Happy New Year
Here’s wishing everyone a great new year with tons of personal growth and prosperity!
Occupy the tax code: why taxing the rich will make... →
The next time your Republican uncle tells you that increasing taxes is bad for the economy, be sure to tell him that’s he’s right. And that he’s wrong. It all depends on whose taxes you increase.
Percentage increase in National Debt by Presidency →
Reagan 189.0% Bush 43 89.0% Bush 41 51.6% Carter 42.6% Clinton 36.0% Obama 34.0%
Think Progress: 11 Facts From 2011 →
think-progress: 1. The CIA is monitoring up to 5 million tweets per day. 2. Income inequality in America is worse than in Ancient Rome. 3. Twenty-three straight polls find Americans overwhelmingly want to raise taxes to pay down debt. 4. 68% of millionaires support raising taxes on millionaires.
Corrupt State Banks Hinder Reform in Iraq: Critics →
Seems to be a problem everywhere.
I Removed the Tag: Barney Frank and small... →
iremovedthetag: Given what Barney Frank had to say during last Sunday’s “Great American Debate” hosted by Christiane Amanpour, the country has lost one of the last remaining true political leaders, who actually seek to govern and not to act as lapdogs for corporate interests. According to a report in the Falls…
Remove the Pledgers
Of all the things that have happened in congress these past years the signing of a pledge written by a lobbyist is the most disruptive. The idea that representatives of the people, elected by the citizens to do their business, have pledged to follow blindly the ideals of one person representing corporate greed, is preposterous. The signing of such a pledge is to pledge servitude to private...
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry...– Dead Poet’s Society (via awakenyourlife)
Robert Reich: Why the Republican Crackup is Bad... →
robertreich: Two weeks before the Iowa caucuses, the Republican crackup threatens the future of the Grand Old Party more profoundly than at any time since the GOP’s eclipse in 1932. That’s bad for America. The crackup isn’t just Romney the smooth versus Gingrich the bomb-thrower. Not just House Republicans…
Don’t Tax the Rich. Tax Inequality Itself. →
compeet: Great idea for a progressive tax code update. Brandeis ratio makes a lot of sense to me!
Occupied Washington Times: Transaction tax puts... →
owtimes: OPINION: When you go to the store to buy something, you pay a tax. When a banker trades a stock, bond, option, future or any derivative instrument, he or she pays no tax. As deficits soar and the government slashes social programs, those in the top 1 percent—with access to the capital and tools to…
Payroll tax cut?
Here we go again, the payroll tax cut package is out of the Senate and on the way to the House of No!
The tuition at Georgetown University is very high but the University only charges its student’s full tuition if they can afford it. Other students are discounted. The full cost is charged to 40% of the students while 60% are discounted to some appropriate level. This is effectively charging the wealthier students more so they can help cover the costs of the poorer students. This seems to be OK...