Republican Tax Cut Disaster: Kansas’ Economy Continues to Sink After Governor Promised Growth

It’s no secret that the Republican party’s economic ideology is based on tax cuts, commonly referred to as “trickle-down economics.” It’s generally the belief that the more the rich have, the better off the rest of us will be via more jobs, higher wages and a stimulated economy. Except, that’s not at all what’s happened. Over the […]

Kansas Republicans Just Admitted That Cutting Taxes to “Boost the Economy” is a Scam

It’s not exactly a secret that the entire Republican economic philosophy is built on tax cuts and deregulation. Practically every time House Speaker John Boehner talks about a “jobs plan” that Republicans are pushing, it’s just a bill that calls for tax cuts for the rich and deregulations that favor big business. Basically whenever you […]

The Republican Party and the Great Conservative Long Con

Something I often like to do in my interactions with Republicans is make them defend their ideologies. It’s like a recent piece I wrote where I asked conservatives what the Republican party has actually done for them. It’s easy for conservatives to regurgitate talking points that have been spoon fed to them by the right-wing […]

Debunking the Republican Myth of Economic Prosperity Through Tax Cuts

Before getting started, this isn’t going to be some elaborate analysis of tax rates, or economic patterns outlining why trickle-down economics is a scam. Because, honestly, there’s really no point. It’s an indisputable fact that the richest among us in this country (as well as Wall Street and big corporations) have never done better. They’ve […]

5 Popular Conservative Talking Points Debunked By Common Sense

The words “common sense” and “conservative” don’t often go together.  Especially since the rise of the tea party.  You know, the people who base facts and reality based on what they want to be real instead of what actually is real. But while reading through a few comments left by conservatives on several of my articles, I […]

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 […]

Scott Walker Throwing Wisconsin Under the Bus for His Own Presidential Aspirations

Tax cuts and the Republican party are synonymous with one another.  Cutting taxes has been an intricate part of the Republican platform for as long as I’ve been alive, and the rhetoric only seems to be getting worse with each passing year.  It’s essentially their entire economy policy. How are we going to grow our […]

If a Second Revolution Does Come, it Won’t be Fought By the Rich – but Against Them

There’s a lot of talk here lately about a “second revolution” coming soon, usually by conservatives upset because the Constitution doesn’t protect their attempts to restrict the rights of others.  You also hear this statement come up when passing sensible gun regulation begins to make headlines. I mostly laugh the idea off mainly because we’re living […]

Exposing the Conservative Lie About Taxes and Job Creation

All these years Republicans have continued to perpetuate this myth that tax cuts would create jobs.  Never more so than after President Obama was elected.  They warned of the “dire consequences” tax hikes would have on our fragile economy. Well, let’s look at some of the facts, shall we? Heading into this past December the […]

Would You Vote For This Candidate?

I come from an increasingly dying breed of political activists.  I’m someone who urges compromise while it seems much of the country has allowed the words to be a symbol for “weakness” and “defeat.” We claim that we want a functioning government, yet continue to elect more partisan politicians than ever before.  While I see […]