The lines of battle over the economic salvation of America and our working class are now crystal clear. It is Republicans and BlueDogs together on one side, acting in furtherance of the same Corporatists who ran public policy under Reagan and the Bushs, versus the rest of us.
What was a back-room systematic undermining of anything remotely effective in the way of an economic stimulus bill is now an open threat: Read more about The enemy within - BlueDogs join with Republicans to enslave the working class and destroy America
So we all, rightly, hate TARP and endless funding for war and invasion and other costly programs that reward the rich and failing at the expense of the working class and poor. But what about the Stimulus Bill? I can't claim to have read all of the damn thing (it's over 600 pages long) but I did research the parts that seemed most likely to have an impact on my life. Read more about Corrente on the Stimulus
So, if it's a "moral necessity" to spend over $100B a year to enforce "women's rights" in Afghanistan, why is it so hard to spend a couple of hundred million on American women who are poor but supposedly already have the right to choose? Just wonderin'. Read more about Deep Thoughts on Pussy
Gosh, I'm actually glad I found this. I should thank the author for being so blunt; I've read plenty much like this, however variously coded in softer, gentler misogyny:
Read more about Why Should Slutty Bitches Get Jobs, Anyway? They'll Just Quit Later and Have Babies
A friend of mine likes to joke that "all Republicans are socialists," meaning that when it comes to the government handing out free money to bankers, large off-shore HQ'd corporations, or Red Staters sucking the Federal tit, they just can't say "No." We've spent a lot of time mocking them for the hypocrisy in this, as it comes from those people who are at the same time, the most loudly against "welfare" and other entitlements and funding for the rest of us. Read more about A Tall Order for All of Us: Taxes are Good