Category Archives: Economy

Love The Sinner, Not The Sin

Mitt Romney (R-Obscuristan) has chosen Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R-AynRandisatn) as his running mate in 2012. The Democrats are delighted: Democratic candidates like Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-NY), who won an upset special election focused on Ryan’s Medicare plan shortly after Republicans took … Continue reading

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The Rich Are Different

I rarely go to the Huffington Post these days, as the trashy headlines generally oversell the already fluffy stories. That said, I came across this story that has me saying WTF: Millionaire’s 6-Year-Old Son Was Murdered: Report As it turns … Continue reading

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Today’s Chart: Romney Tax Plan

The Tax Policy Center, which Mittens once praised but now dismisses as liberal, released a report looking into Romney’s tax plan. First, here’s the chart. In words: Best case result, according to the TPC: Americans making half a million to … Continue reading

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GOP Triple Feature

First up we have a real Western-style showdown: The republicans hold the debt limit hostage, threatening to cause the U.S. to default on its debt. Yes, these tea baggers wanted to be the first Congress in the nation’s history to tell the … Continue reading

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Charting Economic Inequality

Here are a couple of charts showing the wealth redistribution policies of the republicans over the last couple of decades. The numbers tell the story, but for some explanation, see the DKos post.

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Re: Wisconsin

Not following the news anymore. What’s the point?

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Corporatism On Display

We need a government which is stronger than the private sector otherwise we no longer have a democracy: In Chicago and Washington Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency held the first of its hearings on a carbon pollution standard for new … Continue reading

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Today’s Chart: Federal Spending Growth

Once again, what we have known for years gets distilled into a nice graph:  the party which runs on smaller government chooses Presidential candidates who in turn consistently grow the federal budget by wide margins versus the party of so-called “tax … Continue reading

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Eisenhower Is Rolling Over In His Grave

The last Republican President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, warned us of the threat of the Military-Industrial Complex, and yet, here we are: House Republicans ignored the requests of the generals and a White House veto threat today, passing their bloated defense … Continue reading

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A Job Creator Steps Out Of Line

We should know by now that the Voodoo Economics of Reagan, et al, was total horse shit. The rich got richer, and the rest of us got screwed. And yet, in 2012, the republicans are allowed to continue to lie, … Continue reading

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