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Archive for July 16th, 2012

What’s Hiding in Romney’s Taxes?

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on July 16th, 2012 11:08 pm by HL

What’s Hiding in Romney’s Taxes?
Joan Walsh, Salon
Ed Gillespie got the most attention for telling CNN's Candy Crowley that Mitt Romney "retired retroactively" from Bain Capital in 2002, seeming to acknowledge that he remained as CEO after February 1999, which the Romney campaign denies. But the Sunday-show drumbeat for Romney to release more than two years of tax returns may be equally damaging "” especially because it was led by Republicans.George Will made a point that Democrats have made before him, but his conservative credibility and capacity for pronouncements from on high gave it special…

ACA Helps Some, Hurts Taxpayers & Businesses
Frank Newport, Gallup
PRINCETON, NJ — A majority of Americans say the U.S. healthcare law that the Supreme Court recently upheld as constitutional will make things better for those who do not have health insurance and for those who get sick. At the same time, Americans say the law will make things worse rather than better for taxpayers, businesses, doctors, and those who currently have health insurance. Americans are about evenly divided on the impact of the law on hospitals and on themselves personally.Americans' views of the implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), measured in…

Does Mitt Romney Have a Palin Problem?
Peter Boyer, Newsweek
Mitt still hasn't invited Sarah to the GOP's nomination assembly in Tampa, and the Tea Party is livid. Peter J. Boyer on how the snub could sabotage Romney's tenuous ties to the grassroots”"and why Palin is keeping the week open, just in case.On the day that Mitt Romney formally announced his run for the presidency last year, he found himself competing with a stiff New Hampshire wind, which stood his hair on end and played havoc with his microphones. What blew in later was even more distracting: the red, white, and blue bus bearing Sarah Palin on her “One…

The Millennials are the U.S.’s Generation Screwed
Joel Kotkin, Newsweek
Today's youth, both here and abroad, have been screwed by their parents' fiscal profligacy and economic mismanagement. Neil Howe, a leading generational theorist, cites the "greed, shortsightedness, and blind partisanship" of the boomers, of whom he is one, for having "brought the global economy to its knees."How has this generation been screwed? Let's count the ways, starting with the economy. No generation has suffered more from the Great Recession than the young. Median net worth of people under 35, according to the U.S. Census, fell 37…

Obama Has Nothing to Apologize For