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John Boehner Hopes To Get His Spending Cuts By Holding The Debt Ceiling Hostage…Again

John Boehner Hopes To Get His Spending Cuts By Holding The Debt Ceiling Hostage…Again

Why is Boehner again holding the debt ceiling hostage? It’s past time for him and his party to stop this type of childish ploy and actually get to work.

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Republicans Want To Slash Government Spending, Can’t Name Anything To Cut (VIDEO)

Republicans Want To Slash Government Spending, Can’t Name Anything To Cut (VIDEO)

The Tea Party seems to not comprehend that there aren’t enough cuts possible to make up the budget deficit.

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Jobless Claims Continue To Fall Despite GOP’s Continued Attempts At Austerity

Jobless Claims Continue To Fall Despite GOP’s Continued Attempts At Austerity

Considering our recent growth in the jobs market, despite a tax increase and uncertainty about the sequester, it’ll be interesting to see what happens in March and April.

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Republicans: We Have Great Ideals, But The People Just Don’t Get Them

Republicans: We Have Great Ideals, But The People Just Don’t Get Them

The issue, however, is their message, not just the way it’s being delivered, though how they’ve been communicating that message hasn’t been helping (Romney’s 47% comment, for instance).

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South Carolina Replaces Crazy With More Crazy: Rep. Tim Scott In For Jim DeMint

South Carolina Replaces Crazy With More Crazy: Rep. Tim Scott In For Jim DeMint

Rep. Tim Scott has been selected to replace out-going Senator Jim DeMint, proving there’s no shortage of nut jobs in Palmetto State politics.

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Fiscal Cliff Debate: It’s All Over But The Crying

Fiscal Cliff Debate: It’s All Over But The Crying

Congressional Democrats are ready to declare checkmate in fiscal cliff negotiations.

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Leave It to Republicans To Take All The Fun Out Of A Zombie Apocalypse (VIDEO)

Leave It to Republicans To Take All The Fun Out Of A Zombie Apocalypse (VIDEO)

Senator Colburn misinterprets a moment of levity at a very serious counter-terrorism conference as an example of government waste.

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44 Seconds To Dispel Myth That Tax Hikes on Top 2% Kills Jobs (VIDEOS)

44 Seconds To Dispel Myth That Tax Hikes on Top 2% Kills Jobs (VIDEOS)

FedEx CEO stands behind taxing the wealthy, but don’t start patting him on the back just yet.

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Romney Thinks $250,000 A Year Is ‘Middle-Class Income’

Romney Thinks $250,000 A Year Is ‘Middle-Class Income’

It’s such a relief to know that Mitt Romney truly understands all the hardships of those driving mere Lexuses to crummy four-star restaurants every night.

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Obama’s Clever Strategy to Transform the Tax Reform Debate

Obama’s Clever Strategy to Transform the Tax Reform Debate

This time Obama’s fighting the battle for tax reform under the banner of the American Jobs Act. And his savvy approach may pay off if enough of us fall in behind him.

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Tax Reforms Should Include Removal Of Automatic Tax Exemptions For All Types Of Churches

The Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2008, despite a clear violation of separation of church and state, the Mormon Church in Utah called for it's patrons to donate money to fight Prop 8, a ballot initiative in the State of California. Image from http://www.solaresphotography.com/#/travel/UTAH0342-01

A critical, though long-ignored, source of revenue which should be addressed by this committee is the removal of the automatic tax-exempt status provision for churches as well as for synagogues, mosques, and other similar places of worship. This discussion is vital if tax reform is a truly legitimate goal of this Congress, as both Democrats and Republicans have stated on numerous occasions.

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