Posts Tagged ‘Ruben Bolling’

What law says the TPP text is a secret?

June 24, 2015

It seems like a case of mass hypnosis. People claiming they can’t say what’s in the TPP trade agreement. And mainstream media accept this premise.

“That’s right. Congress must stay silent.”

Pop quiz: who says the text of the TPP must remain secret?

Under what authority?

Tom the Dancing BugMembers of Congress are scuttling around like weasels, claiming they can’t disclose what’s in this far-reaching, 12-nation trade treaty.

They can go into a sealed room and read a draft, but they can’t copy pages, and they can’t tell the public what they just read.

Why not?

If there is a US law forbidding disclosure, name the law.

Can you recall anything in the Constitution that establishes secret treaties?

Is there a prior treaty that states the text of all treaties can be hidden from the people?

I see no authority anywhere that justifies withholding the text of the TPP.

Government legislators in the other 11 nations: why can’t you reveal what’s in the TPP?

Mass silence around the world. “Sorry, we can’t say what’s in the treaty. We’ll vote on it, but you the people have no input. You have to take what we do on faith.”

Who says so? By what authority?

If a US Senator held a press conference today and explained everything he read in that sealed room about the TPP, what exactly would happen to him? Would he be arrested?

Would he be charged with a federal crime?

What crime?

via Jon Rappoport’s Blog.

The emerging American job market

January 15, 2015

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Ernest Hemingway’s new typewriter

December 20, 2014

Tom the Dancing BugFrom Tom the Dancing Bug.

The inner city culture of dependence

March 24, 2014


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The Pilgrim Thanksgiving story…with a twist

November 21, 2013


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Hat tip to Bill Elwell.

An economic parable by Ruben Bolling

August 29, 2012

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Click on Ruben Bolling – Boing Boing for more cartoons.

Class warfare in Houndsville

March 3, 2012

Ruben Bolling’s Lucky Ducky cartoons began in response to a series of Wall Street Journal editorials in 2002 and 2003 about low-income “lucky duckies” who paid little or no federal income taxes.  The editorial writers feared that the growing number “lucky duckies” might become a political constituency for raising federal income taxes.  This didn’t happen.   Political pressure for low federal income taxes, which fall most heavily on the rich, is much greater than pressure for reductions in sales taxes, payroll taxes and residential property taxes, which respectively fall most heavily on poor people, wage-earners and the middle class.

Click on Lucky Duckies wiki for Wikipedia’s review of the “lucky duckies” meme.

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