Bogus Claims About Small Business and the Bush Tax Cuts for the Top 2 Percent

The debate about the Bush tax cuts for the top 2 percent of income earners (with annual household income over $250,000) is heating up in Washington, DC, and with it the rhetoric about how ending these special breaks might affect small businesses.

Indeed, opponents of ending the special breaks at the top are making doomsday claims about potential negative impacts on small businesses. They’ve even funded a “study,” based on wild assumptions, to manufacture convenient figures to support their claims about possible job losses. Read more

Is The Pentagon Paying Its Fair Share?

It’s not news that these are tough economic times for America. Critical social programs have had budgets slashed or programs cut altogether, and there seems to be little that anyone can do about it.  At a time when the most needy of our society are being told to tighten their belts, the Pentagon has launched an ad campaign that essentially says they shouldn’t have to make budget sacrifices like the rest of us. Read more