and senior staff will participate in events to highlight the various ways African Americans are winning the future by out-innovating, out-educating, and out-building our global competition.

"During National African American History Month, we recognize the extraordinary achievements of African Americans and their essential role in shaping the story of America. In honor of their courage and contributions, let us resolve to carry forward together the promise of America for our children," --President Obama’s National African American Heritage Month Proclamation.

In addition to events, the White House will feature African Americans from agencies throughout the Administration that contribute to the President’s vision of winning the future through their efforts to move America forward. Each profile will post on the “Celebrating Black History by Winning the Future” webpage. This week, will feature administration officials that are using Innovation to win the future:

Featured Blog Posts: Innovation

· Introduction blog post: Black History Month: "Shaping the Story of America"

· Christopher Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas in the Office of Fossil Energy of the U.S. Department of Energy. Link

· Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Link

· Dr. Cecilia Rouse, Member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Link

· Charles Bolden, Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (This post will be released on Saturday)

Throughout February guests that tour the White House will be welcomed by volunteers and given a Black History Month brochure with photos and text that showcase Presidents and American icons throughout history. One of the display cases on the tour will showcase photographs with a similar theme to the pamphlets. One day each week during Black History Month will feature a musical performance. The Friday, February 4, will feature a performance from the Washington Performing Arts Society Children Gospel Choir.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Federal Homelessness Program
Runs Out of Money as Need Rises

While all of the media focus is currently on Egypt....
time to focus on the needs right here at home. (B4B)

Article By: Laura Basset (HuffPo)

WASHINGTON -- Homelessness has significantly risen in the U.S. as a result of surging foreclosures and joblessness caused by the recession, but a new federal program designed to nudge people back from the brink of life without shelter is on the brink itself.

A new report, released by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty on Jan. 26, found that a homelessness prevention and re-housing program funded by the 2009 stimulus bill needs more money to meet rising need. Instead, the program will likely be left out of the new federal budget.

In response to the 20 percent increase in foreclosures that occurred from 2008 to 2009, the Department of Housing and Urban Development used $1.5 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to create the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), which helps keep people in their apartments by subsidizing their rent.

The program is quickly running out of money, however, and having a number of administrative difficulties trying to keep up with demand. In Detroit, for instance, about 50,000 people filled out applications for only 3,500 grants on the first day the money was available, and a number of major U.S. cities have already used up more than 80 percent of their allotted funds, which were supposed to last until 2012.

When the NLCHP report surveyed local service providers and legal assistance organizations to determine the overall effectiveness of the program, about 61 percent said that "program bureaucracy" resulted in over half of people applying for HPRP not receiving assistance. About half of the respondents said there was no clear appeals process to give people a second chance when their initial application was denied, and in many communities, eligible families were not even aware of the program because of a lack of outreach efforts.

Sheila Crowley, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, told HuffPost she is not surprised the program is having difficulties meeting demand because it was only supposed to be an emergency band-aid for victims of the recession.

"The program was basically created fairly quickly, and the idea was to put some cash into the hands of the service providers in communities who are there when people knock on the door and say, 'I'm about to be evicted,'" she said. "It's a program that was seen as a one-shot deal in response to what, in 2009, people hoped was a short-term crisis. Here we are two years later, and unemployment is still high, and foreclosures continue, so it's sort of the story of what happens when you do programs like that." (read rest of article)

B4B NOTE: Now that the Republicans control the purse-strings of America, thanks to my fellow Dems not turning out to vote in the midterm elections this past November, there will be a vital need to pressure and DEMAND Congress to re-fund homeless programs which will literally save lives of Americans in need.

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