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Scott Walker Heckled At Philly Campaign Stop

Greasy politicians like to have photo ops where they can pretend to be like the people. Scott Walker is no exception. He recently went to two cheese steak shops ...
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State Debate: Ex-Scott Walker aide's new state job doesn't pass the smell test ... - Capital Times

State Debate: Ex-Scott Walker aide's new state job doesn't pass the smell test ... - Capital Times | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it
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Behind the 'People Who Pay No Income Tax'

Behind the 'People Who Pay No Income Tax' | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it

by ANNIE LOWREY, New York Times


Mother Jones has published a video of Mitt Romney at a private fund-raiser making incendiary remarks about Obama voters – and, well, about half of the electorate.


“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what,” Mr. Romney said. “There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it, that that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what.”


“These are people who pay no income tax,” he added.


I’ll address just that last part in this post.


Mr. Romney is absolutely correct that about half of American households do not pay federal income tax. (He is also tapping into a now long-running vein of conservative anger at those households.) But he is missing some crucial context on why they do not pay federal income tax.


The nonpartisan and highly respected Tax Policy Center derived the 47 percent number – it is actually 46 percent, as of 2011 – and published an excellent analysis of it last summer.


It found that about half of the households that do not pay federal income tax do not pay it because they are simply too poor. The Tax Policy Center gives as an example a couple with two children earning less than $26,400 a year: The household would pay no federal income tax because its standard deduction and other exemptions would simply erase its liability.


The other half, the Tax Policy Center found, consists of households taking advantage of tax credits and other provisions, mostly support for senior citizens and low-income working families.


Put bluntly, these are not households shirking their tax liabilities. The pool consists mostly of the poor, of relatively low-income working families and of old people. The tax code is specifically designed to reduce the burden on them. [MORE]



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ALEC Behind State Attempts to 'Reclaim' Your Public Lands

ALEC Behind State Attempts to 'Reclaim' Your Public Lands | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it
'...these bills are being quietly drafted and promoted by the American Legislative Exchange Council.' Public Lands Team, ThinkProgress (RT @Fbmadman1: #ALEC Behind State Attempts to 'Reclaim' Your Public Lands http://t.co/xKZ1L381...)...
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Scott Walker Recall: Gov. Gave Questionable Testimony To ...

Scott Walker Recall: Gov. Gave Questionable Testimony To ... | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it
In light of a videotape that surfaced earlier this month, Democrats with the House oversight committee say they want embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to "clarify" testimony he delivered before Congress last April that the ...
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ALEC's Secrets Revealed; Corporations Flee

ALEC's Secrets Revealed; Corporations Flee | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it
On May 11, 2012, about 20 state legislators from 15 oil- and gas-rich states are scheduled to meet in a hotel conference room in Charlotte. Representatives from major energy companies will be there, too.
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ALEC Lobbies EPA to Designate Carbon Intensive Palm Oil as a ...

ALEC Lobbies EPA to Designate Carbon Intensive Palm Oil as a ... | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it
ALEC is lobbying for the EPA to designate palm oil as a biofuel.
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Teachers, Unions and Occupy Chicago Protest Scott Walker

Last Friday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker spoke at lunch in Chicago. Of course it is no surprise a protest ensued. Spokesmen from the Chicago Federation o...
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White House: Obama would veto GOP student loan plan - CNN International

White House: Obama would veto GOP student loan plan - CNN International | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it
CBS NewsWhite House: Obama would veto GOP student loan planCNN International"This is a politically motivated proposal and not the serious response that the problem facing America's college students deserves.
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Embarrassed by Bad Laws

Embarrassed by Bad Laws | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it
Businesses are abandoning a right-wing group that helped enact dangerous statutes in many states.
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John Nichols: Under Walker, Wisconsin is No. 1 job loser

John Nichols: Under Walker, Wisconsin is No. 1 job loser | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it
Gov.Scott Walker has repeatedly assured Wisconsinites that his assaults on local democracy, public services, public education and collective bargaining (RT @TheNewDeal: Under Scott Walker, Wisconsin is #1 in Job Losses Nationwide http://t.co/0tsAQh1j...
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FOCUS: ALEC, Walmart and Trayvon Martin?

