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Progressive Budget Plan Eliminates Deficit Long Before GOP Or Obama Plans

April 27, 2011
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Progressive Budget Plan Eliminates Deficit Long Before GOP Or Obama Plans

The Progressive Caucus budget plan begins reducing deficits immediately and achieves a budget surplus by 2021, without cutting Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security, or TRICARE (health services for military, VA, dependents). You wouldn’t know it from watching the so-called “liberal media”, but the Progressive Caucus of the Democratic Party put together a budget plan (link here) that…

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We Have a Revenue Problem

April 16, 2011
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We Have a Revenue Problem

Take a good look at this graph of declining federal tax rates and pin it to the back of your mind during the upcoming budget/deficit debates. Source: VisualizingEconomics.com I’m not saying we don’t need to be careful about spending, but the line the Republicans are pushing, that we have spending problem, not a revenue problem,…

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Without Taxes America Will Disappear. Duh.

April 7, 2011
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Without Taxes America Will Disappear. Duh.

If we follow conservative tax cutting mania to its logical extreme, the United States of America will cease to exist. Whoosh, gone. Lights out. Ovva. Without revenue there is no government. Without government, our borders are open to any and all immigrants or invaders. Rule of law stops. Policing – other than walking the perimeter…

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Citing Debt, Japan Suspends Rebuilding from Quake and Tsunami, Implements Austerity

March 27, 2011
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Citing Debt, Japan Suspends Rebuilding from Quake and Tsunami, Implements Austerity

Dateline: GOP Vision 2012 Citing job-killing national debt, currently 225% of GDP, the Japanese Diet voted to suspend all government funded rescue and rebuilding efforts initiated in the wake of the 9.0 quake, devastating tsunami, and catastrophic damage to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility. “We’ve got to put an end to this out-of-control spending. We’re…

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Weiner: Kudos to GOP for Defunding Click & Clack

March 23, 2011
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Weiner: Kudos to GOP for Defunding Click & Clack

The 112th Congress’s Finest 2.5 Minutes Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York offered the GOP kudos for de-funding Click & Clack of NPR. It’s only March, but I’m pretty comfortable that this is the 112th Congress’s finest...

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Toppings For Bill Maher’s Pizza Analogy

March 22, 2011
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Toppings For Bill Maher’s Pizza Analogy

On his HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher (embed below),  Maher was talking about the massive income disparity perpetuated by the American economy. Say 100 Americans get together and order a 100 slice pizza. The pizza arrives, they open the box, and the first guy takes 80 slices…. And if someone suggests, “Why don’t…

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UNSPEAKABLE: 81% of Americans Would Tax Rich to Cut Deficit

March 19, 2011
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UNSPEAKABLE: 81% of Americans Would Tax Rich to Cut Deficit

When a Feb. 24 NBC/WSJ poll asked Americans to pick the top ways that they would tackle the U.S. deficit, 81% chose to add a surtax on income over $1 million. I repeat: 81% of Republicans, Democrats, tea partiers and independents said, “Tax the Rich.” Folks, you couldn’t get 81% of Americans to agree that…

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It’s the FRAUDconomy, Stupid!

March 8, 2011
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It’s the FRAUDconomy, Stupid!

Busting Teachers to Bailout Bankers? [No affiliation with "fraudEconomy dot com," see note at bottom.] Folks, financial fraud caused global real estate bubbles to inflate and burst, which caused worldwide economic collapse, which caused massive unemployment and real estate value collapse, which caused state revenues to collapse, which caused state budget crisis – not teacher…

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