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PLEDGE TO AMERICA
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Our interest is in clean politics and politicians who are not in
debt to special Interest groups.
To achieve this, there must be public funds only.
We are not suggesting making a new law.
Signing this pledge to not accept special interest money,
will insure honesty in our elections. Politicians who are
not willing to sign this pledge will be exposed.
Republicans signed a pledge not to raise taxes on the
wealthy. Our pledge is to work for all Americans, Republicans
I pledge not to accept special interest money.
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September 22, 2011
CARDIN SAYS CALL TO REBUILD AMERICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE WILL HELP GET MARYLANDERS BACK TO WORK
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, issued the following statement on President Obama’s call for rebuilding America’s infrastructure:
“It makes no sense that America’s infrastructure is crumbling while we have record unemployment in the construction industry. We have to make a change and we have to do it soon. And we have to stop talking and start doing because gridlock does not create jobs, it only worsens the problem. When our country faced economic challenges in the past, we overcame our problems by putting people back to work — rebuilding America’s bridges and roads, schools and airports, and everywhere updated infrastructure can help better our communities for business, tourism and even daily commutes. Investing in infrastructure jumpstarts our economy now while providing a literal foundation for long-term jobs. Like the President, I know there is much work to be done and so many people willing and able to do it.
“Improvements to Maryland’s transportation infrastructure are at a critical point. Freight movement through Maryland is critical to commerce along the entire Eastern Seaboard and BRAC is bringing hundreds of defense personnel, their families and support services to the state. Compounding these challenges is some of the worst traffic congestion in the country. Fortunately, Maryland Department of Transportation has made addressing all of these issues a top priority. Now they need active partners in the Congress and U.S. Department of Transportation to provide the resources necessary to help get Maryland’s more than 10,000 transportation professionals on the job working on these critical transportation initiatives. The President’s American Jobs Act is a sound vehicle to help get hard-working Marylanders to work on critical infrastructure projects that repair and maintain our existing infrastructure, enhance the safety and efficiency of our transportation network and improve U.S. competitiveness in the global economy. Congress needs to act.”
HARRISBURG, PA (September 14, 2011) ― Pennsylvania Health Access Network Project Manager Antoinette Kraus issued a statement on Tuesday’s ruling by Judge Christopher Conner of Pennsylvania’s Middle U.S. District Court that the personal responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act ― the requirement that individuals purchase health insurance by 2014 when the law is fully implemented ― is unconstitutional.
“The Affordable Care Act has already reduced prescription drug and health care costs for over 2 million Pennsylvania seniors and allowed tens of thousands of young adults to remain on their parents’ insurance. It will protect millions of working families from the worst insurance abuses, like denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions and discriminatory pricing based on a person’s gender or medical history. By 2014, new coverage options will open the door to affordable, quality health care for more than a million Pennsylvanians, seniors and small businesses.”
“Judge Conner and other federal district judges have split on the question of the Affordable Care Act’s responsibility provision, while two federal appeals courts have upheld its constitutionality. We look forward to seeing these cases resolved finally by the Supreme Court, where we are confident that the law will be upheld.”
(With additional reporting and snark by Brad Friedman)
Maine’s GOP Chairman, Charlie Webster, displayed a remarkable level of ignorance about the right of college students to register and vote in the Pine Tree State during a recent appearance on local radio, weeks after virtually everyone in the state has been trying to explain to him that he is off his nut.
Earlier this summer, Webster raised eyebrows (and more than a few laughs) when he brought the names of some 200 out-of-state college students to the ME Secretary of State, seeking an investigation for “voter fraud.”
“I am convinced that my research proves that [voter] fraud is a problem, and I’ve only found the tip of the iceberg,” Webster said during a press conference at the State House at the time, though he shared no evidence of any of the students having voted twice, or otherwise having illegally registered.
Webster’s “research” began after a petition effort was launched seeking a “voter veto” ballot initiative to reverse a law recently passed by the Republican-led state legislature ending the state’s 38-year-old practice of allowing for same-day voter registration. The new Maine law is just one of many new voter suppression efforts enacted by the GOP under the wholly unsupported guise of combating “voter fraud” in states across the nation over the past several months since the GOP took over many statehouses in the 2010 election.
