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September 21, 2012

“New Poll Shows Graves in a Statistical Tie with Bachmann”

Those are the headlines we’re seeing across the country. The latest poll shows that Michele Bachmann has fallen well below 50% and we are within just five points, 43-48.

Voters got to see Rep. Bachmann’s true colors when she ran for president – and the more they saw, the less they liked. Her extreme ideology has crippled Washington, and working families have paid the price.

If we’ve ever had a chance to defeat Bachmann, this is it. Minnesotans understand that Bachmann abandoned the middle class. And there’s no third party in the race this time to pad Bachmann’s numbers.

But she’ll fight. She’s well-funded and close with the Koch Brothers, who will attack me aggressively.

We can win this race. We can defeat Michele Bachmann. But we can’t do it without your support. ...


More at: http://jimgraves.com/defeat-bachmann/
September 19, 2012

Oh, the irony!

Did anyone else note the irony of Rmoney complaining about those who don't pay federal income taxes, in front of a group that doesn't want to pay taxes?


September 18, 2012

Who are the 47%? ~ 70% pay income taxes - 17% are seniors.

A breakdown of tax payers who pay federal income taxes, vs. those who do not:




A breakdown of the 47% who pay no federal income tax:

* 70% pay payroll taxes

* 17% are seniors, who have no income and paid taxes prior to retirement

* 13 percent are students, jobless, disabled and/or make too little income.



Note that about 22% households, who paid no income tax in 2009, earned over 50K per year. 6%, made over 100K.




Additional information:

http://money.cnn.com/2009/09/30/pf/taxes/who_pays_taxes/index.htm

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/09/18/the-data-behind-romneys-47-comments/

http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/UploadedPDF/1001547-Why-No-Income-Tax.pdf
September 18, 2012

'MY JOB IS NOT TO WORRY ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE' ~ Huffington Post front page headline today.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

Seemingly, Mitt's only apprehension regarding the comments he made, was that they were not elegantly stated.

Mitt believes - "corporations are people" and actual people are not worthy of concern. Is there an elegant way to communicate these beliefs?
September 14, 2012

I am officially requesting Romney's "long form" birth certificate, prior to the election.

Who's in?

(This, in response to Rmoney's continued absurdity re: not being asked for his birth certificate.)

I also want his college transcripts. And, those pesky tax returns.



September 3, 2012

Betty interviews Mitt



August 20, 2012

Do Pennsylvania's voter suppression efforts, qualify for FBI intervention under *C.A.R. violations?

Do Pennsylvania's voter suppression efforts, qualify for FBI intervention under *Conspiracy Against Rights violations?

The reason I ask, is because the FBI is charged with investigating legit civil rights violations.

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/civilrights/federal-statutes#section242

The specific statute I think may apply:

Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241

Conspiracy Against Rights

This statute makes it unlawful for two or more persons to conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person of any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the United States
, (or because of his/her having exercised the same).

It further makes it unlawful for two or more persons to go in disguise on the highway or on the premises of another with the intent to prevent or hinder his/her free exercise or enjoyment of any rights so secured.

Punishment varies from a fine or imprisonment of up to ten years, or both; and if death results, or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years, or for life, or may be sentenced to death.


Further, the laws specifically identify voting, as a protected right:

Title 18, U.S.C., Section 245

Federally Protected Activities

1) This statute prohibits willful injury, intimidation, or interference, or attempt to do so, by force or threat of force of any person or class of persons because of their activity as:

a) A voter, or person qualifying to vote...;


More here: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/civilrights/federal-statutes#section242

It seems to me, that the voter suppression efforts in PA, are a clear violation of federal civil rights laws? We have notable Republicans on the record indicating that Romney will be allowed to win PA, if they can essentially suppress the vote.



What would happen if PA voters started calling their local FBI offices, to report civil rights violations?

FBI Philadelphia
FBI Philadelphia
8th. Floor
William J. Green Jr. FOB
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
philadelphia.fbi.gov
(215) 418-4000

FBI Pittsburgh
3311 East Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
pittsburgh.fbi.gov
(412) 432-4000


Feedback/thoughts are appreciated.

I realize a judge recently ruled in favor of the legislation, which may complicate matters.

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