That's because the Dems moved in YOUR direction! After losing so many campaigns, they moved right --cozied up to corporate cash, minimized labor's influence, gutted welfare, embraced deficit hysteria and all kinds of free trade agreements.
Once we got two conservative major parties, the wheels came off fairly quickly.
I agree with Aspergers, although I would give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you haven't actually called the guy a liar
I haven't, at least not explicitly (meaning, only in my head). Although these scenarios might turn into a high rate, from experience I see most people think they pay the rate of the last dollar, which they view as a badge of honor (or at least a way to imply they have a rich man's burden). They likely are adding their top marginal rate, property, FICA and whatnot.
It's funny how when you suppose you begin to sound like a Republican economist
Perhaps, but if the 1099 type work is being hit by high taxes, they don't seem to be handling deductions very well. Even if it's hair cutting or snow plowing, they should have tools, mileage, or gear to deduct. Truth is, aside from a few extreme situations it doesn't seem plausible. I guess to slice it another way, what percent of the US population pays more than 50% in taxes?
This isn't even pornography. But I'm sure there will be plenty of people lining up to judge her for doing nothing more than taking artful pictures
Why do I suspect you would not be as forgiving if the pix in question were of a liberal?
And besides, we're the party of "if it feels good, do it", and they're the party of bodily shame. So there's only room for one hypocritical stance, and it's almost always the Right-- bashing gays while gay, decrying abortion while driving their wives to get 'em.
Tired of the double-standard? It should be focused on the other side.
If PPACA is such a profit driver for MEGACORP insurance Corp, why are insurance companies leaving PPACA? Complaining they can't make money under all those mandates (also a topic pushed by right wingers)?
Subsidies to the "very poor" go up to ~ 100k income +- I believe, which is fat and happy in shitty states, like Indiana.