ashleelisbeth

public administration grad student. southern/floridian. i like animals, cuddles, books, baked goods, Mew and lots of other stuff.

#taxes

'...in the four years between presidential campaigns, could Romney and his staff not have anticipated probing questions about his tax returns, performance at Bain, and offshore accounts? How come “Cayman Island accounts” didn’t throw up any caution flags in the Romney camp? Are they that pop-culturally insulated? In almost any TV series, movie, or suspense novel about international finance and money laundering, “Cayman Islands” is shorthand for hidden assets and shadowy activities, men with black gloves stifling cries as they drag a squirming John Grisham victim away from the computer console and into a waiting black van.' »

“Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) resumed his attacks on President Obama’s economic policy Sunday morning, suggesting that the President’s plan to tax millionaires’ profits from capital gains in order to fund job creation efforts constitutes “class warfare”… Ryan was simultaneously calling for an end to the current temporary tax cuts, which would raise taxes by 50 percent on those making less than $106,000. While launching accusations of “class warfare,” Ryan is the one who would prefer that people with less money pay more, while those with more money keep more.”

Paul Ryan Calls For Increasing Taxes On Middle Class But Dismisses Millionaires Tax As ‘Class Warfare’ | ThinkProgress (via robot-heart-politics)

Today in “Hypocrisy is a Conservative Value”

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