What’s in a Name: “JOBS Act” Set to Pass Today

By: Thursday March 8, 2012 12:05 pm

The House of Representatives will pass something they’re calling a jobs bill today. They accomplish this by giving it a nice acronym: the Jumpstarting Our Business Startups, or JOBS, Act. Now, jump-starting should be a hyphenated word so it really should be the J-SOBS Act, but we’ll let that slide. The really egregious things about this are: A) it has nothing to do with jobs, and B) it’s based on Democratic legislation that already passed, simply repackaged by the House GOP and called a jobs bill.

 

The Emergence of the $15 Town Hall Meeting

By: Tuesday August 16, 2011 10:30 am

I’ve been writing about the invisible town hall revolution, where dozens of conservative members of Congress have been bombarded by ordinary citizens delivering progressive messages. This actually started after the passage of the Paul Ryan budget in the spring, and some members have figured out methods to deal with it. Some do only tele-town halls. Some throw out “disruptive” constituents asking the wrong questions. Some screen the questions. Some hold no town halls altogether. Some stack town halls with loyal constituents. And now, Paul Ryan and friends have hit on a new approach – charge money for the town hall meeting.

Sparky, McCain and Other News and Notes From Wingnut Hell In Arizona

By: Sunday August 29, 2010 7:53 am

Yes, that is Sparky the Sun Devil and the small turd next to him is John McCain. As you may have heard, the Arizona primary was last Tuesday and McCain squeaked by the “serious challenge” of gasbag extraordinaire J.D. Hayworth. McCain beat Hayworth by 25 points; this and other news and notes from the Arizona primary election.

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