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The foolish gamble behind the Perry indictments

Considering the blatant, almost entirely legal corruption that has been the hallmark of the Perry years in Texas, it’s ironic that the allegations which finally led to his indictment are complete horseshit. Perry is being accused of using threats and

Posted in Election 2016, Republican Party, Taxes

Surprise: Slashing Governing Income Slashes Government Income

It wasn’t so long ago that Republicans were genuinely the party of fiscal responsibility. Ronald Reagan, who presumably now occupies a throne at the right hand of The Lord, raised taxes eleven times over the course of his Presidency. Why

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Posted in Economics, Taxes, Tea Party

Protecting you from free tax filing

The astro-turf campaign by major tax preparers against the IRS’s plans to offer free online tax filing is descending into parody. For decades both Republicans and Democrats have campaigned around programs aimed to simplify tax compliance. Meanwhile the IRS has

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Posted in Taxes

Emancipate the Entitlement Plantation

Like many other freeloading losers, I receive a wide range of government handouts.  Taxpayers give me money to pay for housing and health care.  For years the government helped me pay my student loan interest.  Federal money has helped me

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Posted in Taxes, Tea Party, Welfare State
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