Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Budget Quiz

I'd love to hear how conservatives do on this quiz, but, alas, they would just lie. I got two wrong.

in reference to:

"Recent polls suggest that Americans are woefully in the dark when it comes to balancing the federal budget. Test your budget IQ by taking the Center for American Progress’s quiz below."
- Interactive Quiz: Think You Know Our Nation’s Budget Problems? (view on Google Sidewiki)

Friday, March 25, 2011

In Response to an IRS Hating Email

Think of how less hated the IRS would be if we had universal health care, good roads, better public transportation, great colleges that were free, good retirements, a well-funded science program, alternative energy, clean air and water, and all the rest. Instead, we get to pay for Bush's $3 trillion worth of war, and even more for tax cuts to the rich, while working people get screwed.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

If Union Members Knew Their History...

They would never vote for Republicans.

Tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. If you've never heard of it, you should read this story. There is nothing like the history of unions in America to convince people that Republicans want to take us back to the days before unions won victories for the working people of this country.

Any union member who votes Republican should be ashamed of themselves. They are traitors to their fellow workers.

in reference to:

"It was unions -- led by the International Ladies' Garment Workers (now Workers United) in league with the Women's Trade Union League -- that began harnessing public outrage in the wake of the fire to demand the regulations regarding worker health, well-being, and safety that protect many workers to this day, whether or not they belong to a union. Think workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, the 40-hour workweek, weekends, holidays, sick pay, employee benefits, and safety standards."
- Preserving the Triangle Factory Fire's Lessons, 100 Years Later (view on Google Sidewiki)