• It's Time to Roll Back Reagan's Middle-Class Tax Increases! Most Americans don't realize Reagan put a tax on - income from Social Security, unemployment benefits and tips
  • Why the "Reagan Revolution" Scheme to Gut America's Middle Class is Coming to an End - The signal was in Biden's speech, but entirely missed by the press
  • Since Daylight Savings Time means an increase in heart attacks, strokes, work-related accidents, suicides and motor vehicle accidents - Shouldn't we be ditching the switch?
  • Republicans Are Creating a Border Problem for Biden and It's being Missed by the Media...
  • Republicans Are Back to Raising Hell About Immigration - But, Will They Ever Go After the Cause and Not the Symptom?
  • Where Did Fox News Come Up With the LIE That Only 9% Of the American Rescue Act is Going to Covid Related Causes?! Let's Correct Their Math...


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It's Time to Roll Back Reagan's Middle-Class Tax Increases!
Thom plus logo Most Americans don't realize Reagan put a tax on income from Social Security, unemployment benefits and tips.

It's time for some middle-class tax breaks. Reagan did such a great job selling tax cuts as a good thing that now Democrats should pick up some of that slack.

The money you receive when you retire or become disabled and begin to draw Social Security is money that you already paid in, in large part, through your working life. Therefore, when Franklin Roosevelt passed the Social Security act in 1935, the money people got from Social Security was not taxable and not even tracked by the IRS.

Read more at HartmannReport.com.

-Thom
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Republicans Only Offer Faux Outrage While Progressive Democrats are Getting Things Done
Thom plus logo And they need our help; there was never a better time to get involved.
Long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses. —First-century Roman satirist Juvenal

Ted Cruz, who fancies himself a great performer on the stage of American politics, had an urgent message to tweet out to America yesterday. "The first weeks of the Biden administration," he said, were "boring."

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-Thom

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Why the "Reagan Revolution" Scheme to Gut America's Middle Class is Coming to an End
Thom plus logo The signal was in Biden's speech, but entirely missed by the press.

As we stand on the edge of the end of the Reagan Revolution, an end signaled by one particular phrase in President Biden's speech last Thursday night (which I'll get to in a minute), its really important that Americans understand the backstory.

Read more at HartmannReport.com.

-Thom
Monday's Daily Stack Daily Stack
Hour One: It's Time to Roll Back Reagan's Middle-Class Tax Increases! Most Americans don't realize Reagan put a tax on - income from Social Security, unemployment benefits and tips
Article: "Ronald Reagan and Social Security Taxes" by Laurence M. Vance.
Article: "Social Security Maximum Taxable Earnings" by Getting Your Financial Ducks In A Row.
Article: "Taxes: What people forget about Reagan" by Jeanne Sahadi.
Article: "Why did Reagan increase taxes 11 times?" by Ben Kleschinsky.
Article: "An Interview with Michael Hutchison" by Thom Hartmann.
Article: "10th Amendment" "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people"
Article: "Consumer Price Index" by BLS.
Article: "Consumer Price Index for the elderly" (CPI-E) by BLS.
Why the "Reagan Revolution" Scheme to Gut America's Middle Class is Coming to an End - The signal was in Biden's speech, but entirely missed by the press
Book: "The Rights Of Man" by Thomas Paine.
Article: "Legalize It All" by Dan Baum.
Letter: "to Edgar Newton Eisenhower" by Dwight D. Eisenhower, November 8, 1954. "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security ... Their number is negligible and they are stupid"
Article: "The Middle Class Is Shrinking" by Grow The Middle Class.
Article: "The tea party radio network" by Kenneth P. Vogel And Mackenzie Weinger.
Article: "John Ehrlichman" by Wikipedia.
Quote: "The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the anti-war left and black people. We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting people to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, break up their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did." - John Ehrlichman.
Article: "Minimum Wage in America: A Timeline" by Patrick J. Kiger.
Article: "How the Republican Party Has Conned America for Over 30 Years" (two Santa Claus theory) by Thom Hartmann.
Article: "Double Dipping" by Merriam-Webster.

Hour Two: Since Daylight Savings Time means an increase in heart attacks, strokes, work-related accidents, suicides and motor vehicle accidents - Shouldn't we be ditching the switch?
Quote: "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." - Benjamin Franklin.
Republicans Are Creating a Border Problem for Biden and It's being Missed by the Media...
Article: "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" (DACA) (Dreamers) by Wikipedia.
Book: Summer on Fire by Peter Werbe.
Bill: "H.R.1 - For the People Act of 2021" by Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3].
Article: "Time Zones in the United States" by timeanddate.
Article: "Why Is There Only 1 Time Zone in China?" by timeanddate.
Article: "Time Zones in Russia" by timeanddate.
Bible: "Matthew 25:31-46: The Sheep and the Goats". "...All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats... For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, ... 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'"

Hour Three: Republicans Are Back to Raising Hell About Immigration - But, Will They Ever Go After the Cause and Not the Symptom?
Article: "Women's Army Corps" by Wikipedia.
Where Did Fox News Come Up With the LIE That Only 9% Of the American Rescue Act is Going to Covid Related Causes?! Let's Correct Their Math...
Article: "Here's what's in the Covid relief package" by Tami Luhby and Katie Lobosco.
Article: "Harmonized Tariff Schedule (2021 Basic Edition)" by U.S. International Trade Commission.
Article: "General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade" (GATT) by Wikipedia
Article: "North American Free Trade Agreement" (NAFTA) by Wikipedia
Article: "Biden Eyes First Major Tax Hike Since 1993 in Next Economic Plan" by Nancy Cook and Laura Davison.
Article: "Jim Renacci" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Service Charges Gain as Tips Are Taxed" by NY Times, 1988.
Article: "Clean Air Act of 1963" by Wikipedia.
Article: "These Are History's Most Notorious Liars" by Claudia Kalb.
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