Three Charts to Email to Your Right-Wing Friends

The Campaign for America's Future's Dave Johnson has posted three charts to help you debunk those right-wing relatives who are plugged into the FOX-Limbaugh spin machine.

The three charts are reality-based examinations of U.S. government spending (which increased faster under President George W. Bush than it has under President Barack Obama), the federal budget deficit (which sharply increased under Bush and has started to decline under Obama), and the stimulus (which did stop the horrific job losses that marked the end of the Bush administration, but was not large enough to jumpstart the economy).

9 Things The Rich Don't Want You To Know About Taxes

Here's a great an informative article from David Cay Johnston explaining why some "media-perpetuated tax myths" are wrong. These facts include:

  1. Poor Americans do pay taxes.
  2. The wealthiest Americans don't carry the burden.
  3. In fact, the wealthy are paying less taxes.
  4. Many of the very richest pay no current income taxes at all.
  5. And (surprise!) since Reagan, only the wealthy have gained significant income.
  6. When it comes to corporations, the story is much the same—less taxes.
  7. Some corporate tax breaks destroy jobs.
  8. Republicans like taxes too.
  9. Other countries do it better.

Johnston wonders when these facts will lead us to realize the grand GOP supply-side economics experiment has failed.