taxes

The Preventive War Lie

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Share on Facebook Article One, Section Eight of the Constitution says “Congress shall have power to … declare War”. If Donald goes to war, he will be in violation of the US Constitution. His advisors are trying to spin their illegal activity as a “preventive war.” Starting a war has never prevented one. We haven’t […]

Monkey Cage: Makers vs Takers

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Share on Facebook I always need this explanation of government benefits.  Conservatives constantly lie about who gets help.  We, the government of the United States of America, help the least among us.    There simply isn’t a large percentage of people taking advantage of the system. Of the 24.7% of Americans who did not work and […]

I Give Thanks

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Share on Facebook It’s always a good thing to stop and examine our lives.  Thanksgiving reminds us to see all we have instead of what we lack.  Many of us get into the bad habit of concentrating on the negative instead of the positive.   Today, Modern America provides many reasons to give thanks. If we […]

Oklahoma Conservatives Kill Jobs and the Middle Class

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Share on Facebook Killing jobs. Killing a state. Is it any wonder, young people have to leave the state to find a decent job? Public services are essential for a middle class to survive. The budget agreement announced today by legislative leaders and the Governor proposes a total of $6.778 billion in state appropriated dollars […]

Closing the Fairness Gap

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Share on Facebook President Obama talked about “tax fairness” yesterday. To illustrate the “fairness gap” I have modified a chart by the Center for Tax Justice. It charts ALL taxes paid by each income group. Unlike, Conservative commentators the CTJ didn’t single out only income taxes. You can see that our tax system is designed […]