-President Barack Obama. Over the next month, the President and Congress face a tough road toward positive resolve for the fiscal cliff, sequestration, the deficit, and other budget challenges. Your voice matters today just as much as it did on Tuesday — and NPP has all the information you need to understand and participate in [...]Continue Reading "“The role of citizen in our democracy does not end with your vote.”"
By Dorothy N. Fowler It’s 2:34 p.m. in New York City right now, Tuesday, August 02, 2011. The stock market has another 26 minutes to go before it closes for the day with a loss of about 154 points unless a miracle occurs before 3 p.m. The tea partiers and other “experts” assured us all [...]Continue Reading "Dot’s Dashes"
After the President’s speech last evening we sent the following members of congress this FAX. Please support the Administration in a balanced approach to solving the debt ceiling. You can help. Just cut and paste this example or add your own statement and FAX. FAX To: Member of Congress, FAX # From: Your name, address and zip code We must compromise on the debt ceiling & pass a balanced approach [...]Continue Reading "FAX to Members of Congress"
New York (CNN) — Let me get this straight. The people who have been preaching the most about the dangers of American decline are right now helping to hasten American decline. Because if America defaults on its debt, not only will we find ourselves in a far deeper fiscal hole, but the full faith and [...]Continue Reading "Our stupid self-inflicted debt crisis"
By: Christina Johnstone Where are the jobs Mr. Boehner? After all, jobs are what your party ran on in 2010. What we got was the old bait and switch. Not one jobs bill to date, in fact your party voted down legislation that would make it more difficult for the real welfare queens(big greedy corporate [...]Continue Reading "JOBS, JOBS, JOBS WHERE ARE THE JOBS?"
As Americans continue to struggle with outrageous, unstable gas prices, big oil continues to benefit from them. The five biggest oil companies reported a massive $30 billion in first-quarter profits, a 38% increase from last year.1 Despite these astronomical profits, House Republicans voted earlier this month to block consideration of a Democratic proposal to end [...]Continue Reading "End government handouts to oil companies"
The Democratic Women urge you to call Rep. Larry Phillips & State Senator Craig Estes. Please call ASAP the bill is being considered now. Tell them not to destroy the future of our children and grand children a chance to achieve the American Dream. Draconian budget cuts to education in Texas will only stop economic [...]Continue Reading "Democratic Women are the Life of the Party"
272,000 jobs lost in 2012, with another 335,000 lost in 2013 without $3.2 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund
By: Dr. Eddie Self Next week is going to be a big week. All three of the major budget bills will be brought up for consideration on the House floor. House Bill (HB) 4, the supplemental spending bill, and HB 275, the bill that draws $3.2 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund, will be [...]Continue Reading "272,000 jobs lost in 2012, with another 335,000 lost in 2013 without $3.2 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund"
A proposal working its way through the House Appropriations committee this week would cut state Medicaid spending by 33 percent. The elderly and disabled take up 59 percent of Medicaid spending in Texas and much of it goes to nursing homes. Other Medicaid programs that help the elderly stay at home would be cut 40 percent.Continue Reading "GOP proposal to cut 40 percent of the state’s nursing homes"
Save Texas Schools will hold a rally and march at the State Capitol on March 12, 2011. We are expecting thousands of parents, teachers, students, community members, business owners, and faith organizations to attend. And we need YOU there with us!Continue Reading "Get ready Texas Teachers Rick’s coming after you"