This has to just freak out the Rommey campaign. Former President Clinton outlining, in detail, how Mitt Romney’s $5 trillion tax cut will mean that middle class families with children will get an average tax increase of $2,000 to pay for $250,000 in tax cuts for multi-millionaires and billionaires.
To put in context the extreme nature of Paul Ryan’s ideology, Nate Silver at the New York Times went and looked at the DW Nominate rankings. Guess who Ryan is most like? Yep, Michele Bachmann: Various statistical measures of Mr. Ryan peg him as being quite conservative. Based on his Congressional voting record, for instance, the statistical system DW-Nominate […]
When somebody you know inevitably talks about how super serious Paul Ryan is, thanks to being such a deficit warrior, please refer them to this handy chart put together by the folks at Up with Chris Hayes.
According to The New York Times, Romney spoke favorably about the fact that health care makes up a much smaller amount of Israel’s gross domestic product compared to the United States: Do you realize what health care spending is as a percentage of the G.D.P. in Israel? Eight percent,” he said. “You spend eight percent of G.D.P. […]
If you listen to Mitt Romney and his campaign they will tell you that Mitt has the courage, backbone, strength, and leadership to lead both domestically and internationally. Barack Obama not so much. Since this is one of his campaign’s primary narratives you can be assured they won’t be happy with the upcoming cover of […]
I am a political wonk of a pretty high order. I’ve seen hundreds if not thousands of campaign ads. This is about as hardcore and brutal as it gets. Funny thing is Republicans are usually much, much better at producing campaign ads like this. Looks like Obama has taken off the gloves. Update: Via Talking […]
Via David Firestone at the New York Times: Republicans aren’t just in favor of lowering taxes; now they’re applauding wildly complex efforts by the wealthiest Americans to avoid paying billions in taxes by shipping capital to other countries. “It’s really American to avoid paying taxes, legally,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, on Tuesday. He […]