Republicans Ignore Math They Don’t Like

Republicans Ignore Math They Don’t Like

• Republicans asked the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office to look into what policies would create more jobs. • The CBO responded with the most effective policy being Aid to the Unemployed, and the least effective being Tax Cuts. • Republicans ignored the CBO. If You Want To Help The Nation,…

Bush Proved Trickle-Down Doesn’t Work

Bush Proved Trickle-Down Doesn’t Work

• After an adjustment period following the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, revenue does not return to trend. It follows the old revenue curve at a permanently lower level. • If trickle-down worked, the revenue curve would have surged above trend growth. Are you really going to tell me that…

The Republican “Small Business” Fraud

The Republican “Small Business” Fraud

• The Republican support for 'small business' is a bait-and-switch; allowing them to look like champions of the little guy against big government, when in fact they're really just doing the bidding of the rich. • The 'small businesses' they refer to are 'pass-through' business types like S-Corporations that merely pass…

Alaskan Welfare Queens

Alaskan Welfare Queens

• Alaska is the number one most subsidized state in America, as well as being number one in pork barrel spending. • Each Alaskan is paid $3,200 a year from state oil revenues. • Sarah Palin apparently sees no contradiction between her usual anti-socialist rhetoric and Alaskans collectively sharing Alaska's wealth while…

Faith-Based Economics: The Theology Of Tax Cuts

Faith-Based Economics: The Theology of Tax Cuts

• Reagan's budget director, David Stockman, called out the republican party for tax cut "theology", denying the fervently held belief that tax cuts for the rich pay for themselves and are necessary for economic growth. • The former architect of Reagan's fiscal policy criticized his own party for pushing the…

Texas’ Budget Is No Miracle

Texas’ Budget is no Miracle

• Texas is having huge problems with its budget deficit and it has nothing left to cut. • With a $1.2 trillion economy, they could easily raise the money. But the GOP has always been firmly against raising taxes. • You don't hear anyone talking about it because when the…

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