Bellyaching About Taxes

February 22, 2010

I’m getting tired of the constant bellyaching about lowering taxes, often by the same people yelling we should reduce the deficit or spend more for the military, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and sometimes both. Our tax structure is unfair, because the federal government lowered taxes by pushing responsibilities to the states, and states have done the same with local governments so that property taxes bear too much of the burden. But the notion that the top income tax rates are too high is just nonsense. Read the rest of this entry »


The Dangerous Game of All or Nothing

February 17, 2010

When the Republicans filibustered government to a standstill in the 90s, they took the hit for it. Read the rest of this entry »


Corporate Speech in Black Robes

February 8, 2010

Roberts, Alito, Scalia, Thomas and Kennedy continue to justify our worst fears. Read the rest of this entry »


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