OUR CRACK FOX NEWS TEAM, WITH HELP FROM OUR FOX NEWS ANALYSIST, CHIEF LOBBYIST,AND MANIPULATOR KARL ROVE, HAS DECIPHERED WHAT HAPPENED.
IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE FOLLOWING FACT-BASED EMAIL BLAST ROARED THROUGH OHIO PRIOR TO ELECTION DAY OUR OHIO ADVANTAGE DISAPPEARED. WE COULD NO LONGER RIG THE VOTING MACHINES ENOUGH TO MAKE UP FOR THE SHIFT IN VOTER ATTITUDES, WHICH WE ATTRIBUTE TO CUYAHOGA HUNN'S FACT-BASED HISTORIC ECONOMIC ANALYSIS EMAILED TO HIS OHIO FRIENDS AND FOES"
CALL GLEN AND RUSH AND ASK THEM HOW WE CAN TWIST THIS.
I hope you will consider these graphical displays of why your vote is important for the future.
In 2000 President Clinton, who believed government can work and worked to make it work, left President Bush a $230 billion budget surplus.
Bush, a legacy college grad, missing National Guarder and then President, went to war, cut taxes, and blew up more than one economy. Romney, claiming it's his entitled turn, talks of following similar policies.
Economic history repeats when wealth gets concentrated at the top.
Eight years of the Bush administration staffed by neocons (Supreme Court decided election, 911 tragedy, freewheeling Osama Bin Laden, two wars in wrong spots, PTSDed vets, from budget surplus to skyrocketed debt, Bank Crash and Bailout, Terrible Great Recession, Citizen United loaded court, Katrina with a stable jockey running FEMA, etc.) should have reminded many proud and thinking Republicans how far they have drifted from the practical, visionary, and
And this has not improved enough over the last few years since the BIG MONEY that controls much of the whole Congress and lobbies for beneficial tax legislation is unwilling to implement tax and economic changes that could regrow the Middle Class.
A nation is as strong as its Middle Class. We have a productive working class that has been rewarded less and less while those playing with financial derivatives, collateralized debt, short sales, hedges, wealthy connections, and lobby shops that write legislation for rich clients live the "Greed is good" mantra--and win more riches in return.
This is not a long term healthy or Christian approach for a nation, or for a comfortable after-life.
We may still be a rich country, but the riches are inherited, controlled, and manipulated by fewer and fewer -- and that approach makes it harder and harder to "Promote the general welfare" upon which an educated and strong nation is built.
When income and wealth concentration goes to fewer and fewer and estate taxes are chopped, hardship and poverty tends to grow among those who lack the resources or time to influence legislation. The physical and educational infrastructure erodes. The middle class starts to shrink. And too often the middle class lacks the time to understand and vote for its own MPC's (Marginal Propensity to Consume) role in getting macro and micro economics to benefit them and their loved ones.
We are not a Supply Side society that succeeds on trickle down. We are a Demand Driven economy with about 70% of our economy coming from demand buys from Americans, which stems from a strong middle class. If Congress would have supported proposed legislation to employ more firemen, teachers, cops, etc., Obama could have matched the public sector hiring done under Bush. Today's Republican party, however, felt refusing to support such Democratic proposals was more important than helping employ more American cops, teachers, firemen, government employees, etc.
In the meantime, those with BIG MONEY BUY the air waves and bomb the overworked shrinking middle class with simplistic supply-side economic proposals that have proved to benefit only the extremely wealthy, (just do some graphical research, as done here) and sometimes trickle down a little on the rest"
Ed Koupal, my favorite maverick political mentor, liked to implement in our campaigns the meaningful mantra "Follow the money." Hopefully, you will logically follow the money and consider who will fight even a well-lobbied Congress more than the other to get a fairer tax system and get the most done for rebuilding America's Middle Class.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Mitt Romney made $13.7 million last year and paid $1.94 million in federal income taxes, giving him an effective tax rate of 14.1%, his campaign said Friday.
His effective tax rate was up slightly from the 13.9% rate he paid in 2010 .
The Romneys donated more than 29 percent of their income to charity, including more than $1.1 million in cash to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The investment tax breaks could have kept Romney's tax rate below 13 percent, which last month he said was at least what he had paid over the past decade. To stay above that level for 2011, Romney didn't claim all of the deductions for charitable contributions that he could, according to a blog post by Brad Malt, a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston who manages Romney's investments.
Romney had previously released his 2010 tax return, which showed that he paid a 13.9 percent rate on $21.7 million in income. http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-09-21/romney-tax-return-shows-14-dot-1-percent-rate-on-13-dot-7-million-in-income
Romney refuses to release anything more than his 2010 and 2011 tax returns.
The president's 2011 federal income tax return shows reported adjusted gross income of about $790,000 last year. About half of the first family's income is the president's salary. The White House says the rest comes from sales of Obama's books.
Obama's effective tax rate is just above 20 percent - lower than many Americans who earn less. He has made tax-rate fairness a campaign issue.
The White House released a copy of the president's tax return, which also shows charitable donations of more than $172,000.
Obama is donating after-tax proceeds from his children's book to the Fisher House Foundation. The charity helps veterans and military families receiving medical treatment. Obama tax return shows 2011 earnings of $789,674. http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/04/13/obama-tax-return-shows-2011-earnings-of-789-674/
You can find 12 years of Obama / Biden tax returns at http://www.barackobama.com/tax-returns/
Which of these two is willing to tax himself and his income class and pour the proceeds into rebuilding our physical, educational, energy, health, etc. infrastructure?
Which will go after the carried interest, hedge fund loopholes in the tax code that allows the rich and connected to make money on complicated financial games and without sweating hide their gains in offshore accounts?
Follow the money and vote for rewarding the workers who built the country more than for the financial gamers at the top who, as Warren Buffet said, " There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning."
Thanks. Guess you know what I'd be voting were I back on Ohio's wonderful Snow Rd.
And before signing off" " With that caveat, our assessment indicates that as of 2009, the net worth of the nation's 400 wealthiest individuals exceeds the net worth of half of all American households.
We rate Moore's statement True." http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2011/mar/10/michael-moore/michael-moore-says-400-americans-have-more-wealth-/
Fair Tax Bracket Reinstitution Congressional Proposal or click to http://www.change.org/petitions/view/reinstitute_tax_brackets_that_grew_a_middle_class And help implement the American World Service Corps Congressional Proposal
And help implement the American World Service Corps Congressional Proposal