Republicans holding continuing tax cuts on income below $250K for ALL taxpayers for ransom to protect income above $250K, enjoyed by a chosen few, from a modest 4% raise.
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1) Steal underpants.
1) Get Obama and as many Democrats as possible elected.
2) PUT THE SCREWS TO THEM, ESPECIALLY OBANA, WHO CAN’T RUN AGAIN.
3) Move American from the 18th to the 20th Century.
(4, 5, and 6 are force the GOP into third party status, support the left-wing party when it runs against the DNC, and FINALLY move the power and wealth away from the select few to the people, thus moving American into the TWENTY FIRST century.)
Seriously, check out the charts at the link.
As I watched a video of Mitt Romney scolding moochers suffering from a culture of dependency, I thought of American soldiers I’ve met in Afghanistan and Iraq. They don’t pay federal income tax while they’re in combat zones, and they rely on government benefits when they come back.
Jeb Bush noted earlier this year that even conservative icons like President Ronald Reagan wouldn’t fit easily into today’s Republican Party. President Richard Nixon, who founded the Environmental Protection Agency, would be a lefty. This year, Republican primary voters have been further purging the party of centrist remnants, like Senator Richard Lugar, a foreign policy heavyweight who deserves America’s thanks for helping make us safer from loose nukes.
For me, the saddest polls are those about facts. A Dartmouth poll this year found that Republicans believe, by a ratio of more than 3 to 1, that “Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the United States invaded in 2003.”
The same poll found that Republicans believe, almost by a 3-to-1 ratio, that President Obama was born in another country. Democrats also suffer from self-deception (such as a reluctance to credit improvements under a Republican president), but today’s Republicans seem disproportionately untethered to reality.
Another illustration of radicalizing self-delusion comes when the son of a governor and corporate chief executive says that “everything that Ann and I have, we earned the old-fashioned way, and that’s by hard work.”
Romney has proved himself right: We manifestly do have a problem with people who see themselves as victims even as they benefit from loopholes in the tax code.
One is running for president.
“Unhinged Uni” warning, this is a Kos link. Because any blog that reports positively, or even allows posting about, the 99% must be inherently evil…
Tray Tables in the upright position.
There’s an easy way to cut the deficit nearly in half, the Congressional Budget Office said today: just do nothing when the various elements of the “fiscal cliff” click into place on New Year’s Day. Taxes will go up, spending will go down, and the deficit will be cut from $1.1 trillion this year to $641 billion in 2013.
There’s just one problem with that scenario – the country will also plunge into a recession, the C.B.O. said. Economic output would decline by half a percent over a year, and unemployment would rise above 9 percent.
The Republican answer to the fiscal cliff problem is to prevent all the tax hikes. That would reduce the recessionary impact of the cliff largely by providing enormous benefits to the rich. (Democrats want to raise taxes only on those earning $250 thousand and above.)
Fucking teabaggers are insane. EVERYTHING they stand for is either the ultra-fucked up religious right view of government, or the “neoliberal” “trickle down” bullshit that we’ve proven, on multiple occasions, doesn’t work.
I’m scared. The GOP gaining control of the Senate, keeping control of the House, or gaining control of the WH scares the crap out of me.
Vote, and vote in a way that defeats the fascists (the GOP). Please.
We can’t afford to go the way of Greece and enforce “austerity measures”, right now. We need an aggressively LIBERAL government, or we’re permanently fucked.
Not to mention the GOP wants Greenland and the ice caps to melt…
Uni-warning, the link is to the great Orange satan.
Obama’s not a be-all, end all, perfect liberal candidate (depending on your definition of “liberal”).
Yes, I understand that “you” are “tired of voting for the lesser evil”.
But voting for the lesser evil is your choice. You don’t control the world.
rMoney/rAyn will put the final nail in the coffin of the middle class.
Can YOU afford to risk being ideologically “pure”, in this election?
Mitt Romney knows how to do a cost-benefit analysis, and he’s determined that it’s better to be dogged by reporters for failing to release his tax returns for the duration of the 2012 campaign than it is to make the documents public. Never mind that a majority of Americans – and a third of Republicans – think he should come clean.
It’s beyond obvious that whatever’s in those returns must be enough to do serious damage to Romney, or even sink his candidacy completely.
What might it be, exactly? In the vaccuum Romney has created by not disclosing, any number of theories have been floated as to what his returns could reveal. For your convenience, we’ve collected 10 theories that are making the rounds in the political press.
The Smirking Chimp (NOT Daily Kos ;-> )
Given Romney’s refusal to release his returns, this kind of speculation is entirely predictable. But the most likely reason Romney doesn’t want to release his returns is that they’ll cast a bright light on the aggressive tax avoidance strategies the super-rich use every day – strategies David Cay Johnston outlined so well in his excellent book, Perfectly Legal. The Romney campaign keeps assuring us that he paid all taxes required by law, and that very well might be the problem.
(Emphasis by TB3)
It’s not “Let the Eagle Sore“, but it’s destined to be a classic.
Obama for America TV Ad: “Firms”
I’m no longer sure Obama’s a Democrat. He’s not acting like a pussy, and he’s on offense, not defense, against a lying SOB Republican (but aren’t they all?).
PS – Too much vibrato gives you cancer. The fast dying, rabid kind. I hope.
What’s the difference between rMoney’s economic plan and Bush’s, and…