America has long had a ruling class but the public was willing to tolerate it during the three decades after World War II, when prosperity was widely shared and when the Soviet Union posed a palpable threat.
James Webb, a 51-year-old YouTube celebrity, who says he has voted for the Republican Party for 32 years and is a charter member of the Tea Party Patriots, is thinking of voting for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming 2016 Presidential election. Why? He is terrified that a Republican president would take away his affordable health insurance.
In the wake of last week’s IRS scandal, Tampa 912 members and other tea party activists will be protesting outside the Tampa IRS building.
Many people in Central Florida are very concerned about the Koch brothers take over of the Tribune Corp which owns the Orlando Sentinel, the region’s only print daily.
In the Tea Party’s America, families must mortgage their home to pay for their mother’s end-of-life care. Higher education is a luxury reserved almost exclusively to the very rich. Rotten meat ships to supermarkets nationwide without a national agency to inspect it. Fathers compete with their adolescent children for sub-minimum wage jobs. And our national leaders are utterly powerless to do a thing.
Eight Republican presidential candidates take the stage tonight at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa for a debate sponsored by CNN and a tea party group.
The GOP and its far right zealots continue to defend raising taxes on America’s wealthy, while at the same time push an agenda to increase taxes on those who could least afford it – the poor and middle class. They must be stopped.
Gov. Rick Scott, who recently slashed thousands of jobs in his quest to reduce the size of state government, on Tuesday defended his hiring of seven Tea Party cronies which will cost taxpayers $400,000, annually.
On Thursday, the House failed to pass a bi-partisan amendment that would have required President Obama to submit a timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops to end the war in Afghanistan. Tea Party firebrand Allen West (R-FL), unhappy with the amendment, thinks that anti-war congressmen should be “shot at a few times.”