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Guns

Obamacare Coverage For All Children Hurt By Guns: A Practical Change To America’s Cowboy Gun Culture.

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 7:30 AM January 16, 2013
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Whether or not we are able to reform our gun laws, can we, at a minimum, expand Obamacare to take care of the children who are injured by guns?

Economics

America Spends $71 Billion Annually Subsidizing Tax-Exempt Religion

by David Badash ● 10:20 AM June 18, 2012
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A new report finds that tax-exempt religious organizations are subsidized by the U.S. government — meaning, you and me — to the tune of $71 billion each year.

Bigotry Watch

GOP Congressman Sends Lying Anti-Gay Mailers Your Tax Dollars Paid For

by David Badash ● 6:11 PM March 14, 2012
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Vern Buchanan, Republican U.S. Congressman from Florida, is sending lying, anti-gay mailers to his constituents and he’s making you pay for them with your tax dollars.

Civil Rights

Boehner Appeals Ruling Finding DOMA Unconstitutional – With Your Tax Dollars

by David Badash ● 1:54 PM February 24, 2012
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Speaker of the House John Boehner has directed the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG) to appeal Wednesday’s federal court ruling that found DOMA unconstitutional.

Civil Rights

Federal Court Finds DOMA Unconstitutional Again, Boehner Spent Your Tax Dollars To Defend It

by David Badash ● 6:52 PM February 22, 2012
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Yet another federal court has ruled DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, is unconstitutional, and thanks to John Boehner, your tax dollars were spent defending DOMA.

Bigotry Watch

Right Wing Incensed By So-Called Obama Christmas Tree Tax

by David Badash ● 3:20 PM November 9, 2011
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David Addington at the Heritage Foundation is absolutely incensed that President Obama has implemented a “Christmas Tree tax”! It’s an outrage! But, it’s not.

News

Your Tax Dollars Just Paid For This Ad From The GOP Financial Services Committee

by David Badash ● 4:39 PM October 26, 2011
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The GOP Financial Services Committee is also known as the Banking Committee, and somehow, your tax dollars are funding this Madison Avenue advertising operation.

Bigotry Watch

NEWS: Occupy The Vatican, Cain’s 999 Is Theft, Lemony Snicket, Buchanan’s Racism, LaBarbera Caught?

by David Badash ● 9:00 AM October 20, 2011
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Occupy Wall Street is occupying our news of the day, but there’s much more here, including MSNBC, Pat Buchanan, John Boehner, foreign aid, the value of a college education.

News

Rick Perry’s Texas Is First — In Illiteracy, Repeat Teen Births, Pollution…

by David Badash ● 4:04 PM October 7, 2011
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Rick Perry’s Texas has the highest rate of illiteracy, lowest rate of high school graduation, highest repeat teen birth rates, one of the worst environmental rates.

News

GOP Rep. Opposes Obama Tax Plan Because “by the time I feed my family, I have maybe $400,000 left over.”

by David Badash ● 12:05 PM September 19, 2011
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GOP Rep. John Fleming says after he pays his employees, taxes, buys clothes, and feeds his family, he only has $400,000 left in net profit to put in the bank.

News

Your Tax Dollars Just Paid For This Video On John Boehner’s Big Jobs Lie

by David Badash ● 5:13 PM September 7, 2011
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Why is the tax-payer funded production of campaign ads and propaganda now allowed by John Boehner an how House of Representatives?

News

Mixner: Christian Version Of Sharia Law Campaign Being Waged On America

by David Badash ● 10:00 AM August 13, 2011
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David Miner, long-time LGBT and civil rights activist, Thursday unleashed his thoughts on religious tax exemptions — thoughts shared by a great many, including me.

News

On Tax Day, Americans Split On Whether or Not Taxes Are Too High

by David Badash ● 7:38 PM April 18, 2011
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On tax day, April 18 this year, Gallup released a survey that finds 50% of Americans say taxes are too high, while 43% of Americans say the taxes they pay are about right. 4% of Americans say taxes are too low.

Bigotry Watch

Why The GOP’s Anti-Abortion Bill Is A Tax Hike On Gays And Lesbians

by David Badash ● 4:51 PM February 9, 2011
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The GOP is fighting to enact strong anti-abortion legislation that will be a tax hike for many gay men and lesbians across America.