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mikekohr

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Member since: Wed Aug 15, 2007, 03:03 PM
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About Me

My grandmother, Sarah Taggert Kohr Raulston, widowed with 6 children in 1936, during the Republican gifted Great Depression, always told her grandchildren that she and her children would have starved to death had it not been for FDR and the Democratic Party. I have never forgot her gratitude or failed to heed the following: "It's a mortal sin to vote Republican." I maintain a blog for our local Democrat Party called "Mike's Corner." http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/ Please stop by. My wife Bonny and I maintain the educational website, "International Brotherhood Days," http://www.brotherhooddays.com which is dedicated to the vision and memory of my friend Severt Young Bear Sr. Stop by for a visit.

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The Best Obama Bumper Sticker Ever

-It's so good, because it's so true-

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cached at:
http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/2012/03/truth-hurts-best-bumper-sticker-of-all.html?

10 Straight Quarters of GDP Growth

cached at: http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/2012/02/gross-domestic-product-chart.html


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After inheriting the sharpest economic decline since 1929, President Obama 's economic policies and stimulus reversed the slide and within two quarters had America back in postive territory and has thus far produced 10 straight quarters of growth in the GDP.



source: http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/29/10539230-signs-of-economic-life

Numbers Don't Lie.

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cached at: http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/

How Is President Obama Doing On Job Creation?

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President Obama inherited the greatest economic black-hole since Herbert Hoover gifted the Great Depression to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932. And in spite of a historically obstructionist Republican Congress his bubble up economic policies have produced one of the greatest turn-arounds in history.


see also history of job creation: http://www.bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/p/job-growth.html
It's all Democrat, all the time!
Want A Job? Vote Democrat.


cached at: http://www.bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/

Republican Economic Policy Has NEVER Worked, not once in 70 years -charts, graphs, facts-

Job Growth:
http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/p/job-growth.html

Income Inequality:
http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/p/income-inequality-99-versus-1.html

National Debt:
http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/p/national-debt.html

Economic Record:
http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/p/economic-record.html

History of Recession:
http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/p/history-of-recessions.html


Who ya gonna bet on? The Republican record of 70 years of economic ineptitude , FUBAR, faiure and "F" up , or the Democratic alternative of 70 years of economic success?
I'm stickin' with the undefeated winner.

Here's a similar post I wrote back in 2008

http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/p/history-of-recessions.html

A HISTORY OF RECESSION IN THE UNITED STATES 1950 TO 2008
Written by: mike kohr 2/12/2008

Criminologists look for patterns to solve and prevent crimes. And in the comparison of the economic records of Democrat and Republican administrations there is a glaring pattern all but ignored by the corporate media. Nine of the last ten recessions have occurred under the direction of Republican economic policy. And proving that history does repeat itself, examine the three greatest slowdowns in US economic history, 1929*, 1982, 2007, all three were attributed to poor economic and tight credit policy, all three featured deregulation and lack of oversight of the financial markets, and all three were presided over by a Republican President.

Recession of 2007-present George W. Bush(R) Greatest downturn since 1929, blamed on lack of regulation of financial markets and collapse of credit markets

Recession of 2001 George W. Bush(R) Began in April of 2001, marked the beginning of greatest deficit spending in all of recorded human history

Recession of 1990-1991 George H.W. Bush(R) Deregulation of Savings and Loan industry led to a collapse and panic, which led to election of Bill Clinton, who produced the greatest increase in jobs and wealth in all of recorded human history

Recession of 1981-1982 Ronald Reagan(R) At the time, the most severe contraction of economy since the Great Depression, massive deficit spending/deregulation of markets, and tight fiscal policy in an effort to kill inflation were blamed for this downturn **

Recession of 1980 2nd & 3rd quarters Jimmy Carter (D) Shortest and least severe slow down, generally attributed to Iranian Revolution and increase in oil prices, led to the election of Ronald Reagan

Recession of 1973-1975 Richard M Nixon(R) OPEC’s increase in oil prices and massive spending in the escalation of war in Vietnam led to stagflation, the second economic crash of Nixon’s administration. Real GDP fell by 4.9%, second greatest drop since 1937.

Recession of 1969-1970 Richard M. Nixon(R) Credited to Nixon’s escalation of and massive spending in Vietnam War and OPEC’s increase in price of oil

Recession of 1960 -1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower(R) Noted for high unemployment, low GDP, high inflation JFK ended the recession by stimulating the economy 10 days after taking office

Recession of 1957-1958 Dwight D. Eisenhower(R) Eisenhower achieved the dubious distinction of achieving a second economic downturn on his watch, a record later matched by Richard M. Nixon, and George W. Bush

Recession of 1953 Dwight D. Eisenhower(R) Increased outlays to National defense and restrictive credit policies blamed for this downturn.

