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Romney’s proposed tax cuts don’t add up… but, if you say that, you’re probably just a liar

Mitt Romney, knowing full well that the President is going to challenge him on his “facts” in their first face-to-face debate, which is scheduled to take place in three weeks, is going on the offensive, attempting to claim the mantle of truth-teller. In an interview a few days ago with George Stephanopoulos, Romney said that […]

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“The Super Committee failed: We have a solution…”

Yesterday, a group of people associated with the Occupy group in Washington, D.C. took out a full page ad in the San Francisco Chronicle, declaring that, as the Deficit Reduction Super Committee had failed, they had some ideas to offer as to how we might create jobs, reduce the wealth divide and control spending. Their […]

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Regardless of what you’re being told, the deficit is due to Bush’s tax cuts, not Obama’s stimulus spending

Ann Arbor-born economist and historian Bruce Bartlett, who served as domestic policy advisor to Ronald Reagan, and in the Treasury under George H.W. Bush, joined Chris Mathews on MSNBC’s Hardball yesterday, talking about the true origins of our nation’s current deficit. It should be required viewing for all Americans… Here’s the video, followed by an […]

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The takeover of America by the super-wealthy

This brilliant explanation by former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, as to what’s really been going on in America, economically speaking, has been going around the internet for the past few days. I suspect that most of you have already seen it, but I thought that I should put it up here on the front page, […]

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Closing tax loopholes for billionaires

I don’t have the time or desire to put together a long post tonight on how our American tax code is unnecessarily complicated, and favors the super-rich. To do it well would be a daunting task, and I’m not up for it at the moment. What I am up for, however, is passing along this […]

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