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SEPTEMBER 2014

BILLIONAIRE BEATDOWN

As I write this we are 5 weeks away from what many are calling a "make or break" election. From the environmental/progressive point of view it is absolutely imperative that we prevent the radical right tea party from taking over the US Senate and House of Representatives. They now control the House and thus have a stranglehold on the legislative branch of the government. Under that control Congress has become a dysfunctional institution. As a matter of fact, it's now official - this has been the least productive Congress in the history of the US. They have elevated what used to be "housekeeping" items- reauthorizing the debt ceiling, extending jobless benefits, even nominating ambassadors and judges - into scandals. They have not been for anything, but are united in their opposition to nearly everything President Obama puts forward. They have demonstrated that they have no real interest in governance and that they are ready to shut government when they don't get their way.

For the international environmental community the result has been ,...MORE,



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