Democratic Party Senators Joe Manchin and Mary Landrieu are two people who fall into the category of cowards.
For America to win, the Democrats in Congress and in the media need to hold the line, not run like rats.
The carnage that firearms and irresponsible firearms owners have brought to America is horrific, by all civilized standards, but far too many Americans are obsessed by the thought that they are modern cowboys or an incarnation of “Dirty Harry”.
Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul stepped up to the plate on ENDA, today! The two have announced that they are fully in support of…attaching…Right to Work…language…to…the…bill.
ENDA, or the Employment Non-Discrimination Act represents true protection for the LGBT community in the workplace, protecting against discrimination based on perceived or actual gender identity or orientation. ENDA is supported by over 70% of Americans, including 81% of Democrats, 74% of Independents, and 66% of Republicans. Even among people who think gay people are icky, there is 50% support for ENDA. In other words, this one is a no-brainer.
With such wide public support, and strong support in Congress as well, nothing can screw up this chance for our LGBT brothers and sisters to be treated fairly in the workplace…right?
Determined to screw things up, Mitch “The Turtle” McConnell and Rand “Footnotes” Paul have proposed an amendment that would tack Right to Work language onto a bill designed to lessen workplace discrimination against a group of people who sorely need the protection.
Paul and McConnell’s illogical proposal would add language that prevents companies and labor unions from entering into contracts that require that all employees share the cost of collective bargaining (the Union fighting for workers’ rights).
Right to Work legislation significantly weakens unions by effectively draining funding away from them. Since all workers are not required to pay their fair share toward collective bargaining expenses (yet the Union is still required to fight for all workers), it increases members’ costs and –since Conservatives enjoy the claim that money is free speech — lessens the union’s ability to practice its First Amendment rights.
Watch McConnell poke his head out of his shell to lie shamelessly:
Read the full story by John Prager here at Americans Against The Tea Party
Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives just passed a law written and paid for by lobbyists for Wall Street banks. They sold us all out, so we’re demanding they step down.
In 2010, Congress passed the “Dodd-Frank” law to clamp down on risky “derivatives trading” that led to the financial collapse of 2008. Dodd-Frank was weakened by banking lobbyists from the start and has been under attack by those lobbyists ever since. Now a new law written by Citigroup lobbyists (we couldn’t make this stuff up if we tried) exempts derivatives trading from regulation, and was passed this week by the House of Representatives with broad bipartisan support.
It sounds bad… but don’t worry, it gets much, much worse:
Read the full story here at Represent.US and then ask President Obama (@WhiteHouse) to veto the Bill if it is passed by Congress.
You can also contact Senators Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) and Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren).
Here’s the video of Cruz Sr’s speech:
He believes that the Government is trying to destroy God, or, at least, his version of God.
Read the full story by Ben Cohen here at The Daily Banter
Earlier post: Arguing with Tea Partiers