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The Great Tax Heist and “The General Welfare”

by Anna Wrobel   THE TAX THEFT being perpetrated by Republicans will create little that is living, but will instead produce a growing austerity. The big winners will continue to siphon our public treasury for private gain at ever greater speed and volume, with no legal compulsion that the wealthiest receivers do anything constructive for the economy nor for […]

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GOP to Low-Income Americans: Tough Noogies

by Marc Jampole   AS MANY OTHERS have pointed out, the Republican Party hasn’t wasted any time letting the other shoe drop. They’re dancing their standard two-step of first creating a deficit by cutting taxes on the wealthy and then wailing that the deficit is hurting the economy — of course, the only way to fix it by […]

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Christmas with the Trumps. Khanike, Too.

A SHORT PLAY by Joel Schechter (Donald Trump enters dressed as Santa Claus, backed by scenery of  a Christmas tree forest, a sleigh, and one red-nosed reindeer. Trump hands out axes to audience members.) Trump:  It’s Christmas time, America! And I’m giving you a big, beautiful Christmas present. Ivanka: It’s a Khanike gift, too. Alt-Right Torch […]

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To Create More Jobs, Tax the Job Creators More!

THE MORE UNCLE SAM TAKES, THE MORE THEY’LL WANT by Gary Ferdman   LAST WEEK, Donald Trump’s chief economic advisor Gary Cohn gave new meaning to the term “speaking truth to power” by proclaiming: “The most excited group out there are big CEOs, about our tax plan.” Ever since 1974, when conservative economist Arthur Laffer sketched his infamous […]

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OpEdge: Ignoring the Poor

by Marc Jampole Whenever there is a contentious issue between the two dominant political parties, the Democrats and many Republicans immediately depict their positions as better for the middle class. Below you’ll find a few of the thousands of quotes which put the middle class front-and-center in the recent “fiscal cliff” confrontation. I place “fiscal […]

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They’re Going to Cut What?!

Deficit Cutting as Class Warfare An Editorial “If you rub elbows with a rich man, you get a hole in your sleeve.”   — Yiddish proverb, quoted by Khayim Zhitlovsky in 1921 Bill Clinton left the White House in the first month of 2001 with a surplus in the national coffers and with the gross national […]

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