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Monday, February 04, 2008


A Progressive Effort

This is Awesome!

"They're really going to notice us on Tuesday!!! Suspended, not Ended!" Edwards08
by jandress on 2/03/2008

Help Workers and Communities Get Back on their Feet: Edwards understands that the 3.3 million workers and 40,000 plants are more than numbers: they are breadwinners, families, and communities. As president, Edwards will improve Trade Adjustment Assistance and expand it to help all workers dislocated by globalization, regardless of their industry, making an estimated 600,000 workers a year eligible.

John Edwards was ready to bring honest accountability back to Washington....

Bob’s Semipolitical Blog In 2004 it was said that values voters elected George W Bush to a second term. But values aren’t going to educate your children, cure your illnesses, fix bridges, or put more money in your pocket.

loyal bush fan Campaign Money George W Bush Biography and Political Campaign Contributions "Dear Mr. President, great job in the state of the union!!...Thanks for your hard work in protecting our country and with the economy. God Bless you!! 1/29/2008

The Bush Effect

2008 On the Net:
The budget:

What's He Up To?!? Congress Looks Askance at Bush's Budget By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press

"The only real significance of the president's budget is to serve as a legacy of his disastrous fiscal management over the last seven years," said Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, one of two Senate Democrats competing for their party's presidential nomination this year."

"Even the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, invoked a note of reality. "Let's face it. This budget is done with the understanding that nobody's going to be taking a long, hard look at it."

Republicans block stimulus bill By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press Writers Yahoo News Wed Feb 6,

Back to the Progressive Effort

What is a Bush Dog Democrat? A FAQ... by: Matt Stoller Open Left Thursday Aug 30, 2007
What is a Bush Dog, in one sentence?

What are these core progressive values and these key moments?

Ok, so who are these 'Bush Dog Democrats'?

CAFTA Vote Outs "Bush Democrats" 07/28/2005 John Nichols The Online Beat The Nation
"Progressives in the labor, environmental, human rights, consumer and peace movements will have to decide where to draw the line --

At the least, this suggests that the Bush Democrats...list of names -- are on the wrong side of history, and of humanity. ...Twelve of the pro-CAFTA Democrats... ...voted with the White House...

Jay Inslee 1st CD Washington U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee 7 October 2004 Technology
Following Up on Outsourcing Report
"Said Inslee, "The GAO study has placed the impetus on the Bush Administration to provide us with more information about their policy of outsourcing American jobs. Outsourcing is a serious problem that has the potential to be a great detriment to American entrepreneurship." Administration BEFORE THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSINESS - TESTIMONY OF BRUCE P. MEHLMAN June 18, 2003 Bruce Mehlman Contribution List in 2008

Open Secrets MehlMan, Bruce P Lobbyist Profile, 2007 Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc Former Asst Sec, Technology Policy, Dept of Commerce
Democrats and Republicans

A Conservative Effort

"NOW on PBS reports on a rift between progressives who believe the party has sold out its liberal values and centrists eager to capture a broad swath of the more conservative voters."

from PBS NOW Democrats Divided 2008 Week of January 18, 2008 ...On Donna Edwards "Wynn says his challenger is naïve and doesn't understand that there are choices in politics between compromise and doing nothing."

Open left What is your track record? Last cycle, the swirling networks of people known as 'the progressive movement' specifically challenged... ...Wynn is facing a primary challenge today from progressive hero Donna Edwards.

Donna Edwards U.S. House, MD EMILY'S List Click here to view Edwards' photo gallery.

Capital Eye Seeking Stimulation "Industries are sending in lobbyists with their wish lists as Congress and the president debate a package to revive the ailing economy." By Lindsay Renick Mayer

"Retailers see the tax rebates as a way to put money directly into the pockets of consumers..."

"Many labor unions, for example, support the House and administration proposal but want to see infrastructure spending that can..."

"Some groups have been pushing for additions to the package that they haven't been able to get passed by other means..."

House takes aim at Big Oil, bolsters renewable energy Inslee January 18, 2007 "With an estimated $14 billion in savings from these reforms, the bill establishes a reserve to fund future legislation aimed at developing renewable energy and energy-efficiency technologies."

A Class Security Question

Middle Class Insecurity
Week of February 1, 2008 PBS NOW "Are politicians listening to middle-class families on the edge of economic collapse?" and "How did families on the edge of financial collapse get to this point, and which presidential candidate do they think can restore economic hope and stability?"

How To Help IT...

John Edwards -- Fighting Offshoring and Helping American Workers: Edwards will eliminate tax incentives for companies to move off shore by ensuring that American companies' profits are taxed at either the U.S. rate or by a foreign country at a comparable rate. Edwards will also help workers and communities impacted by plant closures get back on their feet through deploying technical assistance and recovery specialists and by making new resources available for shoring up the local tax base, attracting new family-sustaining jobs, and helping local businesses.

The IT Exodus...

The 1st Dot-com bubble
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“ I bought my first house in 1999 -- that was a very big deal for me -- and now I have to sell it, only because they won't hire Americans. It's devastating. ”
Unemployed IT specialist in Mesa, Ariz CNN

U.S. jobs jumping ship "Cheap offshore labor is not just for manufacturing any more -- is your job heading overseas, too?" By Mark Gongloff, CNN/Money Staff WriterMarch 13, 2003 "A recent survey of 145 U.S. companies by consultant Forrester Research found 71 percent said offshore workers did better quality work."

2003 "Most economists believe the offshore outsourcing trend is not substantial enough yet to have a big impact on the broader U.S. economy"

PBS NOW Foreign Service August 29, 2003

"The numbers are startling: 3.3 million jobs in less than 15 years. That's the number of U.S. jobs expected to be lost overseas by 2015 according to a recent report by Forrester Research. But the sheer size of the exodus isn't what's worrying analysts the most — it's the type of jobs...."

IT Exodus Not Done...

Geeking with Greg The coming 2008 dot-com crash Friday, January 04, 2008

"It will be more prolonged and deeper than the crash of 2000."

Conflate This ~ Looking for BUSH Republican's 2008 Monday, January 28, 2008

Conflate This Too...Looking for BUSH Democrats 2008 Tuesday, January 29, 2008


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