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Trump promises to permanently eliminate the funding mechanism for Social Security and Medicare if reelected

The past few days have been absolutely fucking nuts. Donald Trump promised to defund Social Security and Medicare if reelected, accelerated his work to destroy the U.S. Postal Service in advance of the 2020 election, and once again claimed wrongly that it was him, and not Barack Obama, who signed “Vetrans Choice” into law. Oh […]

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The Rich Really Do Pay Lower Taxes Than You

David Leonhardt, who won the a Pulitzer Prize run 2011 for his columns on the financial crisis, has a new piece in today’s New York Times titled, “The Rich Really Do Pay Lower Taxes Than You.” If, like me, you’re concerned about issues like wealth inequality and our inability as a nation to appropriately fund […]

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In a last ditch effort to satisfy their donors, Republicans attempt to kill the ACA and transfer billions of dollars to America’s super-rich by calling it a “middle class tax cut”

Remember how, this past summer, we all came together, fought like hell, and killed the Republican health care plan that would have robbed some 22 million Americans of their coverage? Well, it looks like it’s time for us to get back in fighting shape, as the Republicans seem hellbent on pushing legislation through Congress before […]

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I’m too busy to blog properly tonight, but can someone please explain to me how lowering taxes prevents hurricanes?

Let me help you out this that, @realDonaldTrump. Here's what I think you meant to say. pic.twitter.com/fP3n6EDCOa — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) September 13, 2017 Yes, in case you missed it, the top tweet, minus my suggested edits, of course, really was sent out by Donald Trump today. Apparently, what we all saw play out across […]

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Now, with just 19 days before the election, is not the time for Democrats to start talking about corporate tax cuts

It’s being that Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, in an interview yesterday with CNBC’s John Harwood, said that one of his top two priorities next year, if he and the Democrats take back control of the Senate, would be to push for a tremendous corporate tax cut. The following comes by way of The Intercept. Speaking […]

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