Let’s Just Call the Bush Tax Rates a Subsidy
Listening to the self-righteous protestations of the class warriors, one would come away with the impression that the rich don’t pay any taxes. In fact, the top 1% of tax filers paid 37.4% of all federal income taxes in 2010; the top 2% paid almost 50%. Unfortunately, when it comes to real handouts for the rich, liberals are silent. In their dyslexic worldview, a tax | Read More »
The Obamacare Fiscal Cliff
Obama claims that his tax plan would only increase the tax burden on those earning more than $200,000. What the Democrats, the media, and even Republicans fail to mention is that there is another aspect of the fiscal cliff that will hit everyone. A number of Obamacare’s tax increases are scheduled to take effect in January. These tax increases will be severely regressive to those | Read More »
Tech at Night: Obama’s tax avoiding corporate buddies. Global Internet regulations are just following the Obama model.
They told me that if I voted for Mitt Romney, that corporations with ties to the President would offshore billions of dollars to avoid paying taxes! Did Obama and Schmidt even feel guilty as Obama said one thing, while working with Google who was doing the opposite?
Because remember: as I’ve been saying all along, The global Internet regulations the ITU is threatening is in the spirit of the Obama- and Schmidt-backed Internet regulations we’ve seen the last four years!
And let’s be clear: the Obama administration isn’t done regulating now that the second term is coming.
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Tags: Ajit Pai
, Barack Obama
, Eric Schmidt
, Greg Walden
, IP Revolution
, Net Neutrality
, Tech at Night
President Obama’s deleterious effect on America’s work ethic.
The United States was built on the backs of hard working people. From pilgrims who survived an ocean’s journey and founded a colony at Plymouth to slaves who endured the blistering sun as they harvested cotton to settlers who braved temperatures, terrain and Indians to fulfill a Manifest Destiny, the United States was the product of people who worked like their lives depended on it. | Read More »
Embrace the Cliff!
Congress: All y’all voted and passed it last year, and President Obama signed it. Please go home, enjoy the holidays, and do nothing. You’re good at that. Social Security is safe: they made a $59.3 billion profit as of September 30, the end of the Federal Fiscal Year. Grandma will keep getting her payments. although she’ll lose some on dividends and interest from all she’s | Read More »
Owens to Vacation With Obama
12/1/2012 THIS JUST IN – Sources are saying that Congressman Owens (D-Plattsburgh) will be joining President Obama on his three week, $4 million vacation, courtesy of the American taxpayers…I am still waiting confirmation but will update as soon as possible. In the meantime, a quick observation – With four weeks left before we fly over the “fiscal cliff”, Mr. Owens has stayed true to his | Read More »
Stop Falling on the Tax Cut Sword
To mix metaphors, Republicans are going to have to fall on some sword with this whole fiscal cliff jazz. All of us Conservatives would like to hold firm to not raising taxes. Reality it is, it ain’t gonna happen. Deal with it. Give the President what he wants on a tax hike. Just give it too him. Be done with it. Lest you think I am | Read More »
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, Government Spending
Raising Taxes… in Return for What?
It’s not like we haven’t been through this recently. In fact, we’ve seen this rodeo less than 18 months ago. When will Republicans learn their lesson? Republicans came to power in 2011 promising to put a stop to Obama’s addiction to spending and growing government. They pledged to cut $100 billion immediately. They had a number of opportunities to leverage their control over the budget | Read More »
Why do we need a deal?
Perhaps the best way forward for the GOP addressing the “fiscal cliff” is to play small ball and just pass bills patching specific items. One bill that extends the expansion of the family tax credit, one that preserves the 10% tax bracket, one that extends the payroll tax cut, and also bills extending the capital gains and dividend tax cuts. Clean bills that don’t do | Read More »
Congressional Abstinence Program
From my friends at the Patriot Alliance: Congressional Abstinence Program Dear Republicans of the Congress, The “Debt Deal” many of you struck with the President and the Democrats in Congress last August turns out to be the fiscal and economic mess we warned you it would be. You were blamed at that time by the media and both sides of the political spectrum for the | Read More »
Howard Dean Wants Your Money
Howard Dean wants your money. The only problem is — and this is initially going to seem like heresy from a progressive is — the truth is everybody needs to pay more taxes, not just the rich. And it’s a good start. But we’re not going to get out of this deficit problem unless we raise taxes across the board, to go back to what | Read More »
Heresy: The moral case for higher taxes
A partial solution for “The Fiscal Cliff” would be for ALL Congresscritters to jump over it. by way of apologizing for their incompetence. A few got replaced, but too many came back … Congress is far better at assuring their re-election than doing anything for the people they purport to represent. These guys (and a few gals) take more vacations than any citizen, haven’t passed | Read More »
Not a Question of “If,” But “When”
On the Sunday talk shows, newly reelected Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) stated an obvious with respect to the current fiscal cliff dilemma. Now personally, part of me says let us all hold hands and jump over that cliff together. When taxes increase on everyone and spending is cut, we on the Right can then say to the 51% of Americans who reelected Barack Obama: “How | Read More »
The Boehner Fiscal Offer
Here are two things to keep in mind with regards to Boehner’s budget offer. First, when you begin negotiations agreeing to 60% of the demands of the other side and fail to offer a bold contrast on the other 40%, you are headed for an outcome that is 80-90% favorable to your opponent. Second, when you need to outsource your budget plan and entire view | Read More »
Events get driven by something. The motive power behind what happens in policy and politics can often lie hidden like the mass of an iceberg underneath the sea. Those who bother wondering why President Obama refuses to compromise on anything in order to avoid the “Fiscal Cliff” theorize two primary things. Barack Obama plays the PR angle to make Rethuglicans appear as the political subsumed class* of lackeys to the E-Vil Rich. Others assume he’s Richard Roundtree** and he’s sticking it to the man.
Both of these conjectures see only the tip of the iceberg. There are two possible errors in assuming either explains our President’s behavior in total. The first mistake is to assume that Barack Obama completely drives this train. The second is to assume that he reacts totally based on his ideological battles against Conservatism. Assuming a bond fealty between Barack Obama and his committed core of followers causes me to realize that President Obama (and much of the rest of the professional left in America) has strapped himself in for a ride on the tiger. He’s driving the bus from the movie “Speed.”
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