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Saturday, June 28, 2014

House Republicans have been busy pushing for tax breaks that overwhelmingly benefit big corporations. Now they're turning their attention to families -- largely by helping wealthy families while letting benefits for poorer ones fall by the wayside. A House committee passed a $115 billion bill that would extend child tax benefits to higher-income parents, as well as expand some existing education and child tax breaks for lower-income Americans. But the legislation axes a tax break that largely benefits poorer, non-traditional students -- and lets another tax benefit for poor families fall by the wayside.

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Both Democrats and Republicans want to revamp the way the government hands out tax breaks for education and families with children. But there are major differences over who should benefit and how much assistance is enough.

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I'd like to push for a bill calling for the slapping of any congress critter that's actively trying to tax the 1% less.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2014-06-28 04:40 PM | Reply | Flag:

Under the GOP bill, which doesn't continue the 2009 reforms, "a family making $150,000 a year would receive a new tax cut of $2,200 in 2018," estimates the CBPP's Chuck Marr. "Meanwhile, a single mother with two children who works full time throughout the year at the minimum wage and earns $14,500 would lose $1,725."

If you want those who aren't rightwing, selfish lunatics to stop implying you're heartless, braindead s.o.b.s then it might behoove you to stop being heartless, braindead s.o.b.s!

Well, at least if she lives in a progressive state her healthcare needs are taken care of. No wonder they hate ACA so much.

#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2014-06-28 05:37 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 3

30 years of non-trickle-down reaganomics still hasn't convinced them it doesn't work.

Learning from math and history has never been a conservative trait.

Just keep on insisting your way is the right way, despite all evidence to the contrary, while the country goes down the tubes. As long as life is good for the rich, that's all that matters.

"The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats"
www.politico.com

#3 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-06-28 07:35 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Sorry House Righties, this foolish and UNPAID FOR, bill is dead on arrival in the Democrat Senate. It's obviously time for the 51st vote to abolish HUSSEIN Obama-care. (or is it 52nd, I lost count ??)

#4 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-06-28 08:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

#3

I've been saying the same thing for years if not for more than a decade. More money in the hands of more consumers through wages and benefits means MORE profits for the businesses where they spend their money! Hanauer's article should have become the talk of the town if everyone wasn't deaf, dumb and blind to the obvious truth.

#5 | Posted by tonyroma at 2014-06-28 08:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

Taxes must be progressive, instead they are becoming increasingly regressive. Our country is run by lying criminals, who feed off the 1%.

#6 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-06-28 08:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

#3 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

6 years of your trickle up economics has done wonders for employment and the GDP not to mention income inequality and dropping minority wealth. Any time you want me to post Reagan's economic numbers just ask or keep posting tripe like this. Go ahead and whine about the Reagan deficit, I dare you.

#7 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-28 09:05 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

6 years of your trickle up economics has done wonders for employment and the GDP not to mention income inequality and dropping minority wealth.

#7 | Posted by paneocon

Once again your senility is showing. There hasn't been any significant trickle up economics. The plutocracy has made sure most people below the top 20 percent have little extra money to spend.

#8 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2014-06-28 09:15 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Child tax breaks should be eliminated completely. We don't need to subsidize breeding in this country. The population is too large already.

#9 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-06-28 09:30 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

6 years of your trickle up economics has done wonders for employment and the GDP not to mention income inequality and dropping minority wealth. Any time you want me to post Reagan's economic numbers just ask or keep posting tripe like this. Go ahead and whine about the Reagan deficit, I dare you.

#7 | Posted by paneocon

The current deiecit IS the reagan deficit. It was his big idea to give tax breaks to the rich and charge it to the national credit card. Now the bill is due and every idiot blames obama because they think history started in 2009.

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-06-28 09:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

#10 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

I know your not big on facts but

Obama Has Presided Over 5 of 6 Largest Deficits in U.S. History
President Barack Obama has now presided over five of the six largest annual budget deficits the U.S. government has ever run, according to data released yesterday by the U.S. Treasury.

Even when adjusted for inflation, the $680.276 billion fiscal 2013 deficit is only exceeded by one pre-Obama deficit--the one the U.S. government ran in 1943, during the height of World War II.

www.cnsnews.com

National Debt has increased more under Obama than under Bush
CBS News) The National Debt has now increased more during President Obama's three years and two months in office than it did during 8 years of the George W. Bush presidency.
The Debt rose $4.899 trillion during the two terms of the Bush presidency. It has now gone up $4.939 trillion since President Obama took office.

