Even Fox Doesn’t Buy It, When Rick Scott Claims His Plan Doesn’t Raise Taxes On A Majority Of Americans
Sen. Rick Scott dumbfounded Fox News Sunday when he claimed that his plan to raise taxes on a majority of Americans doesn’t do that.
Sen. Rick Scott dumbfounded Fox News Sunday when he claimed that his plan to raise taxes on a majority of Americans doesn’t do that.
Instead of fighting over taxes, why not cut back on some of the money that the federal government spends on rich people?
During the recent debates, Donald Trump and Mike Pence repeatedly told Americans that Joe Biden would immediately raise taxes on the middle class. This is not true. Biden’s tax plan is readily available on his campaign website. The people that Biden will be raising taxes on, however, are the wealthy. Rapper 50 Cent, thanks to…
When he first signed up to be Donald Trump’s Vice President, Mike Pence had somewhat of a spine. When the Access Hollywood tape came out, the former Indiana Governor reportedly gave serious thought to leaving the campaign. He infuriated his wife by choosing not to. At this point, Pence is all in with the Trump…
When the New York Times bombshell Donald Trump tax story broke on Sunday night, the President reacted in the way everyone would expect him to. He lashed out at the “fake news” report and claimed that he paid a lot in taxes. The reality is, however, that the Times has copies of the documents and…
The President’s son has claimed that Joe Biden will destroy the middle class if he’s elected in November. Donald Trump Jr. claimed that the former Vice President will raise taxes on ordinary Americans. “Donald Trump put AMERICA FIRST and CUT TAXES for the middle-class and small businesses,” Trump Jr. tweeted on Thursday. “Joe Biden wants…
A number of reasonable changes to accommodate America’s new reality in dealing with the coronavirus crisis have been proposed and adopted by the federal government. Now, the deadline to file for taxes is one of them. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced on Friday that American taxpayers would not have to adhere to the normal April…
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, likely paid little or no federal income taxes between 2009 and 2016, the New York Times reported on Saturday, citing confidential financial documents.
One hallmark of Donald Trump’s presidency to date has been his ignorant blustering about the office he holds, notoriously over-reaching in his assertions of power and bumping up against the checks and balances our founders put in place precisely to protect our democratic institutions against bullying tyrants such as Trump has proven himself to be….
Using taxpayer dollars to live the high life appears to be commonplace for those working in the Trump administration.
Ignoring the greater good, Trump has shown himself to be far more interested in using the people’s government to serve his private interests
Republican legislators will eliminate what little money the poor subsist on and raise the state’s sales tax by 25 percent through 2018
Rauner is falling in with the strategy we have seen from Sam Brownback in Kansas, Scott Walker in Wisconsin, and Rick Snyder in Michigan
An old Republican lie about Obamacare and taxes is making the rounds again, so as a public service, here is a handy antidote
Scott Walker’s lack of popularity in Wisconsin is certainly noticeable, but Walker’s problem right now is his budget, which Wisconsin Republicans say is looking tailored more for out-of-state Republicans like voters in Iowa, than for Wisconsin.
The mainstream press has ignored it, but President Obama has racked up a series of major victories against the wealthiest Americans who try to hide money overseas in order to avoid paying taxes.
Jesus never instructed his disciples, and there is nothing in the Gospels, remotely resembling Jesus Christ instructing anyone to revere the rich or kiss the ground they walk on, but Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association thinks that is what Jesus wanted and counselled Americans receiving government services to “kiss the ground beneath the feet of the one percent.”
Thursday marks the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, not to mention a think tank. What a waste of money.
More troubles for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District candidate, Mark Sanford. He’ll face a judge after his special election. This presents an opportunity for Elizabeth Colbert-Busch
In all likelihood the 2014 South Carolina Governor’s race is going to be a replay of the 2010 race, not good news for incumbent Nikki Haley
POTUS Obama has revived a plan that will cost those who can least afford it, money. Elderly seniors could lose up to $1,000 monthly by 85.
