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Bachmann open to a ’0% corporate tax rate’

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Sunday that she was “open” to implementing Sarah Palin’s suggestion that all corporate income taxes be abolished. “I propose to eliminate all federal corporate income tax,” Palin had said in a speech to the tea party in Iowa Saturday. “This is how we create…

Supporter praises Romney for creating jobs with his mansion upgrade

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has taken some heat for reportedly planning to quadruple the size of his $12 million California beachfront mansion, but at least one supporter is touting the jobs created by the massive upgrade. “I want to tell you this,” a supporter told Romney during the opening…

Melissa Harris-Perry: GOP distorts facts to attack the poor

Melissa Harris-Perry, an MSNBC contributor and professor of political science at Tulane University, on Thursday night talked about how Republicans had distorted facts about taxes and their opposition to extending the payroll tax cut. “The basic economic facts here are being misrepresented by the GOP… at this point they’re literally…

Schultz: Republicans ‘don’t give a damn about you’

MSNBC host Ed Schultz blasted House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and his “cronies” for forcing President Barack Obama to delay his speech on jobs from Sept. 7 to Sept. 8. Schultz speculated that Republicans wanted the speech moved until the next day to give the maximum exposure to a Republican…

U.S. energy secretary suggests Keystone XL pipeline likely to be approved

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu suggested in an interview with energyNOW that the controversial Keystone XL oil-sands pipeline was likely to be approved by the U.S. State Department because of energy security concerns. The pipeline would transport 500,000 barrels of crude per day from America’s neighbor to the north all…

Kucinich: Obama’s job czar expert at creating foreign jobs

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) said Tuesday that it’s time for the head of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness to resign or be fired because he’s sending jobs to China. In a press release last week, Kucinich noted that in his role as the CEO of General Electric, Obama…

Rick Perry: Social Security is a ‘monstrous lie’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry isn’t backing off his claim that Social Security is unconstitutional. In fact, he is now calling the program a “monstrous lie.” In his book “Fed Up!”, the Texas governor wrote that Social Security was put in place “at the expense of respect for the Constitution…

Wozniak: Steve Jobs was ‘the greatest technical leader we’ve seen in our lifetime’

The man who helped found the Apple computer company with former CEO Steve Jobs in 1976 spoke rather highly of his former partner in an interview this week with Bloomberg. Ultimately, he called him “the greatest technical leader we’ve seen in our lifetime.” Jobs stepped aside as CEO on Wednesday…

Ben Stein destroys O’Reilly’s ‘Talking Points’ on taxes

Conservative economist Ben Stein said Monday that he would eat Bill O’Reilly’s shoe if the Fox News host could prove raising taxes on millionaires actually hurts the economy. O’Reilly began his “Talking Points” segment by asserting that the economy was better off when President Barack Obama was on vacation. “You…

Associated Press: Republicans want to raise your taxes

MSNBC host Ed Schultz cited an Associated Press report on Monday that stated Congressional Republicans wanted to raise taxes on nearly 50 percent of Americans. Although Republicans fought hard to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, they said they do not approve of extending the payroll tax…

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