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|Heritage Foundation’s, senior policy analyst Jason Richwine|
“No one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach IQ parity with whites, but the prediction that new Hispanic immigrants will have low-IQ children and grandchildren is difficult to argue against.”
Hispanic immigrants will cost the US trillions! The perfect conservative double-whammy! “Racial intolerance” and “costs” combine for an effective message to conservative America. A message second only to “food stamp president”, “BLAH People”, or “socialist president”. The Right is so simplistic in dog-whistles and its use of code to deliver images and marching orders.
The Heritage Foundation is an American conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. Heritage’s stated mission is to “formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense“.
The foundation took a leading role in the conservative movement during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, whose policies drew significantly from Heritage’s policy study Mandate for Leadership. Heritage has since continued to have a significant influence in U.S. public policy making, and is considered to be one of the most influential conservative research organizations in the United States.
In 2004, Citizens for a Sound Economy was renamed FreedomWorks, while its affiliated Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation became Americans for Prosperity (AFP). Since then the Koch brothers have given more than one million dollars to AFP. At an AFP rally in 2009, David Koch said “Five years ago, my brother Charles and I provided the funds to start the Americans for Prosperity, and it’s beyond my wildest dreams how AFP has grown into this enormous organization.” AFP is the political arm of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, for which David Koch serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees. Americans for Prosperity created Patients United Now, which advocated against a single-payer health care system during the 2009-2010healthcare reform debate. Both FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity have provided support for the Tea Party movement.
Charles and David Koch also have been involved in, and have provided funding to, a number of other think tanks and advocacy organizations: They provided the initial funding for the Cato Institute, they are key donors to the Federalist Society, and they also support, or are members of, the Mercatus Center, the Institute for Humane Studies, the Institute for Justice, the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, the Institute for Energy Research, the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment, Heritage Foundation, the Manhattan Institute, the George C. Marshall Institute, the Reason Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and the Fraser Institute.
Richwine resigned his position at the Heritage Foundation this afternoon. An encouraging sign of of GOP "Rebranding." I think not, someone in Richwine' someone in management team or an editor approved publication of the racist piece. Scapegoating Richwine s surely an end to avoid alientrioan of even more Latino voters in 2014.
I asked this question as I started this piece.
"What kind of organization would hire, provide resources and publish the guttural philosophies of a person like the racist Jason Richwine, PhD?"
Your answer.... Watch the FoxPEN (Fox Propaganda and Entertainment Network) ooze over the flawed report.
Data is coming forth that sheds light on the sad state of healthcare in the United States. Healthcare has been a forefront social issue for President Obama. The seriousness and critical nature of the problem goes back to Bill and Hillary Clinton in the mid-1990s. As a nation we have one political party and one social arena that has taken proactive measures to alleviate a scourge in our nation.
Hospital cost data shows wide range in prices charged to consumers
Federal regulators released a huge swath of hospital pricing data Wednesday as part of what President Barack Obama’s administration said is an effort to foster more transparency in the often-opaque health care industry. Those figures show a wide disparity in the amount hospitals charge for taking care of patients with the same malady, including within the same city or region.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services highlighted the wide range nationally for joint replacement procedures, noting that an Oklahoma hospital had an average charge of $5,300 compared to a hospital in Monterey Park, Calif., that charged $223,000.
The prices that hospitals report to the federal government aren’t what most consumers end up paying. The federal Medicare and Medicaid programs pay much less. Private insurers too negotiate lower prices for their customers.
Read more (Including various data sources)
Health Insurance Market Left Out 55 Million Americans In 2012, Survey Says
More than 40 percent of U.S. residents went without health insurance or had coverage that didn’t protect them against high medical costs last year, survey results released Friday reveal.Thirty percent of people in the U.S., or 55 million, were uninsured for at least part of the year prior to the survey, which was conducted from April to August 2012 for the Commonwealth Fund, a New York-based research organization. Another 30 million people, or 16 percent of the population, were “underinsured,” meaning their health plans offered too little coverage and exposed them to high out-of-pocket costs, the survey found.
Excuse the digression.
