Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near record low. The President’s approval ratings are also in the basement.
A large portion of the public doesn’t even bother voting. Only 57.5 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots in the 2012…
This is the national policy chairman of the Young Republican National Federation, Jason B. Whitman, calling public unions “leeches” in a Wisconsin-related debate with one of our reporters. He went on to clarify that he didn’t mean rank-and-file workers, but their “Marxist thug leadership.” Oh, right. Thanks!
Progress is not the practice of those in the business of sweeping success. Progress overawes—but its work is slow and grim. Progress waits on people to die, and more enlightened people to take their place. Progress works even as the unenlightened abound, but find their ranks thinned and their positions exposed.
Specifically, democratic progress is not revolution and can never be the gospel of people who measures success by complete victories achieved in singular life-times. Instead it is reserved for those who are unrelenting in struggle, patient beyond their mortal coil, and willing to wage wars across generations.
New chart from Tax Policy Center.
Obama vs. Romney on tax rates: As you can see, rates are largely the same—except for the nation’s richest and poorest. The poor would pay almost twice as much in taxes under Romney’s plan; meanwhile, the very richest in the country would be forced to cough up about 10% more of their income under Obama. The net effect? In short, Romney’s plan would reduce federal revenues to about 17% of GDP—down .9% from where they are now. Obama’s budget would raise revenues 19.2%, with most of that money coming from those making over $250,000 a year (Graphic and data courtesy of The Washington Post / Tax Policy Center).
Just so we’re clear:
If you’re in the lower 60 percent, your taxes will be lower under Obama than under Romney.
If you’re in the lower 90 percent, your taxes will be lower or roughly the same under Obama.
If you’re in the top 10 percent, Romney got yer back.
Source: Washington Post
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Quote Of The Day
"A person who works full time should not be poor."
- NY State Assembly Person Sheldon Silver commenting on WNYC about his bill to raise the minimum wage in New York
Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber and now… Shaun White?
From the Rolling Stone covers, his dominance in the halfpipe, and his various sponsorships from companies outside of the snowboarding world, much has been said about Shaun White’s “Rockstar” status. Upon witnessing his perfect score in this year’s Winter XGames, Amanda Wormann reveals on Burton Snowboards “Burton Girls” website what will now (probably more than anything) cement this persona.
Is there any wonder why this guy continues to lose elections?