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When both parties say we’re not going to increase taxes on the middle class…but we are going to eliminate deductions. Duh! The net result is the middle class (and the 1%) pay lots more tax. If you don’t have expenses that qualify as deductions, then you pay tax on that income in addition to the tax paid prior to that item being an expense. Again, duh. The net result is you pay more tax. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t disagree with all of us paying more tax to get us out of the fiscal mess both Republicans and Democrats got us into since unbalanced budgets began, but don’t piss down my neck and tell me it’s raining.
I’m also sick of hearing Democrats saying the Bush years were the problem, as if the Democrats didn’t control the house for the last two Bush years, and as if Bush didn’t warn them 17 times that Freddy Mac and Fanny Mae were on a downward spiral that would lead to the ruination of the country…and he was right.
If the term “Doodad Pro” doesn’t mean anything to you, get up to speed so that you have the background needed to appreciate this new story if/when it drops. Start with Patrick Ruffini’s post from the end of the 2008 campaign explaining how lax security on Obama’s campaign donation website created an opportunity for fraudulent donations. The Washington Post picked up the story a few days later, reporting that the campaign not only was accepting money from untraceable prepaid credit cards but that it “had chosen not to use basic security measures to prevent potentially illegal or anonymous contributions from flowing into its accounts, aides acknowledged.” Team O’s defense at the time was that they preferred to manually eliminate any bogus donations that flowed in by scrutinizing their books afterward and rejecting the ones that looked suspicious. Why they’d prefer a time-consuming process like that when they could screen donations before they were accepted with online security measures, as many other campaigns do, wasn’t clear.
Came to me on the web:
Well, early Saturday morning we learned that Congressman Paul Ryan, Republican from Wisconsin , is to be Mitt Romney’s pick for the next Vice President of The United States.
What are we to think of this selection? He’s not a graduate of Columbia University . He’s not a graduate of Harvard. He wasn’t selected as the President of the Harvard Law Review. He didn’t get a special free quota scholarship ride to any prestigious university and, instead, had to work his way through Miami University of Ohio. For God’s sake the man drove the Oscar Mayer Wiener Truck one summer and waited tables another!