Monday, 7/22/13, Public Square

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by | July 22, 2013 · 6:00 am

10 responses to “Monday, 7/22/13, Public Square

  1. Yep! Emphasis mine.

    (from the link): The advocacy group backed by the Kochs, Americans for Prosperity, is spending more than $1 million on an advertising campaign to (yet again) discredit President Obama’s health care reform law. It’s already been in effect for three years, but they want to soften it up just as its most important changes (mostly, the insurance mandate) begin to go into effect on Oct. 1. That will benefit Republican lawmakers, gearing up for the 2014 elections, who want to reignite the misguided fury against the law that gave them control of the House in 2010.

    Naturally, the Kochs can’t give voice to their real concerns: That the law raises taxes on the rich to help pay for health insurance subsidies for the poor. That it expands the role of government in individual lives, as a protection against market forces that most cannot control or understand. That its benefits to society may be so profound that Democrats can use it as a badge of accomplishment for generations, as they have with Social Security and Medicare.

    The Koch Brothers’ Advertising Campaign
    http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/09/the-koch-brothers-advertising-campaign/

    • Spreading the truth, countering the lies is definitely something each of us can do! Just parts of a couple of the comments to the article linked above.

      “…How else to handle the fact of the Koch brothers immense wealth, and their fierce determination to use that wealth to re-order society as they would have it be, all because they happened to be born into wealth and privilege? And the fact that the Citizens United decision has given people like them even more power than ever.”

      “Our blue states have the higher standards of living, higher literacy rates, better health care options, and more responsible environmental policies. Their taxes help support red states. Their citizens vote for the common good.

      Our red states have lower standards of living, lower literacy rates, poor health care options, and irresponsible environmental policies. They take from blue states and contribute little to the common good. And because their citizens are so poorly informed, they fall for the lies sold by the Kochs and their cronies. They continue to vote against their own interests…”

      • If I remember correctly, wasn’t the Koch Brothers first in line for the government subsidies to help them pay for their corporation’s providing health care to their employees and/or retired employees?

        I seem to recall – when ACA first was passed – the Koch Brothers were the first in line – with their hands out – for that ‘evil government money’.

        NOW that is a true picture of a Tea Party Patriot – they demand THEIRS and to Hell with the rest of us.

  2. “Despite widespread public opposition to the education privatization agenda, at least 139 bills or state budget provisions reflecting American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) education bills have been introduced in 43 states and the District of Columbia in just the first six months of 2013, according to an analysis by the Center for Media and Democracy, publishers of ALECexposed.org. Thirty-one have become law.”

  3. And I’m really tired of bearing the tax burdens for the Koch Brothers Corporations so they can enjoy their tax-funded welfare programs!

  4. In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters

    A study finds the odds of rising to another income level are notably low in certain cities, like Atlanta and Charlotte, and much higher in New York and Boston.

    See interactive maps, charts, statistics and more —
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/business/in-climbing-income-ladder-location-matters.html?smid=fb-nytimes&WT.z_sma=US_ICI_20130722&_r=0

  5. I have relatives who live in Kansas City and say, “short video and fairly accurate.”

  6. As Rachel Maddow (and many others have said)…John Boehner just isn’t very good at his job.

    • Has anyone bothered to ask Boehner one simple question?

      Wasn’t Johnny B. in the Congress when many ofthose bills got passed? Which ones does he think are not needed at this time?

      As I recall – George W. Bush and Republicans had TOTAL control from 2000 to 2006.

      Hmmm….are those the laws Boehner wants to repeal?