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Lies and Damned Lies

busy little beesFor the 2010 mid-terms the GOP campaigned on "Jobs, jobs, jobs!", but so far they have yet to propose one, single, solitary bill that would substantially increase employment. And by "substantial" I mean more than just the squadron of $500-an-hour lawyers they hired to fight equal marriage rights for homosexuals.

However, Republican legislatures have been busy. In 30 states they have thus far enacted over 60 laws that would radically restrict voting rights for Democrats, all in the name of protecting us from the dreaded "vote fraud". Which translates to just 96 incidents since 2003 at a cost of millions and millions and millions of dollars. Even the Washington Post is pissed about what the Republicans are doing.

But no jobs.

They've also gone bananas passing abortion restriction measures, a total of 162 so far this year, an increase of almost 200% over last year. And in just 19 states. Opportunistic little bastards, aren't they?

But no jobs.

Then there's the all-out war the GOP is waging on the middle-class, otherwise known as "union-busting". It's occurring in Wisconsin, Florida, Illinos, Ohio, Michigan, basically wherever a few union dollars might go to progressive election causes. Yes, it's more voter supression and it's also a jobs killer.

This frantic pace is to ensure that as many Democrats as possible cannot vote come election day, that's why it's up to you to understand your state's new voting laws and be prepared to fight these fucking scum-suckers with every vote possible come election day.

Then, with a Democratic Congress, the jobs drought will end. No prayers needed.



Republican Job Creation Update

john boehner"We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs." - John Boehner, February 10, 2011.

The following is #87 in a list of Republican job creation activities since they gained control of the House in 2011. None, sad to say, have yet to result in one, single new job.

(87) 9-21-2011: The leaders of the Republican Party just sent a letter to the Federal Reserve saying "Keep unemployment high." Honestly, the letter says, in essence, "Hey, those guys out there in the ocean are drowning. Whatever you do, don't do something just to be doing it."

NOTE: As a result of an unexpected wave of enthusiasm the Republican Job Creation update now has its own web site. It will remain on the RP but a web site of its own will raise its visibility on the 'net as we progress towards the critical 2012 elections. And I thank you for your support.


Dump Fox News

Fox News Lies!And what manner of lie is Fox News spewing today? Bill O'Reilly says he'll give up millions if he's forced to pay thousands more in taxes. Puh-LEEEZE!

Click here to help Drop Fox from your cable system.

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