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Republicans Protect The 1%

The BBC made an error in their headline: US Senate blocks Obama’s Buffett Rule proposal

Senate Republicans have blocked the Buffett Rule, President Barack Obama’s proposal to raise tax rates for top earners to at least 30%.

Senators largely voted on party lines and failed to win the 60 votes to move the bill forward for a full debate.

The majority of the Senate wanted to talk about the ‘Buffett Rule’, but the Republicans block any attempt to tax the people who benefit the most from the government at the same rate as working people.

April 16, 2012   4 Comments

Standing His Ground

The BBC reports on day one at the trial: Breivik due to take stand in Norway massacre trial

Anders Behring Breivik will read out a prepared statement on Tuesday that will take about 30 minutes, his lawyer said.

He has admitted carrying out a car bombing in the capital before attacking a youth camp organised by the governing Labour party on the island of Utoeya.

However, he has pleaded not guilty to acts of terror and mass murder.

He said he had acted to protect Norway from multi-culturalism and Islam.

The 33-year-old Norwegian was found insane in one examination, while a second assessment made public last week found him mentally competent.

If the court decides he is criminally insane, he will be committed to psychiatric care; if he is judged to be mentally stable, he will be jailed if found guilty.

If jailed, he faces a sentence of 21 years which could be extended to keep him behind bars for the rest of his life.

He was just protecting his ‘community’ from the evils of letting people live as they wished and making their own choices without government interference.

Just like the ‘heroes’ who bomb women’s clinics and shoot doctors. Just someone who decided to stop commenting about the ‘evil liberals’ on rightwing blogs, and go out and do something about them … with a gun and bombs.

Just another warrior for ‘conservative’ causes … like al Qaeda and the Taliban.

April 16, 2012   2 Comments