Archive for the ‘Taxes’ Category

Democrats Would Rather Be Talking About Romney’s Taxes than Obama’s Record? Really?

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 Following two weeks of Democrats, Reporters and even many Republicans asking, “Why won’t Mitt Romney just release his taxes?”, the Romney camp is left with no choice (since actually releasing his taxes is out of the question) but to accuse the accusers of trying to distract you from the REAL issue: “President Obama’s failed economic […]

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August 6, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Jobs, Money, Politics, Seems Obvious to Me, Taxes

When we find Romney paid no taxes, will we remember last years RW outrage over people paying “No” taxes? (UPDATED)

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 Last Monday, I surmised that one of the likely reasons Romney refuses to release his tax returns is because we would discover that there were times the multi-multi-millionaire paid NOTHING in income taxes. With each passing day, I become more certain that will be the result (in addition to learning he is FAR richer that we […]

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July 20, 2012
Posted in: Election, Money, Politics, Predictions, Rants, Taxes

Quick video: Romney on Blind Trusts

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 Just a quick post: Last night on the always excellent “Rachel Maddow Show”, she played an astounding clip of Mitt Romney from 1994 ridiculing the idea that “Blind Trusts” are truly “blind”. I just HAD to clip Romney’s recent defense of his “blind trusts” in Switzerland/etc vs his 1994 criticism, combined into one video:   […]

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July 18, 2012
Posted in: Election, Money, myth busting, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes

Possible Reasons Romney Is Suppressing His Tax Returns.

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 As you likely know, during the 1968 race for president, Michigan Governor George Romney ran for the Republican nomination. A self-made millionaire as former head of “American Motors”, the elder Romney released an unprecedented 12 years worth of past tax returns, explaining that “one year could be a fluke”, showing only what the candidate wanted you to […]

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July 16, 2012
Posted in: Election, Money, Politics, Taxes

Sorry Right Wingers, the Health Care Penalty is NOT a “Tax”. Roberts says so.

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 Everywhere I turned last week, it seemed someone on the Right was calling the “penalty” enforcing the Affordable Care Act a “tax”, and citing Chief Justice Roberts’ written Ruling as their evidence. George Stephanopoulos of ABC’s “ThisWeek” yesterday appeared to spend the entire show obnoxiously trying to make the case this is “a tax”, repeatedly citing the Roberts decision as “proof” […]

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July 2, 2012
Posted in: Election, Healthcare, myth busting, Politics, Taxes, Unconstitutional

Some rants: JobsJobsJobs, Oil, Hypocrisy and My Integrity (UPDATED)

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 There was so much going on last week, that I couldn’t pick a single topic to focus on. First off was (of course) the dismal jobs report for May released last week. Republicans were quick to pounce on the disappointing figures, pointing to it was “PROOF!” that President Obama’s economic policies are a failure. Also, […]

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June 4, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, Jobs, Money, Politics, Rants, Taxes

States most likely to REJECT austerity to lower unemployment are Republican

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 Rope-A-Dope: a boxing term coined by heavyweight prize-fighter George Foreman in his 1974 “Rumble-in-the-Jungle” with Muhammad Ali. Foreman… clearly winning… repeatedly pinned a battered Ali against the ropes, landing dozens of punches on the weary ex-champ. But the joke was on Foreman. While exhausting himself by pounding away at his opponent, Ali was “resting up” against […]

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May 13, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Politics, Taxes

Paying Your Taxes used to be Patriotic

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 It’s Tax Day, America! Listening to Republicans today, you’d be forgiven for thinking that making ANYONE pay taxes… especially wealthy people… was borderline Communism. “You can’t tax ‘the job creators’!” we’re told. During the 2000 presidential campaign, Republican candidate George W Bush was telling everyone across the country that the fact the government was running a surplus […]

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April 16, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Money, Politics, Taxes

It Couldn’t Be More Clear: GOP running against fictional president with fictional record

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 Super Tuesday is now history, and the Republican presidential candidates have all given their “victory” speeches (not Ron Paul, who won no states). And it is clear from listening to them that each one of them absatively-posalutely believes they will be running in November against some fictional “un-American” president with a record that bears no resemblance […]

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March 7, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Healthcare, Middle East, Money, Politics, Predictions, Taxes, War

Romney destroys own argument on the economy (video).

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 The Super Bowl just ended and the blog post I started writing this evening was already starting to read too much like a post I wrote last March right after the GOP retook the House. I couldn’t help but point out how Speaker Boehner has been going around with his prop laminated “job-creation” pamphlet claiming “The […]

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February 6, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Politics, Taxes

Mugsy’s predictions for 2012: “The apocalypse never comes when you want it” Edition (UPDATED)

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 Where to start? Every year since 2006 I’ve dug deep into my toy-chest, pulled out the turban from my “Ancient Secrets Magic Kit”, rubbed my lucky penny for good luck, and concocted my annual “Predictions for the coming year”. And by the end of that year, I always expect to find I did really poorly… but my […]

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December 26, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Election, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Money, Politics, Predictions, Racism, Religion, Taxes, War

The List II: Santorum, Huntsman, and The Rest.

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 This week raps up our review of the remaining “also-rans” in the GOP primary… the candidates that have never polled out of the single digits and never will: former Senator Rick “Don’t Google My Name” Santorum of PA (Oops! Shortly after posting this op/ed, Santorum became the last “Not-Romney” standing to finally break out of the single-digits into the Top Tier […]

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December 22, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Money, Politics, Racism, Religion, Taxes, War