Why Bain Capital Matters

Mitt is going make all kinds of noise about why the Bain Capital issue is just an Obama team lie – how it’s just a distraction from the real problem (the economy) and how it’s dirty politics. But it’s norm and here’s why. Ever turn in a tax return? A corporate filing? Notice how it [...]

What right wingers really hate.

Really, ask anyone. The nature of the argument is always, “well yeah, I like THAT part…” but there’s no discussion about how to get there. The individual mandate, now called a tax by the right wing so they can yell at it, is required or the entire insurance system will collapse. So if you like [...]

Lying as a campaign strategy

Amazing. To listen to Mittens respond to SCOTUS’ upholding the individual mandate you’d have to come to the conclusion that Obama has passed a law specifically designed to destroy our country. It’ll explode deficits, kill jobs, make people lose their insurance and put the government between”you and your doctor.” He’s simply lying. Works for the [...]

Obamacare Upheld.

Fairness. What it really means.

‎”Fairness” is a function of impact and capability, not a numeric value. That’s why you don’t grade a second grader’s 90% as a higher gross capability than a 7th grader’s 85%. That’s also why our progressive tax system works. A “fair” tax of 15% for everyone is not actually “fair” because the impact is radically [...]