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Governor Snyder is killing the American Dream

Governor Snyder has been going crazy lately...

Michigan Republicans vote to cut off benefits for newly unemployed

Late yesterday, Michigan Republicans took action to limit unemployment benefits to newly unemployed workers by decreasing the amount of time someone, who just lost their job, can receive unemployment benefits.

If the law goes into effect, future unemployed workers will see a reduction in benefits from 26 to 20 weeks. Conservative legislators snuck the provision into a bill whose purpose was to make a technical change in the law to draw down federal extension benefits for unemployed workers.

Republicans' Shared Sacrifice Sacrifices the American Dream

If I had a dime for every time I heard the phase “shared sacrifice” come out of a Republican’s mouth I’d be a millionaire by the end of the year. 

It'd be one thing if the conservative movement was serious about sharing the pain in terms of budget cuts and the sort, but when “shared sacrifice” means only sacrifice coming from the hide of working America, on the backs of the working poor, and out of the fixed incomes of seniors, what we have is one of the biggest jokes in modern political times.  And the joke is on us!

Ariz. legislator channels Michelle Pfeiffer in "Dangerous Minds"

Republican state Senators failed last week, despite valiant efforts, to pass some serious nativist bills.

Best effort goes to Lori Klein for staging a melodrama straight out of "Dangerous Minds" by reading a letter about a substitute teacher stunned and appalled by his class full of wanna-be gang memers.

Not only did the students refuse to say the pledge of allegiance, they also freely admitted that they were all illegal immigrants.

Wisconsin update: Recalls, hypocrisy & Badger solidarity

The effect Wisconsin is having across the nation: We're all Badgers now. via The Motley Cow

What's that you say? Walker supported recalls before he opposed them?

That's right, there's too much at stake and I'll take my lunch bento-style, thank you.

Elected Official Roundup 3/16/11

Your legislators, hard at work:

Pam DeLissio (State Rep., PA) chronicles her first months in office for Patch.com.

Joe Fitzgibbon (State Rep., WA) introduces bill to bring justice for families of accident victims. via Kitsap Sun.

Ohio House passes anti-choice bill

This bill, pulled from the "Parents Know Best" strategy (read our post on 5 conservative anit-choice strategies), was passed with an overwhelming majority in the Ohio House. This does not bode well for women in the Buckeye State:

Progressive Champion Connie Pillich on Social Activism

Connie Pillich is one of Progressive Majority's champions in the Ohio House of Representatives. She's listening - and fighting the good fight - in Ohio.

Read her guest column on Cincinnati.com: When (and if) you speak, legislature does listen 

Bloomberg has Walker's number

When it comes to analyzing Governor Scott Walker's financial machinations, look no further than Bloomberg.

From Uppity Wisconsin:

Bachmann needs a history lesson

Here's the thing - my mom's side of the family are all immigrants from the Philippines. They studied American hstory when they were growing up and know that the "shot heard 'round the world" rang out during the revolutionary war in the great state of Massachusetts and that the Found Fathers had less to do with ending slavery than Kunta Kinte.

What in the world is Michele Bachmann's excuse?

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