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A Look at the Free Market Credentials of the GOP Candidates’ Tax Plans

This combo made from file photos shows the 2016 Republican presidential candidates who have officially declared their candidacy as of Sunday, July 12, 2015. Top row, from left, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Bottom row, from left, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former New York Gov. George Pataki, Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, and real estate mogul Donald Trump. (AP Photo)

Wednesday night’s CNBC GOP debate was touted as economic-centric. It ended up being more about the moderators baiting the candidates with ridiculous and biased questions, such as John Harwood’s query to Mick Huckabee as to whether Donald Trump has the “moral authority” to lead the nation. But there needs to be some serious discussion of economics injected into the primaries beyond ...

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Why Changing Demographics Mean More Democrats


They always shoot the messenger. Even when he’s being optimistic. And Mitt Romney was optimistic when he said only 47 percent of the potential electorate wouldn’t vote for him because they were dependent on the government. The actual Census Bureau figures are much worse. The bureau reports 49.2 percent of your fellow citizens received some type of benefit from one ...

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Barack Obama: The Anti-Keynesian?


New York Times columnist and economist Paul Krugman thinks Barack Obama is an “anti-Keynesian” when it comes to economic matters. video platform video management video solutions video player   PAUL KRUGMAN: Can I just say, on the Reagan thing, if public-sector employment had continued to expand the way it did during Reagan’s first term, instead of falling by about 600,000 ...

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Cradle to Grave Suicide

Alexis Tsipras, head of Greece’s Radical Left Coalition, declared that country’s commitment to austerity is over because voters have rejected those deals. “There is no way we will sneak back in again what the Greek people threw out”, Tsipras said. “This is an historic moment for the Left and the popular movement and a great responsibility for me,” he added, ...

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House Budget Proposal Votes Tell an Interesting Truth


On Wednesday, March 28th 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on 3 different budget proposals, all that ended up with the same results of being shot down by huge numbers. One budget proposal went down in flames by an astounding vote of 0-414.  Rick Mulvaney (R-SC) proposed an alternative budget plan based on President Obama’s 2013 budget numbers and it went ...

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Progressive Tax Cut Extension Deal Reached?

The extension of the payroll tax cut through the end of 2012, will indeed contain another extension of the “emergency unemployment benefits, and the so-called medicare “doc fix payments,” according to a very sketchy article over at The This supposed “deal” contradicts Speaker Boehner’s earlier claims that House Republicans would put forward a clean tax cut extension bill  that did not contain the Greek-style social welfare ...

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Oh No! Here Comes Another Deficit

How will continuing to run deficits affect the US economy? It will have a deleterious effect, because deficit spending (spending more than is taken in) increases debt, which increases sales of Treasury bonds (actually borrowing) to cover the deficit amount, which increases money in circulation, which increases inflation, which decreases bond sales because investors (bond buyers) don’t want to be ...

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Driving Off the Debt Cliff… in a Chevy Volt

 There was a reappearance of the totally-debunked Nancy Pelosi debt chart recently which numerous economic institutions had already deemed it a blatant fallacy with no basis in reality. Politifact gave it a "pants on fire " rating, as in the  "liar,liar pants on fire" chant we used to say as kids when we caught a friend in a blatant lie. ...

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The Question That Will NOT Get Asked in Tonight's Fox GOP Debate

Fox News will be holding another 2012 GOP Presidential debate tonight, in which the public has been asked to submit the questions they would like to see the candidates answer in many forums and websites across the nation.  CDN has posted their question here. With our country rapidly approaching $15 trillion dollars of children-enslaving debt today, questions about how to ...

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