Category Archives: Taxes

Diane Black Should Focus on Big Tax Cheats

I received my usual Republican Representative’s email a couple of days ago; one has to subscribe to the opposition’s propaganda, for the humor if nothing else. Tennessee Rep. Diane Black’s most recent “update” is titled, “Does This Seem Fair to You?”, a condemnation of IRS employees with delinquent tax bills. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Good Cop/Bad Cop, LGBTQ, Racism

Lead Story Sen. Lindsey Graham, or, as he may soon be known, El Dictador. ♀ Lindsey Graham: as president I would deploy the military against Congress – Graham is proposing that his first act as president would be to use the military to force the legislative branch to pass his agenda.   – Read the full article

Louisiana Republican Blasts Jindal For Pact With Norquist

This is the kind of thing I love; when RWNJs are called out for their insanity by more moderate conservatives. Check out these excerpts (with my emphasis) from Republican Tim Burns’ “The Balcony Blog” on Governor Jindal’s no taxes pact with Grover Norquist: Louisiana is facing perhaps its worst fiscal crises in decades and this time no one is exaggerating for political rhetoric purposes. – Read the full article

Will Offshore Blackmailers Win Again?

Congress might be poised to kowtow to corporate offshore blackmailers again, according to Reuters News Service: Democrat Barbara Boxer of California and Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky called for allowing businesses to pay 6.5 percent corporate income tax on foreign profits brought into the country from overseas, instead of the current 35 percent rate, which they largely avoid. – Read the full article

If Elections Have Consequences Maybe Red States Should Face Theirs

Conservatives have seized upon the Halbig Vs. Sebelius (now Vs. Burwell) case currently working its way through the federal court system as a way to attack Obamacare. The more I think about it, the more I find myself warming up to the idea the that they should get what they want.   – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Christian Values

Friday Feminism will not be posted this week due to illness. But in the meantime, here is a quote many people need to take to heart. – Read the full article

It’s April 15th, Time For Conservatives to Start Bashing Their Base

It’s tax time folks, the most festive season next to Christmas for Conservatives; a time for them to revel in smearing those less fortunate, while ignoring the obscene tax breaks given to Corporate America, and failed presidential candidates. This year, before Conservatives call out the dogs to perpetuate their “47% of Americans don’t pay taxes” rallying cry, and get the lemmings hatin’ on Grandma, our disabled veterans, and the poor, let’s put some  facts out there. – Read the full article

Just Who Are The Job Creators? Hint: Not Who Republicans Say

Henry Blodget is the CEO of Business Insider, a site that has over 25 million visitors a month. Simply put, Blodget’s resume as a financial analyst, and success in the world of business is impressive. Blodget has written a column for Business Insider that succinctly defines who is and who is not responsible for job creation in the American economy.  – Read the full article

Pope Francis Officially Wins Me Over

“Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system.” Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel, 11/26/2013 In a document described as a roadmap for issues that are likely to define his papacy, Pope Francis took direct aim at the fundamental economic theory of the modern conservative movement. – Read the full article

For Democrats, a Tax-the-Rich Road to Victory

For Democrats, a Tax-the-Rich Road to Victory (via LA Progressive) As we enter into yet another round of budget discussions, the Democratic Party is confronted with an opportunity – and a challenge. There’s an opportunity to shift the budget debate to an area where they hold the high ground. – Read the full article

E-Mail to Ted Cruz: Shame on You!

The following e-mail is being sent to Senator Cruz. If you’d like to send your own, here is the web site. Dear Senator Cruz, As a resident of Texas, I am one of the people in Texas you were elected to represent. – Read the full article

Republicans Should Want To Lose The Shutdown Battle, And How They Can Gracefully

If Republicans win their quixotic battle to partially reverse, defund or in some other manner mangle, fold or spindle Obamacare, they will set one of the most damaging precedents imaginable. There have been other shutdowns in the past, but the difference this time is that Republicans are trying to coerce a change to a law that is not related to the budget. – Read the full article