Biased headline: “Democrats Risk Fiscal Cliff by Targeting Top Earners’ Break” The article discusses President Obama’s threat to allow the automatic cuts to take place if the Republicans don’t agree to end the Bush-era tax cuts for the rich. But the title implies that the Democrats would be to blame if that happened.
The right wing think tank Washington Policy Center is proposing an amendment to the Washington State Constitution to make a permanent 2/3 super-majority requirement on raising revenue. See Citizens’ Guide to Initiative 1185: To Affirm the Two-thirds Vote Requirement for Tax Increases. Duch an amendment will be needed if the State Supreme Court rules I-1153 […]
Elizabeth Hanson pointed out that many of Gates’ “charitable” donations have served a corporate agenda; in particular, his support of Common Core and educational testing has served the interests of corporations trying to privatize public schools. But Gates has also funded efforts to fight malaria and has donated to the Negro College Fund, for […]