Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.


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Friday, October 7, 2011

We Want the Buffet Rule


A message from Democracy for America:
President Obama came out swinging last month -- presenting a deficit-reduction plan to the American people that would finally make millionaires pay their fair share.


Poll after poll has shown this is exactly what the American people want, but big corporations and the super rich are already fighting back. They're threatening to kill this plan before it's even voted on in Congress.


We can't let that happen.


This is what progressives wanted. This is what we fought for, and we can't let it go down without a fight. We need to show Congress -- and especially the members of this so-called "super committee" -- that we're not going to let big corporations and the super rich call the shots anymore.


The super committee is accepting public comments right now and we need to overwhelm them with the voices of average Americans across the country. That's why Democracy for America and Progressives United are joining forces to call on progressives across the country to write into the Super Committee and tell them to support President Obama's "Buffett Rule."


Join us and submit your comments directly the super committee -- tell them to support President Obama's "Buffett Rule" to make millionaires pay their fair share.


The odds of winning this fight are long. Big corporations have a lot of influence in Washington and they're going to fight us on this every step of the way. But remember that we've already won one important battle.


President Obama would never have introduced this plan if it hadn't been for the hard work of millions of progressive activists and concerned citizens across the country. We built a powerful grassroots campaign to push the president to call for this -- and we won.


Now it's time for another win.


Tell the super committee to make millionaires pay their fair share.


The odds are against us, but we have the president on our side. Join us today to help us win.


Thank you for everything you do.
-Russ Feingold
 

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