#108 Mar 30, 2013
Walmart's CEO Paid 1,034 Times More Than The Median Walmart Worker: PayScale
This is the same company that can't find money to pay decent wages with benefits to the people you have to deal with each time you visit their stores.
The same low wage earners' that need Gov't help just to get by.
The USA is looking more and more like a third world country. Level of poverty is growing. GOP seems to want to dumb down education, why? Before you know it you will be paying for all your kids' education and it will NOT BE A PRIVATE SCHOOL.
Have you got a clue yet? If not, what will it take?
#109 Mar 31, 2013
Director: George W. Bush's Policies Bankrupt The Country
A former adviser of Ronald Reagan has some choice words for George W. Bush.
David Stockman, Reagan’s budget director from 1981 to 1985, slammed Bush and his former boss in an op-ed in The New York Times Sunday. Stockman argued in the piece that Reagan’s view on the deficit “created a template for the Republicans’ utter abandonment of the balanced-budget policies of Calvin Coolidge.”
“(Reagan’s deficit policies) allowed George W. Bush to dive into the deep end, bankrupting the nation through two misbegotten and unfinanced wars, a giant expansion of Medicare and a tax-cutting spree for the wealthy that turned K Street lobbyists into the de facto office of national tax policy,” Stockman wrote.
Bush isn’t the only Republican leader to draw Stockman’s ire in recent months, though. During the 2012 presidential election, Stockman called Republican candidate Mitt Romney “a master financial speculator who bought, sold, flipped, and stripped businesses.” He also attacked Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan’s budget, arguing that it was “devoid of credible math or hard policy choices.”
#110 Mar 31, 2013
Funny how Obamabots will completely overlook the desperation of the USA since Barack Obama took the presidential seat, now well into his second term.
In am attempt to cover up a complete and utter failure, his flock will cast blame on GW Bush when it is so obvious that Barack Obama has sunk this country, the formidable USA, into a blackhole it cannot recover from.
How much longer can democrats and liberals lie to themselves, to others. The whole world sees the USA on its knees at the hands of Barack Obama. Such is the democrat mentality. Lie till you die!
What a pathetic end for such a once beautiful nation.
#111 Mar 31, 2013
Jobs coming back (not enough good jobs for less tax (1%), I agree)
Stock Market at all time high
Housing market coming back
Repubs are trying to turn education, healthcare and Medicare over to For Profit and turn SS over to Wallstreet. How long before your will be paying 100% costs yourself?
Earlier post. This was a Repub under Reagan who called like IT WAS! I know, the truth hurts. Stop watching Fox News so it won't hurt so much!
#112 Apr 8, 2013
The U.S. Collects Smaller Percentage In Taxes Than Most Developed Countries: Study
While Republicans are quick to pounce on any proposals to raise taxes as a means of stimulating the economy, a new study finds that the U.S. collects a smaller share in taxes than most developed countries.
Check out the chart. See where the US is. You will be VERY surprised!
#113 Apr 15, 2013
Republicans And Dems Come Together -- To Keep IRS From Competing With TurboTax
Last month, we detailed how Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, has fought a proposal that could make filing taxes easier and cheaper for millions of Americans.
As we noted, tax activist Grover Norquist and other conservatives have also opposed the proposal, called “return-free filing,” which would give many taxpayers the option to receive a pre-filled return that they could simply review, sign and send back, all for free. Return-free filing has been endorsed by many experts and adopted by several European countries.
As it turns out, Norquist has also recently weighed in on the side of the tax prep industry on another issue.
A House bill introduced earlier this year would bar the IRS from offering taxpayers software that would compete with programs like TurboTax. In March, Norquist and others wrote a letter to members of Congress that urged them to support the bill — what they called a “pro-taxpayer, anti-IRS power grab legislation.”
At issue is how Americans file their taxes and whether electronic filing can be offered directly through the IRS.
The bill is called the Free File Program Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill. and Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wisc. It declares that the IRS, with a few narrow exceptions,“may not establish, develop, sponsor, acquire, or make available” electronic filing service or tax software.
KINDA MAKES YOU wonder who Congress represents; taxpayers or corporations? Sounds like Corporations! Just Plain Wrong! Wouldn't you be in favor of more efficient, less costly system? Most tax returns are simple returns, so what is the issue here; high profits at the taxpayers' expense? Would this step on campaign donations?
