Archive | August, 2011

Texas Two-Step: Rick Perry resumes his war against Social Security

Just a week after disowning his stated opposition to Social Security and Medicare he wrote in his own book, “Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington,” the Republican Presidential front-runner is back on the attack against seniors in Iowa, reaffirming his own words published nine months ago in “Fed Up!,” and calling Social […]

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Doña Ana County Democrats Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. On this 91st anniversary since ratification of the 19th Amendment we celebrate the historic achievements of women in our community and our party, including the many office holders of our nation, our state, our county, […]

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U.S. Senate Candidate Hector Balderas Visits Doña Ana County

U.S. Senate candidate and State Auditor Hector Balderas brought his campaign to Doña Ana County yesterday, holding a local fundraiser at the home of Isabelle Dominguez in the North Alameda neighborhood of Las Cruces before addressing members of the Progressive Voters Alliance later Thursday evening. On Friday Balderas moved on to meet our fellow Democrats […]

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The Latest Republican Line: More Taxes for the Middle Class

Republicans are about to make a novel argument. If a tax hike hits only the middle class, they’re saying it’s not really a tax hike. Beginning in January, President Obama enacted a payroll tax cut for millions of Americans, ensuring that working Americans get to keep more of the money they earn. It’s a policy […]

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Rick Perry’s Extremist Ideology Gets a Closer Look

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry has come under greater scrutiny lately for his extremist book titled, “Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington.“ In “Fed Up!,” Perry calls for the end of Social Security, Medicare, food safety, laws prohibiting child labor, and environmental protection, among other reforms of the past century. Nine months […]

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Maury Castro: Cut Him Some Slack

Maury Castro is a longtime member of our community and a Doña Ana County Democratic Party member, leader, and neighborhood organizer from Doña Ana. There’s an old adage that seems applicable to the current situation in Washington, D.C. that says, “with friends like these, who needs enemies?”  After having been elected in the remarkable campaign […]

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Republican Presidential Hopeful Mitt Romney Joins the ‘Tea Party’

Reuters is reporting that presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who once called himself a “moderate voice” in the Republican Party, has declared himself “in sync” with the extremist ‘Tea Party’ and its radical agenda. Romney, a former corporate raider, who prior to his present presidential bid,  has worked to break up American companies send thousands of […]

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LULAC Applauds the Obama Administration for Decision to Exercise Prosecutorial Discretion in Deportation Cases

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest and largest non-partisan Hispanic civil rights education and economic advocacy organization in the country, has issued a statement praising the Obama Administration’s decision to end its blanket deportation policy and review review the cases of 300,000 undocumented immigrants currently in proceedings to identify those “low-priority” offenders […]

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FACT CHECK: House Republicans Fudge the Truth… Again!

In yesterday’s USA Today, House Speaker John Boehner and Republican Leader Eric Cantor wrote a joint OpEd riddled with falsehoods and misleading information. In just 732 words, they make eight false claims or misleading arguments about the recent S&P downgrade, the Republican budget, the Republican jobs record, and their rigidity and extremism in the recent […]

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If Heather Wilson and John Sanchez Have Their Way, Social Security Won’t Make it to 77

On Sunday, Social Security celebrated its 76th birthday but the milestone brings some troubling information to light about Heather Wilson and John Sanchez’s priorities. The fact is that if Wilson and Sanchez had their way, Social Security wouldn’t make it to its 77th anniversary without severe cuts that would prove devastating for seniors and the […]

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