The five Democrats who killed the assault weapons ban will further embolden the million caliber wackjobs to make this the most dangerous county on the planet, wars notwithstanding.
An increasing number of states have passed a bill whose main component is increasing reading skills. It’s really another privatizing effort
The U.S. has an enormous number of military personnel and weaponry in the U.S. territory of Guam. It’s legit, but are other ‘occupations?’
On March 1st a decision will be made that could impact millions for at least 9 years. Jobs will be lost and people will go hungry, but not the rich.
Right wing “patriots” are constantly complaining of losing their freedoms and liberty. I would ask what these freedoms and liberties are.
The need to close corporate loopholes becomes even more apparent as a new study reveals that states lost $39.8 billion from offshore tax dodging in 2011.
Democratic Governor Jerry Brown fixed California’s deficit via Prop 30, also known as raising taxes. California no longer has a deficit.
John Boehner, back to the wall, has come out swinging a middle finger, offering an F-bomb to Harry Reid and to the victims of Hurricane Sandy
Grover Norquist tried to defend his pet congressmen and women while simultaneously branding President Obama as an enemy of liberty
If the Republicans fell all over themselves in 2012 to sound stupid, the Democrats were happy to help them along, as this list demonstrates
South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley has made history in appointing a black Republican, but was the move historical or hysterical?
Eric Cantor has gotten his orders from Koch/ALEC headquarters, and there is no mistaking their intent; continue to make life hell for the President and Democratic House members.
South Carolina is a prime example of right-wing attempts to destroy the public school system and replace it with private school profiteers
Little progress has been made on the debt issue. Donald Trump weighed in on the question a dozen years ago, and a few conservatives are pushing his plan as the answer.
The #FireBoehner hashtag really took off last night on Twitter. No, it wasn’t evil liberals, it was the conservatives at American Majority Action (AMA) who started it.
The ongoing debate about the fiscal cliff continues as the U.S. approaches the current debt ceiling. Republicans are responsible for problem
Apparently, to Grover Norquist an agreement with him is as legally binding as a mortgage, at least in his own self-important, inflated head.
School privatization is the new Gold Rush. There is money to be made in them there hills. And charter schools are the the Republican hammer to be used to prise it out of our hands.
The political consensus may be shifting on raising taxes on the wealthy, but many Republicans keep sticking to these falsehoods in order to oppose a tax hike for the rich.
Cracks begin to appear in the no new taxes wall as Saxby Chambliss signals a willingness to rethink the question of revenue
The President pointedly laid out only two scenarios: Taxes go up for everyone or Congress lets the Bush tax cuts for the 2% expire.
The Morning Joe panel, from S.E. Cupp to David Gregory,l admitted that Obama has a mandate to let the Bush tax cuts expire for the wealthiest Americans.
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.
On the eve of the second presidential debate, Anderson Cooper took down Mitt Romney’s false claims about the six studies he claims support his secret tax plan.
Ask yourself why the laws of mathematics work differently for Mitt Romney than for the rest of the universe before casting your vote in 2012
On ‘This Week’, Jake Tapper called out Mitt Romney’s claim that he would get tough on China when he is still invested in Chinese companies.
Joe Biden debates Paul Ryan in the only Vice Presidential nominee debate. Biden is expert in Foreign Affairs and very learned domestically.
We found out today that offshore investments did help Romney get as rich as he is, even though he told you otherwise. Also, he is still dodging specifics on his tax plan.
Romney surrogate Bob McDonnell refused to provide specifics or answer questions about Mitt Romney’s budget and tax plan math, calling Mitchell’s call for specifics ‘laughable.’
When asked on Fox News Sunday what deductions the Romney tax plan would eliminate, Paul Ryan went all deer in the headlights and claimed that he didn’t have the time to list them.