“(In 2009, Luntz urged GOPers to decry President Barack Obama’s health care reform proposal as a “government takeover” in order to defeat it.)”
Mother Jones posted video (that is really audio only and very low sound volume at that) http://youtu.be/ujGRUtsu-kw
At one point, Luntz was asked about political polarization. He replied that he had something important to say on this matter but was apprehensive about speaking openly; doing so, he explained, could land him in trouble. Members of the audience groaned; some called out for Luntz to continue off the record. Luntz asked if anyone was recording the event, and Eric Kaplan, a reporter from the college paper, the Daily Pennsylvanian, indicated that he was. Luntz requested that he turn off his recording device. Kaplan did so and agreed that this part of Luntz’s talk would remain off the record. But one of the students present, Aakash Abbi, a junior majoring in philosophy, politics, and economics, started to record Luntz on his iPhone (without letting Luntz know), and Abbi has provided that recording to Mother Jones.
Believing he was speaking privately to the dozens of students present, Luntz proceeded to gripe about conservative talk radio and its impact on political polarization:
And they get great ratings, and they drive the message, and it’s really problematic. And this is not on the Democratic side. It’s only on the Republican side…[inaudible]. [Democrats have] got every othersource of news on their side. And so that is a lot of what’s driving it. If you take—Marco Rubio’s getting his ass kicked. Who’s my Rubio fan here? We talked about it. He’s getting destroyed! By Mark Levin, by Rush Limbaugh, and a few others. He’s trying to find a legitimate, long-term effective solution to immigration that isn’t the traditional Republican approach, and talk radio is killing him. That’s what’s causing this thing underneath. And too many politicians in Washington are playing coy.
I am reading comments that indicate some feel recording when asked not to record was “sleazy”, “dicky (whatever that is)”, and immoral. I ask, :…wait a minute, the guy is a paid consultant and has agreed to speak to a group in which I am a participant.” What could he have to say that he wants to hide from the public domain? Why does he want to speak without being on recorded? Is he going to tell a bunch of lies or is he going to speak frankly while hiding the truth behind anonymity. There is something clean and wholesome about honesty. If you ask me to turn-off recording devices and you are not seeking protecting from infringements of intellectual property, my mind goes to ‘truth or untruth.’
Limbaugh? As I complete this screed, Limbaugh is not worth additional words. Lutz spoke the truth. He will undoubtedly catch real hell for speaking truthfully, but he should feel cleansed via his honesty. He should also know that many in the GOP agree with his surreptitiously recorded comment but they will not speak openly.
The salient point is, why is Lutz willing to share the truth with anyone in a public setting (even with a request for no recording). He shows he is made of ‘umph’ not common to politicians in the GOP.
Who elects these people?
If we one day wake-up and climate killings politicians have benefited personally while our environmental world died, you an I will suffer the ultimate death.
- What will stop poor choices of campaign staff such as Sununu who, we have to know, is the campaign staffer who told a Brit Obama was not of the “Anglo experience”?
- What will stop the party from nominating a candid who will with his staff paint his face tan to appear at the Univision annual event?
- How about a party with a top candidate who would bus-in supportive black people to an NAACP conference?
- Do you think the GOP will ever seek to improve the lives of its constituents vs promulgating an environment conducive to big earnings for big business.
- Does anyone really think the GOP will cease voter suppression?
- “If You Don’t Have A Job And You’re Not Rich, Blame Yourself”
- Herman Cain on Libya
- 51% Have A Serious Ignorance Problem
- Black Voters are Brainwashed
Posted by CNN Political Reporter Shannon Travis
Washington (CNN) – As the Republican Party struggles with ways to attract more African-Americans to its party, one of their own former, African-American presidential candidates could throw a wrench in their plan.
Herman Cain insisted Monday he does not want to be called Republican for fear of being saddled with the “dumb things” Republicans have said in the past. Cain also said the black conservative movement is “different from the Republican brand.”
Q: I was looking for a list of “minority” CEOs. Who are the Black, Latino, Asian and women CEOs on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity?
