taxes

Donald Defunds Social Security

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Donald Trump issued an Executive order defunding Social Security of the next 4 months.  In 1936 President Franklyn D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law.  It was the first permanent piece of social welfare legislation. It has stabilized the lives of our seniors ever since. The Social Security Administration, an agency of the […]

Home of the Brave

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

“People who have opportunity to work and earn, and who have an assured income in their old age, are free. They are free of the fear of poverty. They are free of public or private charity. They can live happier, more useful lives. That’s real freedom. And that is something we should be proud of-that’s […]

Wage Theft and Tax Cuts

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Your future will evaporate under if you give them a second chance. Anthem issues, immigration issues, himtoo issues are just a distraction. Republicans are planning on stealing from your future. It’s very disturbing, and it’s driven by the three big entitlement programs that are very popular: Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid. That’s 70 percent of […]

The Preventive War Lie

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

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 finished paying for […]

Monkey Cage: Makers vs Takers

Friday, January 5th, 2018

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 received government benefits […]

I Give Thanks

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

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 take a short […]

Oklahoma Conservatives Kill Jobs and the Middle Class

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

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 for FY 2017. […]

Closing the Fairness Gap

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

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 to be “progressive.” […]