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The reasons Mitt Romney is losing

September 29, 2012

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  There are two major reasons for why Mitt Romney is trailing behind Barack Obama in virtually every poll, regardless of the political leanings of the polling entity, and regardless of the “unskewing” of polls that Fox News claims as proof-positive that Romney is actually crushing Obama in public opinion (on the Bizarro-Reverse world). The […]

Republicans block bills that would return jobs to U.S., call efforts ‘silly’

August 4, 2012

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  GOP’s McConnell calls ‘Bring Jobs Home Act’ a ‘silly waste of time’ In the U.S. Senate on July 19th, the “Bring Jobs Home Act” was stopped by the Republicans using the filibuster on a cloture vote preventing the legislation from advancing to the Senate floor for debate and an up or down vote. The […]

Romney’s tax plan favors the rich?!? Go figure.

January 5, 2012

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According to an independent study by the non-partisan Tax Policy Center research group, Republican Mitt Romney’s tax plan would increase taxes on low-income families while cutting taxes for the rich. On average, households making less than $20,000 would see their taxes increase by more than 60 percent, said the Tax Policy Center, a Washington research […]

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

August 17, 2011

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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 […]

How much of your taxes went to “Welfare”?

April 16, 2011

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Just how much comes out of your pocket to support U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan? What’s your slice of the interest on the national debt? How are you actually paying to fund Medicare and Social Security, or to support foreign aid, or NASA, or the FBI? This is “tax weekend” in the United States […]