Dear (R) talking point writers: Obamacare already raised taxes 3.4% on 200k+ non-investment income
The 3.8% surtax applies to the lesser of you investment income the amount of your income over 200k (250k for married filing jointly). And I believe it is calculated BEFORE
4 Medicare talking points R’s are not making but need to
1. Medicare as we know it will end if we do nothing. Right now I think the projection is that it will be bankrupt in about 8 years, and currently it’s
If it’s a tax, can we get rid of it through reconciliation?
Turnabout is fair play of course. First, can the senate pass tax changes with just 50 votes? Second, if not we should be able to get rid of the mandate
Delayed Obamacare Ruling Indicates the Court is Striking Down Multiple Parts?
The Obamacare ruling is taking a long time to be delivered. Many people were expecting it today. I haven’t heard this anywhere, but I was just thinking that perhaps the
How Santorum Should Explain ‘Theology’ Comment and ‘Theocracy’ charges: Pay Attention Uneducated Media
I happened to watch some MSNBC today while flipping through the channels. Al Sharpton was in a fury over Santorum’s theology remark, claiming he was saying the President wasn’t a
Logical Fallacies of Jon Hunstman and the Elite Media
I am so sick of hearing the elite media and their favorite Republican call conservatives anti-science and pushing the idea that there is absolute consensus on global warming and evolution.
Six Powerful Arguments Republicans Never Make, In Sound Byte Form
Why are Republicans so bad at messaging? The Democrats know their talking points and repeat them over and over. The result is that people start to believe them, and democrat
Why Aren’t Dems Happy About a Keynesian Stimulus?
If I remember my macroeconomics class correctly, isn’t any tax cut a keynesian stimulus, just as any government spending is a stimulus. According to the theory, in both cases shouldn’t
Dear Fiorina and other Candidates: How to Answer Questions about Entitlement Spending
I just finished watching a rather pathetic interview of Carly Fiorina on Fox News Sunday. Chris Wallace kept asking how she would cut spending and reform entitlements and she kept
Great interview with Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan interview excerpts: This whole debate has been a proxy fight about what kind of country America will be — whether we’ll become a cradle-to-grave welfare state or stay