Tag Archives: Taxes

1996 Romney v. 2012 Romney

I was playing with google’s newspaper article archive today, and decided to check out older coverage of Mitt Romney. This 1996 article from the Boston Globe jumped out: Plunging into the heated debate over taxes among Republican presidential contenders, former … Continue reading

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Up is down, black is white

Keeping in mind that the entire GOP stance on taxes is that the economy is sluggish because taxes are too high on “job creators,” this statement from Ben Stein should be a little shocking: “There’s no clear connection between the … Continue reading

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It’s even worse than we thought – Romney’s Tax Plan

Earlier I posted a chart from Dylan Matthews at WaPo, showing that rich Americans would see a better tax cut than poor Americans. It turns out, though, that it’s even worse. Because of the EITC expiration, Romney’s tax plan would … Continue reading

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Annie Hall 2 – The Ridiculousening

Piggybacking on RE’s post about Jared Diamond, it seems that even Romney’s advisors are having trouble understanding their sources. Romney’s campaign put out a paper by four Romney-loving economists to justify Romney’s attacks on Obama’s handling of the economy and … Continue reading

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80 million reasons

There’s a scene in West Wing in which the Republican challenger to the President is asked why he wants to be President and flubs it completely, and the White House is gleeful until they realize they also have no answer. … Continue reading

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Growing wood

Glenn Kessler has come under fire a lot lately for being really bad at his job, which doesn’t surprise me because (a) he’s in the media, who generally suck at their job and (b) he’s a fact checker, which is … Continue reading

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Are you now or have you ever been beholden to Grover Norquist?

ThinkProgress has a neat story up about a constituent challenging Rep. Lungren for taking Norquist’s “I will bankrupt America” pledge. The woman wants to know why he took an oath in addition to his oath to the Constitution. She makes … Continue reading

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Priorities

Eric Cantor, last year, on extending the Bush tax rates on income earned over $250,000: “if you have less revenues coming in to the federal government, and more expenditures, what does that add up to? Certainly you are going to … Continue reading

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When Your Savior Is George Bush’s Budget Director, What Exactly Are You Saving?

Some more thoughtful conservatives, like Reihan Salam and Frum Forum’s Noah Kristula-Green, are pining over Mitch Daniels’ decision not to enter the GOP race for president. Mitch Daniels was George W. Bush’s first OMB Director.  Dunno if folks reading recall the … Continue reading

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T-Paw breaks out the dog whistle

The full prepared text of Tim Pawlenty’s speech is available at the Washington Examiner’s website. The speech, entitled “A Time For Truth”, ostensibly uses “truth” to mean that politicians are not being honest about the sacrifices and changes Americans need … Continue reading

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Bait and Switch

One of the two major political parties in this country doesn’t believe in raising any type of tax ever, no matter what the circumstances.  The excuses will change (Rep. Cantor suggested it would be wrong to discuss raising taxes two … Continue reading

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Taxing the Interwebs

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin (Il.) is expected to introduce legislation that would result in the payment of state sales taxes for purchases made on the internet.  For the lawyers among you, here’s the legal background:

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