ABA Spends over $17 million to Kill Pop Tax

Yep, over $17 million to cut taxes on pop. There’s some things you need to know about Washington to understand this initiative. 1) Washington State uses sales tax as a primary means of collecting money into their coffers, rather than income tax. 2) Food was and is excluded from sales tax, for obvious...

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Paul Krugman made the bold (for a main stream media journalist) move of clearly stating the obvious in his most recent NY Times Op-Ed today. What can be done about mass unemployment? All the wise heads agree: there are no quick or easy answers. There is work to be done, but workers aren’t ready to do it —...

Rasmussen Poll Shows Portman With A Six-Point Lead in Ohio

The Ohio race to fill Sen. George Voinovich’s seat in the U.S. Senate continues to be a close one. Rasmussen reports today that Portman has a six-point lead, but that is essentially the same lead he had at the end of June: The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Ohio finds...

MISTRIAL!!

OK, I’m not even sure if there can be a mistrial in this, because I’m not a lawyer.  However, multiple sources have reported that according to his 2008 disclosure filings, Martin Feldman, the Louisiana judge that recently overturned the executive branch decision to place a 6 month, holds...

Pres. Obama Should Have Listened to Paul Krugman

He had it right all along about the size of the stimulus package: O.K., Thursday’s jobs report settles it. We’re going to need a bigger stimulus. But does the president know that? Let’s do the math. Since the recession began, the U.S. economy has lost 6 ½ million jobs — and as that grim employment report...

The Right’s Chrysler Dealership Conspiracy Theory

There is a trend going on in Wingnuttia that I have been noticing for months now: Right-wingers are engaging in exactly the same behaviors that they condemned or mocked the left for doing when George W. Bush was president. Attacking a sitting president’s foreign policy in a time of war? Check. Helping...

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