A: There’s a dearth of Black, Latino, Asian and women CEOs running major companies—but the DiversityInc Top 50 companies have better stats:
- Eighteen percent of the DiversityInc Top 50 senior level are Black, Latino or Asian (up 33 percent from five years ago), which is 80 percent more than the Fortune 500.
- Twenty-four percent of the DiversityInc Top 50 senior level are women (up 9 percent from five years ago), which is 20 percent more than the Fortune 500.There are six Black CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, accounting for 1.2 percent of all Fortune 500 CEOs: American Express and Merck & Co. are Nos. 14 and 16, respectively, in The 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity. CEOs in the DiversityInc Top 50 total 4 percent Black.
- Kenneth C. Frazier, Merck & Co.
- Roger W. Ferguson Jr., TIAA-CREF
- Kenneth I. Chenault, American Express
- Don Thompson, McDonald’s
- Ursula M. Burns, Xerox Corporation
- Clarence Otis Jr., Darden Restaurants, Inc.There are seven Asian CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, accounting for 1.4 percent of all Fortune 500 CEOs. MasterCard is No. 15 in the DiversityInc Top 50. CEOs in the DiversityInc Top 50 are 4 percent Asian.
- Indra K. Nooyi, PepsiCo
- Richard Hamada, Avnet
- Laura J. Sen, BJ’s Wholesale Club
- Kevin M. Murai, Synnex
- Ravi Saligram, OfficeMax
- Ajay Banga, MasterCard Worldwide
- Sanjay Mehrotra, SanDiskThere are six Latino CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, accounting for 1.2 percent of all Fortune 500 CEOs; CEOs in the DiversityInc Top 50 are 4 percent Latino.
- Antonio Perez, Eastman Kodak Co.
- George Paz, Express Scripts
- Josue Robles, United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
- Paul Raines, GameStop
- Robert E. Sanchez, Ryder System 407
- Joseph Molina, Molina HealthcareThere are 21 women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, accounting for 4.2 percent of all Fortune 500 CEOs; IBM and Kraft Foods are DiversityInc Top 50 companies (Nos. 17 and 7, respectively). CEOs in the DiversityInc Top 50 total 6 percent women.
- Meg Whitman, HP
- Virginia Rometty, IBM
- Patricia A. Woertz, Archer Daniels Midland
- Indra K. Nooyi, PepsiCo
- Irene B. Rosenfeld, Kraft Foods
- Marillyn A. Hewson, Lockheed Martin
- Ellen J. Kullman, DuPont
- Phebe Novakovic, General Dynamics
- Carol Meyrowitz, TJX
- Ursula M. Burns, Xerox
- Sheri S. McCoy, Avon Products
- Deanna M. Mulligan, Guardian Life Insurance
- Debra L. Reed, Sempra Energy
- Denise M. Morrison, Campbell Soup
- Ilene S. Gordon, Corn Products International
- Heather Bresch, Mylan
- Kathleen M. Mazzarella, Graybar Electric
- Mary Agnes (Maggie) Wilderotter, Frontier Communications
- Gracia C. Martore, Gannett
- Marissa Mayer, Yahoo
- Beth E. Mooney, KeyCorp
You can access all our lists, such as DiversityInc’s Top 10 Companies for Blacks, at www.DiversityInc.com/top50.
The fortune 500 has serious minority and women deprivation at the top. As I last looked 4 African-American Males occupied the ‘top seat (that figure may have moved to five).
The point I am drilling down to is, of the three competences listed above (a.) Schmooze ability, b.) extra-ordinary intellect and proven ability to transform intellect to actionable goal attainment, c.) extreme luck coupled with friends in high places.) Cain is much more likely to have used his gift of gab, and penchant for buffoonery for advancement to the CEO positions. There are simply some in the nation, who love a black man who pokes fun at himself, differentiates from the black masses, and who has less self-pride than even he realizes Cain in a speech during the 2012 primary races. “I am a bother from another mother to the Koch Brothers.” In one North Carolina school county the Kochs are reported to have sponsored activities that somehow led to re-segregating a school system.
|Herman Cain, “The Differentiator”
138 House members voted against comprehensive Violence Against Women Act………………
Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined.
