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2014 election: #Obamacare & a stagnant economy loom large for Democrats

Posted by: ST on January 2, 2014 at 11:32 am » 6 Comments

The Hill has a story up today that points out vulnerable Democrats running for re-election this year will have more than just Obamacare to worry about come November: President Obama and Democrats may not be able to rely on the economic recovery to bolster their chances in November’s midterm elections. Even though there has been […]

 

Prepare for even higher premiums as #Obamacare tax set to hit insurers

Posted by: ST on January 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm » 3 Comments

As if premiums weren’t too high already thanks to the so-called “Affordable Care Act.” Via Fox News: New Year’s Day marks the start of coverage under ObamaCare for millions of people — but it also marks the start of a massive tax increase which could further inflate premiums. Beginning Wednesday, the Affordable Care Act imposes […]

 

#NCPOL: How #NCDems turn misinformation about the #NCGA into “truth”

Posted by: ST on October 22, 2013 at 10:02 am » 2 Comments

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#IRS watching conservative groups as recently as two weeks ago?

Posted by: Phineas on September 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas You’d think, after admitting wrongdoing back in May and being thoroughly pilloried by the public since then, the IRS would have had the good sense to stop singling out groups based on political beliefs. You would also be wrong: Republicans investigating the IRS targeting scandal said Wednesday that the agency continued to […]

 

#IRS: Going after veterans’ groups?

Posted by: Phineas on August 28, 2013 at 2:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Well, here’s a surprise (he wrote in sarcasm): while harassing Tea Party and other conservative groups –and interfering with their ability to participate in the 2012 elections, coincidentally enough– our public servants in the IRS decided it would be a good idea to audit veterans organizations, the members of which are largely […]

 

Democrat congressman accidentally honest with public

Posted by: Phineas on August 4, 2013 at 5:44 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’m sure Rep. Ellison will get an earful from Minority Leader Pelosi for giving the game away: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told a gathering of Democrats, “The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it.” So, there you have it. It’s not your money; it’s […]

 

Dem Governors to Gov. Perry: TX needs to stop trying to steal our jobs!

Posted by: ST on June 2, 2013 at 5:52 pm » 10 Comments

If this story doesn’t make you laugh out loud with glee while doing a little “Toldjah So!” chant, I don’ t know what will: Gov. Rick Perry’s high-profile efforts to lure jobs to Texas from other states may be good business and smart politics back home, but they’re infuriating to prominent Democrats around the country. And […]

 

IRS apology on targeting 75 Tea Party groups is NOT EVEN CLOSE to enough

Posted by: ST on May 10, 2013 at 6:26 pm » 13 Comments

I wish I could say I was shocked by this disturbing news (via) but I am most certainly not (bolded emphasis by me): WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service apologized Friday for what it acknowledged was “inappropriate” targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status. […]

 

Hide your IRAs: Obama admin. — “We think you’ve saved enough!”

Posted by: Phineas on April 12, 2013 at 6:36 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Or maybe it’s the off-ramp to Cyprus. Over at lefty blog Talking Points Memo (h/t Joel Gehrke), Brian Beutler has noted an interesting item in the White House’s latest budget proposal: a cap on the amount one is allowed to save in tax-deferred accounts. Anything over that is open to the taxman. Per the budget, […]

 

This is why California can’t have nice things: taxing email

Posted by: Phineas on March 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Not yet, but a Berkeley (natch) city councilor thinks it’s a grand idea: Gordon Wozniak, a Berkeley city councilman, proposed taxing email messages during a recent city council meeting in an effort to reduce the spread of “spam,” or unwanted emails. Wozniak also said an email tax could raise money to keep […]