Friday, January 06, 2012

2 Bad Ideas

* Indiana Republicans are going after collective bargaining in their state.  Bad idea. 


The fight is on in Indiana (STOIN1) over another Republican attempt to weaken unions amid signs that the party’s appetite for war with organized labor isn’t matched in other states.

In Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker faces an ouster campaign after pushing restrictions last year on government workers’ collective bargaining. Ohio voters repudiated Governor John Kasich’s similar curbs on labor in November. 

So as Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and Republican lawmakers want to prohibit mandatory union dues in private workplaces, others keep their distance in an election year...

Gov. John Kasich is only slightly more popular that a Michigan wolverine in Ohio.

* Guess the name of the Republican presidential candidate that wants to raise taxes on the poor but give tax cuts to millionaires? Mitt Romney!!!


Republican Mitt Romney's tax plan would increase taxes on low-income families while cutting taxes for the middle-class and the rich, according to an independent study released Thursday.

On average, households making less than $20,000 would see their taxes increase by more than 60 percent, said the Tax Policy Center, a Washington research group that studied the Romney plan.

Households making between $50,000 and $75,000 would get small tax cuts, averaging 2.2 percent, or about $250, the study said. People making more than $1 million would get tax cuts averaging 15 percent, or about $146,000.....

What a guy! Would you expect anything less from a guy like Romney that said that "corporations are people" at a campaign event? 

The conservative ChicagoTribune explains what would happen if Romney's tax plan was adopted:

U.S. presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's tax plan would cut revenues and increase the government's budget deficit, while benefiting wealthy taxpayers more than others, said a report from a non-partisan think tank released on Thursday....

Increase the deficit??????? OMG!

Romney and Indiana's Republicans need to rethink these stupid plans.