Tag Archives: tax policy

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North Carolina Pretty Much Just Selling Poor People For Dog Food Now

Arizona and Texas need to step up their game, because North Carolina is going balls to the wall to be the most batshit crazy state. In the duel categories of “Moneylingus for the Rich” and “Dicking Over the Poors,” North Carolina is about to take a commanding lead. And, in order to get bonus points, they are doing it with minimal time for debate, lest all the little people try to have their so-called “voices” heard. According to ThinkProgress: North Carolina lawmakers rammed through massive tax reforms on Tuesday that would disproportionately benefit higher-income earners, bringing the measure to a vote in the House after approximately 25 minutes of debate. The legislative compromise, which was formally unveiled on Monday, represents some of the biggest most regressive changes to North Carolina’s tax code in eight decades. The Senate will take up the measure on Tuesday afternoon, both chambers will hold final votes Wednesday, and Gov. Pat McCrory (R) is expected to sign it by the end of the week. If you are going bring about the most massive change in a state’s tax code in 80 years, why would you need more than 25 minutes to debate it? Does it benefit the rich to the detriment of the poor? Yes? Nuff said. Find a motorcycle bill to attach it to, and let’s move on, there’s plenty of other people just aching to be screwed.   Read more on North Carolina Pretty Much Just Selling Poor People For Dog Food Now…
  facts are just cleverly disguised lies

GOP Senators Have Had Quite Enough Of Your ‘Research’ And ‘Economics’

Are you tired of petty partisanship, of red/blue bickering, of the enthusiastic embrace of blatant falsehoods generated for political gain? Well you can cross another enemy off the list, because Senate Republicans have finally stood up to the reprehensible grandstanding of … the Library of Congress. Yes, dear citizens! The library’s reign of terror is over! No more will they plague our government with “reports” of “findings,” especially when their “research” — if you can call it that — dismantles the entire economic ethos of half of the American political spectrum. Read more on GOP Senators Have Had Quite Enough Of Your ‘Research’ And ‘Economics’…
  policy wonks

Florida Genius Protests Obama Taxes By Throwing Money At People

Everybody knows Florida politics is serious business, executed by serious people with reasoned and logical beliefs. We should all definitely take them seriously, because they are definitely sane and not at all the opposite of that. Take Gary Root, for example. The 71-year-old from Naples is less of an activist and more of a yeller of things, but he’s been standing up for his Republican causes in his own way for months now: He gets drunk, goes into Democratic Party offices and yells at them. Tell Rick Scott he can head back to his lair — there’s a new governor in town, and he’s way better. But wait! There’s more. Governor Root was arrested last week on trespassing charges, after reportedly barging in, yelling, then throwing a penny, “as that’s all he has left after being taxed by Obama.” Read more on Florida Genius Protests Obama Taxes By Throwing Money At People…
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New Anti-McCain Ad Insufficiently Comical

If you’re going to do a 30-second spot about John McCain going to Bermuda to defend offshore tax shelters, you should show like FRUITY DRINKS and Bo Derek prancing in the surf and joyful black people playing steel drums. Oh wait is that all Jamaica? Anyway, in this ad all you see is creepy photos of John McCain in his creepy sunglasses, which morph like the Terminator. Just … ick. [“Destination” ad via Ben Smith] Read more on New Anti-McCain Ad Insufficiently Comical…
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Joe Lieberman Believes John McCain Still Has The Full Complement Of Male Gonads

At about the 7-minute mark in this clip from yesterday’s Meet the Press, Joe Lieberman nervously clears his throat and giggles that John McCain has not had any sexual reassignment surgery (that we know of!) and he “remains all male. There’s no question about that.” However, it is a known fact that 98 percent of Republican male candidates have their human testicles removed and replaced with TRUCK NUTZ. What is John McCain hiding? [Meet the Press/YouTube] Read more on Joe Lieberman Believes John McCain Still Has The Full Complement Of Male Gonads…
 

Clinton Fears U.S. Becoming Island Nation Of Samurai

Hillary Clinton is afraid that Americans are going to start prancing around in knee socks and filming radioactive giant lizard-based horror films, now that we are sinking into a “Japanese-style malaise.” But these terrible tragedies can be avoided if we resort to crazy nanny state policies like having the Federal Housing Administration purchase underwater mortgages. Read more on Clinton Fears U.S. Becoming Island Nation Of Samurai…