Ronald Reagan

2009/04/15

Reagan Myth one: he lowered taxes. This is not true. He did lower marginal income tax rates a benefit that accrued to those with the highest incomes. Then — ELEVEN TIMES — he raised taxes. He invented a new name for taxes, calling them user fees, and revenue enhancements, after that there was loophole tightening. The net effect was to raise taxes across the board, while narrowing the gap between what the haves and have not’s paid.

What other Reagan myth’s would people like to hear about?


Madoff Was A Piker — America’s Big Banks Are a Far Larger Fraudulent Ponzi Scheme | Corporate Accountability and WorkPlace | AlterNet

2009/04/07

Moyers Journal: Madoff Was A Piker — America's Big Banks Are a Far Larger Fraudulent Ponzi Scheme | Corporate Accountability and WorkPlace | AlterNet.

I have said this for years. To have believed all the hype over the last fifteen years one would have to believe in magic. Most of the wealth in this country as calculated by the dollar value of all notional currency is inherently false. Call it inflation, call it fraud, it is not real. All pension plans derive their ability to pay from current production regardless of notional contributions. We have an 18th century cash drawer mentality for a economy that is mismatched to that era’s ethos. If that fundamental contridiction is not addressed we will revist this again, the burst bubble, and want in a land of plenty.


The coming evangelical collapse | csmonitor.com

2009/03/25

The coming evangelical collapse | csmonitor.com.

Can’t come soon enough!


DNC Blasts Boehner For Claiming GOP No Longer Plans To Legislate

2009/03/15


The GOP doesn’t deserve the attention it gets. But the Media turn everything into a horse race. The GOP are counter productive lunatic traitors to our country. A pox on them!
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Primer on the Subrime Meltdown

2009/03/15

http://docs.google.com/TeamPresent?docid=ddp4zq7n_0cdjsr4fn&skipauth=true


Christianism

2009/03/15

In the interests of accuracy and in order to reduce double talk I’d like to suggest we stop the equivocation around the word Christian. Let’s use Christian to describe someone who follows the doctrines of a mainstream sect of Christianity. And let’s call the Religious Right political nut jobs Christianists. Calling them Christians brings disrepute on the faith of many decent people. The suffix ism clearly separates religion from the politics of nutters, traitors and fools.


Republican Hypocrisy and Lunacy

2009/03/15

Bill Gallagher is a terrific writer with a reality based view. Check out his column here.