Koch Brothers’ Obsession with Punishing the Poor

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If the Koch brothers, David Koch and Charles Koch, were one person, they would be the second richest guy on earth. You would think wealthy guys like those two would have better things to do than obsessing about how to prevent the poor from getting welfare checks or how to get rid of the minimum wage.

Why don’t they just sail away on their yacht to the Côte d'Azur (an affluent coastal region in socialist France), sip their one million Dollar scotch on the rocks, smoke a fat ass cigar and discuss ways to get even richer without screwing those who are less privileged than them?

The Koch brothers have so much money, one of the Koch brothers literally made his own money with his own head on it as a means of trying to persuade you to vote him into [...]

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Who says Republicans Hate Welfare?

Miami Herald 2012 Photo of Citizens CFO Sharon Binnun who defends the giveways

They don’t!

They only hate it when it is for the poor!

How about helping your buddies with some $50 million of tax payer Dollars? Sure, says Rick Scott. No problem. At least not in Florida.

Oh, but wait, we need to be a little bit more discrete about it. Really just a tiny bit, because the tax payers are as dumb as it gets and we can do whatever we want as long as we tell the right stories (the debt is ruining America, Obama is dangerous, and what not).

So Scott and the Florida State GOP decide they want to show their appreciation to those who donated money to their campaign. Like a startup company called Heritage Property and Casualty Insurance Co that is not even a year old and wants to not only continue the unfair practices of the state-run Citizens [...]

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Romney’s foot-in-mouth disease persists: Obama won by offering “gifts”

Romney needs to sign up for Obamacare and find a good doctor that cures him of a severe case of foot-in-mouth disease. We have seen it before, but we hoped not to hear or see any of it ever again. It's too embarrassing after such an embarrassing loss and all the other embarrassing statements we have heard from him. In a call with top campaign donors on Wednesday afternoon, Romney said that Obama won by offering "gifts" to African-Americans, Hispanics and young voters.

Now even Republicans have had it with the guy. Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana slams Romney for 'gifts' comment about minorities and young voters.

“I absolutely reject that notion,” Jindal, who was a surrogate for Romney’s campaign, said at the Republican Governors Association conference in Las Vegas. “I think that's absolutely wrong.”

When asked about Romney’s remarks, Jindal said [...]

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Obamacare rebate checks coming to Florida: Republicans say what?

Today I got two insurance letters in the mail. One from my daughter’s Cigna insurance reporting that, because the insurance company spent 74.7% of premium Dollars on health care, which is below the 80% requirement, it will be issuing a rebate of 5.3% of the health care premium. The other letter is from United Healthcare and has similar content but does not specify the amount yet, and anyways, that rebate check goes to the small business that employs me and pays 100% of my health insurance.

What does this mean? It means that people like me, who currently have private insurance, will experience a measurable monetary benefit thanks to the new health care reform law. It also means that owners of small business who care to insure their employees will also have a reason to be more appreciative of the new law.

According to the [...]

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Rick Scott is “Undead”

Florida said Gov. Rick Scott was dead voter, says report

This just in from the Miami Herald:

When Florida Gov. Rick Scott went to vote in 2006, was surprised to hear that, all evidence to the contrary, he was dead, according to a report.

The Republican governor was told the voter rolls listed him as dead, and therefore he wasn’t eligible to cast a ballot, the Miami Herald reported Friday.

“You can’t vote because you’re dead,” Scott said a poll worker told him. “You passed away, according to our voter rolls.”

Scott, who is currently working to purge Florida’s voter rolls of non-citizens, was allowed to vote provisionally after he showed the poll worker his driver’s license, according to the Herald. And that wasn’t the only time Scott had to vote provisionally because he had been falsely listed as dead — [...]

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Florida Voter Purge

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I hate cheating and that’s what Republicans do every election cycle by purging voters they don’t like.

When it comes to preventing American citizens to exercise their right to vote, it is always the Republicans who have their hands in the jar. Why not the Democrats? Because the Republicans know that the less people vote, the better their chances at winning, especially if they can prevent Democratic voters from going to the polls. For Democrats it is the opposite, they need more voter turnout, especially among those that support the Democratic party, such as blacks and nowadays Latinos (and nowadays also women and LGTB members). That is why the voter purge always disproportionately target low income and minority citizens. And thanks to Bush and the Republicans trickle-down economics, the proportion of low income Americans is as large as it has ever been [...]

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