Taxes

Mitch McConnell accuses Democrats of partisanship in op-ed for Fox News

To welcome the new Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell penned an op-ed for Fox News to claim that he and the Republicans in the Senate are in favor of bipartisanship, while the…

Missouri Republicans pretend that taxing the rich is not an option to pay for roads

In 2014, Republican’s in the State legislature overrode the veto of the Democratic Governor and instituted tax cuts that have amounted to nearly an annual billion dollar loss in the State’s revenue: St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House Joins Senate…

Blue Wave 2.0 – The Sequel

In nature, waves are not solitary events. Another wave usually follows. The same is often true for politics. In 2014, the Republican party saw a wave of victories, spurred on by voter apathy and low turnout, resulting in broad based…

Why should I vote?

Do you know anyone who isn’t voting? If so, please share with them some reasons why they should vote. Vote because what makes America great is our Democratic system of government: of the people, by the people, for the people….

West Virginia Democrat talks about issues with local paper – West Virginia Republican sends her son to talk to paper

The Register-Herald newspaper in Beckley, West Virginia attempted to talk to the two candidates running to represent West Virginia in the U.S. Congress. The Democrat, Richard Ojeda, spoke to the paper on his thoughts about issues plaguing the people of…

More jobs were created during Obama’s last 21 months than in Trump’s first 21 months

Republicans are busy crowing about the economic numbers that were released last Friday. However, they have been doing so using false comparisons. They have been comparing Trump’s first 21 months in office, when he inherited a strong economy, to all…

Republican Congressman tells constituent “we lie all the time”

Republican Dave Brat is running for re-election to the U.S Congress from Virginia. A recent recording has surfaced of  him replying to one of his constituents, who was understandably dismayed by the direction of the Republican Party: “The problem is…

Midwestern Democratic Governor candidates will cut taxes for the middle class

There is a misconception, which the Republican noise machine has pushed relentlessly for the last few decades, that Democrats want high taxes. The key to this misconception is that it lumps the poor, the middle class, and the rich together….

Republican politicians resort to lies and hate because their policies are only popular with a shrinking Republican base

Donald Trump and many other Republican politicians have decided to run on a party platform of lies and hate in 2018. Examples include Donald Trump lying repeatedly to his supporters at his fascist rallies across the country, California Congressman Duncan…

Under Scott Walker, Wisconsin has been spurned by business

When Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker was first elected, he declared that under his leadership, Wisconsin would be open for business. He promised that his agenda of cutting taxes and fighting unions would lead to businesses knocking down the door…

Democrats in Oklahoma and West Virginia want to stop their states from being Banana Republics

In the late 19th century and early 20th century a few large multi-national companies established such a foothold in some Central American countries that they came to dominate the governments and economies, organizing each so that these companies could extract…

Illinois GOP Governor falsely blames violence on illegal immigrants – while his own policies are actually contributing to increases in crime

In a debate on Tuesday, the Republican Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, decided to embrace Trumpism by blaming violence on illegal immigrants: Chicago Tribune: In debate with J.B. Pritzker, Gov. Bruce Rauner says illegal immigration contributes to Chicago gun violence…

Trump is using fascist rhetoric in accusing Democrats of being a “party of crime” – yet his own policies actually increase crime

Lately at his MAGA rallies, the current President of the United States has been accusing the opposition party of wanting an increase in crime. Here are a few examples: Donald Trump at Minnesota rally, October 4, 2018 “If you vote…

Republicans have now fully abandoned Bipartisanship, Conservatism, and Democracy

An ex-GOP lawmaker tore into the Republican party over their nearly unanimous party-line vote to confirm a Republican operative who had committed perjury and was credibly accused of sexual assault to become a Supreme Court Justice: Ex-GOP lawmaker: ‘There is…

It’s no accident that gas prices go up when Republicans are in charge

Gas prices keep going up since Trump became President: This is no accident. Gas prices went up the first 6 years of Bush’s presidency as well, until the economy crashed. The reason is quite simple: Trickle Down Economics. Most of…

Remember when Republicans said the tax cut would increase wages? It hasn’t, and here’s why

Most of us can probably recall that when Republicans were passing their massive tax cut for corporations, they were claiming that corporations would take that tax savings and pass it along to their workers: The Hill: Wage growth well short…

GOP nominee for Oklahoma Governor signed pledge that would take away school funding and teacher raises

Oklahoma’s teachers earned a raise and additional funding for students this Spring after going on strike: Oklahoma teachers end nearly two-week walkout that shut schools Oklahoma’s largest teachers union on Thursday called off a nearly two-week walkout that shut public…

Scott Walker’s transportation secretary discussed selling Wisconsin’s roads to a London billionaire

Wisconsin’s roads are in terrible shape. Madison.com: The transportation debate: Critics say Scott Walker’s record on road funding will be an issue this fall “In February, U.S. News and World Report ranked Wisconsin 44th in the country for its road…

Tariffs are a tax on the middle class – Trump is raising taxes on the middle class after cutting taxes for the wealthy

Donald Trump doesn’t understand trade. Donald Trump doesn’t understand trade deficits. Donald Trump doesn’t understand tariffs. And his ignorance has led to Donald Trump instituting a policy that is a massive tax increase on the middle class. First, let’s set…

While Republican policies decimate the middle class, Democrats like Elizabeth Warren offer plans to help the middle class

Source: New Census Data Show Household Incomes Are Rising Again, But Share Going to Middle Class Is at Record Low This shrinking piece of the economic pie for the middle class corresponds almost exactly to two signature Republican policies: tax…