Aug 20, 2012, 8:30 am EST
Gallup revealed last week that the expected bounce in popularity of the Republican ticket thanks to the addition of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate failed to materialize. Americans yawned at the news.
Ryan, whose budget plan the Los Angeles Times has said will destroy the middle class, should make certain companies apprehensive about the prospects of Ryan in the White House. Let’s take a look:
Ryan’s major platform is widening the tax base. I think we all can agree on this basic premise. However, the way in which he intends to do this is a big concern. Read
Aug 17, 2012, 12:07 pm EST
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has refused a deal by President Barack Obama in which the Obama campaign would request no more tax returns from Romney if he released his last five years of returns.
Romney’s campaign said Obama’s deal was nothing more than a political ploy. In a response to the offer from Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, Romney’s own campaign manager Matt Rhoades had the following to say:
“It is clear that President Obama wants nothing more than to talk about Governor Romney’s tax returns instead of the issues that matter to voters, like putting Americans back to work, fixing the economy and reining in spending.” Read
Aug 17, 2012, 10:26 am EST
Move over, Ted Nugent. As crazy as the Motor City Madman’s comments earlier this year were, they’re nothing compared to what Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine said at a recent concert in Singapore.
During a Megadeth show in the southeast Asian country, Mustaine accused President Barack Obama of faking the mass shootings that happened in Aurora, Co. and Oak Creek, Wisc. in order to push a ban on guns in the United States. The concert happened August 7, but it wasn’t until a week later that a video of Mustaine’s remarks was published by TMZ.
In addition, Mustaine said that he was considering a move to Singapore. “I don’t know where I’m gonna live if America keeps going the way it’s going because it looks like it’s turning into Nazi America,” he said. Read
Aug 17, 2012, 7:00 am EST
They say “time is money,” and it seems that no one understands that better than the U.S. government.
The government’s debt already exceeds $15 trillion and that number is still growing — rapidly. Every minute, another $10 million gets tacked onto the total, and those mounds of money add up pretty fast.
How fast? Well, here’s a quick look at how much ticks away in a day, as well as some examples to show just what that kind of money can buy. Read
Aug 16, 2012, 2:27 pm EST
Josh Brown wrote a great and cutting post the other day about how taxpayers and investors live in a world of zero fiscal solutions — we can’t raise taxes or cut spending because the economy is reeling, and if we do nothing, we remain on an unsustainable spending path.
I concede there is no solution to this issue. But I wholly disagree with the notion that we just have to suck it up and deal.
Frankly, seeking a “solution” is misguided. You’d sooner find a solution to the question of why Kate Upton is so hot, whether LeBron is reeeaaally better than Jordan, or whether Chinese moms know best. Read
Aug 16, 2012, 1:10 pm EST
The Romney campaign joined the likes of Ronald Reagan, Michelle Bachmann, and John McCain when a Los Angeles-based rock band asked them to stop playing one of their songs at campaign events.
Silversun Pickups made the request after discovering their 2009 song “Panic Switch” was played during set-up for an event in North Carolina, and they were less than pleased. In a release from lead singer Brian Aubert, he said the following about the incident:
“We don’t like people going behind our backs, using our music without asking, and we don’t like the Romney campaign. We’re nice, approachable people. We won’t bite. Unless you’re Mitt Romney! We were very close to just letting this go because the irony was too good. While he is inadvertently playing a song that describes his whole campaign, we doubt that ‘Panic Switch’ really sends the message he intends.” Read