The Republicans always whine about government being the problem. But they happily used the government to transfer obscene amounts of public wealth to a small sliver of the population and completely trash our economy.
The Republicans have controlled our government for a long, long time. The problem isn't government, it's Republican government - and everyone knows it.
Atheist? Can't Hold Public Office in NC
I had no idea, but apparently in North Carolina, you cannot hold public office if you are an atheist:
North Carolina State Constitution, Article VI, Section 8:
Sec. 8. Disqualifications for office. The following persons shall be disqualified for office:
First, any person who shall deny the being of Almighty God
This is also true in Arkansas, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
Yeah, Its Just What You Thought
How about just a minute or two of perspective?
Amount to bailout AIG - at least $85 billion
Amount to bailout Citibank - at least $45 billion
Amount to bailout Bank of America - at least $45 billion, with guarantees on $118 billion in loans
Amount the Bush administration overpaid for bailed-out bank assets - $78 billion
Proposed cuts to President Obama's economic stimulus bill by 20 "centrist" senators:
$1.1 billion to Head Start
$24.8 billion to states for budget shortfalls in education programs
$15 billion to states for additional education funding
$2 billion to Child Care Development Block Grants
$150 million to funding for programs in the Violence Against Women Act
Oh, and, hell, let's just throw this in:
Amount of just two years of George W. Bush's tax cuts: roughly $500 billion (adjusting for interest). Two-thirds of that came from tax cuts on the top 20% of wage earners.
(Note: this leaves out the cost of operations in Iraq because, well, does it need to be said?)
This MSNBC.com headline is racist:
"Holder seen as a chance to right racial wrongs"
It assumes that a black attorney general's priority would be black issues. This is crap. Truly annoying.