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Thanks, Grover

May 28, 2011 Leave a comment
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Thanks, Grover

If you want to understand the wide gulf between Republicans and Democrats, it comes down to tax expenditures. Tax expenditures are what the common folk might call tax deductions. They are legal deductions that corporations and individuals use to reduce their tax load; seems fair. Well, those tax expenditures amount to $1.1 trillion a year! In some cases, tax expenditures are in the tax code because lobbyists made deals with politicians. In most cases, tax expenditures are in place because at a historical point in time Congress wanted to encourage a sector of the economy (e.g., drill for oil, build homes, buy trucks). The question Congress should now be asking is whether all of those expenditures are as important today, as they were 10 to 40 years ago when they were put in the tax code? The Simpson-Bowles Report answered that question: We do not need many of them anymore. However, Congress cannot ask that question.

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Mind Reader Company Valued At $200+ Million In New Funding Round (video)

May 28, 2011 Leave a comment

An example of brilliance..

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Mind Reader Company Valued At $200+ Million In New Funding Round (video)

iBrain can record brainwaves and send them wirelessly to a desktop computer…or a cell phone.

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It’s Terrible to Force Treatment On the Mentally Ill. But It’s Worse Not to.

May 28, 2011 Leave a comment
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America’s Real Radicals: 40 Extremist Senators Vote To End Medicare

May 27, 2011 Leave a comment
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What Motivates Climate Change Deniers?

May 26, 2011 Leave a comment
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Starbucks To Raise Packaged Coffee Price 17%

May 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Alert to U.S. buyers.

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The price increase, effective July 12, will bring the packaged coffee sold in its stores to a range of $11.95-$14.95 per lb, from the current range of $9.95-$13.95.

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The Bigger Message From NY-26

May 26, 2011 Leave a comment
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