Posts Tagged ‘Economy’

March 14th, 2018 - 12:19 am § in Misc.

While US Muddles Along at 2.5%, Canada’s Economy Soars at 4.6%

Canada’s economy continued its hot streak in May, riding broad-based growth led by a surge in oil output, beating already high market expectations and setting off another wave of buying in the high-flying Canadian dollar. Statistics Canada reported that Canada’s real gross domestic product jum[...]

February 10th, 2018 - 9:53 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Tax cuts per $1000 by income level

Using data from this chart (click here for source), the average tax cut per $1000 of income is: If your income is $10,000 or less, then $1 per $1000 of income. If your income is $20,000, then $2.50 per $1000 of income. If your income is $30,000, then $6 per $1000 of income. If your […][...]

January 26th, 2018 - 10:42 am § in Misc.

THE Ave .. State of the Union Speech: The Emperor vs Luke?

So next Tuesday we will have two very different State of the Unions speeches, one by our bizarre President and one by the grandson of John Kennedy.  This looks like a scenario from the ultimate Star Wars prequel!  The Emperor vs Luke? If you leave partisanship behind, the US is a lot of trouble. N[...]

January 5th, 2018 - 1:05 am § in Misc.

That was a dinner! Gratuity included!


December 29th, 2017 - 3:33 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Sen. Rubio slams tax law after voting for it

Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising GOP star with presidential ambitions, is now criticizing the tax bill he voted for last week. “The Florida Republican told the News-Press of Fort Myers that corporations will largely use their major tax cut to buy back shares or increase dividends to shareholders —[...]

December 28th, 2017 - 7:55 am § in Donald Trump, Repugnants

Republicans think you’re stupid.

“Trump, Republican lawmakers and their allies* are betting … ordinary Americans will have no objection if corporations and the wealthy receive the bulk of the tax-cut gains so long as middle class households … also receive some benefits.” (Click here for source.) Polls say t[...]

December 27th, 2017 - 8:25 am § in Politics, Repugnants

GOP Rep calls middle-class tax cuts “socialism”

Robert Pittenger, a multimillionaire businessman, barely won a “safe” GOP seat in North Carolina in 2012, and since then has been one of the most dogmatic, closed-minded, radically rightwing — and racist — members of Congress. If you have a pre-existing condition, he says you[...]

December 19th, 2017 - 8:27 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Busting the tax stimulus myth

Republicans claim their corporate tax cuts will stimulate investment to create jobs and raise wages: “Big US companies have been piling up cash for years, but they’ve spent little of it on buying equipment and raising wages and other things to grow the economy. Republicans say they know[...]

December 8th, 2017 - 1:21 pm § in Misc., Politics, Repugnants

A gift to America’s richest people

This is how much America’s 15 richest people might save in estate taxes if the GOP tax bill passes. Enjoy, because you’re paying for it. 1.  Bill Gates, $35.6 billion 2. Jeff Bezos, $32.6 billion 3. Warren Buffett, $31.2 billion 4. Mark Zuckerberg, $28.4 billion 5. Larry Ellison, $23.6 [...]

October 25th, 2017 - 12:43 am § in Misc.

The Chinese Century, a Graphic from 2017