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John Boehner Is Afraid to Stand Up to Tea Party

John Boehner - Caricature

John Boehner – Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

John Boehner can end the shutdown any time he wants. He could have a bill on President Obama’s desk in the course of an afternoon, but he won’t step up.

That’s because he’s afraid of challenging the most extreme voices in his caucus.

We need to make sure that those aren’t the only voices the Speaker is hearing.

Tell Speaker Boehner to get the government up and running today.

If Speaker Boehner brought a clean bill to fund the federal government to the floor – without any of the nonsense about defunding Obamacare – it would pass in a bipartisan vote.

Every day that goes by, more Republicans are starting to say exactly the same thing: It’s time for John Boehner to do his job and listen to the American people.

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Santorum Says “the Middle Class” is Marxist; Doesn’t Know What Marxism Is

, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania.

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I have bad news for the 88% or so of Americans who think they’re middle class: Rick Santorum thinks you’re Marxists.

The former Senator and noted neologism stopped by a gathering in Lynn County, Iowa to warn Republicans there of the dangers of talking about the middle class. (Note: I had a tough time getting the video to embed, so click to view it.)

“Since when in America do we have classes?” he demanded. “That’s Marxism talk!”

“There’s no class in America!” he bellowed.

Santorum does not believe in classes. He wants a classless society. You know, like that guy.

Oh, what was his name?

Oh yeah. Karl Marx.

So we need to stop all being Marxists by being Marxists. Got it. Perfect. Piece of cake.

You know, I think this might be one of those times when “Marxist” might not mean what Santorum thinks it means. It’s almost like the Republican economic position is all made up of talking points and very, very little knowledge.

Via Death and Taxes.

 

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Republicans Undecided about Vice President Candidates

Governor Mitt Romney of MA

Governor Mitt Romney of MA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is an ideological split among Republicans over who should Mitt Romney‘s running mate, according to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Wednesday.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tops the list, with 26%. Rick Santorum was the top pick of 21%. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were tied at 14%.

Among self-described Tea Party supporters, Sen. Rubio is the top choice, with 22%, and Gov. Christie is second, with 18%.

Among Republicans who aren’t Tea Party supporters, 36% say Ms. Rice is their choice, and one in four prefer Mr. Santorum.

For more details, click here: http://on.cnn.com/Je8Df3

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Compare Your Tax Rate to Romney’s

Governor Mitt Romney of MA

Governor Mitt Romney of MA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I love the Buffett Rule for the same reason Mitt Romney opposes it.

It levels the playing field in America by closing tax loopholes and ensuring that millionaires aren’t paying a tax rate lower than what middle-class families pay.

It’s going to be one of the issues that will define this election.

There is a tool that shows how Mitt Romney and other millionaires play by their own rules.

Compare your tax rate to Mitt Romney’s and see how the Buffett Rule makes him pay his fair share.

The Buffett Rule closes loopholes and asks millionaires to pay at least as much as middle-class families, so that we can share the burden of reducing our deficit and investing in education, innovation and infrastructure.

Mr. Romney not only opposes the Buffett Rule, but he wants to make things more unfair. He will explode the deficit by giving more tax breaks to the wealthy and place the burden of paying for them on the backs of the middle class and seniors.

This November, it’s one or the other. We either stick with a President who fights for the middle class, or we choose a candidate who fights to protect an unfair status quo that benefits him at the cost of our economy and the middle class. It’s not about class warfare, and it’s not about some policy disagreement. It’s about common-sense fairness.

 

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Romney’s Popularity Rebounds after Santorum’s Exit

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Mitt Romney (Photo credit: Dave Delay)

Mitt Romney‘s popularity is starting to rebound as the Republican primaries subside, according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Tuesday.

The survey showed 44% give Mr. Romney a favorable rating, up ten points since February. Mr. Romney’s unfavorable rating fell eleven points, from 54% to 43%, over the same period.

The poll showed 53% of those surveyed say they plan to give Mr. Romney a second look once the primaries are over, while 45% say they know enough about the former Massachusetts governor to decide whether he would be a good president.

The same poll shows that President Barack Obama’s favorability rating is 56%, and the approval rating of his performance in office is 49%.

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Poll: Obama Leads, Especially Among Women

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President Barack Obama holds a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Monday.

Pres. Obama holds a sixteen-point advantage over his challenger among women and a three-point advantage among men.

Seven in ten Americans favor a proposed change to the federal income tax rate for people who make more than $1 million a year. The proposal is popular among Democrats and independents, but a majority of Republicans also support it.

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Santorum Drops Out

, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania.

, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rick Santorum suspended his campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination.

Mitt Romney is now the certain Republican nominee to take on President Barack Obama in November, as Mr. Santorum was his main challenger.

Mr. Romney issued this statement:

Senator Santorum is an able and worthy competitor, and I congratulate him on the campaign he ran. He has proven himself to be an important voice in our party and in the nation. We both recognize that what is most important is putting the failures of the last three years behind us and setting America back on the path to prosperity.

While Mr. Romney still needs to win several hundred delegates to clinch the nomination, Mr. Santorum’s departure from the race leaves his path unhindered.

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