Thursday, April 21, 2011

Election 2012 - The End Of Everything: Donald Trump re-branded

An excellent piece on Donald Trump, his business successes and failures, his politics, and his chances in the Republican primary if he runs.

U.S. public on balancing the budget: Cuts to Medicare, Social Security and defense? Not so much... Raising taxes on the rich? Ya'betcha!

Poll: Americans strongly oppose some deficit proposals (Jon Cohen and Dan Balz – Wed Apr 20, 3:00 pm ET)
From the article:
The survey finds that Americans prefer to keep Medicare just the way it is. Most also oppose cuts in Medicaid and the defense budget. More than half say they are against small, across-the-board tax increases combined with modest reductions in Medicare and Social Security benefits. Only President Obama’s call to raise tax rates on the wealthiest Americans enjoys solid support.

On Monday, Standard & Poor’s, for the first time, shifted its outlook on U.S. creditworthiness to “negative” because of the nation’s accumulating debt. The announcement rattled investors and could increase pressure on both sides in Washington to work out a broader deal as part of the upcoming vote over increasing the government’s

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mike Huckabee on The Daily Show

I haven't posted anything in a couple days, life has been hectic and crazy, but good. I was watching these interviews this afternoon and thought I'd throw them up here. Huckabee is a bit of a puzzle to me. When I see him in settings like this, he is very thoughtful, intelligent, and well spoken. However, another side of him emerges, as Stewart points out, when he speaks to his base.

This is a great conversation about many of the issues that I feel really do threaten democracy in America these days.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A heart warming headline for a pleasant Sunday morning...

Super rich see federal taxes drop dramatically (By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press – 2 hrs 52 mins ago)

From the Article:
As millions of procrastinators scramble to meet Monday's tax filing deadline, ponder this: The super rich pay a lot less taxes than they did a couple of decades ago, and nearly half of U.S. households pay no income taxes at all.