In recent months, high-profile Republicans, sounding quite a bit like class warriors, have complained bitterly about the wealthy benefiting most from the recent economic recovery. Even House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), without a hint of irony, complained that recent trends point to “exacerbated inequality.” The far-right congressman added that only “the wealthy are doing really well.”
Florida is pushing its very own “license to discriminate” law, and it’s not just pizza parlors and bakeries that will be affected. The state’s Republican-dominated House of Representatives has voted to give state-funded private adoption agencies the right to refuse to let gay couples adopt children.
Recently, the state (finally) did the right thing and repealed its flagrantly unconstitutional ban on allowing gay people from adopting children. Despite a court ruling in 2005 that noted its noxiously discriminatory nature, the law symbolically remained in the state constitution before being symbolically removed from it in March 2015. Not willing to let a good deed go unpunished, House Republicans puffed up their chests and decided to strike back. If gay people were legally allowed to adopt, then they would simply make it really hard for them to do so, by giving the agencies in charge of adoption the “freedom” to not help them.
From the article:Hobby Lobby — now free to drop emergency “morning after” pills and intrauterine devices from its workers’ health insurance plans — has given no indication that it plans to stop helping its male employees obtain erectile dysfunction treatments.
Nancy Pelosi has had enough of Darrell Collateral Damage Issa.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is calling for a high level security briefing on the operations of Darrell Issa (R-CA), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in which he would have to be forthcoming about what information he has released and to whom after he got his hands on sensitive documents surrounding HealthCare.Gov. It would then be up to the Department of Justice to make a determination.
Ed Schultz and his panel discussed Pelosi turning the tables on Issa last night. Watch MSNBC’s The Ed Show segment on “Rep. Darrell Issa could face serious consequences after releasing classified information to the public” here: THE VIDEO ON MSNBC
Monday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow fired back at Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), whose response to the growing plagiarism hubbub around his speeches was to accuse Maddow — not by name — of “spreading hate” about…
How these right wing-nuts feel that they deserve even one day off is a mystery. They seem to be going out of their way to be take advantage of the system. But then they say that people on food stamps or public assistance are moochers? Unbelievable.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is rewarding the least popular House in history by cutting their number of scheduled work days from 126 in 2013 to 113 in 2014.
The 2014 House calendar reveals where the Republican majority’s priorities really are. House Republicans are scheduled to be in session for only 12 days in each of the first three months of the year. The “busy month” for House Republicans will come during the usually slow July political season.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks to the media following a vote to table House amendments made to a government funding bill. “They’ve got to get a life,” he said, referencing the House GOP’s insistence at defunding Obamacare.