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Rick Perry’s Bespectacled Mess
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Rick Perry’s Bespectacled Mess

BY JIM HIGHTOWER He’s back. And, this time, he has eyeglasses. Yes, Rick “Oops” Perry, is back, pitching himself for another presidential run. What fun! Who can forget the Texas governor’s nationally televised pratfall during a 2011 presidential debate, when he couldn’t remember the third federal agency he intended to ax? Well, he later sniffed…

The Deregulation Scam
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The Deregulation Scam

BY VERN TURNER Paul Buchheit recently wrote a scathing piece citing why the great lie about deregulation is destroying our economy. Below is my summary of his points and citations that make his point one of the more chilling realizations for those of us who actually want our nation to succeed for a while longer….

Bush Is Not In Tampa, But His Ideas Are
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Bush Is Not In Tampa, But His Ideas Are

BY FROMA HARROP The name of George W. Bush graces no chair at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL. The 43rd president left behind monumental deficits and an economy in tatters. Republicans hold him responsible for the party’s straying from its alleged small-government ethic. They want the public to forget the man. Thing is,…

The ROBS Act
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The ROBS Act

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Hallelujah, Washington has finally heard the people’s cries for jobs! In an urgent bipartisan push, Democrats and Republicans have joined hands across the aisle to pass the JOBS Act. In this time of “The Great Hurt” – with widespread unemployment, middle-class incomes tumbling and the price of gasoline skyrocketing – we can…

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Who Needs Regulations?

BY SHARON MARTIN If you ask a leading question, you’ll probably get the answer you are looking for. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-CA, recently sent letters to his constituents, ranging from pharmaceutical companies to the National Association of Manufacturers, asking them what regulations hindered job growth in their industries. He sent 150 letters, and the results…

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