Romney, running on the same Republican policies as Bush, the same policies as McCain, hypocritically accuses Obama of having no new ideas
The Republican Party wants approbation for its plutocratic principles; the Obama team counters with an America built by teamwork
Ross Douthat removes the details from the picture so he can clarify it, getting rid of all those pesky, distracting facts
Rachel Maddow shows us what a monumental mistake the Romney Campaign made in selecting the Kill Medicare Guy as his running mate
60 Minutes Romney/Ryan interview Romney & new VP questioned by Bob Schieffer TV interview exposes BS of Mitt and Paul.
Does Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate signal his campaign is tacking to the right again, or is Ryan tacking left? It seems the first casualty will be Ryan’s near-universally reviled budget plan, but can Mitt really defang Ryan and get him ready for primetime?
So Romney picked Paul Ryan, eh? And at the decidedly unmedia-worthy time of 7 a.m. ET on a Saturday morning. Who’s staffing newsrooms on early Saturday mornings? Well, Clyde, the 75-year-old ex- 6 & 11 p.m. anchorman now doing weekends and still threatening an age discrimination suit if they let him go and ace weekend…
While singing the praises of lowering the tax rate, in reality, Romney’s proposal will result in a tax increase, unless you’re a member of the billionaire boys club.
CBS’ Charlie Rose asked Cantor how his views on tolerance squared with Bachmann’s attack on Huma Abedin. Cantor’s response was illuminating
This is the fight we’ve been waiting for. This is a step in a government for the people – polices that are for the people, not just for the 2%.
Republicans keep claiming the mantle of being anti-tax, but in fact, they are the party of anti-taxes for the rich, raising taxes on the middle class and the poor.
Romney’s refusal to fully disclose all of his financial holdings and income raises red flags. There are no allegations of illegality, but there are an awful lot of questions.
Odd foreign investments, sleazy family businesses, and questionable blind trust funding sources are just three of the disturbing elements found in Mitt Romney’s 2010 tax return.
Even though President Obama wants to kill the Bush tax cuts and 74% of Americans agree with him, there are 7 Democratic senators who support extending the unpopular tax cuts.
Tuesday, June 12, I worked as a Poll Manager for the South Carolina Primary Election. It was an enlightening experience for a deep south dem
Mitt Romney prefers right wing casino dollars to voters, and Donald Trump’s bad haired birtherism to gay haired high school kids.
It wasn’t just what Nick Hanauer said that made his TED talk controversial, it was that he dared challenge conservative assumptions.
A turnover of as little as 5 or 6 house seats in California could mean that Democrats once again control the House of Representatives.
Ross Douthat, in an op-ed for the New York Times, paints President Obama as a culture warrior who ignores the economy to his own detriment
While political attention is riveted on Washington, millions of dollars are flowing into state campaign coffers in preparation for a rebirth of the Articles of Confederation where states will function as their own bosses and to hell with Washington..
Throughout America, over 100 cities celebrated the importance and power of working people in a May Day of rallies, teach-ins, walk-outs, marches and protests.
Nominee Romney if his finances were thoroughly vetted, might end up trading his pinstripe suits for an orange jumpsuit.
When Paul Krugman was confronted with the right wing myth that lower business taxes create jobs on ABC’s This Week, the Nobel Prize winner pounced a delivered some economic straight talk.
House Speaker John Boehner spins his tired old talking points, a more than metaphorical raspberry to any real discussion of either problems or possible solutions
If Lugar is a centrist than the true centrist position is an extreme left position just as Republicans insist and everything the left of that is beyond the pale
George Bush is back to remind everyone that he “dramatically raised the deficit”. Lawrence O’Donnell observed that Bush’s appearance is a huge gift to the President and his Buffett Rule.
George W. Bush announced today, “I don’t miss the presidency.” He seems as confused as he was when he was in office, as he worried that repealing the Bush tax cuts for the rich would take money out of the pockets of “consumers”.
Republicans say we don’t need revenue to run this country, we need to cut spending. It didn’t work under Reagan or Bush, but most tellingly, it isn’t working for the Republican Party itself.
“Moderate” Republican Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s tax policy drops corporation income taxes by 83 percent, while increasing taxes by 23 percent for actual humans (now known as the peasant class).
Republicans like Mitch McConnell are pushing the idea that if America lowers taxes on the wealthy and corporations, the price of gas will fall.
