trickle-down economics reduces nakedly to a rent-seeking, self-serving agenda by the very rich to extract wealth from the poor and middle class
rich businesspeople don’t create jobs; middle-class customers do
The chaos reflects the reality that Congress has largely been reduced from a lawmaking entity to a political operation, in which positions are taken and fermented largely in the name of maintaining party unity rather than attracting votes from the other side. In the House, under the rule of Republicans, the minority is largely powerless to do anything but protest. Senate Republicans at least have the power to filibuster, which helps explain why they are so adamantly opposed to the Democrats’ gambit.
Thursday, the House passed a farm bill that stripped out the food stamp program, breaking a pact that for decades has protected the nutrition needs of low-income Americans. It was the first time since 1973 that food stamps haven’t been part of a farm bill, and it reflected the contempt of the far right for anyone desperate enough to rely on the government for help to buy groceries.
91 percent support from voters polled in late March and early April, Congress rejected background checks
In 1969, the Pew Research Center found that only 12 percent of Americans favored legalizing the drug. By 2010, that figure was 41 percent. In 2013, it was 52 percent, a majority.
Americans of European descent are already a minority among 5-year-olds
the Republican majority in the House has its hands over its ears and is going la-la-la-la-la
An overhaul of immigration law would reduce the federal deficit.
In First, F.D.A. Rejects Tobacco Products
In 2009, security guards of a train company that services the Rio metropolitan area used whips on passengers during rush hour crowding.