Browsing All posts tagged under »Republican Party (United States)«

Austerity: Just what we don’t need, delivered by people who won’t be harmed by it

August 17, 2011


We keep hearing about austerity measures being implemented in countries all over the world, desperately trying to reign in spending to combat enormous, out-of-control budget deficits and national debt. Not only is America slithering dangerously toward a double-dip recession, but so is nearly all of Europe. Even Europe’s strongest core economies — Germany, France, and […]

Republicans once again show their true colors: Dollar Green & White Collar

July 5, 2011


The U.S. House of Representatives is once again abuzz with clamour. It seems – believe it or not – that there is an argument going on in the House that seems to be falling smack-square along partisan political lines. Republicans are lining up with relish to repeal, weaken and in some cases outright abolish, the […]

Chris Christie: How to not answer an honest, valid question

June 24, 2011


During the one-on-one between NBC’s Matt Lauer and Jew Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie, we got a full-on, impossible-to-take-out-of-context view of exactly the kind of hypocrisy that Republicans think is perfectly fair. Christie was asked by one of his constituents about whether he felt there was any hypocrisy or issue with his support of massive […]

Tax Rate for Richest 400 Taxpayers Plummeted in Recent Decades, Even as Their Pre-Tax Incomes Skyrocketed

June 17, 2011


The effective federal income tax rate for the 400 taxpayers with the very highest incomes has declined by nearly half over the past two decades, even as their pre-tax incomes have grown five times larger, new IRS data shows. The top 400 households paid 13.4 percent of their income in federal individual income taxes in […]

GOP rewards Homeland Security fraud, waste & abuse with a budget increase

June 2, 2011


As it simultaneously screams about cutting funding for school lunches, and cutting funding for paramedics training, and cutting funding for heating oil for the elderly, and holding disaster aid hostage unless spending cuts are approved, the GOP-controlled U.S. House of Representatives today passed a $42.3 Billion spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security. The […]