Tag Archives: trickle down economics

Estate Tax good. American aristocracy bad.

During the last Bush Presidency, as you may recall, there was a coordinated campaign to eliminate the Estate Tax, which has existed in some form in the United States since the 18th century. Rebranding it the “Death Tax” under the guidance of Republican pollster Frank Luntz, wrote that the term “kindled voter resentment in a […]

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Raising the minimum wage in Michigan is the right thing to do

At the end of last week, Democrats in Lansing, led by State Senator Bert Johnson, proposed that we increase Michigan’s minimum wage to $10 an hour, from $7.40, where it’s been set for the past five years, in spite of the rising cost of living. Given that it would make Michigan’s the highest minimum wage […]

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Middle class Michiganders to pay considerably more in taxes despite the anti-tax rhetoric of Lansing Republicans

Reading an article in the Detroit Free Press this evening about how taxes are going up precipitously on working class Michiganders, I’m reminded of something that I wrote about a year ago for this site. Here’s how my post began. Why is it that we allow the Republicans to refer to themselves as the anti-tax […]

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Obama’s brilliant speech on trickle down economics becomes exponentially more incredible with animation

I have something for you to watch while I’m working on tonight’s post. It’s a short animated piece put together by a fellow named Lucas Gray, who, among other things, works on The Simpsons. I don’t know if he was hired to do it, or if he just decided to pull together some friends and […]

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Clinton at the DNC: “We can’t afford to double down on trickle down”

Scheduled for 28 minutes, former President Bill Clinton spoke for 48 at the Democratic National Convention last night. And, by all accounts, he knocked it out of the park. Afterward, even Republicans were conceding that Obama would likely win reelection… Here’s the video. And, here, thanks to a Redditor by the name of TheRealTK421, is […]

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