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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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How Ayn Rand’s Elite Were Like Lenin’s Elite

April 21, 2011
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How Ayn Rand’s Elite Were Like Lenin’s Elite

Like many Americans, I read The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged in high school. At the time, fueled by the invincibility of youth and daddy’s money, the black and white simplicity of Rand’s message appealed to me. I imagined myself to be one of her fiercely independent supermen. Then I grew up and learned the realities…

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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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President Obama Is Finally Talking Like a Democrat

April 15, 2011
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President Obama Is Finally Talking Like a Democrat

If the President’s actions match his words, there’s hope yet. Finally, finally President Obama has come off the fence in defense of core Democratic values. In his Wednesday (4/13) speech on the budget deficit, he laid out his general plan and didn’t pull any punches in pointing out that the Republican/Paul Ryan plan would make…

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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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Sweden – Socialist Mecca, Beats U.S. In Competitiveness

March 11, 2011
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Sweden – Socialist Mecca, Beats U.S. In Competitiveness

Damn those socialists with their universal health care, unionized labor, spread wealth, and financial regulation, they’re kicking our competitive asses! According to the Word Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011, Sweden has passed the U.S. in good ol’ red-blooded down-home globalized bidness competition. Other evil socialist regimes that make Glenn Beck’s head explode, like Germany,…

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