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By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
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Ron Paul points out the ‘shenanigans’ of Congress and the ‘fiscal cliff’ vote

Libertarian Party Chair, Geoffrey J. Neale asked in an Open Letter Tuesday: On New Year’s Day, what did Big Government politicians actually vote for? They voted to rip you off an average of $800 a year MORE More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 4th, 2013
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Details of fiscal cliff deal reveal special loopholes for Hollywood, banks, insurance companies and race track owners

Now that President Obama signed of on the “Fiscal Cliff” tax deal, many of the details are surfacing. Friday analysis revealed more than 50 tax breaks tied to lobbyists, special interests or big businesses. Photo/donkeyhotey More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
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New analysis shows 77% of households will pay more taxes after fiscal cliff deal

The fiscal cliff bill’s impact would be far-reaching for American taxpayers, and particularly painful for very high-income households, according to a new analysis. photo 401(K) 2012 via Flickr About 77% of American More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
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Fiscal cliff deal includes added tax deductions for Hollywood film productions

Hollywood studios enjoyed their best year ever at domestic box offices in 2012, but lawmakers in Washington gave movie and TV investors need a sweet tax deduction to keep the cameras rolling in the U.S. photo Jon More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
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Senator John McCain votes ‘Yea’ on fiscal cliff deal, expresses concern about possible defense cuts

Caricature by donkeyhotey, donkeyhotey.wordpress.com (cropped) Arizona Senator John McCain was one of 89 senators that voted for the fiscal cliff deal Jan.1, justifying his vote for it the same way most republican More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
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Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, two different views on the ‘fiscal cliff vote’ from Kentucky

Photo/Congressional Pictoral Directory: 110th Congress The Bluegrass State of Kentucky saw their two Senators leave the fiscal cliff vote with different points of view on the subject, and hence, different votes More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
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Paul Ryan explains why he voted ‘Yea’ on fiscal cliff deal

Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee and former GOP VP candidated explained on Tuesday why he voted in favor of the “fiscal cliff” deal. donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com “We’ll More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
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President Obama returns to Hawaii vacation after closing ‘fiscal cliff deal’

The “fiscal cliff” deal is done, so President Obama is back on his Hawaii vacation. Obama boarded Air Force One at about midnight Tuesday, some 30 minutes after White House remarks saluting the House More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 1st, 2013
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US Senate passes ‘fiscal cliff’ deal, President Obama says it’s the ‘right thing to do for our country’

The US Senate has approved a deal on Monday to avert general tax hikes and spending cuts known as the “fiscal cliff”. donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com The bill, which raises taxes for the wealthy, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 31st, 2012
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Lindsey Graham on President Obama, fiscal cliff ‘He won’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) used his “Fox News Sunday” appearance to congratulate President Barack Obama on his impending victory in the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations, predicting that tax rates More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 31st, 2012
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Utah Senator Mike Lee says President Obama should stop playing ‘political games’ with fiscal cliff talks

Following President Obama’s Sunday “Meet the Press” interview Senator Mike Lee has called out the President for playing “political games” and that “we need to be negotiating in More...

By Judy Aron On Saturday, December 29th, 2012
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Fiscal Cliff Simplified

It’s that easy! When you sit down to balance your family checkbook, do you decide to get yourself out of debt by spending more money? Of course not! But this is what Obama and his Congress has done.. they More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 27th, 2012
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President Obama calls Congressional leaders for fiscal cliff update as deadline looms

President Barack Obama telephoned congressional leaders on Thursday from both parties with just a few days left to reach a deal to avoid the year-end tax increases and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff. official More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 6th, 2012
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White House gathers MSNBC hosts to ‘discuss’ fiscal cliff

Right-wing pundits are already screaming “Conflict of Interest” as several of the hosts from MSNBC gathered at the White House this week to “discuss the fiscal cliff.” Just to clarify that More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 30th, 2012
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Fiscal Cliff returns Washington to ‘insults’ as Rand Paul challenges the narrative

The national election is over and Republicans and Democrats appear to have returned to their pre-election stances: blame one another. House Speaker John Boehner declared himself disappointed that “no substantive More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
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CBO warns of 2013 recession, ‘financial cliff’ without budget deal

The CBO, Congressional Budget Office, warns that the US economy will shrink in 2013, as the fiscal analysis was released on Wednesday. Rough Road Sign public domain More specifically the CBO stated that simply allowing More...

By Rose Smith On Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Years later, politicians are still fighting over the same issues: Jobs, health care, debt

This was a post from January 2013, kicking off the new year and the Obama administration’s challenges after winning the 2012 election. Headed into 2020, you may find that much has never been resolved or addressed, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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Robert Reich argues Ted Cruz vs Donald Trump in new viral video

The video below was released last night on Facebook by former Clinton Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. Reich’s argument is that Cruz actually believes his conservatism, listing the Texas Senator’s stances More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
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GOP rejects Obama’s $4.1 trillion budget, secret ‘Black Budget’ requests as debt rises

As the New Hampshire primaries steal the headlines, President Obama submitted his final budget Tuesday, a $4.1 trillion annual budget plan — deemed “dead on arrival” to the Republican-controlled More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 13th, 2015
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Lois Lerner emails: GOP is ‘evil’ ‘hate mongering’ and feels she’s a ‘pawn’

In the emails recently released by the Senate Finance Committee, former IRS official Lois Lerner reveals her true feelings about Republicans investigating her for alleged misconduct in the IRS targeting scandal, More...


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