With the endorsement of Republican ‘Golden Boy’ Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney has locked up the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Democrats are cautioned to start playing defensive politics and pay special attention to the very real possibility of rigging voting machines.
The Koch Brothers and their tea party want tax exempt status from the IRS as a social welfare organization that does not influence elections.
A storm of protest is the best way to flush out the stench of this anti-American embarrassment to democracy known as ALEC.
A general review of the debate lies and hateful Obama references of the three remaining viable GOP Presidential candidates.
Tea party leaders have shown their un-American roots by demanding that education be returned to an era when it was the exclusive domain of the wealthy.
Fox News countered President Obama’s call for the rich to pay their fair share with a demand that taxes be raised on the poor.
Mitt Romney is the poster boy of all that’s wrong with the current tax system and indeed, all that Occupy Wall Street is protesting.
If super rich millionaire Mitt Romney is taxed at 15%, Newt Gingrich’s child janitors may pay as much in total taxes as the the rich.
1600 Pennsylvania Ave was busy this week; you’d almost think Santa came with his bag full of goodies for the American people. In spite of threats of Republican obstructionism and Democratic betrayal, the President and the legislators managed to make this Christmas one to celebrate for a variety of reasons even as our country struggles under the slow economy and resulting job losses. This was indeed the Lame Duck that roared for the People.
“The day of reckoning is here!” Announces New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in a theatrical voice dripping with doom. Joe Scarborough loves him for it, squealing that Chris Christie makes him feel like a 14 year old girl at a Beatles concert. Nothing spells GOP recovery like a suffering American economy. And nothing says desperate party like pushing Chris Christie as the next great white hope.
On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh actually argued that the rich did not benefit from the compromise to extend the Bush tax cuts. Limbaugh claimed that the government never gives the rich anything, and, “the only giveaway is welfare. The only giveaway is our social programs. The rich are not given anything by our government.”
President Obama’s tax compromise passed Thursday with a 277 to 14 (139 Democrats and 138 Republicans voting aye). The Senate passed the legislation Wednesday.
Despite standing up in front of the media and proclaiming their outrage over the possibility of compromising with Republicans on the issue of extending the Bush tax cuts, Senate Democrats again demonstrated their ineptitude by not being able to get the support of the entire caucus for limiting the tax cuts to total income of $250,000 or less. The all talk no unity Democrats have now forced the same compromise that they claim to hate.
It is morally and economically reprehensible that Republicans consider giving tax breaks to rich people who return 30 cents on every dollar to the economy, but refuse to extend unemployment benefits to hardworking Americans who will return $1.60 for every dollar they get. It is not difficult to understand the moral and economic ramifications unless you are a Republican.
No matter how one assesses the current Republican obstructionist tactics in the legislature, it is nothing less than extortion, and it will affect working Americans as well as national security. Republicans are threatening to block a vote on the START treaty that will limit the nuclear arsenals of Russia as well as the United States.
This morning on Fox & Friends, a Fox Cheerleader in a plunging neckline meant to distract the viewer from the obvious dishonesty in her argument sold propaganda about how the poor rich folks needed those tax cuts for the trickle down jobs. Not even Juan Williams could rein in his shock at the audacity of her talking points.
This is about drunken frat boys at the helm of the economy, sliding daddy’s credit card to pay for anything that suits their fancy and never stopping to think about the bill and then smugly turning around and running on being fiscally conservative.
All the rage, all the buzz, is how Obama screwed us all and no one, and I mean no one, likes him anymore! Hey, Obama, you suck! Give us the permanent tax cuts or else, and do not give them to anyone else. We mean it! Cut to the quiet clarification in the afternoon that all of the hysteria was for naught. No need to kill ourselves yet. Oh, is it too late? Gee, sorry. It was for a good cause.
In the wake of the 2010 midterm elections it is important to know who John Boehner is and what it will mean to have him as Speaker of the House. Obviously,there are some concerns with Boehner’s very old-fashioned, shall we say…conservative…positions. One might say ULTRA conservative.