"To be governed is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be governed is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonoured. That is government; that is it’s justice; that is it’s morality."
"It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics. Why? Because poverty, discrimination and ignorance restrict growth. When you stifle human potential, when you don’t invest in new ideas, it doesn’t just cut off the people affected — it hurts us all."
"I never learned to hate [Republicans] the way the far right that now controls their party seems to hate our president."
"President Obama believes in a country where billionaires pay their taxes just like their secretaries do, and—I can’t believe I have to say this in 2012—a country where women get equal pay for equal work"
No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people.
People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die. And that matters. That matters because we don’t run this country for corporations, we run it for people.
What you should know about this month’s jobs report:
-The economy gained 163,000 jobs in July, while economists expected 100,000
-Unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3 percent (Moody’s says this change isn’t statistically signifcant)
-The unemployment rate would be a full percentage point lower, if not for budget cutbacks affecting hundreds of thousands of public sector jobs.
-A conservative tally finds that Mitt Romney’s plan would actually kill 360,000 jobs in 2013 alone.
"I’m calling on Congress to extend the tax cuts for the 98 percent of Americans who make less than $250,000 for another year. If Congress doesn’t do this, millions of American families could see their taxes go up by $2,200 starting on January 1st of next year. And that would be a big blow to working families, and it would be a drag on the entire economy."