The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
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Monday, November 19, 2012

Is Rush Limbaugh's Country Gone? -

In broader terms, the political confrontation pits taxpayers, who now form the core of the center-right coalition, against tax consumers who form the core of the center-left. According to the Tax Policy Center, 46.4 percent of all tax filers had no federal income tax liability in 2011 (although most people pay a combination of state, sales, excise, property and other levies).There are clear exceptions to this dichotomy, as many Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries (tax recipients) vote Republican, and many college-educated upper-income citizens of all races and ethnicities (tax payers) vote Democratic. Nonetheless, the overarching division remains, and the battle lines are drawn over how to distribute the costs of the looming fiscal crisis. The outcome of this policy fight will determine whether Limbaugh is correct to fear that his side has “lost the country.”


You'd better watch out! You'd better not cry! You'd better not pout! --TS

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God damn Amerika!

Obama's minister was so right, and so was Saverin, who found Singapore more congenial and with higher-speed internet service to boot!

Once the indolent 47% gain the majority, this country is doomed by the death spiral that will ensue.

Posted by: Jimbino | Nov 19, 2012 11:18:36 AM