On State budget surplus bigger than expected
WAHOO, more freebies for the Rich! Reforming the climate for small businesses in the state isn’t even on the table. The Walker and his cronies in the GOP have focused solely on policies to bolster the bottom lines of mega-corporations, which don’t even pay taxes, while small business are taxed through the roof and strangled with red tape...Walker says he plans to use the budget surplus to give tax breaks – undoubtedly to the rich – in order to stimulate job growth... Unfortunately, that’s never worked.Under the higher tax rates the wealthy paid during the Clinton presidency, jobs were created at a rate of 230,000 per month. After the Bush-era tax cuts, job growth fell to a meager 10,000 a month until the employment rate sputtered in 2006 and then nose-dived.The touted budget surplus is just an empty figure for a misleading campaign billboard. It does nothing to make Wisconsin “open for business,” and Walker’s disastrous jobs record proves it.
On The economy: Smart initiatives by our federal government can put economy on a fast track
You need to google how many Republican Presidents, in recent years, have actually balanced the budget, and then ask yourself, why do Republican Presidents only seem to make a lot of money only for themselves, while the plight of the country suffers?...I will let you know that in recent times, ONLY DEMOCRATIC PRES. BILL CLINTON has successfully balanced the budget, and left his office with a surplus!DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA is proposing similar implementations to the economy that is simply a sound, democratic principles of equality and fare wages that is a democratic staple for many democrats. So you working class republican supporters better wake up, before you become a victim of the Rich one percent's war on the poor, and find yourselves sleeping on a corner of your street in a cardboard box!
On Ryan's VP run is top local story
Ryan’s severely conservative positions are out of touch with most Americans’ values. He would take us backward on women’s health and equal rights.....Ryan cosponsored a bill that could ban in-vitro fertilization, as well as many common forms of birth control, including the pill. It could also ban all abortions, even in cases of rape or incest. He supported letting states prosecute women who have abortions and doctors who perform them….. Paul Ryan would take us backward on equal rights:Ryan voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which helps women fight for equal pay for equal work…... Then there was Ryan’s extreme budget plan, which Mitt Romney had embraced, would make deep spending cuts now to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy, which would weaken the recovery and cost the economy jobs. Let’s keep an eye on this guy...
On Walker's health care decision ripped by Democrats
Why not let voters have a say in this decision...put it on the ballot. Walker is in the back poctket of Big Corporations & Insurance Companies. Of course he is looking out after THEIR best interests...he ran around collecting Millions of dollars to save himself with misleading ads during the RECALL.......In the end, a resolute Walker's motivation was protecting the special interests corporations wanting special favors who bankrolled ALL those misleading ads ... and he thinks we are NOT paying attention...Mitt Romney thought the same...and the beat goes on, eh!
On “Ryan gets back to reality”
! It took 8 years of Bush's bad foreign and domestic policy, massive tax cuts for the rich, 2 wars, deregulation of wall street and banking systems for this country to be on a run-away train that was headed to a full Depression. Obama put the brakes on and the train took a long time to slow down and finally stop. Currently, the new Tea party Republicans, backed by the big corporations and billionaires, represented by Mitt Romney,Paul Ryan and Republicans in office, want to replace Medicare with vouchers that wouldn't keep up with health care cost. We've got big problems in this country due to those bad policies, now Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to take us back there to try it all over again. Slow growth is better than NO growth, and if anyone wants to study the data of the BEA, our economy is steadily growing.
So...what has Paul Ryan done for us lately?? The Paul Ryan Budget: The House on March 29, 2012, passed, 228-191, a Republican budget for fiscal 2013 and later years that would eventually privatize Medicare, make Bush-era tax cuts permanent, cut personal and business taxes, simplify the tax code, slash deficits and cut domestic spending. The measure was named informally after Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee. A yes vote was to pass HCR 112. ....And we are paying him to do this kind of work? REALLY ?
The day the middle class has waited for... The Bush Tax Cuts Finally End December 31... If Congress does nothing, the ax will fall on all the Bush tax cuts on New Year's Eve. Then, on January 1, the public pressure on John Boehner and House Republicans to extend the middle-class tax cuts (already passed by the Senate and waiting to be signed by President Obama) will become irresistible....So the middle-class tax cut will eventually get renewed, and we'll have $823 billion more revenue from the top 2% to do great things with...The "Fiscal Cliff" Is A Myth. As Paul Krugman put it, "The looming prospect of spending cuts and tax increases isn't a fiscal crisis. It is, instead, a political crisis brought on by the G.O.P.'s attempt to take the economy hostage."1 Republicans are manufacturing this crisis to pressure Democrats to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy and accept painful cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
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