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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.

Journal Archives

Could Mitt Romney Do Worse Than George W. Bush On Job Creation? His record says yes.

Remember Romney's Record on Job Creation, it's the same as every other Republican,

see also: JOB CREATION GRAPH http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/p/job-growth.html

cached at: http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/2012/05/remember-romneys-record-on-job-creation.html

Obamacare’ To Yield $1.3 Billion In Rebates For Consumers


by: Sahil Kapur- April 26, 2012, 1:30 PM 603995

A lesser-known but important provision in “Obamacare” that regulates how health insurance companies spend their money is yielding benefits for consumers, a new study finds.

By this August, insurers are projected to send consumers a total of $1.3 billion in rebates, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis released Thursday — $541 million to large employers, $377 million to small businesses and $426 million to people with their own insurance plans.

The rebates are the result of a rule in the Affordable Care Act that requires insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent or 85 percent of premium earnings on health care — as opposed to marketing and administrative activities — or otherwise provide rebates to their consumers.

White House spokesman Jay Carney highlighted the figures at the top of his press conference Thursday as “yet another sign of how the Affordable Care Act is already strengthening the health care system for millions of Americans.”

read full article at: http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/2012/04/obamacare-to-yield-13-billion-in.html

Remember in November, who placed their faith in the American Worker

It was not the 1/4 billionaire that likes to fire people. It was President Obama.


cached at: http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/2012/04/romney-let-detroit-fail-president-obama.html

Obama and 25 in '12

Debunking the Republican Talking Point of Blaming House Democrats For the National Debt

When Republican's blame Democrats for their economic incompetance it sounds like bullshit because it is bullshit-by mike kohr 4/4/2012


The complex chart above gives a great insight into the timeline of our National Debt. Click on it and expand the view and spend some time tracking the increases and declines. The chart is Debt compared to GDP the only true way to track National Debt.

A snap shot analysis shows 5 major spikes in growth of the National Debt:

1). 1915-1919, Democrat House and President, Cause: WW I
2). 1933-1945, Democrat House and President, Cause: Republican gifted Great Depression & WW II
3). 1981-1993, Democratic House and Republican Presidents, Cause: Trickle Down Economics
4). 2001-2009, Republican House and Republican President, Cause: Trickle Down Economics
5). 2009-2012, R/D House, Democratic President, Cause: Republican gifted Great Recession and Trickle Down Economics.

Major Declines in National Debt:
1). 1919-1932, Republican House and Republican President, Result: The Great Depression
2). 1946- 1981 Democratic House and D/R Presidents. Result: Greatest paydown of debt in history
3). 1993-2000, D/R House and Democratic President. Result: Greatest economic boom in history.

A summary of the evidence is clear: debt is caused NOT just by spending but also by tax and economic policy, economic downturns and war. Yet of the 5 spikes in National Debt, 4 have been caused Republican economic policy including nearly all of the most recent increases in National Debt. Only 1 of the 5 spikes in National Debt occured for reasons other than Republican economic policy and that was the spike of 1915-1919 caused by WW I.

Republicans are currently trying to deflect blame for the $9.2 trillion in debt ran up by the last 3 Republican presidents by blaming Democratic control of the House of Representatives. The record of the last 100 years shows clearly that the single biggest paydown of National Debt occurred under the longest control of the House by Democrats in history, 1945-1981, and that steady record of fiscal responsibilty was broken by the advent of Reagan's budget busting Trickle Down Economic tax give-a-ways to the rich.

When Republican's blame Democrats for their economic incompetance it sounds like bullshit because it is bullshit.

cached at: http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/2012/04/debunking-republican-talking-point-of.html

When Republicans Cite JFK's Tax Cuts They Are Not Telling the Whole Story, -here it is-

Keep in mind, unlike contemporary GOP policy, Kennedy’s plan distributed “peace dividends” broadly across the wage spectrum. As the Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation explained at the time, the bottom 85% of the population received 59% of the benefits of JFK’s tax cut. The top 2.4% received 17.4% of the tax cut, and the top 0.4% received just 6% of it.

Those on the right who see themselves as descendents of the Kennedy policy are either deeply confused or they assume you won’t bother to learn the truth.
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read full article: http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/2011/09/when-republicans-cite-jfks-tax-cuts.html

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