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Kevin Glass is a guest-blogger for The Spectacle. 
by | Nov 17, 2011

Details have leaked out about the tax deal that Republican members of the deficit Supercommittee offered to Democrats. Led by Sen. Toomey (Penn.), the GOP takes aim at itemized deductions, broadening the base while lowering the rates in a scaled-down…

by | Nov 16, 2011

The word on the AP wire is that, if the Supreme Court considers Obamacare’s mandate severable and unconstitutional, the Obama Administration will go forward with implementation as planned. But privately, there’s a Plan B: If the court strikes down the…

by | Nov 15, 2011

In the latest step for his “We Can’t Wait” executive-authority initiative, President Obama is targeting “waste, fraud and abuse” in Medicare and Medicaid in an attempt to cut spending and woo voters. The White House is launching pilot programs intended…

by | Nov 14, 2011

The budget-cutting “Supercommittee” formed in the wake of August’s debt ceiling deal that has been tasked with finding meaningful austerity measures to put the U.S. government on a track to fiscal balance has, to no one’s surprise, not come close…

by | Nov 11, 2011

While Democrats don’t often concern themselves with too much government spending, the one place you often see consternation is in defense spending. As a percentage of federal spending, defense has constituted around 20 percent of total spending, and is one…

by | Nov 10, 2011

The U.S. already has a very progressive tax code and has actually gotten more progressive over the course of the Bush years. Nonetheless, one of the principles (if they have any at all) of Occupy Wall Street is that the…

by | Nov 9, 2011

As the SuperCommittee heads toward an inevitable train wreck (the deadline is soon, and there’s been no significant movement), the hand-wringing over who to blame has started. And, predictably, Politico comes rushing to the defense of Democrats, claiming that Republicans…

by | Nov 8, 2011

Bullying is an everpresent issue that faces American kids. But recently, a spate of anti-bullying fever has swept through the nation’s legislators. In New Jersey, Missouri, Michigan, California and other states, legislatures are enacting harsh anti-bullying laws in hopes of…

by | Nov 7, 2011

Total student loan debt continues to skyrocket even as other kinds of consumer debt are slowly coming down in the wake of the financial crisis. It continues to get more expensive to go to college, students are leaving with a…

by | Nov 5, 2011

Amazon.com has been targeted by state legislatures across the country as a source of potential tax revenue, and there’s now a lawsuit in Indiana being filed by brick-and-mortar retailers against the state because they have chosen not to go this…

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