Two political parties with same fiscal plan prey on middle class

The federal government elections are winner takes all, which means the tiniest majority insures the elected party powers, as though everyone voted one way. Many other nations use proportional representation. In those systems if one party gets 75% of the vote, it is awarded 3/4 of the delegates to the governing body, and the minority … Continue reading Two political parties with same fiscal plan prey on middle class

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a boon for corporations, blatant welfare for companies that underpay their workers

It's budget season time again. The Washington Post and NYT have already published their obligatory stories on why we need to "reform" Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, because if not, we won't have hardly any money left to spend on military and discretionary programs. Fox and NBC stations this week said we must "deal" with … Continue reading Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a boon for corporations, blatant welfare for companies that underpay their workers

Means-testing us to deny public benefits, stigmatizes the poor and endangers support from the middle and upper classes

Should government focus on public services or needy services? The argument is whether we should provide benefits or programs to both rich and poor – even though higher income folks can afford to pay for these with ease. If we have a service or program, such as public schools, universal public healthcare, or even public … Continue reading Means-testing us to deny public benefits, stigmatizes the poor and endangers support from the middle and upper classes

A hike in Capital Gains tax rate won’t affect IRA or 401K savings withdrawal tax rates or your total $ in savings

While many progressives are seeking to hike an historically very low Capital Gains Tax rate of 15% to 23.8% (compared to regular personal income tax rates), some of the elite, who will pay more under such a change, are leaving public bread crumbs that an increase will hurt average income seniors and reduce their retirement … Continue reading A hike in Capital Gains tax rate won’t affect IRA or 401K savings withdrawal tax rates or your total $ in savings

Glenn Greenwald – his evil lesson on how to hate the Jews

"My parents tried to inculcate me a little bit into organized Judaism, but they weren't particularly devoted to that, and my grandparents were, but it just never took hold." - Wikipedia quote attributed to Glenn Greenwald Is there anyone more antisemitic than a former Jew, turned against his own people? In Glenn Greenwald's case, hatred … Continue reading Glenn Greenwald – his evil lesson on how to hate the Jews

Cartoon published by the London Sunday Times last week…

What more will be done to dehumanize the Jews? It seems almost like 1933 all over again, but this time in England with publication of this cartoon in the London Sunday Times! For a change, an organization other than the BBC is in the forefront of British pro terrorist propaganda. Sadly, some apologists, who claim … Continue reading Cartoon published by the London Sunday Times last week…

Did you ever wonder why you never heard of wolf chops?

The mistake - that so-called "liberal" progressives almost always make - is to ascribe good intentions to evil persons. They don't realize that not everyone is kind and reasonable at heart, and yet many of us too often apologize for our zeal, excuse our desire for factual discussion, and basically try to sell our positions … Continue reading Did you ever wonder why you never heard of wolf chops?

GOP thrust to stop transfers between Social Security funds may open a path for new progressive benefits’ improvement

We learned today that there is too much money in the Social Security retirement fund and not enough money in the Social Security disability fund, so the Republican-dominated Congress seems determined to prevent transfers from the "rich" fund to the "poor" fund, allowing both to last until 2033. Otherwise, the disability fund would run out … Continue reading GOP thrust to stop transfers between Social Security funds may open a path for new progressive benefits’ improvement