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Obama's fuzzy tax math

Obama wants to tax the top 2% in order to balance the budget, a campaign line that Obama has used since 2007. Unfortunately, that won’t solve the problem, not even if we taxed the top 2% at a 100% rate.

The Commander that couldn't.

Obama's speech was actually more poignant and targeted than I expected.

Is Obama ramping up for the big (unnecessary) give away?

Along this same line of obvious questioning, Is a hog's arse pork?

The Shamrock Two-Step

House Speaker Boehner has on national TV unmistakeably worn the Shamrock Colors to Battle in his latest polka dot party tie. These are the Colors of the Amarillo Bank Gang, which in its upper strata are Don Powell, Walker and Trotter, the mad Maddens, and Walt Disney. Their Doppleganger is the Yellow Industries of Taxis, Pages, and Books. Remember the publisher Doubleday! The Daily Double. Double your pleasure with DOUBLE MINT gum.


Obama’s Rancid Integrity on Social Security

“…serious deficit reduction would still require us to tackle the tough challenges of entitlement…”

Govt Priorities ignore "horn of uncertainty"

When dealing with financial and economic phenomena it pays to remember that the further out in time you go the smaller will be the probability associated with any individual outcome.

U.S. trucking funds end up in Taliban hands: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cash from part of a $2.16 billion U.S. transportation contract in Afghanistan has ended up in the hands of Taliban insurgents, the Pentagon said on Monday.

The disclosure is another example of the persistent difficulty the U.S. military has in keeping its massive war funding from reaching the insurgents it is fighting in the unpopular, decade-old Afghan war.

Obama Appointment GE’s Immelt and Immelt’s GE a Member of ALEC

yea right, a guy with an IQ of only 111 is playing three dimensional chess when he threatens to cut Social Security after Appointing the CEO of a Member firm of ALEC to a high ranking government position

Bennie Saunders for President!

Norway Massacre

It will be interesting to see how Norway deals with this crime. Will they change any of their laws or policies? If this had happened in the US, the answer would be simple. Arm the kids. There is no problem that can't be cured with more guns. If the kids at this camp had been armed this would not have happened. Patrons in bars in some states can now carry weapons, has anyone ever heard of someone having too much to drink and getting into a gun battle. OK , bad example.

Constitutional Republic Or Fascist Oligarchy

This may come as a surprise to most people but not to anyone who is politically astute, has been paying attention to the political conversion of our constitutional republic into a privatized, corporate [fascist] one since the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, or, like myself, is a prophet.

We are no longer a democratic, constitutional republic based upon egalitarian principles of democracy [as expressed in the preamble to our US Constitution] that provide constitutional protections to the people.

Soviet Union Collapsed NOT because of our spending! Irony abounds ...

We've all heard this false assertion by republicans in praise of Reagan:

"Under Reagan we outspent the Soviet Union, which caused it's collapse."

Hardly! No, not true at all. No way:

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The Middle Class Needs More Than Talking Points

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been talking a lot about the middle class. But, that talk is cheap as long as their in bed with Wall Street.