Thurston Howell Romney

David Brooks’ Op-ed in The New York Times has  many pundits talking… The New York Times Opinion Page In 1980, about 30 percent of Americans received some form of government benefits. Today, as Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute has pointed out, about 49 percent do. In 1960, government transfers to individuals totaled $24… More Thurston Howell Romney

“Today, Mitt Romney Lost the Election…”

The title of this post is from Bloomberg View, the editorial arm of… Bloomberg View – By Josh Barro You can mark my prediction now:  A secret recording from a closed-door Mitt Romney  fundraiser, released today by David Corn at Mother Jones, has killed Mitt Romney’s campaign for president. On the tape, Romney explains that his electoral strategy involves… More “Today, Mitt Romney Lost the Election…”

Why the Poor Pay No Federal Income Tax: A Wee Tutorial

I’ll try to put the Mitt Romney tape fiasco into perspective: Mitt Romney had to call an impromptu news conference late this evening to explain his remarks in the following video: Here is a portion of the press conference video in which he makes no apologies for his remarks: Mother Jones – Kevin Drum Is… More Why the Poor Pay No Federal Income Tax: A Wee Tutorial