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Do “what good Christians do,” say LGBTQ Republicans in a pitch-perfect political ad: Reject Roy Moore

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Do “what good Christians do,” say LGBTQ Republicans in a pitch-perfect political ad: Reject Roy Moore
Log Cabin Republicans, the thousands-strong right-wing LGBTQ group, has strong message for other Christians: Reject Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore. Moore has been accused by several women of sexually assaulting them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. Nevertheless, Republicans including Donald Trump and some Christian groups say he still has their Read More

The insane logic of cutting taxes on the highest earners in the United States

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The insane logic of cutting taxes on the highest earners in the United States
The US is moving swiftly toward a massive tax cut for the highest earners. But the question is, why? Does it really make sense for Republicans to cut taxes on the highest earners, when they already pay historically low taxes and control a historically high share of national earnings? The Republican tax bills have a Read More

The Senate Republican tax bill does not look good for the working class at all

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The Senate Republican tax bill does not look good for the working class at all
The US Senate’s new tax bill will mean lower incomes on average for the working class, especially after temporary breaks expire in 2025, according to a new analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP): Scoring the senate bill is tricky because it not only cut taxes, but also eliminates the requirement that Read More

Why is a tax-cut loving accountant the first Republican senator to oppose his party’s tax plan?

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Why is a tax-cut loving accountant the first Republican senator to oppose his party’s tax plan?
Senator Ron Johnson is a conservative Republican from Wisconsin, a trained accountant, and the founder of a family-owned manufacturing business. Unexpectedly, he is also the first Republican lawmaker to say he won’t vote for the senate’s tax bill as currently written. His complaint is that small businesses in the US don’t get enough of a Read More

Raising taxes on the rich is an easy way to pay for corporate tax cuts

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Raising taxes on the rich is an easy way to pay for corporate tax cuts
Republican plans to overhaul US taxes includes a provision to cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%. The House Republicans’ proposal would make the cut immediately, while the Senate Republicans’ plan would delay the cut for two years. Though changes to individual tax rates get more attention, in financial terms the corporate tax Read More

For the second time, a candidate backed by Trump has been rejected by voters

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on For the second time, a candidate backed by Trump has been rejected by voters
Republicans eager to win or retain elected office might do well to keep their distance from the president. Election results coming in from Tuesday’s gubernatorial elections (Nov. 8) show that Democrat Ralph Northam, a doctor and army veteran, won the Virginia race, defeating the candidate heavily backed by Trump, Republican Ed Gillespie, by a nine Read More

Today’s votes in Virginia and New Jersey will determine the political ads Americans see next year

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Today’s votes in Virginia and New Jersey will determine the political ads Americans see next year
Two important US states always elect their governors in the year following a presidential election. As a result, Virginia and New Jersey invariably give Americans a framework for understanding their new president and his party’s chances in the following year’s congressional midterm elections. Currently, Virginia is led by a Democrat (Terry McAuliffe) and New Jersey Read More

The Republican tax plan saves companies and heirs $4 for every $1 it saves working Americans

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The Republican tax plan saves companies and heirs $4 for every $1 it saves working Americans
If it wasn’t true before, it’s true now: Donald Trump is the anti-Ronald Reagan. The beloved Republican icon signed a major tax overhaul in 1986 that would become the touchstone of revenue levying legislation. Its main accomplishment was paying for individual tax cuts by raising taxes on business. Trump is pushing for the opposite: a Read More