#114 Apr 17, 2013
Influential Reinhart-Rogoff Pro-Austerity Research Riddled With Errors: Study
If Austrity has no legitiment studies behind it, why drag the country through the sewers; haven't we, as taxpayers, been through enough?
#115 Apr 17, 2013
Nice Post dude... The trajedy is that government supports the piss poor and the rich. Not coincidentally these two "classes" have a lot in common including, many of the same socio-economic problems (drugs,*neglect , ect) and the fact that both these socio-economic classes are reified while the middle class is flexible and....unsupported.
I am guessing as a small to medium business owner you are upper middle class and indeed, the innovators, the reformers, the improvers and the movers & shakers are from this class. That is why we are becoming a brain dead society. The poor and now the rich do not contribute anything much to society...albeit for different reasons: the poor can't and the rich now-a-days have no concept of social obligation. Shit....when I was appraising super rich houses in California? could not find a book in any room of the mcmansions people with money have these days.
I wish you well. One has to make the jump to "rich" or you will be busting your ass for many years brother. This society has a tak structure which takes earned income....when you "own" a business you own a lot of income. The rich own nothing...thats right nothing in their name.
#116 Apr 17, 2013
The hard working poor tend to take the ideas of the Middle Class and tweek them to workable/saleable status in the mfg./service facilities for hourly wages and in alot of cases, with NO beneifts.
Welfare to the poor is for needs, not luxuries. Taking advantage of these programs is what causes costs to go up (overcharging for products and services). Keep in mind there are quite a few on welfare because they go to work everyday and don't get paid a living wage. See a fix?
Most of the wealth of the Middle Class comes from investment. Let's be 100% genuine here. Cannot fix what you don't acknowledge.
I agree, welfare to the rich is what is bankrupting this great country. We need to take subsidies away from corporations posting profits and invest in the future of clean energy sources.
As far as Apple, they are finally bringing some of the mfg. jobs back to the US. I can't help but feel it is because of the loyalty they will need going forward; with Samsung's rise in the market. Steve Jobs had an opportunity to do the right thing, but chose NOT to. FACT.
Those that argue "too many regs.", take a look at China. You may think twice about doing away with regs. regarding water and air.
#117 Apr 18, 2013
This is what you get when you hand out so many entitlements!
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#120 Apr 18, 2013
Also read an article on immigration reform...now they want taxpayers to give Obama phones to illegals! They are calling these marco phones!
If marco rubio has higher political aspirations he, can kiss them goodbye.
#121 Apr 18, 2013
Makes sense to, me!
#122 Apr 18, 2013
Really? Steak and lobster on foods stamps??
Makes me want to commit assault and battery!
Disgusting LEACHES and FREELOADERS!!
#123 Apr 19, 2013
I, know that I can NOT afford to eat steak and lobster...yet I have to pay for someone else's? What's wrong with this picture?
#124 Apr 19, 2013
Ted Cruz, Bill Flores Asked For Federal Aid After Texas Explosion, But Voted Against Sandy Relief
It is kinda funny how when it happens to Texas, they WANT Federal Gov't intervention/MONEY, isn't it?
Terrible tradegy, but I feel that Texas should beable to take care of it on a state level.
After all, this is private business "FREE ENTERPRISE" concern. That fertilizer plant, like Carnival, needs to get out their checkbook.
#125 Apr 23, 2013
Tax-Free Online Shopping Jeopardized By Senate Bill
If this passes, then the tax revenue will go up and then the income tax should go down over time.
This is the way to do it! Not by putting a higher tax rate on the working poor who mostly do business with local small businesses.
#126 Apr 26, 2013
Rand Paul On Drones:'In The Famous Words Of George W. Bush, I Think I Was Misunderestimated'
Rand Paul's rant came back to bite him on the butt.
He is now claiming, what was understood "common sense", that there are situations when drones CAN BE USED.
It took him a while, but he got it. Not Presidential material.
#127 Apr 27, 2013
39,000 Tax Cheats Come Forward Under New IRS Programs
WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service has recouped more than $5.5 billion under a series of programs that offered reduced penalties and no jail time to people who voluntarily disclosed assets they were hiding overseas, government investigators said Friday.
In all, more than 39,000 tax cheats have come clean under the programs.
But there's more.
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