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  • Why is Mitch McConnell smiling?
    My Turn: The rabbit loses again
    “Whether the bear beats the wolf or the wolf beats the bear, the rabbit always loses.” ~ Robert Jordan, The Eye of the WorldThe day after a record low voter turnout handed the House and Senate to Republicans, soon-to-be Senate Majority...
  • In the middle of all that horse shit
    Oh give me a home where the lobbyists roam
    We’ve learned a lot of influential law makers have journeyed to the famous King Ranch in Texas where ‘big sugar’ owns a hunting lodge for ‘Republican Party Fundraisers’. Why can’t they just stay here and leave...
  • The lobbyist capital of the world
    Kevin McCarthy’s election is business as usual for Republicans
    Maybe the National Republican Party should hold all of its major elections on February 2nd from now on. Former House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s election as Majority Leader yesterday proves once again that every election is Groundhog Day...
  • My Turn: How much has corporate America paid to block the minimum wage?
    My Turn: How much has corporate America paid to block the minimum wage?
    “Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.” ~ William E. Simon – Former U.S. Secretary of the TreasuryPresident Obama recently signed an executive order to require federal contractors to pay...
  • Past week of terror continues
    Past week of terror continues
    Congress along with the President have both been at record low approval ratings for good reason as demonstrated by the past week. President Obama and Congress were ready to pull the trigger on starting a war with Syria last week, then it looked as...
  • Crocodile tears
    Crying on K Street, lobbyist revenues drop
    Influence peddling is big business in Washington DC, but there has been a little shrinkage. It may have something to do with the fact that earmarking legislation has stopped. That is, congressional pork barrelling has been terminated.A portion of...
  • Pot leaf
    Marijuana lobbyists suddenly popular on Capitol Hill
    Suddenly, the idea of legalizing marijuana isn’t such a taboo subject. Lobbying groups such as the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) are getting calls from lawmakers on the hill, who wouldn’t give them the...
  • State Seal
    The cost and benefit of the 'legislative reception'
    Andy Sher, who is the legislative correspondent for the Chattanooga Times-Free Press, did an expose this week on the number of legislative receptions that are funded by lobbyists of various sorts, and how much those events cost. Since the ethics...
  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
    As election looms, Obama bundler illustrates broken promises
    President Barack Obama frequently promised he would avoid having lobbyists influence him when he campaigned for the presidency in 2008. However, what is said on the campaign trail is often retracted after victory.With the ascendancy of Tony West...
  • Will he or won't he?
    Will Jason Chaffetz finally choose the right?
    It’s a given that better than halfway through his second term, Utah Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz has done virtually nothing for his constituents in the 3rd Congressional District and has done nothing of any consequence for the...
  • Ron Paul In Jacksonville
    Ron Paul the intelligent person’s choice for president
    "Time makes more converts than reason." -Thomas PaineMainstream media is loaded with free press about the latest two “promoted front runner’ puppets. Romney is of course backed by Goldman Sachs and other bailed out banks,...
  • Eye's of Newt
    Identifying the problem: "Career politicians" present- the fiscal solution
    How did Newt Gingrich get to where he is today? Newt Gingrich was an impoverished Georgia college professor until 1979 when he became a member of Congress. By 1994 Newt was earning an amazing 60 times what he earned before he took office! After 30...
  • Debt Super Committee
    Top ten things Congress must do to save this country
    Our country is sinking in this 2nd Great Depression that began in 2007, Congress has only made destructive moves that increased the fall but many officials were quick to benefit financially from the downfall-without penalty. The Tea Party and the...
  • Pizza Veggies
    Nothing says veggie like a pizza pie
    Few who consumed public school lunches in their distant childhood remember them being models of stellar nutrition, yet there was no pretense that they were.Friendly’s Sundae Cupswere sold next to buttery mashed potatoes drenched in artery...
  • Occupy Protesters- We the people
    The 99% like the 60’s protesters will eventually bring change
    Are you fed up with the way the depression just goes on and on? Regardless of your age, have you ever seen anything like this? When will we see a light at the end of the tunnel? Do we have to wait until 2012 for a new president to turn this...