Republicans in the House are getting ready to push permanent tax breaks largely for corporations. They don't intend to offset them by closing other loopholes or raising rates. This is a case study in how the game is fixed and the rules are rigged.
At the end of 2013 a pack of corporate tax breaks that long ago should have been weeded out of the tax code finally expired. Today is a good day to tell Congress to stop trying to revive these tax zombies.
The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur weighs in on a recent article at the Huffington Post via Reuters, which at a time when we've got record income disparity in the United States is yet another example of why we need to get the money out of politics, do
Ohio's Gov. John Kasich isn't quite the most unpopular governor in the United States. He's number two right behind Florida's Gov. Rick Scott. So who better to sound off this week about how to get our country back on track in the Republicans's Weekly
Jon Stewart was spot on this Thursday with this segment on Fox News and their reaction to Warren Buffett saying that the rich need to be taxed at a higher rate and their collective freakout calling it "class warfare" and Warren Buffett a "socialist." As Stewart notes here in response, "You really have no f**king clue what socialism is, do you?" I beg to differ. I think they just hope their clueless audience doesn't.
Tim Pawlenty unveiled his budget proposal today and as MSNBC's Cenk Uygur pointed out here, "it's got a lot of rainbows and unicorns" and is little more than already discredited Voodoo economics and more tax cuts for giant corporations. The
So what are we supposed to believe -- what Paul Ryan says at a town hall meeting, or what Ryan says with the way he votes? I'd say the latter is a safe bet. From Think Progress -- Paul Ryan Endorses Ending Oil Subsidies, Even Though He Voted
On ABC's This Week, wingnut tea partier Rep. Allen West did his best to make his buddies the Koch Brothers proud -- Rep. Allen West Takes Debt Ceiling Hostage For Huge Corporate Tax Cut: Republicans have, for months, been laying out various
Jon Stewart reminds us that as these awful, greedy, overpaid public sector union members are bankrupting our states, we must make sure those "job creators" keep their effective tax rates near or below zero, or they're going to take their ball
It's all about jobs, jobs, jobs, as Obama likes to say. Only they're going overseas: Amid all the goodies for ethanol producers, NASCAR racetracks and the like, the tax-cut compromise legislation approved by Congress this month also includes a
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