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Elections matter, but unfortunately, so far there hasn't been anything offered by either party to help inform voters except clichés, negative advertising and rumor-mongering.
Time and focus groups will tell whether "Romney Hood" will survive as a reminder of Mitt's outrageous tax plan. In the meantime, my own modest entry in the Romney Hood sweepstakes.
More facts are needed to comment authoritatively on whether Romney has engaged in aggressive tax avoidance. But the larger, more important point is that U.S. tax laws seem designed to facilitate tax avoidance by the super wealthy.
A moment of silence for Gore? He wasn't sentimental but he was soft-hearted. However, I'd think Gore of all people would be snorting from the hereafter about a moment of silence.
I call on Mitt Romney to release one set of numbers: the effective tax rate he paid for every year since 1999. Just the tax rate, so voters can judge...
So what exactly is Mitt hiding? Is he a flat-out tax cheat or simply paying embarrassingly low rates which would further cast him as a privileged elitist who's even more out-of-touch with the average voter than previously believed?
Because of Mitt's refusal to release his tax returns, Democrats (and the media) are free to speculate all they wish on what Mitt is hiding. Harry Reid's was merely the most notable of such speculation, to date.
while President Barack Obama has mentioned that assault weapons belong in the hands of US soldiers and not on the streets of America, he has left it to Congress to move forward on an assault weapons ban. That's too bad because Congress isn't remotely close to doing anything.
Solutions and plans will only come if and when the two parties in the Senate begin to talk to each other. Perhaps, with good discussion, a solution (or compromise of some sort) will follow, as that is what happens in the court system.
The 112th Congress is a strident, shameful lot that has slowly eviscerated, brick by brick, one of our most treasured institutions.
The public has a right to know who's behind the hundreds of political ads with which we're being bombarded this year, who's giving what to whom -- not to mention our right to try to connect the dots and figure out what their motives are.
When it comes to campaigning and messaging -- as opposed to governing and solving real-life problems -- Republicans almost always surpass expectations. If Democrats "get it," they could use the same strategy to their great advantage.
If Republicans want to stop being tarred and feathered by the charge that they wage these wars against women, they should stop fighting them, and start supporting pay equity for women and stop attacking healthcare programs vital for women, their daughters, their sons and their babies.
If Americans struggling to make ends meet can make tough decisions to balance their books, why can't Congress?