10,000 demonstrators urge Congress – and NY Senator Chuck Schumer – to vote against nuclear agreement
Defying White House, Senator Chuck Schumer endorses legislation intended to enable lawmakers to kill nuclear accord with Tehran
J Street lobby urges Boehner to postpone controversial Congressional address till after the Israeli elections
Details of the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” techniques, considered by many to be torture, are set to be revealed in a long-awaited report
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly exceeding his constitutional powers.
If certain federal employees are “non-essential,” then why are they employed in the first place?
Oct. 7, 2013
On October 1st, the federal government shut down as a direct result of Congress failing to approve a Continuing Resolution to fund the government, or, more accurately, as a result of 535 career politicians and 1 community organizer failing to agree on how to spend money that the United States doesn’t have in the first place.
The visible effects of this supposed shutdown have, thus far, been hardly different from business as usual. While many “non essential” federal workers have been furloughed, the House has approved a bill to provide those “non essential” federal workers with back pay once the government is “reopened” – or in other words, has given them a paid vacation. One wonders why, if these federal employees are non essential, they are employed by the federal government in the first place, at an annual cost ranging into the billions. Senators, Representatives, and the President will continue to receive paychecks, despite the very real threat that disabled veterans will not. We have continued to conduct domestic spying operations and foreign military operations, rolled out a multi-trillion dollar federally mandated health care bill, and have seen Congress and the President continue their meaningless game of jockeying for political position and engaging in a media offensive aimed primarily at garnering votes for the 2014 midterms.
Former Governor slams political ‘gangs’ Dems, GOP over shutdown
Oct 2, 2013
Former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura smacked down members of Congress in a CNN appearance Tuesday, saying that the two parties are nothing more than political gangs feeding off the American people.
Appearing on Piers Morgan’s show, Ventura declared that Democrats and Republicans have essentially “legalized bribery” in the American legislature, and that the only way to fix the system would be to elect independents to office.
Commenting on the government shutdown, Ventura said “That should mean we shouldn’t have to pay any taxes, right?”
“I think it’s time for a revolt in this country. I’ve been advocating a revolution for years now.” Ventura said, adding “revolutions don’t have to be violent, but we need one, and I would tell everyone here, vote them all out of office and don’t vote in a new Democrat or Republican, vote for anyone BUT Democrats and Republicans.”