Category Archives: Taxes

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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Posted in Economy, Taxes | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

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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Posted in Economy, Taxes | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

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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Posted in Congress, Economy, Taxes | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

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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Fast Food Industry Costing Taxpayers $7 Billion Annually

Pop quiz: What came first, the $0.99 cheeseburger, or the depressed wages? Berkley — The fast-food industry costs American taxpayers nearly $7 billion annually because its jobs pay so little that 52 percent of fast-food workers are forced to enroll their … Continue reading
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Your Father’s Republican Party

Kind of lengthy, but here’s some excerpts from the Republican party’s 1956 presidential platform under Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon:  Some basic tenets of your Father’s Republican party: Our Government was created by the people for all the people, … Continue reading
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Posted in Abortion, Atlas Shrugged, Birthers, Civil liberties, Crazy Caucus, Elections, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Food, Foreign Policy, Fracking, Gun Fetishists, History, Immigration, Jobs, Justice, Koch Brothers, LGBT, Liberalism, Moderation, Patriotism, Racism, Rebranding, Republican Party, RNC 2012, Super Stupid, Taxes, Technology, Terrorism, The Economy, Torture, Unions, Voter Suppression, War On Women, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 35 Comments

Patriotic Peanuts

This cracked me up somethin’ fierce. Artist – John Darkow In other news, Nancy Mace announced today that she will challenge Senator Lindsey Graham during the 2014 Republican primary. According to Mace, Graham is not conservative enough. The guy who … Continue reading
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Subsidy Stamps

Artist – Steve Sack According to Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), comprehensive immigration reform may increase the amount of taxes paid by immigrants by as much as $2 billion. Isn’t that what House Republicans want? I jest. Continue reading
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Big Business, Little Taxes

A recent GAO report found that U.S.-based corporations are actually paying an average corporate tax rate of 12.6 percent and have shifted a tax burden of roughly $180 billion a year to working Americans who continue subsidizing the difference with cuts … Continue reading
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Governor Bobby Jindal Handed His Hat, Shown The Door

After Louisiana Governor Howdy Doody dropped his proposal to eliminate the state’s income tax while increasing sales taxes by over 40 percent, he reiterated his support for the idea and asked the state legislature to tighten the rope around their … Continue reading
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Tax Season

Artist – Pat Bagley I highly recommend reading the Center on Budget and Policy Priority’s analysis of President Obama’s budget here. Particularly the part concerning Social Security. Their analysis details an accompanying increase in benefits for average recipients, a larger … Continue reading
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The War on Women Widens in North Dakota

By now you’ve probably heard that the governor of North Dakota signed three abortion bills into law, including one that bans abortions after just six weeks, but there is at least one aspect of this otherwise horrible mess I can … Continue reading
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