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As reported by my colleague, Nathaniel Downes here at Addicting Info, the Senate passed a filibuster reform bill last Thursday receiving mixed reviews by both conservatives and progressives alike. According to The Heritage Foundation:
Reid envisions a Senate that procedurally mirrors the House of Representatives, not the Senatorial saucer where [...]
As noted by Ezra Klein on his WONKBLOG earlier today, despite the echo chamber of conservatives who’ve called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) the “largest tax increase in the history of the world,” the truth is that the ACA isn’t even in the top five largest tax increases in the past 50 years, much less [...]
Having been at the Capitol almost non-stop since last Wednesday, here are some great links into what has been going on down there and elsewhere. Lots of pics soon and forgive me if these links have been posted!
Scott Walker owes the Koch Brothers!
Did I mention that Walker owes the Koch Brothers?
This is worth a read… The best way to understand Walker’s proposal is as a multi-part attack on the state’s labor unions. In part one, their ability to bargain benefits for their members is reduced. In part two, their ability to collect dues, and thus spend money organizing members or lobbying the legislature, is undercut. [...]
I was going to comment on this, but words do not do it justice. There is nothing I could add to this, the pure hypocrisy speaks for itself: