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because, clearly

In the memo, Boehner ticked off a laundry list of “potential areas for common agreement” but said Republicans would refuse to accept any tax increases as a way to pay for the package and also noted that it would be … Continue reading

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this n that

Go and read Now What?: It is hard to escape the fact that, in far too many ways, bin Laden won even in death. He hoped to provoke a drastic over-reach from that resident idiot in the White House, and … Continue reading

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late night humor: that’s what we need! a veto brand!

Gotta love this: It appears that Brian Schweitzer, Democratic governor of Montana has a bit of a flamboyant way of vetoing certain bills: In one of the most spectacular pieces of political theater in the Democrat’s six years in office, … Continue reading

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US UNCUT

No, not some kind of porn movie. 😉 I know, that’s what I thought when I started seeing #ukuncut on twitter. But UK Uncut was much more interesting than that when I started reading up on it, and I wrote … Continue reading

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Hell, yes: Taxes are the membership fees for a civilized society

Take a look at this: Vision: Everyday Brits Are in Revolt Against Wealthy Tax Cheats — Can We Do That Here? Imagine a parallel universe where the Great Crash of 2008 was followed by a Tea Party of a very … Continue reading

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oh yes, what was the lesson again?

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harbinger of next congress

I am only stating the blatantly obvious here: when the 112th Congress convenes next year, the Republicans will be in control. We’ve already seen them try to muck things up in the 111th’s lame duck session, in particular: How Mitch … Continue reading

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liberal tax cut concerns

Well this is rapidly changing even as I write, but two notable developments, in the wake of Bernie Sander’s filibuster last Friday: First up: Liberal concerns delay House vote on tax-cut deal. House Democrats are quite unhappy about the bill, … Continue reading

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economic misery

Inequality and Economic Collapses looks over an article analyzing the role of income inequality. There’s been no end of comparisons to the factors leading to the present day Great Recession & the past Great Depression, nevertheless there’s some good stuff … Continue reading

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this n that

GET YOUR COMMENTS IN: Mere Hours Left to Save Net Neutrality. See also: Marathon – Save the Internet. And, petition: Accept No Substitute for Real Net Neutrality Holiday in Chernobyl: Ukraine to lift restrictions on disaster site. I can’t get … Continue reading

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this n that

How America will collapse (by 2025) Despite the aura of omnipotence most empires project, a look at their history should remind us that they are fragile organisms. So delicate is their ecology of power that, when things start to go … Continue reading

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filibernie — Bernie Sander’s Filibuster

This is going to result in one hell of a set of video clips when all is done. Bernie Sanders has been filibustering against the GOP-Obama tax cuts and he’s on fire. Sen. Bernie Sanders enters sixth hour of Senate … Continue reading

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comparison of tax cut plans

When looking at this, you need to remember that 1.5% of households in the United States earn above $260,000 a year. It also becomes abundantly clear why the Democratic plan could never have gotten past the Senate. Given that the … Continue reading

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more on the tax cut deal

Huh. Seems there was a series of private negotiations going on at the same time the public ones were underway last week: Biden and G.O.P. Leader Helped Hammer Out Bipartisan Tax Accord The meeting was one of a number of … Continue reading

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so about those tax cuts

Before I go over the latest in the game of chicken on the tax cuts, I want to point out this chart from Who graduates, who votes and who’s unemployed — in one graph (h/t Andrew Sullivan, Mother Jones): . … Continue reading

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