I wasn’t able to find the statistics he claims(it’s a lot of data), but it is his claimed source. Also the abstract is a collection of data over time. So the info there doesn’t necessarily refer to 2012.
 February 28, 2015 at 1:19pm
So the CBO believes these people are not in the 47% that don’t pay taxes in America? I thought these people were taking the low paying jobs.
 February 26, 2015 at 9:09pm
“Last year, Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) introduced the bipartisan Smarter Sentencing Act to reduce mandatory minimums for non-violent offenders, a bill which is likely to be introduced again this Congress.”
Why not just repeal the mandatory sentencing laws? Legislation from congress tends to be costly, ineffective and opens the door for massive abuses. Fixing a law also tends to be an ongoing process (think Obamacare).
Instead of worrying about hurting the feelings of the morons who came up with mandatory sentencing in the first place. Why not just repeal the stupid laws? All these senators want to do is create loopholes so the sentences can be “selectively” handed down ensuring no “elitist” need worry about a mandatory minimum. The only thing any senator wants to “fix” is the system to benefit them.
 February 26, 2015 at 4:43pm
It’s almost as dumb as thinking voting for republicans will change anything. Almost.
2016 is independent or bust. Republicans are no more of a solution than democrats.
 February 26, 2015 at 1:54pm
A better question would be. Why is the FCC passing legislation? Also if the alphabet agencies are running the show now. What do we need congress for?
 February 25, 2015 at 5:20pm
Republicans are socialists too. They’re crafty enough to fool you and you were the target.
Republicans and democrats are working together(think good cop bad cop) to turn America into a communist country while making half of us think it’s the other halves fault.
 February 25, 2015 at 2:35pm
So when Harry was in charge we had gridlock. Now republicans are in charge and Harry gets to advance his agenda. Would the republicans like to explain again to us independents why it should matter to us if the republicans are in charge instead of democrats? We’re not interested in socialism, not the republican brand not the democrat brand. Apparently republicans do believe putting lipstick on a pig makes it more attractive.
 February 25, 2015 at 12:40pm
“I understand this is a private company and they can do business with whomever they please,”
Um, no actually Fed Ex ships packages and has no more right to refuse service than a florist does. Unregulated is automatically legal so there should be no problem. Fed-Ex should be fined and charged with discrimination.
 February 24, 2015 at 5:19pm
This is why independents don’t vote republican. If an independent can’t win then the democrats may a well. Voting republican is no more intelligent than paying North Korea not to build nukes. How many times do republicans need to be stabbed in the back before they start paying attention to where the pain is coming from.
I’ll bet republicans would vote Obama in if he just started saying he was a republican. Can’t fix stupid.
 February 23, 2015 at 11:50pm
If the law is really about what was implied and not what is written then shouldn’t we all get the doctors and health plans we liked back?
You mean the plans that didn't cover anything and basically were worthless? Those plans?
 February 23, 2015 at 11:20pm
Remember back in the old days of Bush when it was patriotic to bash the president? My how things change. It’s too bad no news outlets saved some old tapes to play back for these morons.
I typed “bashing bush is patriotic” into a search engine and got 3.2 million results though. Maybe the “news” media is just lazy.
 February 23, 2015 at 8:16pm
He made false claims about “heads rolling” in the VA administration too. People aren’t really surprised about this are they?
 February 23, 2015 at 7:07pm
Since neither side is willing to shut it down, this will have to do. I hope the two sides squabble until the end of time and never fund it.
 February 23, 2015 at 3:35pm
The author uses the word we too much. Only politicians and bureaucrats make these false assumptions about communist countries. People who live in reality can’t afford to be so gullible.
 February 23, 2015 at 3:00pm
When you believe you have a greater right to the fruits of my labor than I do, your ant-American. You obviously have no idea what the founding of this nation was about. We can debate any other topic you like as Americans while both loving America, but when you believe you have a right to my stuff just because you breath (if our republican or democrat you do) then your against everything my ancestors fought a revolution to escape.
You’re not anti-American for disagreeing with me, it’s because you disagree with the very concept of America, my opinion as nothing to do with it.
 February 23, 2015 at 2:39pm
“Looking to snatch the fruits of someone else’s labor — but not willing to risk the danger of them retaliating?”
You might be a democrat.