RELATED: NOM's anti-gay hate pledge includes a promise to establish a presidential commission to investigate the "harassment" of anti-gay Christians. Hey, stop hassling all those Christians beating you with bats! You're infringing on their religious liberties!
These guys are just going all-in on the class warfare:
News flash: Congressional Republicans want to raise your taxes. Impossible, right? GOP lawmakers are so virulently anti-tax, surely they will fight to prevent a payroll tax increase on virtually every wage-earner starting Jan. 1, right?
Many of the same Republicans who fought hammer-and-tong to keep the George W. Bush-era income tax cuts from expiring on schedule are now saying a different "temporary" tax cut should end as planned. By their own definition, that amounts to a tax increase.
The tax break extension they oppose is sought by President Barack Obama. Unlike proposed changes in the income tax, this policy helps the 46 percent of all Americans who owe no federal income taxes but who pay a "payroll tax" on practically every dime they earn.
There are other differences as well, and Republicans say their stand is consistent with their goal of long-term tax policies that will spur employment and lend greater certainty to the economy.
"It's always a net positive to let taxpayers keep more of what they earn," says Rep. Jeb Hensarling, "but not all tax relief is created equal for the purposes of helping to get the economy moving again." The Texas lawmaker is on the House GOP leadership team.
He's right. The payroll tax is far more effective at stimulating the economy than giving the Koch brothers and the Wall Street money boys more money to buy another yacht.
This is all about making sure the economy is as bad as possible for 2012, protecting the rich, and making sure the Republicans can pretend they are the party of "fiscal responsibility."
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has received donations from 67 Wall Street executives who gave to President Obama in 2008, The Hill reported today. Romney, who has often criticized the Dodd-Frank financial reform law signed by Obama, collected $147,000 from the donors, whose employers include Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, and other banks, equity firms, and hedge-fund managers.
Funny stuff: Help keep crazy constitutional.