March 27, 2013
Senate Unanimously Votes Against Cuts to Social Security, Media Don't Notice

May 10, 2012
Big tobacco spends $39m to defeat Prop. 29

Tobacco companies have pitched in more than $39 million to defeat Proposition 29, which would impose an additional $1 per pack cigarette tax, according to an analysis by Maplight.org. Tax proceedings would go to research into and prevention of cancer and other tobacco-related diseases,


The top five contributors in the battle against Prop. 29 are tobacco companies. No. 6 is the California Republican Party, which has given $695,000. Americans for Tax Reform and the California Chamber of Commerce also oppose the measure.

March 20, 2012
For the last time the CPUSA does NOT endorse Obama

Fucking hell. As a member of the CP who has attended the national confrence and had a 1 on 1 chat with  Sam Webb the Chairman of the CPUSA, I can tell you that we DO NOT EDORSE BARACK OBAMA!!!! 

We simply recognize that a Democrat or a Republican is going to win the presidencywe don’t like it, but thats just the current reality of the situation) so out of the two “choices” we have, we want the Democrat to win. THIS IS NOT IN ANY WAY AN ENDORSEMENT.

Its just our thoughts on the current two capitalist parties. The Democrats suck, we are not disputing that.

Its just that the Democrats are the least tyrannical of the two parties (even if not by a large margin) so for the sake of working people its best to have them in office until we can become or find a proper 3rd party to represent working people in congress, or until the people have had enough getting fucked by capitalism and just seize the means of production. 

So can we please stop saying that the CPUSA endorses him. We have a strict no endorsement policy of ANYONE! So can we just put this to rest? I’m sick of arguing this with people. 

February 15, 2012

February 14, 2012
Prison privatization efforts stall in Florida

Stiff opposition and a divided Florida chamber have temporarily halted a move to privatize 27 prisons in South Florida.

According to Michael Peltier of Reuters, Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos, a Republican, postponed the vote on privatization until this week. If successful, this measure would outsource a third of Florida’s corrections facilities and work camps to for-profit vendors. With Florida already having the third largest prison system in the U.S. ($2.2 billion-a-year- overseeing nearly 101,000 inmates and 112,800 on community supervision), privatizing the state’s corrections system would create the largest for-profit prison industry in the country.

Peltier goes on to say that Senate President Haridopolos and supporters of the privatization bill (SB 2038) are warning other legislators that cuts of $15 million out of the state’s $69.2 billion budget will be necessary if the bill does not pass. But veteran Florida Senator Mike Fasano, also a Republican, said “the evidence is not there … there needs to be an in-depth study to tell us if it’s going to save money.” As a result, Senator Fasano was quickly stripped of his chairmanship of the Senate appropriations committee by Senate President Haridopolos.

Fernando Rendon, an IBEW member and blogger on Florida Today, said that the “bill will privatize government agencies and services WITHOUT any public or expert input, and any cost analysis studies to justify the need for privatization.” Rendon went on to say that there would be “no hearings, no studies, and no justifications to show if privatization is a better option.”

"Haridopolos’ actions (laid) bare his true intentions of giving away prisons and in the future, other government facilities and services to private interests, and the reason for this is money," Rendon said. Haridopolos insists this will be money saved for taxpayers, but in reality it will be another hand out to corporations and politicians at the expense of Florida’s taxpayers. "Once those prisons go private, owners will push politicians to impose mandatory sentencing for what are now petty crimes," said Rendon. "That is the reason companies like GEO give so much in campaign contributions is that [they[ see it as an investment that they intend to make up in spades by filling jails and charging taxpayers for it."

With a divided house and many Floridians lobbying against the prison privatization measure  both at home in their districts and in Tallahassee, Haridopolos may be fighting an uphill battle this week.

February 3, 2012
"Personally I’m in favor of democracy, which means that the central institutions in the society have to be under popular control. Now, under capitalism we can’t have democracy by definition. Capitalism is a system in which the central institutions of society are in principle under autocratic control. Thus, a corporation or an industry is, if we were to think of it in political terms, fascist; that is, it has tight control at the top and strict obedience has to be established at every level — there’s a little bargaining, a little give and take, but the line of authority is perfectly straightforward. Just as I’m opposed to political fascism, I’m opposed to economic fascism. I think that until major institutions of society are under the popular control of participants and communities, it’s pointless to talk about democracy."

— Noam Chomsky 

January 14, 2012
How rich are the 2012 presidential candidates?

Mitt Romney: $85 million to $264 million

Jon Huntsman: $16 million to $72 million

Newt Gingrich: $7 million to $31 million

Barack Obama: $2.8 million to $11.8 million

Ron Paul:$2.4 million to $5.4 million

Rick Santorum: $1 million to $3 million

Rick Perry: $1 million to $2.5 million

January 10, 2012
We need to elect some porn stars to congress

If we are going to get fucked, lets have it be by a pro. 

October 31, 2011
oh

HERMAN CAIN CAMPAIGN IS TOAST AFTER SEXUAL ASSAULT SCANDAL!

Oh snap!

September 23, 2011
I got in a fight with my parents conservative friend yesterday

It just was about welfare, the classic “I came from nothing so if I can do it, anyone can” and “them poor people are just lazy” and a good “unions have outlived there purpose” just for good measure.

I was upset because I didn’t have all the the welfare stats on hand and its hard to argue when your opponent just says “well in my experience” to everything. You cant really fight that battle. When I say “well in MY experience” Then it becomes apparent I just am to young to have any real world experience.

 I really hate that bitch. 

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