The latest posting from the Bureau of Public Debt at the Treasury Department shows the National Debt now stands at $15.566 trillion. It was $10.626 trillion on President Bush's last day in office, which coincided with President Obama's first day.
www.cbsnews.com

#11 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-28 10:00 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

There hasn't been any significant trickle up economics.
#8 | POSTED BY WHATSLEFT

The Shocking Truth on Entitlements

Spending on entitlements is the highest in American history. In 2010, entitlement spending had grown to be almost 100 times higher than it was in 1960; it has increased by an explosive 9.5 percent per year for 50 straight years. Entitlement transfer payments to individuals (such as for income, healthcare, age, and unemployment) have been growing twice as fast as per capita income for 20 years, totaling $2.2 trillion in 2010 alone -- which was greater than the entire gross domestic product of Italy and roughly the same as the GDP of Great Britain.

www.usnews.com

So when Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) argued "that unemployment insurance and food stamps are the two "most stimulative" measures to boost economic growth." he was full of crap?

#12 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-28 10:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

Spending on entitlements is the highest in American history.

#12 | Posted by paneocon

That's what happens when you build your entire economic policy around pleasing the rich, as we've been doing since reagan. Everyone else suffers and then needs assistance. The only surprising part is that anyone would blame the underclass for what the rich are doing to them.

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-06-28 11:46 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 3

I know your not big on facts but

Obama Has Presided Over 5 of 6 Largest Deficits in U.S. History

#11 | Posted by paneocon

I know you're not big on history, but obama's deficits are a result of reaganomics and bush's wars.

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-06-28 11:47 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 3

..result of reaganomics and bush's wars.

LOL! And Ike and Nixon! And ....and....what BS....(IMHO)

#15 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2014-06-28 11:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

LOL! And Ike and Nixon! And ....and....what BS....(IMHO)

#15 | Posted by Greatamerican

Ike and Nixon didn't hand out massive tax cuts to the wealthy and put the nation on track to the debt we're currently in. So (YHO) is inaccurate.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-06-28 11:58 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Reagan, Bush....why, Obama can also blame Coolidge & Hoover ...

#17 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2014-06-29 12:21 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

'bill that would extend child tax benefits to higher-income parents,'

sounds like doing away with discrimination. A child tax benifit should apply to all.

#18 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-06-29 12:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

The current deiecit IS the reagan deficit.

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

and how many dem administrations have changed that? Blame Reagan.......... you fool.

#19 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-06-29 12:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

"and how many dem administrations have changed that? Blame Reagan.......... you fool."

The Clinton administration definitely did and the Obama administration is well on its way to changing it again. Unfortunately G.W. Bush succeeded Clinton and destroyed the surplus he created and if Obama manages to balance the budget by the end of his second term and then a REpublican gets elected the same cycle will just repeat. We simply can't trust Republicans with the budget, with foreign policy (2 Bushes, 2 wars with Iraq), with taxes, with the environment. In short, we just can't trust Republicans.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2014-06-29 12:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

-sounds like doing away with discrimination.

"Now they're turning their attention to families -- largely by helping wealthy families while letting benefits for poorer ones fall by the wayside."

Sounds like a vast reading comprehension problem.

#21 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-29 12:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

The Republican Party: Helping those who already have the means to help themselves.

#22 | Posted by Sycophant at 2014-06-29 05:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

Imagine if entitlements meant what the word means???? One thing about the Rethugs, what you see is what you get. But the unnecessary war machine and bailouts of criminal Bankers is worse than all the welfare and other support of the disabled and elderly that is ongoing and ever was. That anyone in this country believes entitlements are a bigger problem than financial scams and war is a testament to the power of organized lying within the mass media.

#23 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-06-29 06:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

With our fical constraints why are we still we still giving tax breaks to the rich?

#24 | Posted by fresno500 at 2014-06-30 04:08 AM | Reply | Flag:

I know you're not big on history, but obama's deficits are a result of reaganomics and bush's wars.
#14 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

That may be the most clueless response I have read this year. If you want to be taken seriously you should at least have some grasp of reality.

#25 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-30 11:56 AM | Reply | Flag:

if Obama manages to balance the budget by the end of his second term

#20 | Posted by danni

You silly girl.

#26 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-06-30 04:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

Liberals need to read Aesop's Fables, especially number 87. They just don't get it do they?

#27 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-06-30 04:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

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