Tag Archives: taxes

Campaign Catch Phrases

It’s always a little weird when people insist they want their country back, as it supposes there was a time when the nation was exactly like they wanted it. Not to mention that it often seems to be rich white … Continue reading

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Another Corporate Nightmare

I guess I’m addressing the Supreme Court decision about Hobby Lobby a little late in the game, but hey, I’ve been away from my computer for a while. Besides, I think I already covered it pretty well back in March. … Continue reading

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It’s the Government, Stupid

One Republican line I’ve come across a few times recently is that the Occupy Wall Street movement isn’t too different from the Tea Party. Well, maybe in that neither group has clearly defined goals, but beyond that I’m not so … Continue reading

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In for a Pinny Penny

Ruth Plumly Thompson’s The Wishing Horse of Oz introduces the Kingdom of Skampavia, a desert country adjacent to Noland that’s ruled by King Skamperoo. At the beginning of the story, he imposes taxes of one-third of his subjects’ earnings, and … Continue reading

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