- To start things off right, let me introduce you to Republican Rep. John Fleming. He opposes raising taxes on the wealthy because after he's paid all his employees, all his bills, and fed his family he only takes home $400,000 a year. How is he supposed to live on that?
- Mitt Romney has a net worth of approximately a quarter of a billion dollars. Mitt Romney believes he is a member of the middle class. And like any other middle class parent, his top education concern is increasing class sizes, because lets face it kids benefiting from individual attention is a liberal myth created by the teachers unions. After all, the children are our future.
- Following up on Ron Paul's former campaign manager who died $400,000 in debt of pneumonia because pre-existing conditions kept him from being able to get medical insurance, Ron Paul wants you to know he didn't need the governments help. Glad he cleared that up for us.
- The Chamber of Commerce is suing the National Labor Relations Board to prevent their ruling that workers' union rights need to be posted somewhere on the job site. Because let's face it, letting workers know what their legal rights are is the first step down a dangerous slippery slope to them actually wanting to utilize them. And we wouldn't want that now would we.
- Republicans continue to claim that Obama's proposed tax increase on the wealthy will cripple small businesses. When Warren Buffett refuted their claims, they demanded that he publicly release his tax returns. Which would have been really clever if he hadn't done it a month ago. Countdown until they start demanding his long form tax return?
- Rick Santorum comes dangerously close to making sense when he asks, if medical insurance is a necessity, why don't we have food insurance too? The millions of children who are going to go to bed hungry in this country tonight were really hoping that that wasn't a rhetorical question.
- Bill O'Reilly threatens to quit television and take his ball home if his taxes are raised....to the point they were at when he started the show.
- Finally to play us out, Fox News has some perfectly reasonable questions: Who really cares if income inequality is high? Would a government shutdown be good for America? Who needs a minimum wage, non-discrimination laws, or unemployment benefits? Their answers might surprise you....unless you've been reading this blog, then they're exactly what you think they are.
Welcome to the Working Week!