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22 October 2010
How Much Will Your Town Lose If Prop 3 Passes?
Truly scary amounts:
out your town.
Oct 22, 2010 8:45:33 AM
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There's A Sucker Born Every Minute
Dana Millbank summarizing the Tea Party: A movement of the plutocrats, by the political professionals and for the powerful. Here's the rest of his Wash Post column: On the morning of Oct. 14, a cyber-insurgency caused servers to crash at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The culprits, however, weren't attacking the chamber; they were well-meaning citizens who overwhelmed the big-business lobbying group with a sudden wave of online contributions. It was one of the more extraordinary events in the annals of American populism: the common man voluntarily giving money to make the rich richer. These donors to the cause of the Fortune 500 were motivated by a radio appeal from the de facto leader of the Tea Party movement, Glenn Beck, who told them: "Put your money where your mouth is. If you have a dollar, please go to . . . the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and donate today."...
GOP Fiscal Hypocrisy On Taxes
In today's NY Times, Bruce Bartlett, an economist who has held senior policy roles in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations and served on the staffs of Representatives Jack Kemp and Ron Paul, defended Republicans opposed to extending the payroll tax cut that helps working people. Here's Bartlett's second argument against extending the payroll tax cut: The payroll tax cut helps many workers who have no need for it and will only pocket the tax savings. How many people who agree with this line of reasoning will still agree when it is applied to extending the Bush tax cuts do you think? The Bush tax cuts help many wealthy people who have no need for it and will only pocket the tax savings. Close to zero I bet.
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