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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tea Baggers Should be Prosecuted

The Tea Baggers are conspiring to damage our country and our Constitution.
They are saying that laws  passed constitutionally can be repealed by shutting down our government and going into default.
These people should be arrested for treason before they cause more harm to our country.

"According to Article III, Section 3 of the United States Constitution, “any person who levies war against the United States or adheres to its enemies by giving them Aid and Comfort has committed treason within the meaning of the Constitution. The term aid and comfort refers to any act that manifests a betrayal of allegiance to the United States, such as furnishing enemies with arms, troops, transportation, shelter, or classified information.” Republicans deliberately harmed the U.S. economy in the 2011 debt ceiling crisis, and the resulting sequestration cuts began affecting the defense industry on March 1 2013. Coupled with using extortion for political gain, the Republican plot to shut down the government must be regarded as one part of several subversive acts to weaken the power of the United States to attack or resist its enemies."

They need to feel the full power of the law before they destroy our way of life.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

GOP Admits They're Committing Treason

Rob Gray –a media strategist and former senior advisor to bankster Mitt Romney appeared on a local Fox affiliate in Boston and admitted that Republicans are working to make the economy worse. Gray said referring to lawmakers in his party, “they’re rooting against the economy somewhat because they think that the short-term pain of the next four months is much better than having additional four years of pain under Obama…if we have to suffer between now and November to get a better president for four years, they’re all for it.”

So forget about the millions of Americans who need help from foreclosure, the hundreds of thousands of Americans who are out of work and running out of unemployment benefits, and the millions oF children who depend on food stamps to eat –Republicans in Congress are committed to making everyone suffer just so they can win the White House in November and give their super rich buddies more tax cuts. They might call it politics, but I call it treason.

By Thom Hartman

Thom Hartman

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Business Leaders Need to School Tea Baggers

If we are going to have a debt ceiling and default crisis —with all of the havoc it may well entail —it may well be because Republican voters want such a crisis, even if it causes serious economic harm.

No, really. That’s what a new poll shows.

The new Washington Post/ABC News poll on the debt ceiling tells us something remarkable: Among Republicans who believe that not raising the debt ceiling would cause serious harm to the economy, a majority of them wants Congress not to raise it anyway. By contrast, Americans overall see it in the opposite way.

This is a complicated one, but it’s worth it. The new WaPo poll asks two questions on the debt limit. It finds that 46 percent of Americans want Congress to raise the debt limit “so the government can keep paying its bills and obligations,” while 43 percent want Congress “not to raise the debt limit and let the government default on paying its bills and obligations. "

That’s roughly an even split; the debt limit tends to poll that way.

Meanwhile, the poll also finds that 73 percent think not raising the debt limit would “cause serious harm to the U.S. economy,” versus only 22 percent who say it wouldn’t. How to explain the divergence?It turns out it’s largely driven by Republicans.

I asked the Post polling team for a breakdown. Here’s the upshot:

*Republicans are far more likely to oppose raising the debt limit than anyone else; they say don’t raise it by 61-25. By contrast, Dems say raise it by 62-31, and independents split by 48-46 on raising versus not raising it.

*Republicans, however, also believe overwhelmingly that not raising it would cause serious economic harm —by 66-27. (Dems and indys tilt the same way.)

*How to square that?
Simple: Among Republicans who believe not raising it would cause serious economic harm, a majority say don’t raise it by 53-32.

By contrast, among Americans overall who say not raising it would cause serious harm, they tilt in favor of raising it by 54-35. Independents who say not raising it would cause serious harm also tilt in favor of raising it by 58-36.

And there it is: Republicans want Congress not to raise the debt ceiling, even if it would cause widespread economic harm.

I don’t really know how to explain this. Perhaps it’s confusion about the debt limit (not raising it, of course, would only cause default on debts already incurred), or maybe it’s an expression of generalized hostility towards something Obama wants. Or perhaps it’s that Republican lawmakers have been telling these voters for years now that spending under Obama is the leading threat to the survival of American civilization (even though the deficit is falling and there just isn’t any near term crisis to speak of), and that standing up to Obama in these epic spending confrontations is the only way to arrest the republic’s slide into total ruin. Apocalyptic intervention is required to salvage what’s left of our country, no matter how much harm it causes in the process.

Greg Sargent, Washginton Post