Lest we forget — let’s not get too carried away this election season. Our problems are bigger than Republicans vs Democrats.
Lisa Brown, you a BAMF!
The ticking clock that is haunting my waking hours:
From the House Democrats Blog:
Unless Congress acts soon, millions of students will see their student loan rates double from 3.4% to 6.8%. Under the increased rates student borrowers will pay $6.3 billion in additional repayment costs for the 2012 to 2013 academic year.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
In 2007 Congressional Democrats passed a law to lower interest rates on subsidized Stafford Student Loans. Thanks to that law, over 15 million Americans have benefited from lower rates. Now, Republican inaction in Congress is threatening to bring back the higher rates.
Democratic Members of Congress and students from around the country are calling on Republican leaders to quickly bring up legislation so that student loan rates don’t double.
To learn more about student loan opportunities and legislation to help students please visit the Committee on Education & the Workforce Democrats page.
“And so what we’ve done is to force the Republicans and their conservative allies to reveal their true agenda. They don’t just want to wage a war on choice, they want to wage a war on contraception. They are against family planning. In the 21st Century, they want to prevent women from having access to the tools they should have to determine their own reproductive futures.
And I think it’s important to continue pointing that out. We cannot let them hide behind their positions without making it clear what their real agenda is. Because the fact is, today, the United States has one of the highest unintended pregnancy rates in the industrialized world. Half of all pregnancies are unintended and nearly half of those end in abortions.
Anyone truly committed to reducing the need for abortions should be committed to doing whatever it takes to reducing unintended pregnancies—regardless of politics and regardless of ideology.
And we know who’s paying the price for these policies–women around the world suffering because they no longer have access to reproductive care; women right here at home who want to plan their families and who want to prevent unintended pregnancies but no longer have access to contraception.
This is not just an affront to women’s rights—it is an affront to human rights, to our most fundamental values as a nation.”
Hillary Clinton, 2007
Love ya, Hill.
This is a cautionary tale about what happens when the Democrats completely lay down on an issue and let the Right get whatever they want. You get insanity.
Bill Maher can be too much, but I’m always happy to see someone arguing for better gun regulations.
WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!
A bill passed Monday in the US House of Representatives and Thursday in the Senate would expand existing anti-protest laws that make it a felony—a serious criminal offense punishable by a lengthy prison term—to “enter or remain in” an area designated as “restricted.”
The bill—H.R. 347, or the “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011”—was passed by unanimous consent in the Senate, while only Ron Paul and two other Republicans voted against the bill in the House of Representatives (the bill passed 388-3). Not a single Democratic politician voted against the bill.
Read the whole article for the whole picture. Better know your rights, so you can stand up to protect them!