Today is the traditional tax day, extended to Monday the 18th for some reason. GE and ExxonMobil will pay no taxes on the multiple billions they earned last year. Hedge fund managers will pay a lower tax rate than you on the multiple billions they earned. It isn’t right to talk about class warfare however, that may sound partisan according to CNN.
Mark Critz voted to defund Planned Parenthood yesterday. Remember that the next time the DCCC calls you asking for money. They funded his election campaign last year. Next year he’ll likely have to face off against Blue Dog Jason Altmire to remain in Congress.
Donald Trump doesn’t know how many Representatives serve in the House, says it doesn’t matter because he wouldn’t need to know it to govern. How would he know how many votes he needs then? Even a sixth grader could figure out that dilemma.
Jesse Jackson who was the keynote speaker at this year’s Pennsylvania Progressive Summit is being accused of homophobia by a former employee.
Buyers remorse has hit Pennsylvania voters. Only 34% of people approve of the job Tom Corbett after only 3 months in office. 44% disapprove. He hasn’t done anything he didn’t say or show during the campaign so I’m a bit puzzled by this poll. Who or what did they think they were voting for last November? Voters need to pay more attention. The rest of the blame must go to Democrats who chose a poor candidate who ran a poor campaign.
Republicans have yet to introduce or pass one jobs bill in either Washington or Harrisburg. Instead they are cutting them.
I wrote a piece earlier this week about earned sick time in Philadelphia. There’s an OpEd in the Daily News about it.
As you prepare to file your tax returns take note of the amount you remitted all year in federal taxes. Now subtract 100% of the amount and you’ll have the total GE and ExxonMobil paid.
Gas prices have been killing me lately combined with food costs. Being on a fixed income isn’t easy when gas is $1/gallon higher than a year ago. It’s cramping my ability to cover events. I don’t blame Obama as others are however. I blame all the Presidents and Congresses who have done nothing to wean us off oil and expand clean, renewable energy sources.
Republicans have yet to present a single job creation bill in either Harrisburg or Washington.
Sen. Jon Kyl is now backing away from the statement his office released after he said over 90% of what Planned Parenthood does is abortions. Now he claims that the widely ridiculed explanation “that wasn’t intended to be a factual statement” wasn’t from him but his press spokesperson. Unfortunately for Kyl this isn’t intended to be a factual statement. Did you know Jon Kyl has sex with illegal aliens in Area 51? BTW, that isn’t intended to be a factual statement.
The Birther Republicans running for President are now all fatally flawed national candidates. None can be taken seriously after embracing this lunacy. Voters will not elect someone who lives in a fantasy land.
Arizona passed a Birther bill yesterday in which one method of proving your eligibility is to provide proof of circumcision if a male candidate. Unfortunately for Jon Kyl this means he cannot run for president in his home state because he’s a eunuch. That isn’t intended to be a factual statement.
Finally, just in case you forgot, GE paid no federal taxes this year. Happy Tax Day.