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I'm sure this has been said by someone else today, but

can you imagine the UTTER FUCKING OUTRAGE if a REAL PRESIDENT tweeted this picture:

Of course, a REAL PRESIDENT never would.
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Wed Nov 27, 2019, 09:25 PM (0 replies)

Need help with transportation back and forth from doctors office

My wife is on her 3rd round of chemo(stage 4 lymphoma). So far I have been able to handle all the transportation needs. But with scans and more doctor OP visits coming up, it is becoming harder and harder to run my business AND do what is MOST important...getting her well again.
Do any of you have suggestions on inexpensive ways to handle my dilemma?
It's possible someone may have some experience with this and ideas I haven't thought of yet.
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:10 PM (30 replies)

Roll back the Reagan Tax Cuts (pre-Reagan rates)

This article from Thom Hartmann may be old, but it is more relevant now than ever.

"While there's much discussion about letting the Bush tax cuts expire, if we really want our country to recover its financial footing we must do something altogether different. We need to roll back the Reagan tax cuts that took the top marginal rate from above 70% down into the 30% range.

First, though, we have to help Americans realize that "no new taxes" is a mantra that is meaningful to the very rich, but largely irrelevant to average working people.

Only when the current generation re-learns the economic and tax lessons well known by the generation (now dying off) that came of age in the 30s through the 60s, will this become politically possible. Americans need to learn what Europeans know about taxes - they only matter to the rich.

Thus today the uber-rich are spending hundreds of millions to make sure words like "burden" are always associated with the word "tax," and to convince average working people that they should throw out of office any politicians who are willing to raise taxes on the rich.

We have a lot of education to do...and as long as the Right Wing Machine of the uber-rich continues to "lose" (e.g. "invest" millions of dollars a year in their ongoing disinformation campaign, it's going to require all of us reciting the mantra, "Roll back the Reagan tax cuts!"

You can read the rest of it here: https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2009/07/great-tax-con-job
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Sun Nov 10, 2019, 12:47 PM (3 replies)
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