Kansas' Republican legislators are all but admitting their precious trickle down experiment was not only a failure, it is a scam. In fact, although not quite stating "our only economic policy is a scam to enrich corporations and the wealthy," just admitting they have to raise taxes to plug gaping revenue holes and more recently, that income inequality is a problem in America, is just as good.
Some people may errantly conclude that Republicans, as typical conservatives, are so set in their ways they are naturally unwilling to change, but although that is a very accurate conclusion, it is not the case when it comes to the nation's deficit.
In his first proposed tax reform legislation as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, deficit hawk Paul Ryan's tax plan benefitting big business and the wealthy will increase the deficit by $100 billion over ten years.
President Obama's proposal to give middle class and working class Americans a tax break has the GOP on the defensive.
There is nothing as evil, mean-spirited, and pathetic as a mature adult who sees firsthand that something is inherently dangerous to other human beings and should be prevented at all costs, and yet wishes they could do the same thing.
Despite their Herculean efforts to bankrupt America though, another report this week revealed the economy is on the mend despite the GOP plot to obstruct the new President's attempt to turn around the economic disaster eight years of Republicans' drunken spending spree on the nation's credit card.
It is difficult to believe that any American might think, even for a nano-second, that Republicans serve anyone other than the rich and corporations, and it is why they are hesitant to lay out their true agenda heading into the midterm elections.
Under President Obama, the United States is on pace to have its best job creation year since Bill Clinton was president in 1999.
Federal law requires Congress to authorize the government to borrow any money that is needed to pay for the programs that Congress has passed.
President Obama has learned that dealing with Republicans is an exercise in futility regardless the issues facing the nation.
It is simplistic to think Republicans are misguided and misinformed about the damage their policies will cause. As ideological saboteurs, they know what will result if their policies are enacted.
The American people are demand that the wealthy lose their lower tax rates. Instead of accepting this reality, Republicans are going off the rails and heading toward irrelevance.
Grover Norquist made a fool out himself by demanding a return to the Reagan era tax rates, which were higher than taxes are under President Obama.
The GOP's insane obsession with obstructing the President is a danger to economic recovery and 98% of the population.
The latest joke from Republicans was offered up by Eric Cantor who called for Obama to put Obamacare on the table for elimination in order for Republicans to compromise on revenue increases.
The President pointedly laid out only two scenarios: Taxes go up for everyone or Congress lets the Bush tax cuts for the 2% expire.
President Obama used his press conference in order to set a trap for House Republicans that will leave them in a lose/lose situation on the Bush tax cuts.
Republicans should review the Grand Bargain they turned their noses up at in the summer of 2011, because chances are, they're not going to get it again.
There are different types of denial, and after President Obama won re-election last week, Republicans expressed minimization and simple denial over raising taxes on the rich.
Scott Brown tried to morph into Mitt Romney with an endless stream of lies, but Elizabeth Warren was ready and stormed past the incumbent in their third debate.