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 55(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)
S 47 RECORDED VOTE 28-Feb-2013 11:56 AM
QUESTION: On Passage
BILL TITLE: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
Johnson, E. B.
Lujan Grisham (NM)
Luján, Ben Ray (NM)
Sánchez, Linda T.
|Some in America do not like “Facts”. Rhetoric and emotion are their drivers.|
In May 2012, the Tea Party House of Representatives passed H.R. 5326. The bill included an amendment Right-wing media and far Right Neo Cons (like Michelle Bachmann) have sought for years: the elimination of a critical Census Annual Survey. Their contemptuous rationale against the American Community Survey (ACS)? ”It is intrusive.” Allow me to repeat, “it is intrusive.” A short description of the survey: gives communities the information they need to plan investments and services.
H.R. 5326 includes an amendment that would prohibit the Department of Commerce from funding the American Community Survey (ACS), a yearly household survey conducted by the Census Bureau. ACS data is used by numerous organizations (including NPP) to track demographic indicators and plan policy and services. (See Infographics below).
“…to plan investments and plan services.”
Two words that are instant ‘skin-crawlers’ for the GOP, especially the Tea Party House of Oz.
The Daily Kos May 15, 2102
In a CNN story on health care and poverty implications of killing the survey, Jonathan Gruber of MIT summed it up perfectly:
“If you’re opposed to the survey, you’re opposed to understanding what’s going on in America,” said MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, director of the Program on Health Care Research at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
We can only hope sanity reigns and the Tea Party influence in the House is countered in the Senate. The ACS feeds information to many government agencies, assists in funding critical human services programs and supports efforts to make life better for our returning veterans. I may have answered any curiosity about why the Tea Party (and the House Republicans) would find the Survey reprehensible. It facilitates critical programs that the Tea Party alleges are unnecessary and wasteful. We know the GOP has longstanding aversion to programs that help to make life comfortable for millions (children, mothers, the unemployed, the disabled and the elderly). GOP disdain for our veterans was readily apparent as there was no mention of our troops, foreign wars, nor veterans at the 2012 RNC Conference and no mention in Mitt Romney’s primary victory acceptance speech.
Media Matters 2009
What is the American Community Survey?
- family and relationships
- income and benefits
- health insurance
- veteran status
- where you work and how you get there
- where you live and how much you pay for some essentials
|We trust the forefront gentleman is wearing bi-color faded jeans!|
If you think the first question makes no sense, contemplate this question. When did the GOP move from alleged conservative principles to the out-right political and social horror of the GOP today? Evidence of the deteriorated and dying party was evident in the lead-up to the Fall 2012 General Election. Mitt Romney spoke in cloaked privacy to an uber wealthy audience. Romney’s advisers traveled the globe (with the candidate) vestiges of American racism and bigotry in the wake of Romney’s overseas visits. The GOP supported a Vice Presidential candidate who appears to have “first thought” in the realm of a lie vs. meaning and truthful substantive statements.
|President Paul? Really?|
A quick example is the dual and disjointed GOP response to the President’s State of the Union Speech tonight. Marco Rubio will deliver the alleged GOP response to the SOTU (even though Rubio claims to be a tea party senator). Rand Paul will deliver the tea party response, as if most in the nation acre one iota about his drivel. It seems Paul has delusions of grandeur. Does he forget he is a sitting senator due to the tide of 2010 tea party congressional wins? Delusional? First, he told Hillary Clinton during congressional hearings “If I were president…” Paul also asked (then) Secretary of State about US arms to rebels in Syria being transported through Turkey. The question was insane (to keep my comment clean) and appears to have genesis in Right-wing talk radio, specifically Glenn Beck.
Congressman Steve Stockman (R) TX. invited Ted Nugent to attend tonight’s State of the Union Speech. We posted a piece yesterday about Stockman and his invitee.
Mediamatters.org has published a piece that provides additional reason why characters such as Nugent should be kept far from civilized America and particularly far from the nation’s capital.
The Prodigal party seems to dig deeper and deeper into the inane and nonsensical. When will the old GOP, “Come Home?”
|Enjoy while the caffeine kicks-in!!!!|