I for one no longer believe the Republican Party is controlled by Republican voters, nor does it serve those voters’ interests.
Back In 2010, the Koch Brothers saw and opportunity and they took it. This is what I believe happened: A small percent of the United States’ population could not stand the thought there was a black man in the White House. Their rage sparked a larger movement. Then add in those who claim not to hate black people, but in private company, do. Add those who just cannot stand the government and you have a movement. Read more
Stephen King has been on a roll lately. His most recent novel 11/22/63 was a welcome return to form and his best work in years. And now he has this excellent essay, in The Daily Beast, on the subject of taxes: Read more
Those who’re making record profits – the wealthy that is – can count on even more tax cuts if Republicans can just have their way. Republican’s choice of candidates to be their presidential nominee, former Massachusetts’s governor Mitt Romney already has plans to lower taxes even more on the wealthiest of Americans. It doesn’t even matter that most millionaires don’t want lower taxes, there are a few who do and those billionaires are using their power and influence to push for more tax cuts for themselves. Read more
With Santorum out, the presumptive GOP nominee
pledges to bring Bain's vulture capitalism to DC,
while more Americans would just like to see
offshore corporate accounts brought back to the US.
Paul Ryan's ranks line up behind a radical plan
to slash investment in a stronger American system,
while President Obama backs an equally radical notion
that the wealthiest 1% should pay their fair share.
And as deficit hawks shout, "Cut, cut, cut,"
Americans agree: cut corporate tax loopholes,
cut excessive bonuses & cut the bull.
Conservatives want to wage a war on the budget.
Obama just wants to wager on Warren Buffett.
When the going gets tough, O gets Buff… Read more
As the Republican candidates move from Christian, evangelical South Carolina to Florida, a state still rack Read more
Is our nation really right-of-center? It's a quick throwaway-line parroted by Republican talking heads. According to Republicans, they speak for us - they are the voice of the "people" - and all Americans agree with the Right.
Hardly. Read more