Reaganomics Tax Experiment Still Going Poorly in Kansas. In 2012, Kansas passed large tax cuts championed by Republican governor Sam Brownback and Ronald Reagan-affiliated economist Arthur Laffer, who said the move would create tens of thousands of jobs and result in "enormous prosperity." But the state has subsequently added jobs at a slower rate than neighboring states (and the country as a whole) while coming up against significant revenue shortfalls.
Reaganomics Tax Experiment Still Going Poorly in Kansas
Should the Poor Be Allowed to Vote? Voter-ID laws are part of a hoary American tradition holding that people who aren't economically independent can't make reasoned political choices.
Should the Poor Be Allowed to Vote?
Through mid-century, when times were good economically, most of the benefits trickled down to the bottom 90 percent of households. Then came the Reagan era and actual trickle-down economics. Suddenly, the benefits started sticking with the rich. Since 2001, the top 10 percent have enjoyed virtually all of the gains. Increase Favors, Massive Growth, Percent, 1950S Disappearing, Income Growth, Average Income, Liberal Politics, Gilded Age, Economics Expansion
How the Rich Conquered the Economy, in One Chart
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The One Issue that Unites Liberals and Conservatives Everyone supports paid leave—except the Republican Party
The One Issue Everyone Supports—Except the Republican Party
The One National Holiday Republicans Want You to Forget
Sarah Palin Shells Out 3 Percent of PAC Money to Endorsed Candidates. According to OpenSecrets.org, Sarah Palin's political action committee, SarahPAC boasted $1.4 million in the third quarter—mighty impressive and an encouraging number for the candidates that constitute Palin's Picks, if only they actually received a good chunk of that money. But nope, Palin's PAC generously donated a meager $45,000 total to Republican candidates. That just over 3 percent. The generosity is really touching.
How Birth Year Influences Political Views
Republican Admits Why Republicans Hate Obamacare -- NYMag
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Monday Money Quote: Environment vs Economy - Family Budgeting
Senate Republicans halted a Democratic measure that would limit tax breaks for companies that outsource jobs and operations from the U.S. The plan would have denied U.S. companies a tax deduction for the costs of moving out of the country and provided a tax credit for companies bringing operations home. It wouldn’t have affected the trend of companies moving their legal addresses to other countries through transactions known as inversions.