John A. Farrell


March 2009


AIG Tax Vote Exposes Hypocrisy of Eric Cantor and the House Republicans

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By John Aloysius Farrell, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Yesterday's decision by Rep. Eric Cantor and 84 of his Republican Party colleagues to support a confiscatory tax on bonuses at bailed-out financial firms should give Rush Limbaugh and the party's titular leaders pause.

What do Republicans stand ...

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AIG, Inc.
federal taxes
House of Representatives
Congress
Cantor, Eric
Republican Party
executive pay

Obama, Like FDR, Is Saving Capitalism from Itself—Ignore the New Hoovers

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By John Aloysius Farrell, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

In their floundering for something—anything!—with which to discredit Barack Obama's fiscal policies, conservatives (having waited until most of the Greatest Generation has died off and cannot laugh in their faces) are making the silly argument ...

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Obama, Barack
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
Hoover, J. Edgar
politics
conservatives

Republican Hypocrisy on Earmarks? Ask Senators Cochran, Wicker, and Vitter

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By John Aloysius Farrell, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

The self-righteousness among Republicans on the issue of government spending is rank and overwhelming. The GOP is acting as if federal spending is a Democratic monopoly.

So let's go to the videotape. Or, rather, the Congressional Record, where we ...

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TAGS:
Republican Party
politics
Senate
Congress
economic stimulus
Vitter, David
Landrieu, Mary
Byrd, Robert
Wicker, Roger
Cochran, Thad
Harkin, Tom
Shelby, Richard

Republicans Must Lose the Titans of Glib and Greed: Limbaugh, Drudge, Coulter

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By John Aloysius Farrell, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

I have argued in this space that Republican critiques of Barack Obama's economic prescriptions are not, per se, a bad thing.

Opposition parties keep them that's in power honest. They slow things down a bit. Sound minority principles can even save ...

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Republican Party
Limbaugh, Rush
Coulter, Ann
conservatives
politics

Congress Treats D.C. Citizens Like Lab Rats on Gun Control, School Vouchers

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By John Aloysius Farrell, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Of all the odious games played by our leaders in the nation's capital, the hoary practice of treating the residents of the District of Columbia as lab rats stands out.

This week we are treated to two examples of the arrogance that our selfish ...

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TAGS:
Congress
public schools
Washington, D.C.
gun control and gun rights
Rhee, Michelle
private schools
education
House of Representatives
Senate

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