Republicans Approve $310 Billion in Tax Cuts for Big Corporations, Remove $12 Million to Help Foster Children

I think the thing that baffles me so much about Republican voters is that their own party doesn’t try to hide the fact that they’re a shill for the richest among us and big business.  Nearly every economic policy they support clearly favors these two groups, while almost every cut they push for targets the […]

Who Benefits from the Government Shutdown? Hint: It’s Not the Poor or Middle Class

There are many frustrating things about this government shutdown; from theatrics and whining by the Tea Party responsible for this irresponsibility in the first place, to the false equivalency reported (“Both sides are responsible!”) by both news media and talk show hosts (looking at you Jaw Leno!); to the inevitable credit downgrade that we’ll receive […]