Hey, look, a great idea.
Conyers throws in with Grayson, co-sponsors ‘War is Making You Poor Act’ | Raw Story
Rest assured this will never happen. We don't do 'great ideas' in the U.S.
Just a fund raising ploy.
And it is called an 'escalation' not a goddamned 'surge'.
"It seems that Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) would agree, perpetual war is making you poor.
To begin rectifying the situation, he's joined with Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) in co-sponsoring the 'War is Making You Poor Act,' which would limit defense spending to $548.9 billion: the exact figure alloted in the fiscal year 2011 budget.
The act also seeks to utilize an additional $159.3 billion set aside for 'discretionary' operations abroad to relieve the full federal income tax burden on every American's first $35,000 earned per year, or up to $70,000 per year for married couples."
Pffft. 100 billion over 5 years. We aren't stupid, Gates. That's couch money at the Pentagon.
Try half a trillion this year.
Daily Kos: BIG: �Gates calls for 100 billion in cuts to Defense Budget
Why is this Republican hack holdover from BushCo still in charge?
Fucking hippie... who happens to be right per norm.
Kucinich: ‘We are losing our nation to lies about the necessity of war’:
"'We are losing our nation to lies about the necessity of war. Bring our troops home. End the war. Secure our economy.'"
She use to do good work... until they smeared the shit out of her. Now, she's just another asshole, access driven 'reporter' avoiding journalism at all cost. Thank good for Taibii.
Lara Logan, You Suck -- RollingStone.com:
"Anyone who wants to know why network television news hasn't mattered since the seventies just needs to check out this appearance by Logan. Here's CBS's chief foreign correspondent saying out loud on TV that when the man running a war that's killing thousands of young men and women every year steps on his own dick in front of a journalist, that journalist is supposed to eat the story so as not to embarrass the flag."
Sign me up.
Chinese Companies 'Renting' White People
Come on, luck of the gene draw. Daddy's needs to live to 100.
Scientists Discover Keys to Long Life - WSJ.com