...A number of websites and blogs recently have been busy claiming there are 70 card-carrying Socialists in the U.S. House of Representatives, including three Democrats from Ohio: Reps. Marcia Fudge, Marcy Kaptur and Dennis Kucinich. (The number actually varies. Some posts say 70, others insist it’s either 73 or 76 and some go as high as 83. One post used both 76 and 75 in the same entry.)...
...There is not one member of Congress who is a formal member of the DSA, Llewellyn said. In order to join, a person must fill out a form and pay dues. Even Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, is not a formal member of the DSA, Llewellyn said.....
...Misinformation and smear campaigns also are part of political life. But these persistent claims about socialists are riddled with errors and outright lies. Any one of the problems would be sufficient to discredit the report, but taken together, the effort is flagrantly false. For that reason, we rate this claim: Pants on Fire.
Did you get that? They said, "Pants on Fire."
>>>>>> Young guns? They're not that young and they act like conservative, unfeeling, egocentric, greedy, old farts, in my humble opinion.
A year after declaring themselves “Young Guns” ready to clean up Washington, these budget-slashing Republicans are drawing more jeers than cheers — and raising Democrats‘ hopes for next year’s election.
Having rejected compromise and threatened government default, they and other Republicans have upset voters, who polls show are increasingly anxious about the economy and disgruntled with both political parties. Last month, Congress’ approval rating slumped to its lowest level ever — about 12 percent.
“Right now, voters hate everyone,” said Steve Stivers, one of 62 first-term “Young Gun” Republicans in the House of Representatives. “People are frustrated. But I feel we are on the right track.”.....
Republican Steve Stivers, the former bank lobbyist that now represents Ohio's 15th congressional district, is wrong. If Stivers, Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, John Boehner, and the rest of the GOPers had their way, grandma and grandpa would be off Social Security and Medicare and living under a bridge, while banks and millionaires got more tax breaks. Shame.
**** Mitt Romney unveiled his jobs plan today. It is just plain laughable. You can probably guess which group would get their taxes lowered.
...The package of bills – called the Day One, Job One Initiative - includes a measure to reduce the corporate income tax from 35 percent to 25 percent, a move he says will be one way his plan will induce short-term job growth through incentive hiring.
Second, Romney says he will implement the “stalled” Colombia, Panama and South Korea Free Trade agreements. Third, he will call for a survey of our energy reserves that could in turn promote domestic production of energy and create jobs. And fourth, he will make states responsible for retraining programs. Last, Romney will submit a bill that will cut non-security discretionary spending by 5 percent, a move that will reduce the federal budget by $20 billion.
Also on his first day in office Romney promises to issue five executive orders that will repeal Obamacare, eliminate or repeal any Obama-era regulations that have a negative effect on job creation and economic growth. Executive orders would also be issued to develop a streamlined process to create new oil and gas drilling, sanction China for currency manipulation, and reverse pro-unions orders issued by the Obama administration....
Romney's 169 page plan should be put in the fiction section of libraries. How can you believe any person that declares that corporations are people?