Archive for the ‘ELECTIONS’ Category

Sep
2011
23

Rick Perry: Soft on Immigration, Opposed to E-Verify

Rick Perry: Soft on Immigration, Opposed to E-Verify
2012 Presidential hopeful Rick Perry has come under fire — from Mitt Romney and GOP voters alike — for being soft on immigration and opposing E-verify. A new report by the Center for Immigration Studies is unlikely to change that perception. The report concludes that a majority of the jobs created by the so-called “Texas ...
Sep
2011
21

BELIEVE IT: Union Backed Republican Wins New Hampshire Special Election

BELIEVE IT: Union Backed Republican Wins New Hampshire Special Election
The voters of New Hampshire have rejected the “Right-to-Work” agenda of their current Republican majority legislature and House Speaker by electing four union backed candidates in special elections this year. The candidates, three Democrats and one Republican, all hope to change the tide of New Hampshire politics which has seen a Scott...
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Sep
2011
20

Ohio’s SB5, How Do I Loathe Thee? Let Me Count the Days…

Ohio’s SB5, How Do I Loathe Thee?  Let Me Count the Days…
Yesterday marked the 50-day countdown to Ohio’s November 8th election that will have the union-busting SB 5 bill on the ballot. SB 5 requires workers to pay their entire pension contribution and at least 15 percent of their health care premiums while switching to a merit-based pay system that more closely resembles the private sector ...
Sep
2011
19

Pennsylvania, Where Votes Go to Die

Think Progress has a nice breakdown of the current vote-rigging situation in Pennsylvania wherein Governor Tom Corbett is both gerrymandering the state to favor Republicans and moving toward changing how the gerrymandered electoral college votes will be counted in the 2012 Presidential Election. Despite opposition from his own party, Corbett is...
Sep
2011
16

Who Is To Blame for the Right-Wing War on Workers?

Who is to blame for the Right-Wing war on workers? The politicians or those who finance their campaigns? According to James Hoffa, Teamsters Union President, it’s both…and the media. It’s true, to anyone willing to peek through their Republican blindfold, that the GOP is taking steps to create laws at various levels that systematically...
Sep
2011
15

New Haven, CT Alderman Primaries Dominated by Union Backed Candidates

New Haven, CT Alderman Primaries Dominated by Union Backed Candidates
14 of 16 Democratic Alderman primaries went to union backed candidates this week, pushing out incumbents and giving labor a more powerful voice in New Haven government. New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. congratulated the winners saying, “The unions kicked ass tonight.” DeStefano, Jr., who won his own Democratic primary, said that he was...
Sep
2011
14

ELECTORAL DEFORM: PA Seeking to Change How Votes are Counted to Favor GOP

  Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is at it again, corruptly using his new found power to try to swing the coming Presidential election in Republican favor by rewriting the laws of how Electoral College votes are distributed in the commonwealth.  Corbett, former attorney general of PA elected with tea party funds, has done nothing positive ...
Sep
2011
10

VIDEO: O’Donnell Has Perry’s Ponzi Scheme Number

To be sure, there are countless pundits, politicians and journalists weighing in on Rick Perry’s claim that Social Security is an insolvent, failure of a “Ponzi scheme” that needs to be destroyed. Most people agree about the ludicrousness of this statement and there are ample Internet spaces in which to partake in this nearly...
Sep
2011
8

Wisconsin DMV Staff Member Fired For Notifying Co-Workers of DOT Policy to Keep Free Voter IDs Secret

Malcontent has been brewing in Wisconsin this week after it came to light that a Department of Transportation official — a political appointee hand-selected by Scott Walker — sent a memo to DMV staff members telling them to avoid notifying visitors of free photo IDs. Today, a gun even more smoking was unveiled, when an ...
Sep
2011
8

Romney: Political Donations From Labor Unions Are “A Form Of Corruption”

Romney: Political Donations From Labor Unions Are “A Form Of Corruption”
Mitt Romney will say anything to please his audience. The sometimes-liberal former Governor of Massachusetts is in the midst of trying to pass himself off as an ally of the Tea Party. In a CNN conversation with self-enthroned Tea Party Leader, Senator Jim DeMint, Romney said that labor unions that donate money to political candidates ...
Sep
2011
7

BREAKING: Wisconsin Official Tells Staff Not to Mention That Voter IDs are Free

We’ve already witnessed video accounts of Wisconsin DMV workers being unhelpful to a young man in search of a Voter ID, and now reports come from The Cap Times that a top DOT official told staff members not to mention free voter ID cards to the public unless they are asked about them. An internal ...
Sep
2011
7

“Unemployed Americans wonder if Obama has his eye on the kinds of jobs Rick Perry likes to create or the kind that can pay a living wage.”

Rick Perry is touring the country touting his “Texas Miracle” of creating jobs for the Rio Grande Valley despite a declining economy. It is true that under Perry the area has seen eye-popping 42 percent job growth while the nation as a whole has seen job growth figures hover around one percent, but as Paul ...