Crackhead Economics

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The general conservative consensus goes something like this: corporations would love to come back to the United States, but big government liberalism would only rake them over the coals again with unfair, high taxes if they do decide to return. This is the type of conservative propaganda that passes for ‘gospel’ in places like Arkansas, since no one deigns to mention the fact that taxes under the Obama administration are actually lower.

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Does the Christian Coalition Really Endorse Slavery?

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American Way is moving their offices and are archiving all the random material they have collected over the years, one of the things they have found was a Christian Coalition leadership manual from 1990. This little gem either endorses slavery explicitly, or at least argues that work relationships should be modeled after those Bible verses that clearly endorse slavery.

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The 10 Step Republican Plan (To Destroying Our Country) Part I

This computer generated image released by the SITE Intelligence Group on May 28, 2008, shows Washington, DC, in the aftermath of a nuclear attack. A video entitled, “Nuclear Jihad: the Ultimate Terror” released on May 25 has inspired jihadists on al-Ekhlaas and al-Hesbah, two password-protected al-Qaeda-affiliated forums, to discuss the possibility, permissibility, and risks for a nuclear strike in the United States or Great Britain, according to a SITE statement. SITE has translated several chatter sessions taking place on al-Ekhlaas and al-Hesbah sites discussing the topic of a nuclear bomb in the US and the west. One of the sessions posted the computer-generated picture depicting what would be the aftermath of the destruction of the capital building located in Washington, DC.      AFP PHOTO/SITE Intelligence Group          = GETTY OUT = (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

If there is one thing that no one can take away from the right-wing, it is that they are organized and led from the shadows by a group of very intelligent people. The GOP is good at politics, even if their policies are not good for the country.

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History Is Repeating Itself, And Republicans Need To Learn Before We Hit 23% Unemployment Again

President Herbert Hoover (R)

Americans are constantly told by Republicans that the best way to balance the budget and stimulate job growth is to lower taxes, but looking at history it is not hard to see that their theory doesn’t work.

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Satan Can Have His Weather and His Governor Back

Satan Can Have His Weather and His Governor Back

In 2011, the state has experienced the worst one-year drought in Texas history. On Thursday, April 21, 2011, Texas Governor Rick Perry made an official proclamation, as governor, to declare three days of prayer for rain.

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Things That Make You Go ‘Hmmm.’ ANOTHER Mitt Romney Flip Flop

Things That Make You Go ‘Hmmm.’ ANOTHER Mitt Romney Flip Flop

First, Mitt Romney flip-flopped on universal health care – now, with contenders such as Texas Gov. Rick Perry breathing down his neck, Romney shows he’s capable of flipping on another issue many people see as a core principle.

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How We Get the Slacker-Half to Pay Their Fair Share of America’s Taxes

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Of the roughly 134 million tax returns filed in the US, about 47% of households paid no Federal income taxes. True, they do pay payroll and sales and lots of other taxes, which constitute a much higher percentage of their income than would be the case for the rich, but it’s just not enough. We need to squeeze more out of them!

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Is The Presidents’ 10 Day Vacation Out of Line?

George W. Bush on one of his many vacations.

Conservatives have had a field day hammering President Obama over his 10 day vacation to Martha’s Vineyard. But has he taken more vacation days than past Republican presidents?

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Tea Party Taliban

Tea Party Taliban

Am I comparing the Tea Party to the Taliban? Yeah, a little. Of course, the Tea Party is not bent on violence in the way the 9/11 hijackers were. Most American citizens aren’t under the impression that Tea Party nutbags stand ready to fly a jetliner into a building or plan in any way to kill masses of people.

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Republican Plans for Amerikkka: A New Stormfront

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The projected far right’s final solution, platform, for America in 2012

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Flip-Flop: GOP FINALLY Gives Nod to Raising Taxes – But You’re Not Going to Like It

Flip-Flop: GOP FINALLY Gives Nod to Raising Taxes – But You’re Not Going to Like It

Republicans are so anti-tax increase that they would block medical treatment for 9/11 heroes to protect the wealth of the top 1% of Americans. That’s nothing new. What is news right now is who Republicans ARE looking to tax at a higher rate…

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Unions are Unpatriotic, Jihadists, Liberal, Terrorist, Atheist, Neighbors Who Want to Kill You

From: http://www.jewishlaborcommittee.org/2008/09/on_the_latest_developments_re.html

Republican lies, paranoia, fear mongering and hysteria about unions through the voice of Tex Shelters.

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Gaming The System: The ‘Screw You’ Economics Of Corporate America

Gaming The System: The ‘Screw You’ Economics Of Corporate America

Do you have a penny in your pocket? Well, if you do, you have more money in your pocket than the income taxes paid by GE, Wells Fargo, Exxon-Mobil, Citibank, and Bank of America combined. That’s right, these corporations and many more like them do NOT pay taxes like real people do. Instead, these greedy, ultra rich corporations make billions in profit, exploit tax loopholes, and some even get subsidies from the government.

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Republicans’ Opposition To Christianity

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Religious Republicans take center stage for the Presidential Primary, despite their great divide over Christian beliefs. While American conservatives call for even more deregulation, Pope Benedict XVI is calling for a more equitable, fair, and regulated economy, saying ‘[T]he economy cannot be measured only by maximization of profit but rather according to the common good.’

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Americans Work Long Enough

Americans Work Long Enough

A lighthearted look at a seriously bad policy position. There are many humanistic downsides to raising the retirement age and very few upsides. Businesses and manufacturers should also oppose any such proposal.

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Obama Gets Slammed Over Vacation – Republican Hypocrisy At Work

Obama Gets Slammed Over Vacation – Republican Hypocrisy At Work

From the Republican Hypocrisy Alert Files: President Obama should not be taking a vacation while America is facing a crisis.

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Top Ten Reasons Why Gay Marriage Is UnAmerican

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A satirical look at the hypocrisy of opposing marriage equality.

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Palin, Credit Ratings, and Tea Party’s Denialism

Palin, Credit Ratings, and Tea Party’s Denialism

The Atlantic’s Josh Green reported on how then-Governor Palin boosted Alaska’s bond rating to AAA for the first time by raising taxes on oil companies.

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GOP Hopeful Exposes Republican Anti-Jobs, Anti-Middle Class Agenda – Without Meaning To

GOP Hopeful Exposes Republican Anti-Jobs, Anti-Middle Class Agenda – Without Meaning To

One GOP presidential hopeful said something quite shocking during the Aug. 11 Republican Presidential debate, and the media barely seemed to notice. Herman Cain’s surprising candor about the Republicans’ true agenda should be disturbing and enraging more people.

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Warren Buffet Calls Out GOP Over Taxes

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Warren Buffet dismissed the typical Tea Party argument that low taxes stimulate investment and create jobs saying,’My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. It’s time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice.’

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