Tag Archives: Mitt Romney
Hey, Donald, About the Taxes…
It’s too late to bring it up as an issue that would affect votes, but where’s Donald’s Tax returns? I imagine that Mitt Romney must be plenty p*ssed that Trump never showed us what he has paid in income taxes and was elected anyway. We know (thanks to Marla Maples, probably) that Trump had claimed […]
The GOP takes back the White House
Prepare to say Hello to President Willard Romney (?!) This is a scenario under which we have a three-candidate race for the White House come November. Some caveats: First, this is NOT my original thought going here. It was posted on Huffington Post a few hours ago, and if I find the link, I’ll repost it. […]
Tuesday’s election results–why the surprise?
On Election Day, I got a job as a Brooklyn, NY poll worker, which was fortuitous. I was far too busy telling voters how to insert their ballots into the scanner to keep up with developments in the electoral auto da fe that hit most of the US. Some of the news was really shocking–I […]
Calling out Hobby Lobby!
So David Green, the CEO and founder of Hobby Lobby published a notice last month announcing that we would rather put himself out of business than comply with the mandates of the ACA (‘Obamacare’) that involve birth control. You can read the entirety of his comments here. The relevant passage: A new government healthcare mandate […]
Did the Romneys order Turkey Day from Boston Market?
So there’s a somber story being touted by Huffington Post about Willard Romney post-election. Apparently, Mr. Romney is so upset about his defeat, he’s at loose ends. He’s been seen pumping his own gas and even riding a roller coaster with his grandchildren. And according to the Washington Post, he’s been extremely closed up. according […]
Obama, Occupy and the work ahead
I’d be less than honest if I didn’t say that the election results were better than I expected. Not that I was rooting for Obama (for the reasons I’ve outlined previously on this blog), but I felt that Romney had betrayed a real contempt for much of America. And this isn’t just about his “47 […]
Democracy 2012 and the Cellphone Camera Army
One of the things you will notice should you ever taken part in a demonstration by Occupy is the forest of cameras sticking up above the heads of the crowd. People are busy taking pictures or video of any interaction with the police. At times it is quite odd–all of these cameras and cell phones […]
Mitt Romney’s Taxes!! (sort of)
So… it is 93 days since Senator (and fellow Mormon) Harry Reid said he had it on good authority that Willard Mitt Romney hadn’t paid income taxes for some ten years. I noted as much in my blog last August. I also mentioned that he had not released a full return yet, since his single […]
The Drone Strike questions that won’t be asked at Monday’s debate
There’s value to following foreign news outlets in order to gain some international perspective on our issues. Since many US media outlets simply won’t touch truly controversial stories, those among us who want to find real news must frequently look abroad. That’s why US residents who want some insight into American war politics should look […]
Taxes and bracket creep, oh my!(warning–wonky)
My Buddy Phil Rosenberg put up a really interesting dissection of taxes and such on his website, which you can find here. This was part of a larger debate on the Sex and Politics Radio show about taxes and what gets paid. Long story short: there are a lot of different taxes collected by different […]