Sunday, June 26, 2005


Soak the middle class II

Yesterday, I signed off without including some important links. If you're interested in learning more on how Bush is bankrupting our country and using that as an excuse to further his assault on the social compact, click on the links below:

Citizens for Tax Justice:

Center for American Progress:

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:

The Concord Coalition:

By the way, I forgot to mention that no president in our country's history has attempted massive tax cuts while fighting a war. Until now, that is.

The middle class loses yet again

I was profoundly disappointed by the Supreme Court's decision last week to uphold the use of eminent domain for the sake of private speculative ventures. I had to laugh, although bitterly, as I heard city officials in various municipalities interviewed explaining their decisions to take people's homes away and hand them over to the land developers. Well, it's never an easy decision, they said. We certainly don't take these things lightly. Funny, these decisions seem to be increasingly taken quite casually and with little concern for anything but the bottom line. Here in St. Louis, we learned this week that a developer is lobbying the city of Arnold to condemn 45 homes to build a shopping center. The city council's decision is probably a forgone conclusion.

I still respect our current Supreme Court as being an overall reasonable, sensible body. You won't hear the kind of carrying on here that conservatives have feverishly undertaken recently. But I have to say, this time the court was wrong, wrong, wrong.

More from the files of Republican hate-mongering

"Like a moth to a flame, Democrats can't help themselves when it comes to denigrating and demonizing Christians."
Rep. John Hostettler (R-Indiana), responding to attempts to reign in aggressive proselytizing by evangelical Christians at the U.S. Air Force Academy

Absolutely true, and not hatefull.
Here's a quote from the Chicago Sun Times on Durban's hate filled remarkes about America:

This isn't a Republican vs Democrat thing; it's about senior Democrats who are so over-invested in their hatred of a passing administration that they've signed on to the nuttiest slurs of the lunatic fringe.
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