Category Archives: Taxes

Tax Cut Magic

As you may already be aware, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s economic regimen has backfired. Tax cuts signed into law by his administration have left deep holes in the state budget which resulted in cuts to education, among other things. It’s … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Inversion Whopper

Artist – Bruce Plante In other news, the Pew Research Center went in search of libertarians and they had a hard time finding any. Apparently only 11 percent of Americans correctly identify themselves as libertarian while more identify themselves as … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Loopholes

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, Burger King is reportedly planning to buy Tim Hortons and then move their headquarters to Canada so they can pay fewer taxes in what’s known as a “tax inversion.” Meanwhile, Wisconsin Governor Scott … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The Wealth Gap Widens and Paul Ryan Says Cut Taxes

The US Census Bureau published a report today that, not surprisingly, shows that the wealth gap continues to widen. More significantly, it shows that the wealth gap is growing even among individual demographic groups while it also widens between different … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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All For Nothing

Artist – John Cole In other news, Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND) says he’s “not even sure” if discrimination is a real problem. No one has complained to him before, so it probably doesn’t exist. Meanwhile, Senators Chris Murphy (D) and … Continue reading
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Level Playing Field

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, Missouri Republicans are pushing a tax cut bill that would cut the state’s revenue by nearly 60 percent or by $4.8 billion annually according to Governor Jay Nixon. Not coincidentally, state Republicans are … Continue reading
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Antonin Scalia Suggests a ‘Revolt’ Against the Government in Response to Tax Hikes

It’s not 100 percent clear the extent to which Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia meant what it sounded like he meant, but tossing around the word “revolt” in the context of a discussion of the U.S. government is never a … Continue reading
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Revolting and Justice Scalia

What a week Justice Scalia is having. He’s all over the place selling the dream. Like a detestable version of Bill Murray, no one will ever believe you when you tell them he’s a Supreme Court justice. Just this past … Continue reading
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We Watched Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld Rant About Taxes So You Don’t Have To

There are few people on cable news as loathsome as Greg Gutfeld. The most flattering assessment of his role on Fox News Channel is that he’s a professional troll. As the host of the late-night program Red Eye, as well … Continue reading
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Deficit Falls for a Fifth Year in a Row

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal budget deficit for 2014 will be nearly $200 billion less than 2013, falling from $680 billion to $492 billion thanks in part to record tax revenue. via Bloomberg “This will be the … Continue reading
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Rand Paul: Tax Cheats Are Heroes

An investigation by the Senate investigations subcommittee has found that Caterpillar Inc. avoided paying at least $2.4 billion in taxes since 2000 by transferring money to a shell corporation in Switzerland. According to libertarian boy-wonder Rand Paul, Caterpillar deserves an … Continue reading
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Money Well Spent

Douchey Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper is putting down nearly a million dollars of his own money — $750,000 to be exact — in an effort to divide the state of California into six territories. The proposal — which would … Continue reading
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For President Obama, Everything Is Everything

  Sam Stein and Sabrina Siddiqui put together a piece for the Huffington Post outlining the media’s sensational framing of everything President Obama has encountered during his presidency, some events being a natural phenomenon of the office, but the reality … Continue reading
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Shocker: House GOP Tax Plan is Complete Crap

It’s not as if I was going out on a long limb to predict that the House GOP tax plan would be dog shit, but I told you so. Just as predicted, their new plan pays for a huge tax … Continue reading
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New Tax Plan Same as the Old Tax Plan

House Republicans are poised to unveil their new plan to simplify the tax code and — guess what? — it’s the Paul Ryan Path to Poverty! Tada! The long-awaited simplification of the tax code being drafted by House Republicans would … Continue reading
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Surprise! Tax Cuts Won’t Grow The Economy

On the heels of Governor Rick Snyder’s State Of The State address this past Thursday, where he played coy over what he intended to do with Michigan’s estimated $970 million surplus over the next three years, a new report shows … Continue reading
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Laura Ingraham: Ohio’s Medicaid Expansion Is So Gay

This is what conservative media has come to– Bullying and teasing Governors who are doing the right thing, or who want to do the right thing. Filling in for Bill O’Reilly this past week, dripping sack of awful Laura Ingraham … Continue reading
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Ohio GOP Opposes Medicaid Expansion But Not Tax Cuts Funded by Medicaid Expansion

Ohio Republicans are adamantly opposed to expanding Medicaid under Obamacare, but they are fans of using the savings from expanding Medicaid to fund a tax cut. Republican Ohio state senators have introduced a bill that would take over $400 million … Continue reading
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Ryan: The Way to Raise Revenue is Through Osmosis

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has already stated that he will not support new revenue, but now he’s saying that even discussing the issue of taxes during the coming budget conference may produce an impasse. RYAN: “Taking more from … Continue reading
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Not So Fast

Deputy majority whip Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) made waves yesterday when he said that new revenue will be “on the table” during budget negotiations, but Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) says not so fast. “Chairman Ryan wants to find … Continue reading
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