GOP Fiscal Platform: Yes, Virginia, there is a Tax Santa Clause!!
BTW, the deficit equation couldn't be simpler: Deficit (D) = Spending (G) - tax revenue (T). D increases with increases in G or decreases in T. Math.
Point in English is deficits are, according to math, affected by spending levels and tax revenues.
And I was responding to this false, but commonly accepted right wing talking point: "And you can stop trying to connect the deficit to [tax cuts]." GOPers cut taxes, revenues drop, they are too chicken s**t to cut spending, run up deficits, then tell their followers that the deficits had NOTHING to do with the tax cuts, deficits are caused by too much spending....
Here's my position. If there is significant evidence, then I want those who are "behind the fraud schemes" to suffer severe penalties. Now, I would equate "severe punishment" to drug dealers taking the hit way more than the users, if you get my meaning. I want to see trials highly publicized of those who create and implement voter fraud schemes. And not to get draconian about it, but I'm talking about lock'em and throw away the key kind of punishment. That would hopefully send a message to other who feel compelled to manipulate the voting system.
I read an article the other day (dated 10-23-14), which stated at Greg Abbott, the Attorney General for state of Texas said that there's been 30 cases of fraud in Texas uncovered between 2004 and 2010, arrests made, 23 convictions out of the 30 have been made.
Is the above report by the Texas State Attorney General the alarming evidence that is so profound that it leads us to believe there is a mass conspiracy to control election outcomes in Texas?According to officials with the Texas Attorney General’s Office, there were 30 instances in which individuals were charged with illegal voting as either an ineligible voter or a voter impersonating someone else while casting a vote from 2004 to 2010. Of those 30, 23 were found to be guilty.
The combined voter turnout for gubernatorial, presidential and constitutional elections in Texas from 2004 to 2010 came out to approximately 29.3 million voters, according to the Texas Secretary of State website.
The resulting percentage of voter fraud in that time period comes out to roughly .00008 percent, which is actually inflated. The percentage would be lower if voter turnout from primary, municipal and school district elections were included.
The new photo ID requirements didn’t seem to have to an negative impact on voter turnout, officials have said.
The 2013 election in Texas was an off-year, constitutional amendment election, which typically draws far less voters than presidential or gubernatorial elections. Voter turnout in 2013, the first election the photo ID requirement was in effect, increased by about 63 percent over turnout in 2011 in comparable elections, according to raw numbers.
Supreme Court upholds voter identification laws | www.statesman.com
Mind sharing what evidence you've come across (and sources, of course)?
“I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president.” - George W. Bush
I was standing in line listening to the low information voters behind me talking about how excited they were about Wendy Davis.
I realized how important my vote was.
Its wipes out at least one of their misinformed decisions completely.