Wednesday Open Thread

“Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.”

–George S. Patton

22 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Gray in Mountains says:

    We know we can expect the right to recommend tax cuts for the wealthy, the job creators, as the remedy. And, they will say “It worked when Bush did it” and when we show graphs here, FB and other places, we will be the ones accused of being unwilling to look at all options, etc.

  2. CaninesCanines says:

    “Mitt Romney loses election, but still goes to Disneyland”:

  3. GalapagoLarryGalapagoLarry says:

    This past election I swore I would never contribute to a campaign early in the running. It just begs to be pestered All. Campaign. Long. For more. And more. And more. Oh, well. I just allowed myself to be hustled by a phone fund raiser for Sen. Al Franken’s re-up. Couldn’t resist. He’s one of my progressive faves. For ’14 already! He caught me off guard. Will I never learn?

    Arewethereyet? Arewethereyet? Arewethreyet?

  4. harrydobyharrydoby says:

    Slate reports:

    Michigan Considers Fetus Tax Credit Bill After Slashing Tax Credits for Actual Children

    Pro-choicers have been accusing conservatives for decades of valuing fetuses more than actual born children (and exponentially more than post-pubescent women), and now state legislators in Michigan are considering proving them right. The legislature held a hearing on Tuesday for House Bill 5684 and 5685, which would “allow taxpayers to claim a dependency exemption for a fetus that has completed at least 12 weeks of gestation

    So where will the GOP legislators find the money to pay for it?  No problem:

    what makes this even more offensive than the norm of offensiveness we’ve grown used to is that Michigan just slashed a bunch of tax relief for actual children. Michigan Republicans took the hatchet to the Earned Income Tax Credit and child care subsidy, a move that directly hurts families who are trying to house, clothe, and feed children unfortunate enough to have developed beyond the fetal stage into the living, breathing person stage

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