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by Mary Sanchez
In Hurricane Irene's aftermath, roads and bridges were washed away, people were stranded in their homes without running water or working utilities, and the biggest concern of conservative Republican congressman Ron Paul was that
Is there a gene for this lack of compassion or is it a disease that we're all susceptible to contracting? Paul's response was the most extreme example of the current callousness coming from congressional Republicans.
Rep. Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader, reflected the views of his party on
So here are the Republican priorities: Add an estimated
OK, you might say, the party of no new taxes is simply holding to its Grover Norquist pledge. Ah, but that ostensibly principled stance has a newly discovered exception: Only tax cuts that benefit the rich count.
This twist is evident in the
This wobbliness is due to the disproportionate way payroll tax relief benefits working and middle-class people, and less so to the wealthy, since the tax is only applied to the first
Remember the epic partisan tax fights waged recently? Last year Republicans in
As Warren Buffett said, our nation's tax code serves the rich and needs a major overhaul. A new report from the
Why would any political party want to stand in defense of that kind of disloyalty to country, or protect such blatant greed over assisting a Vermont farmer with government help to rebuild after a storm? Ultimately, that is the choice: Corporate coffers or Vermont farmers. Private jets or infrastructure. Oil profits or education. It shouldn't be any contest at all.
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