Boehner’s Plan B Also Cuts Taxes on Rich, Raises Them on Poor

By: Thursday December 20, 2012 6:38 am

John Boehner may not even have the votes for today’s “Plan B,” a bill that effectively raises taxes on people making over $1 million a year. He was seen gladhanding on the House floor last night, whipping votes for his side. He can only lose 24 votes to reach 217 (there are a couple vacancies right now), on the expectation that he’ll get no help at all from the other side. It’s probably a heavy lift; even with Grover Norquist’s blessing, Boehner wants his GOP colleagues to walk the plank on a tax increase bill without any hope of it becoming law, just so they can go back and pass another bill that does the same thing.

A look at the bill’s particulars, however, actually inverts expectations.

 

A Partial List Of Things That “Pro-Life” Conservatives Support

By: Wednesday December 19, 2012 7:09 pm

…Based on the right’s passionate and indignant opposition to any and all policies that would curtail them.

Boehner Purges Conservative Members from Influential Committees

By: Tuesday December 4, 2012 11:03 am

As I noted, John Boehner got as much flak from his right flank on his three-page “counter-offer” as he did from his left. Conservative groups groused at the inclusion of $800 billion in revenue collection increases, even as it followed the Romney campaign pattern of lowering rates while broadening the base. Obviously they would rather do that without having to raise revenue at all. RedState put up the “white flag of surrender” to characterize the counter-offer.

Boehner’s Counter-Offer: Based on Impromptu Bowles Super Committee Testimony

By: Tuesday December 4, 2012 7:09 am

In trying to make a quick understanding of the Boehner counter-offer on the fiscal slope yesterday, I knew that his reference to the “Bowles plan” was not a reference to Bowles-Simpson but rather something Bowles wrote or said in November 2011. It turns out that it came from testimony before the failed Super Committee, where Bowles basically spitballed a reform measure totaling $2 trillion by averaging out each sides’ initial offers.

Truckin’ to Treason: The Hot Air of Secession

By: Saturday November 24, 2012 6:40 pm

A white Ford F-250 pick-up rumbled through town, a Confederate rebel flag on a pole behind the cab; on the rear bumper were a pro-life and three Anti-Obama stickers, two of which could not be revealed in a family newspaper.

It wasn’t a lone wolf protest; several cars, trucks, and homes in the area sport similar flags and messages.

Another ‘Movement’ in the Works to Undermine Obama’s Second Term?

By: Wednesday November 7, 2012 6:26 pm

Batten down the hatches because some people are beginning yet another fake “movement” designed to undermine President Obama like the Tea Party did during his first term.

Oh, Hi —- Oh, No…

By: Saturday November 3, 2012 6:52 pm

Portions of this video will someday be repurposed to make a compelling argument for death panels.

Conservative Conspiracy Theorists Decide BLS Massaged Data to Boost Employment Numbers

By: Friday October 5, 2012 10:20 am

Because data is just fungible to the political leanings of whoever confronts it, we predictably saw a number of conservatives question today’s jobs report, suggesting that the Bureau of Labor Statistics fudged the data to help the President’s re-election campaign. Leading this charge was former GE CEO Jack Welch on Twitter. I think the government should make a deal with Welch – they’ll admit to massaging the data if he cleans up all the PCBs in the Hudson River personally.

On a more serious note, this is really pretty outrageous, and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, whose department includes the BLS, is right to be insulted.

Romney to Donors: All Obama Voters “Dependent Upon Government”

By: Monday September 17, 2012 3:35 pm

The hidden camera moment of this election cycle comes not from the long-awaited Michelle Obama Whitey tape, but from a fundraiser for the Republican nominee.

Mother Jones’ David Corn has obtained video – catnip for 24-hour news networks – of Romney speaking at a gathering of high-dollar donors, wherein he gave his strategy for the election. In so doing, he basically describe everyone disinclined to vote for him as a moocher living off the government dole.

Important Political Messages for You From Chuck Norris and Victoria Jackson

By: Sunday September 2, 2012 6:45 am

I guess after Grandpa Clint’s senior moment during the RNC, we messages from Hollywood conservatives are out there in attempt to resonate with some unidentified demographic out there. “Eastwooding” has taken the country by storm.

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