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February 21, 2011

IMPROMPTU Podcast about the Federal Budget because it pisses me off.

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Stupid Budget – 2/21/11 Because Politics Sucks

I promised links to the articles I referenced so here they are:

From Wikipedia:

The budget did not pass this year, the first time since 1974,[1] and on September 30, 2010, the Congress voted on a continuing resolution, to keep the government running until December 3, 2010. On December 22, 2010, the Congress voted on another continuing resolution, to keep the government running until March 4, 2011, [2].  I want to remind you that last years Congress had Democrats in both Houses.  Cannot WAIT to see how this year’s budget goes. 

Bloomberg.com:

The $1.2 trillion spending bill approved by the House yesterday would ban funds for Obama’s health-care overhaul and for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions. It also would scrap “net neutrality” Internet rules and block regulations on greenhouse gases and for-profit colleges. The White House has threatened a presidential veto.

The legislation seeks to fund the government for the remaining seven months of the current fiscal year, which expires Sept. 30. Current spending authority ends March 4, and without a continuing resolution the government will shut down.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-20/republican-lawmakers-say-house-majority-isn-t-seeking-government-shutdown.html

Sources Listed in Social Security Myths:

Sources:1.”To Deficit Hawks: We the People Know Best on Social Security,” New Deal 2.0, June 14, 2010
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=89703&id=22234-5200950-qQQwk7x&t=4

2. “The Straight Facts on Social Security,” Economic Opportunity Institute, September 2009
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=89704&id=22234-5200950-qQQwk7x&t=5

3. “Social Security and the Age of Retirement,” Center for Economic and Policy Research, June 2010
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=89705&id=22234-5200950-qQQwk7x&t=6

4. “More on raising the retirement age,” Washington Post, July 8, 2010
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=89706&id=22234-5200950-qQQwk7x&t=7

5. “Social Security is sustainable,” Economic and Policy Institute, May 27, 2010
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=89707&id=22234-5200950-qQQwk7x&t=8

6. “Maximum wage contribution and the amount for a credit in 2010,” Social Security Administration, April 23, 2010
http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/240

7. “Trust Fund FAQs,” Social Security Administration, February 18, 2010
http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/ProgData/fundFAQ.html
8.”To Deficit Hawks: We the People Know Best on Social Security,” New Deal 2.0, June 14, 2010
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=89703&id=22234-5200950-qQQwk7x&t=9

John Boehner is an asshole:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/15/AR2011021506858.html

Federal Spending Chart:

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=1258

Exxon pays no tax?

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/04/06/exxon-tax/ 

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For Sunday 1/30/11:

Quick and Dirty edition:

  • Stupid Politician Roundup
  • Boehner and Lieberman (aka Crybaby and Droopy Dog) support school choice, unless you’re poor.
  • Obama’s State of the Union.  What did he actually say, anyway?
  • I resist the urge to tell you all to “Walk Like an Egyptian”.

Listen or download here:

http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/92292

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January 23, 2010

 Is Obama getting a little overly friendly with business?

What are the GOP going to do now that they pretended to repeal healthcare reform?

Does Verizon have constitutional rights?

Listen to the 1/23/11 Podcast here

or go here:

http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/92292

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