Lott Again

So Lott has finally apologized: “A poor choice of words conveyed to some the impression that I embraced the discarded policies of the past,” Lott said. “Nothing could be further from the truth, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by my statement.” But is this apology lame or what? Discarded policies? What about… Continue reading Lott Again

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Let’s Roll Back Time

This is what Trent Lott said at Strom Thurmond’s 100th birthday: “I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over all these years,… Continue reading Let’s Roll Back Time

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Redux: The Non-Taxpaying Class

I am getting a lot of hits (my definition of “lot” may differ from yours) for searching on this WSJ editorial. I am #11 (yes, that’s near the end) on Google. I thought I should point my readers to my posts as well as others. My original post My post about Neal Boortz beating WSJ… Continue reading Redux: The Non-Taxpaying Class

Tax the Poor

It seems like the Wall Street Journal editorial I mentioned before was inspired from Neal Boortz. Writing on his website on Aug 1, Boortz describes “THE DEMOCRATS’ (SECRET) PLAN FOR AMERICA”: Remove a majority of voters from responsibility for income taxes This is the biggie —- and they’ve made no attempt to hide their goals… Continue reading Tax the Poor

Voting Systems

I have always felt that the first-past-the-post (or plularity) voting system as practised in the US (except the Louisiana senate seat) and the UK is flawed since a house elected using this system does not reflect the will of the voters. A political party can easily get a two-thirds majority in parliament with only a… Continue reading Voting Systems

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WSJ Editorial: The Non-Taxpaying Class

E.J. Dionne, Tim Noah and Josh Marshall are making fun of the Wall Street Journal editorial last week which basically says: [A]s fewer and fewer people are responsible for paying more and more of all taxes, the constituency for tax cutting, much less for tax reform, is eroding. Workers who pay little or no taxes… Continue reading WSJ Editorial: The Non-Taxpaying Class

Bush Tax Cut

Very interesting table from the Tax Policy Center about how the Bush tax cut of last year would affect the rich and the poor after it is all phased in. Overall, the change in after-tax income will be 1.8%. The richest 1% get 4.5% however. The worst-off: those in the bottom 20% as well as… Continue reading Bush Tax Cut