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March 19, 2013
nedhepburn:

Pro Iraq War protesters protesting the anti-war protestors, Boston, 2003. 
The Iraq War turns 10 today and has taken over 125,000 human lives. 

Today in protests that look awkward in retrospect.

nedhepburn:

Pro Iraq War protesters protesting the anti-war protestors, Boston, 2003

The Iraq War turns 10 today and has taken over 125,000 human lives. 

Today in protests that look awkward in retrospect.

11:01 // 1 year ago
October 17, 2011

$1 trillion or bust: Ron Paul would take a giant slash out of the deficit

  • $1 trillion in budget cuts offered up by Ron freaking Paul
  • five number of agencies Paul would get rid of with these budget cuts
  • 30% size of the cuts Paul would push on the EPA with his budget cuts
  • zero number of wars Paul would fund after he got his cuts through source

» The biggest cut? Presidential salary: If Paul were president, he would cut his salary to $39,000 — the median salary for U.S. citizens. That’s a big downgrade from the standard $400,000-per-year salary and actually less than we make from our job. That would be a huge symbolic gesture, if you ask us.

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22:01 // 2 years ago
August 7, 2011
soupsoup:

Helpful reminder from Clusterstock that Bush drove us into this ditch, and a full rundown of downgrade reporting.

Very helpful indeed.

soupsoup:

Helpful reminder from Clusterstock that Bush drove us into this ditch, and a full rundown of downgrade reporting.

Very helpful indeed.

12:07 // 2 years ago
June 8, 2011

 
Six-in-ten (60%) say the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has contributed a great deal to the size of the debt. About four-in-ten (42%) say the same about the condition of the national economy.
By comparison, just 24% say increased spending on domestic problems has contributed greatly to the nation’s debt and even fewer (19%) cite the tax cuts enacted over the past decade. While half or more say spending and the tax cuts contributed at least a fair amount to the debt, 31% say increased domestic spending did little or nothing to increase the debt and 38% say the same about the tax cuts.
The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted May 25-30 among 1,509 adults, finds widespread opposition to number of proposals aimed at reducing the deficit and the national debt, including reducing funding for the states for education and roads (73% disapprove) and gradually raising the Social Security retirement age (59%).

Six-in-ten (60%) say the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has contributed a great deal to the size of the debt. About four-in-ten (42%) say the same about the condition of the national economy.

By comparison, just 24% say increased spending on domestic problems has contributed greatly to the nation’s debt and even fewer (19%) cite the tax cuts enacted over the past decade. While half or more say spending and the tax cuts contributed at least a fair amount to the debt, 31% say increased domestic spending did little or nothing to increase the debt and 38% say the same about the tax cuts.

The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted May 25-30 among 1,509 adults, finds widespread opposition to number of proposals aimed at reducing the deficit and the national debt, including reducing funding for the states for education and roads (73% disapprove) and gradually raising the Social Security retirement age (59%).

14:55 // 3 years ago
March 19, 2011
16:54 // 3 years ago