FOCUS: ALEC, Walmart and Trayvon Martin? | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it
'What does Walmart have to do with the tragic death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin?
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Some of Christie's biggest bills match model legislation from D.C. group called ALEC

Some of Christie's biggest bills match model legislation from D.C. group called ALEC | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it
At least three New Jersey bills, one executive order and one agency rule accomplish the same goals set out by ALEC using the same specific policies.
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The Investigators: ALEC - The Backroom Where Laws Are Born

This is a glimpse into the world of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate-funded charity that pays for lawmaker trips to resorts where they ...
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Scott Walker to be commencement speaker for Concordia grad students - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)

Scott Walker to be commencement speaker for Concordia grad students - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog) | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it
WISN Milwaukee Scott Walker to be commencement speaker for Concordia grad students Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog) Scott Walker will deliver the May 16 commencement speech for Concordia University Wisconsin's graduate students, including the...
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Maybe he will explain to grads how to be corrupt and get away with it.

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ALEC in Wisconsin: The Hijacking of a State | Center for Media and ...

ALEC in Wisconsin: The Hijacking of a State | Center for Media and ... | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it
Wisconsinites were shell shocked in 2011 by a wide-ranging legislative agenda in their State Capitol that seemed to come out of the blue. Anti-consumer bills, union busting legislation, voter ID, enormous tax cuts for ...
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The Political Environment: Coverup Of Secret Walker Campaign ...

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The coverup of the use of public resources to help Scott Walker at taxpayer expense win a close race for Governor in 2010 began August 17, 2009, records show - - and that fact, combined with Walker's continuing ...
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Why Isn\'t Closing 40 Philadelphia Public Schools National News?

Why Isn\'t Closing 40 Philadelphia Public Schools National News? | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it
Why Isn\'t Closing 40 Philadelphia Public Schools National News? (Why Isn't Closing 40 #Philadelphia Public #Schools National News?
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Letter from Here: Badgers United Against Scott Walker Won't Settle ...

Letter from Here: Badgers United Against Scott Walker Won't Settle ... | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it
Badgers United Against Scott Walker Won't Settle Down Until He's Recalled and No Longer Governor. Badgers United Against Scott Walker Won't Settle Down Until He's Gone Unity March, State Street, Madison.
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ALEC Received Funding from Koch Industries & Exxon Mobil to ...

ALEC Received Funding from Koch Industries & Exxon Mobil to ... | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it
This article was originally published on Climate Progress and has been reposted with permission. Two leading conservative political organizations say they are stepping up coordinated efforts to repeal state-level renewable ...
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Ryan Defends Budget In Face Of Catholic Critics - WCVB-TV

Ryan Defends Budget In Face Of Catholic Critics - WCVB-TV | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it
BloombergRyan Defends Budget In Face Of Catholic CriticsWCVB-TVThe work I do, as a Catholic holding office, conforms to the social doctrine as best I can make of it," said Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican.
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Scott Walker Eyes John Doe Investigation As Recall Election Nears

Scott Walker Eyes John Doe Investigation As Recall Election Nears | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it
The Wisconsin recall election that could possibly oust Gov. Scott Walker (R) has more baggage looming over it.
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NRA Awards Scott Walker for Pushing Concealed Guns and the ALEC-related \

NRA Awards Scott Walker for Pushing Concealed Guns and the ALEC-related \ | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it
NRA Awards Scott Walker for Pushing Concealed Guns and the ALEC-related \ (NRA Awards Scott Walker for Pushing Concealed Guns and the ALEC-related "Castle Doctrine" (Shoot First) Laws http://t.co/J932aLnD...)...
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Kochs, Lies and Videotape

Kochs, Lies and Videotape | Wisconsin Unrest | Scoop.it
This week as I premiered my new film, Koch Brothers Exposed -- the result of a year-long investigation on how two billionaires are using their wealth to corrupt democracy -- Koch Industries has launched an attack on the film and me.
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Walker Responds : "Certainly not aware of that"

When asked about the latest allegations that his former communications director as Milwaukee county executive was editing campaign press releases, Walker say... (Scott Walker startled by question.
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