Sunday August 12, 2012, 11:07 am
Willard has been working overtime to etch his budget’s sketch, trying to make it appear to be what is is not: balanced and benign. Based on what we know, it will increase the deficit, reduce taxes for the 1% and giant corporations, and increase taxes for the poor and middle classes. Willard refuses to tell us any details on his budget cuts, but he has endorsed the horrific Ryan Budget so many times, that it is fair to speculate that Willard’s cuts are Ryan’s cuts.
Not to mention this budget is not meant to address any deficit reduction for 28 years. By then, it will be dumped by the newly appointed Pastor of the United States, all monies going to the churches of his approval. That's the real goal of this new republican/T party. A theological government run by the churches and the plutocrats.
Sunday August 12, 2012, 4:01 pm
Willard loves whatever it will take to assume his seat in the Oval Office which apparently he thinks he is ready for and deserves. I now have high hopes that by Wrongmey choosing Ryan, he just made Obama a shoe-in!
It is similar to a plan put forward by the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles debt commission and has received good reviews from democrats, including Oregon’s reliably liberal Senator Ron Wyden, and has been attacked by Republicans for being too focused on saving Social Security and not replacing it with a more efficient program.
Back in 2008 Barack Obama acknowledged that something had to be done about Social Security and Medicare, “because in a bipartisan way everyone agrees that that’s a big ticking time bomb.” Now, for political reasons, he must join the Democratic leadership and pretend that there is no problem to fix. This by itself qualifies Romney and Ryan over Obama and Biden in 2012 even if there were no other issues in this campaign.
Thursday August 16, 2012, 8:50 pm
Look to Tax Foundation to see what is actually paid by all. Out of 330 million Americans, half pay tax and half of them get refunds. What is left are the people actually paying taxes and supporting the government. Around 10% or the payers will pay close to 90% of the IRS taxes. Our corporate tax rates are the highest in the world, however, the loop holes, deductions give them a great advantage in not paying. Also, individuals, 40,000 plus only pay 15% all the rest pay upwards of 35%. That is your top earners and IRS payers. Check it out. Get rid of the tax add in the VAT with a minimum $13,000 gross exemption, we will collect more money than now.