I’m afraid I’m no better. I’m current with replies. Let’s see what tomorrow brings.
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From MoveOn: Hollywood Legend Ed Asner Has Outraged Republicans Over This Animated Short
Yes we can do something. We can tax the 1%, close loopholes that benefit only the rich, outlaw offshore tax shelters, and end corporate welfare.
From The Daily Beast: The poll comes from the McClatchy News Service and was conducted by Marist. It asked respondents what they would and would not support as part of a grand fiscal bargain. The top-line results are typical: People first and foremost want to see taxes go up on the high end.
But here’s the good stuff. Breaking down results to Republican respondents only, their positions are as follows. By 47-37, they oppose letting the current payroll tax cut expire (an Obama position). By 68-26, they’re against cutting Medicare spending. By 61-33, they oppose cutting Medicaid spending (yes, Medicaid spending!). By 66-28, they’re against eliminating the home-mortgage interest deduction. By 72-25, they oppose eliminating the charitable contribution deduction. And by 56-44, less overwhelming but still very much a landslide in political terms, they just say no to raising the Medicare eligibility age. [emphasis added]
The Republican party fools rank and file Republicans into voting for them, while not representing their voters. Republicans govern exclusively for the benefit of millionaires, billionaires, and corporate criminals.
From MSNBC: Republican Bullshitology on Taxes and Lincoln
Since the Federal income tax was originally created by Republicans, raised for the first time by Republicans, and reestablished by Republicans, despite Republican lies to the contrary, perhaps we should rename the Federal income tax. Call it the Republican tax.