Thursday, September 2nd, 2010. A gunman takes The Discovery Channel hostage, and Sarah Elizabeth Cupp reveals her bra size while implicating the Left.
|By: Joe Baur Thursday September 2, 2010 2:42 pm|
|By: Joe Baur Wednesday September 1, 2010 6:28 am|
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010. Glenn Beck joins the interwebs with his new website, The Blaze.
|By: politicalpartypooper Wednesday August 18, 2010 5:19 pm|
The thirty year old Conservative plan for the economy is known by many names; Supply Side, Reaganomics, but my favorite name for it is Trickle-Down economics. In case you don’t follow economic theories, Trickle-Down is the practice of giving advantage to the supply side of our economics system, the corporations, wealthy, and small businesses who create jobs, through tax breaks and incentives. The idea is that wealthy people flush with cash save that cash, and those savings are invested, through some means, back into the economy, which then through various ways, trickles down even to the poorest of Americans, either through innovations and efficiencies that make consumer goods less expensive to own, or through job creation due to increased demand.
Historically, this has been accomplished through tax breaks, especially for corporate America. In fact, about the only solution available to Supply-Siders is reducing taxes.
Thankfully, that’s as complicated as Republicans have made it, which makes my job much simpler. The idea of cutting taxes for corporate America and small businesses is that they will then use that money to create jobs in their own businesses. Only we’ve been using Bush’ Trickle-Down tax cuts for nine years, and we’re bleeding jobs. The best that can be said about Bush’ job creation record was that it was a positive record during his two terms. He averaged 49,000 jobs created per month. Economists say we need at least 150,000 to keep up with population growth. So Bush only fell about 101,000 jobs short per month with his Trickle-Down plan.
So much for tax cuts creating jobs.
|By: politicalpartypooper Wednesday August 11, 2010 4:52 pm|
I sent the following email to Charlie Sykes, Talk Radio Host at WTMJ in Milwaukee, WI. I’d explain the reason for it, but I think the email does a pretty good job of filling you in. Anyway, here it is. Let’s see what his response will be, if any.
|By: Bill Egnor Monday August 2, 2010 9:00 am|
On the Left we often talk about the Republicans as conservatives. The assumption is that conservatives are generally Republican and Republicans are generally conservative. I am quickly coming to the conclusion that while this might have been true at some point, continuing to use conservative as a descriptor for Republicans is no longer accurate.
Dictionary.com defines conservative as follows.
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disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.
cautiously moderate or purposefully low: a conservative estimate.
traditional in style or manner; avoiding novelty or showiness: conservative suit.
( often initial capital letter ) of or pertaining to the Conservative party.
( initial capital letter ) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Conservative Jews or Conservative Judaism.
having the power or tendency to conserve; preservative.
Mathematics . (of a vector or vector function) having curl equal to zero; irrotational; lamellar.
Tending or disposed to maintain existing views, conditions or institutions, this is what I was taught as a kid was the really mark of a conservative. Unfortunately the modern Republican party is showing in its policy that it is not in any way conservative, but instead is radical.
|By: Cenk Uygur Thursday July 8, 2010 3:18 am|
Who is more conservative – Ronald Reagan or Barack Obama?
|By: newbroomparty Saturday July 3, 2010 11:26 am|
Citizen’s will never regain power in Washington until we vote out all of our failed government — and the corporations and lobbyist’s that come with them.
|By: Josh Mull Saturday July 3, 2010 8:00 am|
Chairman of the Republican Party Michael Steele made some awkward comments about Obama’s policy in Afghanistan, irking the right wing. With reaction from the left no better, we see that the War in Afghanistan is simply not a left/right issue at all.
|By: Tony Collings Monday June 28, 2010 8:20 am|
If the past is any guide, a lot will be said but no real insights will emerge from the Kagan nomination hearings.
|By: pellora Tuesday May 11, 2010 11:28 pm|
The United Kingdom has a new Prime Minister, David Cameron. And a new Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg. Cameron is a Tory Conservative. Clegg is a Liberal Democrat. Gordon Brown, the now former Labour Prime Minister, resigned today.