And you know what? It could work.
Yup, sounds like Cruz:
Remember when Ted Cruz filibustered for 21 hours against the Obamacare and caused a government shutdown? Now that he is in need of a new insurance plan, guess where he’s turning…the Obamacare exchange.
That’s right. After Cruz’s wife decided to take a leave of absence from her cushy Goldman Sachs jobs, the Cruz family was forced to find a new health insurance plan. And he is shopping for it on the same federal exchange set up by the Affordable Care Act (aka, “Obamacare”).
The hypocrisy is mind blowing. He literally announced this the day after he launched a campaign for president — with repeal of Obamacare as his top agenda item.
The Affordable Care Act is working exactly as it was intended: providing an option for families when they need care –> including the Cruz family. How can Ted Cruz continue to advocate for its repeal?
Sign the petition: Tell Ted Cruz he’s a hypocrite, and to stop trying to repeal healthcare for millions, when his own family is using it. Tell him: “Repeal your own Obamacare first, hypocrite!”
While California is currently in the midst of the worst drought it has ever faced, the multi-national Nestle Corporation is pumping tens of millions of gallons of water a year — on a permit that expired in the 1980s.
Why was this allowed to happen? The U.S. Forest Service said their permit system has been too backlogged to notice Nestle was working on an expired permit.
Sign your name and tell the U.S. Forest Service to shut down Nestle’s unregulated water pumping IMMEDIATELY.
California’s drought is bad — really bad. It’s estimated that the Golden State only has enough water to sustain itself for one more year. But while residents and farmers are living under strict water usage limits, Nestle — the nation’s largest bottled water producer — has been pumping between 50-80 million gallons of water a year from the Sacramento region alone. A drought of epic proportions, and what little water there is is being bottled and shipped elsewhere — and sold at an enormous profit.
The kicker? Their permit to pump water expired in 1988.
Gov. Jerry Brown declared the drought a state of emergency. California residents have been told to cut their water usage by 20 percent or face huge fines. Nestle on the other hand, is only paying 65 cents per 450 gallons they take from the state — a tiny fraction of what they sell it for once bottled.
It gets worse: California doesn’t have any laws limiting the amount of water drawn from groundwater. In the Coachella Valley, it’s estimated that Nestle draws 2OO,OOO,OOO gallons of water a year.
To put that in perspective — California’s entire grain industry only uses 69 million gallons of water a year.
Sign your name and demand U.S. Forest Service shut down Nestle’s unregulated water pumping>>
Oh well, there goes any hope I had for getting any work done today…
You can now play PacMan on Google Maps
The Logan Act is a law that’s been on the books since 1799. Here is what it states:
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
Yesterday, a group of 47 Republican Senators blatantly violated this important law by sending an open letter to Iran’s leaders warning them that they’ll reverse any nuclear deal Iran signs with President Obama’s administration after he leaves office.
Remember, these Senators did this while President Obama is in the middle of high level negotiations with Iran to prevent them from getting nuclear weapons. It’s completely reckless. It’s a precedent that can’t be allowed to stand.
SIGN YOUR NAME: Charge 47 Republican Senators with Violating the Logan Act for Sabotaging Negotiations with Iran >>
It’s time these Republicans face consequences for their incredibly reckless actions.
FYI, from Left Action:
Republican leaders in Congress pushed through a bill to build the Keystone XL pipeline – and President Obama has used his veto pen to stop it.
Please sign your name, and join us in thanking the President for protecting our environment and our future.
Here are the facts about Keystone:
- It is not a job creator. In fact, the project would only create 35 permanent jobs, while putting farms and communities in its path in peril.
- It would, however, create more than 5 billion tons of CO2 by 2050, damaging our environment, and making it far harder to fight climate change.
- The existing Keystone pipeline has spilled more than two dozen times. Future spills could threaten water supplies for millions.
No matter how much the Republicans try to cheerlead for Keystone, facts are facts – it is a terrible idea. And President Obama was right to veto it.
Please join us in thanking him.