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Month: April 2013

April 9, 2013
Will Max Baucus Betray Democrats on Taxes Again?

At the very start of his political career back in the 1970's, Montana Senator Max Baucus asked New Deal veteran James Rowe Jr., "Do you think I should run as a Republican or a Democrat?" Rowe's uneasy answer--"I sure hope you'll be a Democrat"--has defined Baucus' career ever since. After all, he voted for the […]

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April 8, 2013
Mitt Romney's New Hometown is Going to the Birds

During his first run for the White House, Mitt Romney briefly crowed that "I've been a hunter pretty much all my life." But two days later, he was forced to amend that pander to the NRA by clarifying, "I've always been a rodent and rabbit hunter. Small varmints, if you will." Now his new hometown […]

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April 7, 2013
Hostage Taker Boehner Accuses Obama of Hostage-Taking on Budget

On the federal budget as with so much else, Republicans won't take yes as an answer from President Obama. On Friday, the White House rolled out its fiscal year 2014 budget proposal cutting projected deficits by $1.8 trillion in part by adopting the means testing of Medicare benefits and the "chained CPI" to slow the […]

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April 5, 2013
10 Reasons Why Uncle Sam Needs More Tax Revenue

The Obama administration on Friday lifted the covers on its compromise budget proposal for fiscal year 2014. But despite slashing the national debt by a projected $1.8 trillion over the next decade (bringing the total reductions since 2011 to $4.3 trillion) through painful changes to Social Security and Medicare, Republicans are predictably balking at Obama's […]

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April 4, 2013
Big Business Turns Against Corporate Tax Reform

If there is one area where the White House and Congressional Republicans are in some agreement, it concerns corporate tax reform. President Obama has proposed slashing the statutory rate from 35 to 28 percent while recouping lost revenue through the elimination of corporate tax breaks costing the Treasury tens of billions of dollars each year. […]

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April 3, 2013
For Many Republicans, Every Day is Confederate Heritage Month

While April Fool's Day is over, Confederate Heritage Month is just beginning. Every year, the seven states of Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia and Georgia remember the Lost Cause with proclamations, reenactments and other historical events. But Americans didn't need the Georgia Sons of Confederate Veterans to whitewash U.S. history by claiming "the South […]

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April 2, 2013
GOP Fights to Keep Texas Health Care Among Nation's Worst

On Monday, Texas Republican Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn joined Governor Ricky Perry to present a united front against the expansion of Medicaid in the Lone Star State. While Perry called Medicaid a "broken system," Cruz warned accepting Obamacare's massive federal assistance "will worsen health care options for the most vulnerable among us in […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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