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Republican Hypocrisy: The Debt Belongs to Them

Posted by on Oct 5, 2012 in CULTURE SAVVY, Politics | 0 comments

Republican Hypocrisy: The Debt Belongs to Them

Hypocrisy might be a strong word, but that’s exactly what it is. Republicans have trumpeted the virtue of fiscal responsibility all the while spending our tax dollars like drunken sailors on shore leave. Wednesday night gave us our first chance to see what punches presidential hopeful Gov. Mitt Romney would pull onstage versus President Obama. Predictably, he wanted to talk about taxes and the deficit. Even more predictably he charged President Obama with being responsible for the fiscal hole that the Republican Party has dug over the...

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Romney’s 1% really needs the 47%

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in CULTURE SAVVY, Politics | 1 comment

Romney’s 1% really needs the 47%

We could focus our attention on the fact that Mitt Romney’s recent ‘47%’ comment was another blatant mischaracterization of working men and women all across America. We could focus on the fact that his number is almost meaningless when you consider that 37% of Americans are not even in the workforce, and therefore won’t be paying income taxes. We could even focus on the fact that the taxes paid by the now infamous 47% are mostly regressive in nature, and the burden of these regressive taxes falls squarely on the shoulders of working class...

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Capitalism — Romney & Wal-Mart Style

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 in CULTURE SAVVY, Politics | 0 comments

Capitalism — Romney & Wal-Mart Style

You know, Mitt Romney keeps paying a lot of lip service to small businesses in the US. He points out (correctly) that they are the engine that drives the economy, they’re the testament of the “American Dream,” and they are the essence of capitalism. I beg to differ. Small business capitalism is not Romney capitalism. Romney’s capitalism is Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart swallows up the baker, the butcher, and the cheese maker. Wal-Mart pushes out the corner pharmacist, the little mid-block ophthalmologist, and the multi-generation hair salon....

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