Category Archives: Conservatives

How Much Ruin In A Nation: Bush Was As Awful As Il Trumpe, Just No One Cared

There has been a spate of ‘how awful everything is under the reign of Il Trumpe‘ articles. And things are pretty crappy. But things were really awful under Bush 43 too. Katrina was horrible, not just in terms of the … Continue reading

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If You Care About Open Data, Then Il Trumpe’s NOAA Nominee Is Disturbing

This is not good for science (boldface mine): As a top executive at AccuWeather, Barry Myers has pushed for limits on the kinds of products that the National Weather Service offers to the public, saying they offered unfair competition to … Continue reading

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The Majority Of People Employed By The Federal Government Aren’t Federal Employees

While ‘the size of the federal government’ is an eternal shibboleth, along with its cousin, the lazy federal employee, the majority of people employed by the federal government are private contractors, and not federal workers (boldface mine): A new study … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Democrats, Economics, Jobs | 3 Comments

The Republican Tax Plan Is Even Dumber Than Their Healthcare ‘Reform’ Plans

And I didn’t think that was possible (boldface mine): Democrats criticized the plan as a giveaway to the rich​ because a number of the proposed changes, including lower business tax rates and a repeal of the estate tax, would disproportionately … Continue reading

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Now Would Be A Really Good Time For Il Trumpe To Release His Tax Returns

I’ll have more to say about the Republican tax plan tomorrow, but Democrats need to stand their ground on this. It’s really not hard to say, “We will completely oppose any tax plan that cuts Donald Trump’s taxes.” Not only … Continue reading

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Once Again, Republicans Are Trying To Kill Thousands Of People

Republicans have one last shot at weakening the ACA (Obamacare) through a bill that’s being referred to as Cassidy-Graham. Unlike previous attempts, Cassidy-Graham is especially pernicious. It imposes a Medicaid per-capita cap, which, by 2027, would throw more people off … Continue reading

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What Hogan Taketh Away, He Returneth

In today’s installment of our semi-regular series, “How are area politicians fucking up the D.C. Metro system this week?”, we find that Maryland’s Republican governor, Paul Hogan, after privately going so far as to argue that one line of the … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, DC, Fucking Morons, Transportation