There are few things that are certain in life but this economic record of the last 58 years provides one. When a Republican is elected to the White House, there is a 100% chance that the economy will slide into a recession and a 50% chance that two or more recessions will occur.With an unbroken record of fubar, failure and foul up one would expect Republicans to have a (FU) after their names instead of a (R). A (NO) would be more appropriate. Not a single Republican member of Congress voted for President Obama’s 2009 Economic Stimulus plan. The “Know Nothing” Republican Party has a long history of saying no. Not a single Republican House member voted for the creation of Medicare until the final vote, and the creation of Social Security was opposed by many in the Republican Party. Social Security and Medicare, the two most successful poverty reduction programs in US history are not all the Republicans have said no to.

Bill Clinton’s economic stimulus plan of 1993 produced the greatest wealth and job creation in all of recorded human history. Clinton’s economic plan reduced the National Debt by $587 billion, and balanced 5 budgets, exactly 5 times as many balanced budgets as produced by the last five Republican presidents combined.

Not a single Republican House member voted for it.

Here’s what they had to say about Clinton’s Stimulus plan of 1993:

From the Files by David Waldman
(Congress Matters, February 15, 2009)

Rep. Dick Armey (R-TX), CNN, 8/2/93:
“Clearly this is a job killer in the short run…The deficit will be worse,...”

Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA), GOP Press Conference, House TV Gallery, 8/5/93:
“I believe this will lead to a recession next year.”

Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-OH), 5/27/93:
“(This) will lead to more taxes, higher inflation, and slower economic growth.”

Rep. Jim Bunning (R-KY), 8/5/93:
"It will not create jobs."

This from the same know nothing crowd that gave us 9 of the last 10 recessions.

There has been a crime of economic ineptitude perpetrated on the American people. No one seems to see the pattern nor is anyone confronting the stumblebums responsible for it. And they are so easy to spot. They are the one’s saying no.


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*The Great Depression of 1929 Herbert Hoover(R) Lasted for 10 years, blamed on Hoover’s economic policy and lack of regulation of financial markets

** “The Reagan Recession” which ran from July of 1981 thru November of 1982 is often categorized as starting under Carter’s watch during the 1st and 2nd quarters of 1980. By the end of the July of 1980 that mild downturn had ended. Starting in the 3rd quarter of 1980, 3 of the next 4 quarters produced increased GDP. Reagan’s tight fiscal policy and massive deficit spending contracted the economy again in late 1981, producing unemployment of 10.8% and prime interest rates that hovered between 15% and 21.5%

http://recession.org/history

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_recessions

http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/rec1980.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_history_of_the_United_States#Deregulation:_1974.E2.80.931992

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_1980s_recession

http://economics.about.com/cs/businesscycles/a/depressions.htm

Income Inequality, the 99% versus the 1%, cache of graphs and stats

Here's a link to 9 graphs and numerous articles that highlight the gi"F-ing"normous gap in income between the 1% and the rest of us.

-Pay close attention to the graphs on tax policy that explain in large part how we got to this point, the worst since 1929, and why it is so important that Democratic candidates, from the President to school board members, get elected this November.-

http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/p/income-inequality-99-versus-1.html

Remembering Wounded Knee

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On December 29th, 1890, a band of Lakota people led by
Spotted Elk ( Chief Bigfoot) was encircled by the Seventh
Calvary, at the place called Cankpe Opi Wakpala, the creek
called Wounded Knee. In the early morning hours the men
were assembled in a semi-circle formation in front of the tipis
and disarmed.
A holy man fearing for the lives of his people stood up and beseeched the
creator and asked for protection for the lives of the people.
A shot rang out and the soldiers fired en masse into the sitting
Lakota men, killing most of them instantly. The horror was only
beginning.
The women and children ran as the soldiers chased them
down and killed them one by one. The slaughter continued
for over three hours. Some of the dead were found over three miles
from the campsite.

read full clip:
http://www.brotherhooddays.com/woundedknee.html

Thank you so much for this story!

Merry Christmas!

Racist Newsletters Return To Haunt Ron Paul

To recap, back in the 1990s, Ron Paul produced a series of newsletters, all with his name on them, which published a ream of racist and anti-Semitic columns. Among a long list of offensive comments, one notorious column about the LA riots said that, “Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks.” Another pilloried Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as “Hate Whitey Day.” Paul has always denied writing them and insists he doesn’t know who did. He has expressed regret that the comments were printed.

I think people dig these up when people think that, oh, his economic policies are winning. His foreign policies are winning and his monetary policies are winning. They have to dig these things up…For two decades, Paul has denied knowing who wrote racist comments. Since Paul had six to eight people working under him on the newsletter, why couldn’t he have found out from them? “Possibly, I could,” Paul admitted Tuesday.

But he doesn’t seem to feel the need. “So, yes, it wasn’t good. I didn’t write them and those aren’t my beliefs. So, I sleep well,” the candidate said.

This sordid history would not bear repeating but for the fact that the media love to portray Paul as a truth-telling, antiwar Republican standing up to the “hawkish” conservative establishment. Otherwise, the newsletters, and Paul’s continued failure to name their author, would be mentioned in every story about him, and he would be relegated to the fringe where he belongs.Kirchick has a point. The newsletters appear during every Paul campaign yet they always seem to remain a sideshow.


full article cached at:
http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/2011/12/racist-newsletters-return-to-haunt-ron.html

another good link on this topic:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/100250021
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