Monthly Archives: December 2012

President Obama: Tell Boehner to take a hike right off the fiscal cliff

Boehner’s big concession is apparently agreeing to only raise tax rates on those making more than $1 million a year. It’s time for President Obama to tell Boehner to take a hike… right off the fiscal cliff.

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Enough Talk. It’s time for ACTION on gun violence

Once again, we have suffered a horrific tragedy from gun violence.   And once again, our leaders are condemning it and expressing outrage, but promising nothing in the way of concrete steps to prevent the next tragedy. Enough empty rhetoric. It’s … Continue reading

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Harsh, but probably deserved

Well, this sounds about right: Back-bench freshmen Justin Amash, Tim Huelskamp and David Schweikert are gaining martyr status among conservative activists after they were “purged” from House committees for what they say is a matter of sticking to their principles on tough … Continue reading

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Romney takes “Lie of the year” honors!

There were a lot of lies told in the 2012 campaign, but in the end, only one would take the honor as Politifact’s “lie of the year.”  And the winner is… Mitt Romney! It was a lie told in the critical … Continue reading

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Tell the Feds: Back off states that have legalized marijuana

For too long, America has been waging a costly, damaging, counter-productive war against marijuana. A majority of Americans now supports legalization, and several states are trying versions of it, ranging from medical marijuana to full legalization.  The Federal government, however, … Continue reading

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Colbert for Senate?

Okay, it’s a longshot, but check this out: One-fifth of South Carolinians want late-night comedian Stephen Colbert to replace Jim DeMint in the Senate, according to a poll released Monday. There are four candidates Gov. Nikki Haley could appoint to DeMint’s seat … Continue reading

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No, the capital gains tax is not “taxing the same income twice”

Whenever the subject of increasing the capital gains tax from its current 15% rate comes up, you’ll invariably hear opponents breathlessly crying, “but that’s taxing the same income twice! Capital gains is double dipping!” It’s a great line, and has proven … Continue reading

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