Brave New Foundation reports: “From 2009 to 2011, 70 percent of retiring three- and four-star generals and admirals left the Pentagon to cash in off jobs with contractors and consulting firms, using their knowledge of the Pentagon and Capitol Hill to reap their own immense profits from public coffers.” Read the report Strategic Maneuvers.
The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy report Who Pays? A distributional analysis of the tax systems in all 50 states shows just how regressive the tax system is, both nationally and, especially, in Washington State. In 2007 the richest 1% of Washingtonians paid about 3% of their income in state and local taxes, while […]
From a comment on huff post: Larry K. (elfish) Political Pundit · 5,047 Fans Funny: Germany is one of those European-Style Socialist countries that the Republicans are always warning us about. Germany’s population is one quarter the US, yet they have a more productive economy, they export more goods, their citizens don’t work as hard, […]
The world’s top 7 military spenders in 2010 The US Spends more on the military than the next 15 countries combined, and it spends 43% of the world total. Figures from the SIPRI Yearbook 2011. (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures) Comments comments