Tag Archive for GOP

No Virginia, the Post Office Isn’t Broke

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Politicians have been raiding Postal Service revenues for years, using them to make the federal deficit appear smaller than it really is. The fiscal gyrations are so twisted that the Postal Service is right now forced to pre-pay health care benefits for employees the agency hasn’t even hired yet…

GOP Bake Sale Fail

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The college Republicans at Cal-Berkeley have launched a bake sale to protest considerations for admission to minority students; prices for bake goods are based on race and the point they are trying to make is being lost on the point they don’t get; their protest is racially insensitive. From SFGate: A bake sale flyer posted…

Molly Ivins on Rick Perry

The late Molly Ivins, a political columnist and devioted student of Texas politics, has provided us with one last relevent gift — an analysis of Texas Governor and GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry.  Despite Adam Probolsky’s recent poll that shows Mitt Romney holds sway with California Republicans, I’ll note some prominent OC Republicans are calling Perry the…

A Debt Ceiling Vote Paid for on a Backs of Working Families

I’m not happy with the compromise struck between the President, the Senate and the House on the drastic spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling.  Make no mistake, the spending cuts will hurt the poorest and middle class the most, leaving tax loopholes alone for those most able to afford losing them.  It’s 1937…