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economics politics

the rich really do pay lower taxes than you

For the first time on record, the 400 wealthiest Americans last year paid a lower total tax rate — spanning federal, state and local taxes — than any other income group, according to newly released data.

…so how’s that swamp draining going?

The New York Times

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politics

guns don’t kill people…

…video games and movies do, which is the most “thoughtful and deliberate” decision Walmart can make…

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politics

here’s a great idea…

Let’s *all* hide out from *our* jobs, tell people to come join you, and tell them to “come heavily armed” to “protect” yourselves in case your bosses and coworkers come looking for you…

*That* should turn out well…

In a bid to avoid climate vote, Oregon Republican Senators cross state lines, go into hiding, threaten to murder cops, as white nationalist paramilitaries pledge armed support

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politics

…but he only hires the best people……

If “the best” is “dumb as a rock” and “totally ill prepared and ill equipped”, I’d hate to see the…less…than…best…people…?

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economics politics

This is going to hurt you more than it’s going to hurt me…

From our Commander In Chief about the recent increases in tariffs for Chinese products…

“Our country can take in $120 billion a year in tariffs, paid for mostly by China, by the way, not by us,” he said. “A lot of people try to steer it in a different direction. It’s really paid — ultimately, it’s paid for by — largely, by China.

Either he’s an incredibly incompetent businessman who has no idea how businesses (or tariffs, for that matter) work, or…???

Anybody who thinks *American* businesses who pay the increased tariffs *won’t* turn around and increase their prices to *consumers* is living in a dreamworld.

via MarketWatch

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humor politics

I knew it was the @#&[email protected]( squirrel…

…and his partner the moose too!

via GoComics

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environment humor

Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump

Look at Frosty go…oh…

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human nature politics

make porn, not guns?

Florida State House Declares Porn Is Health Risk, Assault Weapons Totally Fine Though

Yeah, the headline is provocative, but if more porn = more people…err…”keeping busy at home” instead of plotting to go on rampages…

…seems to me that the health risk is letting the Florida House make sensible decisions.

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economics human nature humor

well that would explain a lot…

via GoComics

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human nature humor politics

the truth about post-truth

via gocomics