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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — When Tom Grimes lost his job as a financial consultant 15 months ago, he called his congressman, a Democrat, for help getting government health care.
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Many Tea Party supporters argue for smaller government even as they argue it should do more.
Then he found a new full-time occupation: Tea Party activist.
Once governor of Alaska and a vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin is now setting her sights on reality TV. Talk about a downward career trajectory. But don’t tell her, she seems to think she’s worth at least $1 million per episode of the tentatively-titled, “Sarah Palin’s America.” Palin has really grabbed her reputation as the “Laughingstock Of The Nation” by the horns here and is riding it into the ground, much to the public’s amusement.
Lessons of a weekend of free health care
By ADAM GELLER
Once again the South YMCA Coalition does it's best to shoot themselves in the foot. It really makes you wonder what these people really want and what their motives really are. Teresa Fedor comes out against the Y? please, this organization does more good for kids than any other place in Toledo. So Teresa you're going to throw your support around a coalition whose leader has court cases against him for non child support payments and not paying his taxes. Let's see how this gets you re-elected.
Unions: No tax on 'Cadillac' health plans
By Kevin Bogardus - 10/02/09 06:11 AM ET
Organized labor is turning to House Democrats to oppose a tax on high-cost insurance plans that is under consideration to help pay for healthcare reform.
Unions are blasting the idea in the Senate Finance Committee bill, as many union members would be affected because they either have expensive insurance to cover dangerous professions or negotiated for better benefits instead of higher wages.
Bill says 'tax' when Obama said 'not'
By: Chris Frates and Mike Allen
September 21, 2009 09:06 AM EST
In the most contentious exchange of President Barack Obama’s marathon of five Sunday shows, he said it is “not true” that a requirement for individuals to get health insurance under a key reform plan now being debated amounts to a tax increase.
But he could look it up — in the bill.
Page 29, sentence one of the bill introduced by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont) says: “The consequence for not maintaining insurance would be an excise tax.”
On WGTE, Carty and Sandy Isenberg discussed politics and whatnot on "Deadline Now."
It's amazing that this woman has any respect in the community to be asked to appear on the show, and why would Carty agree to appear on a program with this crook?
Ben Konop's aunt and direct connection to the "good ole boys network" then said that back in the day she and others on council used to have a certain "camaraderie" and were in it for the "greater good."
Good Lord! Did the gretaer good include a roof on her house?
Where is that Liberal screeching about 'bringing the troops home alive' and how all the Libs are "concerned" over Americans being "put in harms way"?
Where is that Indignance you Libs had with the Iraq war? Why aren't you protesting the surge in Afghanistan that is getting Americans KILLED AT A RECORD PACE?
Read it for yourselves, you warmongers.
Lucas County Commissioner and Mayoral candidate Ben Konop, who by running for mayor is warning us he is a liar, has his Wikipedia page protected from any truth. With his embarrassing video all over the internet, CNN, Comedy Central, and MSNBC, one would hope that a quick visit to Konop's Wiki page would provide some insight. The man has demonstrated a lack of character by breaking pledges. ( http://thetommorrissey.com/toledo-free-press/ben-konop-honor-your-word/ )
However, the Controversies page has been removed more than once by user "BKonop." The man is a LC Commissioner, running for Mayor, and is editing his Wikipedia page - talk about qualified.
Is Ben Konop's Attack Dog Tactics Going To Hurt Him In His Run For Mayor And Future Political Aspirations?
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Not much of a surprise Fred Lefebvre hangs up on a caller because of a difference of opinion on the politics of Toledo. Fred said the audio of the conversation would be posted on the website as the caller of the day.
But yet again he does not follow though and it is nowhere to be found. I wonder if Brian Wilson told him not to post it.
It was great to hear a caller stymie the self proclaimed right winger of Toledo.
From an interview with former President Bill Clinton by Bloomberg, Bubba says that a Governor is far more experienced to be President than Obama is. So, according to Bubba Clinton, the Republican Presidential candidate is more experienced than Barak Obama AND the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate is more experienced than Barak Obama.
From the Washington Times:
Biden routes campaign cash to family, their firms
Discloses $2 million in business arrangements
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