Leslie Marshall


December 2010


Business as Usual Under New Republican Majority

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Remember the song from the Jackson Five “one, two, three, it’s as easy as do, re, mi…?”

Well that’s about how long it took for Republicans to break all three of their promises, or as they call them “pledges,” to the American people. To the people that voted for them in the midterm elections. Those ...

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TAGS:
health care
Republican Party
unemployment
deficit and national debt
health care reform
Democratic Party
2010 Congressional elections
Congress
politics
Armey, Dick
federal budget

Give to the Needy This Christmas

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I’m going to write nonpolitically this week as it’s Christmas on Saturday. And I won’t get into who and what is the reason for the season, but…

I heard on the radio about a bunch of letters marked “To Santa c/o The North Pole.” Specifically about a group called “Operation Letters to Santa.” This is ...

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TAGS:
holidays
philanthropy

Bipartisan Hypocrisy on Earmarks

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Things that make you go hmmm…

It’s a cute dance tune from the 80’s, but that’s not what I’m referring to.

I’m referring to Republicans, the party that pledged to give up pet projects which we lovingly refer to as earmarks and then cosponsored a 1,900-plus page omnibus bill which is loaded with ...

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TAGS:
national security terrorism and the military
Bond, Kit
Bennett, Robert
Voinovich, George
McConnell, Mitch
2010 Congressional elections
Congress
deficit and national debt
Democratic Party
Republican Party

Obama's Tax Cut Deal isn't a Cave to the Republicans

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When I first heard that the president cut a deal with the Republicans to extend the Bush tax cuts for all Americans, including the top 2 percent of earners which the president repeatedly stated he would not, I thought, like many Democrats, that he caved.

Often in my life when I offer someone a job,

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TAGS:
Democratic Party
Republican Party
Obama, Barack
Obama administration
unemployment
taxes
federal taxes
social security

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