Saturday, 7/9/11, Public Square

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  1. Read the comments too.

    Brownback establishing ‘Kingdom of Sam’

    http://www.kansas.com/2011/07/08/1925222/brownback-establishing-kingdom.html

  2. How long have the Republicans had the majority in the U. S. House? Somewhere around half a year?

    They haven’t introduced a single jobs bill.

    Not one.

    No attempt has been made to do anything about jobs by the GOP who campaigned on the promise that if elected they would concentrate on jobs.

    Where are the jobs, Boehner?

    • indypendent

      But they sure have been busy pushing through their hot button social issues – haven’t they?

      I smell an election coming – do you?

    • Guess what? I just read an article that said Boehner had notified President Obama he couldn’t get the $4 trillion savings package passed and he was thinking they needed to go back to the $2 trillion in savings the Biden-led group had agreed on before the Republicans began throwing their hissy fits and withdrawing from the talks.

      So we’re back to the starting point because the Republicans are not about to save more, reduce the deficit more if it means the wealthiest of the wealthy (the ones who have bought themselves a bunch of GOP legislators) might have to pay a tiny bit more. These wealthy Americans made money off the deepest recession our country has ever gone through, they’ve not only recovered any losses but enjoyed great gains, they haven’t spent any of these profits, they haven’t hired anyone or contributed in any way, but the GOP protects them.

      Yep, independents are paying really close attention to this group who won’t cut the deficit by $4 trillion and must cut back on those deficit reductions to protect their owners!

      • Nancy Pelosi was an effective Speaker. Boehner? Not so much.

      • indypendent

        Generally, women are the ones that get things done – with the least amount of money, the least amount of time and with the least amount of credit given to them when the job actually gets done.

        Personally, I think that is why God made women the childbearers and caretakers of the family. If it was left up to the average man – the world would come to an abrupt end.

  3. I.R.S. Drops Audits of Political Donors

    The Internal Revenue Service on Thursday abandoned its effort to force five big-ticket donors to pay gift taxes on contributions they made to nonprofit advocacy groups that are playing an increasing role in American politics.

    “Until further notice, examination resources should not be expended on this issue,” Steven T. Miller, deputy commissioner for services and enforcement, wrote in a memo posted on the I.R.S. Web site.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/08/business/irs-drops-audits-of-donors-to-political-groups.html?_r=2&ref=politics