The full prepared text of the State of the Union Speech is now online. The president just ad-libbed after recounting the tax cutting his administration has undertaken. “I thought I’d get some applause from over there?” he said pointing…
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Election night was bittersweet for Andrew Moylan. The young government affairs manager of the conservative National Taxpayers Union was watching returns in Asheville, N.C., with fellow attendees of the conservative State Policy Network’s annual meeting. Early in the night, the gubernatorial races in Virginia and then New Jersey went to the Republicans. Moylan, however, was watching the returns on two anti-tax, anti-spending ballot measures in Maine and Washington. Those weren’t turning out so well.
“I care a lot less about Republicans than I do about policy,” Moylan said. “So it was depressing to watch those numbers come in.”
The Denver Post published a factchecking piece on the disparity between the number of jobs reported to have been created so far in the state by the American Recovery Act and the number of actual jobs created. Turns out…
Colorado politics blogger David Thielen interviewed Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck last week. Buck is one of the GOP frontrunners in the race to challenge Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. Thielen is a straight shooter in the world of…
It’s a radical political speech loaded with ideology and foisted upon schoolchildren by the president, who is so smooth, the kids surely have no idea they are being indoctrinated. It all happened in 1988, the president was Ronald Reagan and…
Nick Gillespie, editor in chief at Reason magazine, a libertarian guide to life and politics, posted a comic example of media carpet-bagging yesterday when he blogged on how he’d like to move to Colorado because of the amazing job Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights has done in saving our state from the ravages of the recession.
In the first of many expected “tea party” buzz kills today, a new Gallup Poll finds that 48 percent of Americans say the amount of income tax they pay is “about right” edging out those that complain the rate is too high.
The pollster’s annual Tax Day survey notes a radical departure in this year’s report — taxpayers have the most rosy view of paying their fair share of government revenue since 1956.
Teabagging just isn’t what it used to be.
And with new revelations that the much anticipated April 15 anti-tax protests are being co-opted by establishment Republican groups and Washington, D.C.-based corporate lobbyists, the term “teabaggery” may well join “douchebaggery” in the pantheon of political recriminations.
The government transparency mavens at the Sunlight Foundation point to a new report documenting how multinational corporations got a staggering 22,000 percent return on the money spent to hire lobbyists to push for a one-time 85 percent IRS tax break on worldwide income.
The bill the corporate giants fought so hard for? The inaptly named American Jobs Creation Act of 2004.