Clinton Explains Mitt’s Math

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in 2012 Campaign, Video | No Comments

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.

Cartoon: Romney’s Tax Returns

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Comics, Humor | No Comments

Tom the Dancing Bug, by @RubenBolling,

Things That Are Wrong With America: Volume #1,247

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012 in 2012 Campaign | No Comments

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 […]

“Largest Tax Increase In History”

Posted by on Jul 3, 2012 in Analysis, Government, Politics | No Comments

Before the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act last week, the primary Republican  line of attack against were over-the-top hyperbolic, but at least subjective: government takeover of health care, unconstitutional overreach, etc. But from the moment the SCOTUS determined the law stands as an exercise of Congress’ taxing power, though, Republicans have gone empirical. […]

In Case You Missed This

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Opinion, Politics | No Comments

You just can’t make this shit up: The White House is “all talk, no action” on moving toward compromise, said Anthony Picarello, general counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “There has been a lot of talk in the last couple days about compromise, but it sounds to us like a way to turn […]

Video: Payroll Tax Cut Explained

Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in Politics, Video | No Comments

White House economic adviser Brian Deese doing this best Austan Goolsbee.

Painful To Read, But True

Posted by on Jul 6, 2011 in Government | No Comments

Via David Frum: Then, as Republicans discovered the power of their new tool, the president decided to assume they were bluffing, that they would never actually do anything so reckless. Waking up to the reality of the situation too late, he commenced bargaining by offering what he assumed would be an irresistible deal. Wrong again. […]

Ouch. The Worst Idea In Washington

Posted by on Jul 3, 2011 in Government | No Comments

Ezra Klein of the Washington Post, who is wise beyond his years, notes a few things about the Balanced Budget Amendment the Republicans seem to be so proud of: Bruce Bartlett takes a look at the Balanced Budget Amendment all 47 Republicans signed their names to and pronounces it “quite possibly the stupidest constitutional amendment […]

When You Are In A Hole, Stop Digging

Posted by on May 26, 2011 in Government | No Comments

Republican lawmakers vowed “no retreat” on their Medicare privatization plan yesterday despite some recent setbacks, “saying they needed to attack the Democrats’ Medicare position more forcefully, rather than back off their own plan.” Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) explained, “It’s a wake-up call on how you frame it. It obviously wasn’t framed right.”

This Chart Says It All

Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Government | No Comments

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) lets us know where the responsibility for our growing national debt resides. And funny thing, it isn’t Barack Obama’s fault.