Tag:TaxCuts

Senior Trump advisors weighing temporary tax cut to boost economy they won’t admit is weakening

The warning bells have been sounding for some time now, but the biggest warning bell of them all went off last week on Wall...

If You Only Read One Thing Today, Read Paul Krugman: “Trump, Tax Cuts and Terrorism”

The subtitle on today’s column by Paul Krugman is this: Why do Republicans enable right-wing extremism? He begins with a question: Why has the Republican Party become...

Analysis shows that workers’ bonuses have ‘slumped’ 22 percent since tax cuts

The Republican tax cuts for the rich came with bogus promises of big bonuses being offered to workers. This was the cover that corporations...

Paul Krugman guts Republicans over their hypocrisy on the economy

You’re probably already well familiar with the Republican Party’s guileful ratf*cking of our economy while the black man was in charge of our country. Much...

GOP Brags About Tax Cuts, Taxpayers Pillory Them On Twitter

This is what they say: While Democrats are looking for more & more ways to spend taxpayer dollars, the #GOPTaxCuts have put money back into the pockets of hardworking Americans so that they can spend it on things that actually matter to them & their families. — GOP (@GOP) April 14, 2019 This is what people actually paying taxes say: I have never owed as much tax as I have for 2018. The check I sent to the IRS last week would be peanuts to the wealthy assholes most benefiting from your corporate welfare, but is twice what my car is worth. Go fuck yourself. — Melissa Dunphy (@mormolyke) April 14, 2019 Can you explain how giving the 1% wealthiest Americans 83% of tax cuts is putting money in hardworking Americans pockets? You failed to mention the $2T you want to take away from the poor & middle class! Dems votes against both, but the rich are happy. Thanks for the crumbs! — Joe Cat Sr (@CoachcatKW) April 14, 2019 Love it when we’re told what is happening is the opposite of what I have seen with my own eyes & have felt with my own bank account. FOH. — PBJ (@joecarryon) April 14, 2019 Nope. https://t.co/WfHDQfVnc0 — Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) April 14, 2019 ????% wrong! I paid more, this year, than ever! Understandably, I was never going to vote Red but I guarantee you, if you try this as a selling point, Ds won't be able to thank you enough. ???? — Daniel Maycock (@danielmaycock) April 14, 2019 Wouldn’t that be great, if that’s the way it goes down? I for one paid more in taxes this year, and I am decidedly middle class. Compared to someone close to me who falls in the “ upper middle-class” category did see a tax decrease. In effect, that decrease was at my expense. — DMA (@AdrionDale) April 15, 2019 I don’t know who they think they are fooling. Anyone with average intelligence and checks it out knows better. — doradw1@gmail.com (@doradw1) April 15, 2019 I pray to God this is right. If even a portion of the people that Trump has screwed wake up, we can defeat him next year. If they stay asleep and apathetic, we might have another four years in this mess, and that is a proposition too horrifying to contemplate.

A little sage advice for our 2020 hopefuls.

Hola Democratic contenders! You guys and gals are knocking my socks off out there. You’re in all kinds of weather, all  kinds of diners and town halls, making all kinds of great first impressions. Just a quick couple of shout outs. Senator Klobuchar? I love what you’re doing, and by getting an early start, you’re getting some nice coverage to enhance your name recognition on national coverage. But one little thing. That folksy, down home, shy, smiling, shiv-in-the-back thing is my shtick, and I can’t afford to lose this gig, so knock it off, OK? And Senator Gillibrand? Don’t worry about that little fork-or-fingers thing in South Carolina. It happens to the best of us. One time, in a fancy, high hat restaurant, I dipped my bread stick in the finger bowl, and then, to cover it up, I dipped my fingers into the wasabi after using them to eat my sushi. And if any of those MAGA morons give you a ration of shit about it, just show them that picture of the Great Pumpkin using a plastic knife and fork to eat New York Style pizza about 4 years ago when he had his pizza summit with Caribou Barbie when she was angling for another VP chance. You’re all out there right now, 20 months before the 2020 election, and 15 months before the convention for the same reason, the early bird gets the worm. You’re all out there, taking your message to the streets, banking that early media coverage, defining yourself now, before the field gets too crowded, and face time on the networks becomes scarce. That’s the ticket, but in watching the coverage, I notice that there’s one message I’m not hearing from anybody, and I think it’s a  golden opportunity being squandered. By all of you. James Carville nailed it to the wall a generation ago when he drawled out “It’s the economy, stupid!” And he was right, it always comes down to the economy, one way or the other. That was true then, and it’s just as true now. Incumbent Presidents use a good economy as a display of their stewardship, and challengers use a bad economy to hit the incumbent President over the head with. But guess what? Taxes are a part of the economy. And right now, if there’s one thing that the Republicans don’t want to talk about, it’s taxes. Especially not Trump’s “big, beautiful Christmas present” tax cuts. Any time is not a good time for the GOP to be ta king about taxes, and right now is the worst time of all for them to be hearing anybody talk about taxes, especially you. Because right now it’s tax time. Trump took sole ownership of, and saddled the GOP with his disastrous tax plan because he’s an idiot, and so are his advisers. They know that Trump can’t count to 20 without taking off his shoes and socks, and he has the attention span of a newt, so they explained why these tax cuts were so good for him. They never bothered to explain how everybody else was going to take it in the shorts, and it didn’t matter anyway. Narcissist that he is, what was good for Trump was good for everybody, case closed. And that’s how he sold it. Trump and the GOP started […]

Rich guy says taxing rich guys is wrong

Bill Gates is not happy. Bill Gates does not think he should pay any more in taxes than he already does. Bill Gates has...

Netflix made a record $845 million, paid ZERO in taxes, and reported a $22 million rebate

One of the exciting new aspects of the Republican tax cuts on the wealthy and big businesses was how quickly everybody else begins to...

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