The state’s GOP chair has apparently never heard the old axiom about once you’re in a hole, stop digging…
When asked about his general concerns about “voter fraud” at the July presser, Webster claimed he had personally witnessed what he described as “polling flooding” by special interest groups. When asked to name those groups, he cited MoveOn.org, ACORN and “obviously, the Democrat party has a plan to do that too.”
While there is no actual evidence of anyone associated with either MoveOn.org or ACORN ever having cast any illegal ballot — at any time, in any place — media wondered how Webster could describe Maine’s Democratic Party itself as a “special interest group.”
“In my opinion they are … The difference is we [Republicans] represent regular people, how’s that? We represent working class people, people who drive a truck. We don’t represent the far left of Maine,” Webster is quoted by the Bangor Daily News as responding. The paper went on to quote the Kennebec County District Attorney who responded to the allegations by noting: “We have never had any suggestion made to us that the Election Day registration of voters has led to the commission of any criminal acts. … The lack of prosecution has to do with the lack of any allegation suggesting abuses of the present system, much less any proof to back up any such assertion.”
Despite the lack of evidence in support his claims of intentional “voter fraud” by ME college students, even one month later — there have been no indictments called for by the Republican Secretary of State (a former vice chairman of the Maine GOP under Webster) — Webster has refused to back down.
Last week, in his continuing insistence that out-of-state students should not be allowed to vote in Maine, he said, “If I want to vote, I need to establish residency. I need to register my car and pay taxes in that community. You can’t just become a student and vote wherever you want.”
Charlie Webster is laughably clueless on this (or worse), as evidenced by his appearance last Friday on local radio station WGAN 560, where he was utterly shamed (if he has any) by hosts Ken Altshuler and Mike Violette…
Audio of ME GOP Chair Charlie Webster’s 9/2/11 WGAN appearance is available at the Brad Blog article link. http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8716
If you haven’t listened to the above, please do. It’s as amusing as it is sad.
But in hopes of helping out poor, confused Charlie — listening to the audio above makes it clear that this guy is not particularly bright — here are a few facts.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court, as Bangor Daily News points out, long ago “ruled that students can consider a college dormitory their primary residence, which would allow them to vote in that community even if they are not full-time Maine residents.”
So far, what is known about the list of 206 names Webster brought to the SoS seeking an investigation, is that half of them were not even registered in any other state previously, so couldn’t have voted in two different states during the same election.
But as to the notion that someone, students in the case, must register a car, or pay income taxes locally (no doubt, most of them already pay local sales taxes, etc., but that has gone unmentioned by Webster) in order to establish residency, there is a lengthy body of case law here in the United States of America (that would be this country, Charlie, look it up if it’s not ringing a bell) finding that a requirement to pay a tax before being allowed to vote is simply unconstitutional…..
Read the rest of this article at http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8716
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We should demand that the Postmaster General resign. He hates the postal service and his employees. We should not be closing post offices or reducing services. We should not be firing postal employees. We should stop over-funding the pension system and should be raising postal rates especially for large commercial mailers.
Republicans say we should turn the postal system over to private businesses but private businesses would not be able to profitably get mail 6 days a week to every home in America. Rural Americans, the poor and seniors need daily mail. Private businesses will raise rates by huge degrees and cut services. Private businesses are not as efficient as our current postal system. All we need to do is raise postal rates and get much better upper management that actually believes in the mission of the post office!
I support the American Postal Workers Union, the Rural Letter Carriers union, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union. The Republicans (and a few corporate Democrats in the US Senate) want to destroy all 4 postal unions and increase unemployment in America.
Millions of Americans will face late charges on credit cards and bills if Saturday mail goes away. The poor, seniors and millions of rural Americans do not have access to the Internet to pay bills. Credit card companies and Federal Express will make tons of money from the proposed changes. All consumers and average American citizens will suffer.
The post office helps weave together the fabric of the American nation.
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