“Since the beginning of his term, state and local governments have shed 611,000 employees — including 196,000 educators — according to government statistics.”
“‘We’re not going to get this economy going by growing the government,’ Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
said last year. ‘It’s the private sector that’s ultimately going to drive the recovery.'”
McConnell’s stated number one goal? Prevent President Obama from getting re-elected…
Via Washington Post
This is my comment regarding a video of Warren Buffet, speaking on the subject of corporate taxes. See the video here: http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2012/02/27/video-it-is-a-myth-that-american-corporations-are-paying-35-percent-or-anything-like-it/
, on www.thepoliticalcarnival.net.
It took me and my lightly-fried brain about 1-1/2 hours to write this comment, I hope to hell it makes sense…
Okay, we’re a little scattered here. It is NOT a myth that the corporate tax rate is 35%; IT IS. What seems to be implied here by Buffet is that this rate doesn’t matter, because corporation actually pay a lower EFFECTIVE rate. It DOES matter! It is the percentage applied to TAXABLE INCOME [ ... ]
I have been advocating for a resurgence of unions. They are our best bet for competing with #USCOC
(United States Chamber of Commerce) and other shadow money organizations. There are more comprehensive solutions, to be sure, but #UNIONS
are our best short-term answer to the “Stealth Money” problem.
I’m not interested at this moment in the sensibility (or lack thereof) of union contracts past or present. My argument is only that we need powerful allies to counter powerful interests. At this point, I consider it a bonus to have the kind of bargaining power a [ ... ]
Paul Krugman’s Op-Ed Titled “Structure of Excuses
” is beyond weak. Mr Krugman’s dismissal of his fellow economists conclusions is hollow on it’s face. In Michigan, you can’t get job training assistance in non-growth job areas. I know 150 people who can’t replace their jobs at anywhere near their previous wages and benefits, without fundamentally changing professions. Perhaps middle-aged Mr. Krugman would take a Professor’s position at a very small university, where there are no openings for Economists. So, Mr. Krugman must teach biology or physics, after a year-long crash course in the subject with the highest number of teaching [ ... ]