“Once you realize that trickle-down economics does NOT work, you will see the excessive tax cuts for the rich as what they are — a simple upward distribution of income, rather than make us all richer, as we were told.”
Ha-Joon Chang, Facilty of Economics, University of Cambridge
Three more years of Obama, and then eight from Clinton, we’ll get better, much better!
“[the U.S.'s (OBAMA!) funding of al Qaeda in Syria] happened and as of today the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists, now what this says to me, I’m a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree (and the bats are loose in the belfry) and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God’s end times history. Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand.
When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah.”
photographer: Osama bin Laden - al Qaeda News Service ‘AQNS’
Bear in mind:
1. President Obama came in when we were DEEP in the recession.
2. We were in the middle of two wars, Iraq and Afghanistan; we now have one.
3. Our revenues were way down, not only because people being out of work, but because of Bush’s tax-cuts for the wealthy.
4. Did I mention the ‘obstuctionist’ Congress?
Via: Mock, Paper, Scissors
Ayn and Ronnie leave for some important meetings.
Sgts Palin and Mittens reporting for Duty, Herr Kommandant.
House darlings Eric and Michele strolling around Tampax.
If you dare, see even more, HERE:
Via: Think Progress
Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s budget — which gives massive tax breaks to corporations and the wealthiest Americans, drastically slashes funding for social programs, decimates state budgets, and still ends up ultimately raising the deficit — has garnered critics ranging from Catholic bishops to top economists.
Yesterday, former President Reagan’s budget adviser, David Stockman, added his voice to the dissent.
Stockman, who was the director of the Office of Management and Budget during the Reagan administration, blasted Ryan’s budget as an “empty conservative sermon” and “fairy tale” in an op-ed published in the New York Times:
The Ryan Plan boils down to a fetish for cutting the top marginal income-tax rate for “job creators” — i.e. the superwealthy — to 25 percent and paying for it with an as-yet-undisclosed plan to broaden the tax base.
Of the $1 trillion in so-called tax expenditures that the plan would attack, the vast majority would come from slashing popular tax breaks:
1. employer-provided health insurance
2. mortgage interest
3. 401(k) accounts
4. state and local taxes
5. charitable giving and the like
6. low rates on capital gains and dividends.
…In short, Mr. Ryan’s plan is devoid of credible math or hard policy choices.
And it couldn’t pass even if Republicans were to take the presidency and both houses of Congress.
Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan have NO PLAN to take on Wall Street, the Fed, the military-industrial complex, social insurance or the nation’s fiscal calamity and no plan to revive capitalist prosperity — just empty sermons (yeah, but I thought the teabaggers like white, male, Christian, ‘empty sermons’?).
Read more, HERE:
The Obama Team is planning to have a Republican address the Democratic Convention in Charlotte; and I can’t think of a better one than, Mr. Stockman.
This would seem a moment of great opportunity for California Republicans. The state has become a national symbol of fiscal turmoil and dysfunction, the Legislature is nearly as unpopular as Congress and Democrats control every branch of government.
But instead, the state party — once a symbol of Republican hope and geographical reach and which gave the nation Ronald Reagan and Richard M. Nixon — is caught in a cycle of relentless decline, and appears in danger of shrinking to the rank of a minor party.
“We are at a lower point than we’ve ever been,” said Representative Kevin McCarthy, the No. 3 Republican in the United States House of Representatives. “It’s rebuilding time.” (yeah, in your dreams!)
Registered Republicans now account for just 30 percent of the California electorate, and are on a path that analysts predict could drop them to No. 3 in six years, behind Democrats, who currently make up 43 percent, and independent voters, with 21 percent.
“It’s no longer a statewide party,” said Allan Hoffenblum, who worked for 30 years as a Republican consultant in California. “They are down to 30 percent, which makes it impossible to win a statewide election. You just can’t get enough crossover voters.”
“They have alienated large swaths of voters,” he said. “They have become too doctrinaire on the social issues. It’s become a CULT.”
Read more, HERE:
SurveyUSA (5-27 – 5-29)
Obama – 57%
Romney – 36%
Spread – 21%
“As California goes, so goes the nation” – probably not in 2012; but 2016, 2020? – damn right!
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