corporations-are-people

At the National Press Club yesterday, [Americans for Prosperity] AFP president Tim Phillips and several officers with the group laid out their agenda. The group is calling for legalizing crude oil exports, a repeal of the estate tax, approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, blocking any hike in the gas tax, a tax holiday on corporate profits earned overseas, blocking the EPA’s new rules on carbon emissions from coal-burning power plants, and a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, along with a specific focus on the medical device tax.

The announcement was touted by NPR as a “conservative agenda for Congress.” But it’s also a near mirror image of Koch Industries’ lobbying agenda. Koch Industries — the petrochemical, manufacturing and commodity speculating conglomerate owned by David and Charles — is not only a financier of political campaigns, but leads one of the most active lobbying teams in Washington, a big part of why the company has been such a financial success.

—  Charles and David Koch paid good money for that fresh-faced Congress, and now they expect to see some results, stat.

i occasionally worry that i hate obnoxious poetry girl a little too much, but sometimes she posts pretentious dreck like this (critique by the wonderful underunderstood) and this, and other times it’s like corporations really are people and she’s hallmark

so maybe that hatred is justified after all


BOYCOTT FOREVER 21

Retail company Forever 21 sent this letter to all full time/non-management employees informing them that they will be demoted to part time, they and their families will lose their health and dental benefits, and they will no longer qualify for paid time off. Employees believe the company is punishing them to retaliate against Obamacare.

We were asked to share this by one of our fans, and now we are asking you to do the same. Don’t underestimate the power of your SHARE. Two weeks ago, US Uncut was the first place to widely publish McDonald’s now notorious budget, and it went viral across mainstream media.

Thank you.

MAKE IT VIRAL

Some of the most extreme right-wing radicals got elected to Congress Tuesday.

Let’s begin with Glenn Grothman, who won Wisconsin’s 6th District. Grothman wants to eliminate weekends, and believes “no people…care about Kwanza, just white left-wingers.” He co-sponsored a bill that equated single-parenthood with child abuse.

He calls Rick Santorum his “soul mate” and labor union activists “slobs.” He wants to end not only the minimum wage but weekends and paid sick leave and called for the elimination of municipal water disinfection, calling it “big government.”

He opposes abortion for any reason and wants to make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion even to save the life of the mother.

He has said that the “gals” are running the nation and ruining it and that the “country is not going to survive if we continue this war on men.”

Grothman has called Planned Parenthood “the most racist organization” in the country while supporting the Ugandan law that makes homosexuality a crime.