|Fight Government Corruption|
Founded in 1981, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) originally worked to expose outrageously overpriced military spending on items like a $7,600 coffee maker and a $436 hammer.I AM TAKING ACTION
Now, the nonpartisan independent watchdog is working to make sure our entire government is free of corruption, misconduct, and conflict of interest. Their investigations help us achieve a more effective, accountable, open and ethical government.
On the POGO Facebook page, you can learn about how industries like Big Oil are trying to keep you in the dark, or how the new group of U.S. Senators and Representatives will be spending our money.
So get informed! For today's Daily Action, like POGO on Facebook to learn about you how can help them expose corruption and explore solutions.
AH, YES, ETERNAL VIGILANCE IS THE PRICE OF DEMOCRACY. YES, BOTH SIDES NEED TO BE WATCHED!!
|America's New Mandate on Climate Change|
For Americans concerned about the environment, disaster was avoided on Tuesday. President Obama – with his somewhat lackluster record, if decidedly more exalted rhetoric, on global warming – defeated the Republican challenger who had vowed to gut federal emissions standards, and kill loan programs and tax breaks for green energy companies.
But activists say that it would be wrong to read the election as a stamp of approval for four more years of business as usual. They argue that voters have sent a clear signal that they want more aggressive action on the environment during the president’s second term.
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) cites the defeat of three members of their “Flat Earth Five” – Anne Marie Buerlke (Republican, New York), Francisco Canseco (Republican, Texas) and Joe Walsh (Republican, Illinois) – Republican representatives who were outspoken for their anti-science stance on climate change. (One race remains too close to call.) And ten of the League’s “dirty dozen” candidates – targeted for “consistently voting against clean energy and conservation” – lost their election bids.