Upper-Income Tax Cuts Will Affect Almost 100% of Boehner’s Real Constituents

By: Friday December 3, 2010 12:44 pm

Yesterday, Ezra Klein pointed out that while soon-to-be-Speaker of the House John Boehner intends to to fight tooth and nail to extend the Bush tax cuts for those making over $250,000, they account for only about one percent of the constituents in his district. There are 238,781 households in John Boehner’s district. There are 2,824 of [...]

The Game IS Rigged

By: Thursday December 2, 2010 8:12 am

Michael Bennet gets caught in a moment of rare honesty with an open mike in the Senate: “It’s all rigged. The whole conversation is rigged. The fact that we don’t get to a discussion before the break about what we’re going to do in the lame duck. It’s just rigged.” Of course it is.  They [...]

Where are the “Obama Tax Cuts?”

By: Tuesday November 16, 2010 1:30 pm

The lame duck session of Congress is shaping up to be dominated by the issue of what to do with the “Bush tax cuts” set to expire at the end of the year. Democrats want to extend the Bush tax cuts only for everyone making less than $250,000, but the Republicans are insisting that they [...]

Obama Twists Own Arm, Says “Uncle” to Extending Bush Tax Cuts

By: Wednesday November 10, 2010 10:24 pm

Political mastermind David Axelrod says the White House is ready to cave in the wake of imaginary overwhelming pressure to extend all of the Bush tax cuts, exacerbating the “deficit” problem they’ve been completely obsessed with: President Barack Obama’s top adviser suggested to The Huffington Post late Wednesday that the administration was ready to accept [...]