ROMNEY: Syria is Iran’s route to sea.
No, it really isn’t.


Food stamps... how much do we really pay? - Scary Mommy

A married person with one child making $50,000 a year will pay exactly $3,820 in federal taxes. Of those, $2100 is allocated to Social Security, and $725 is distributed Medicare. This leaves a whopping $995 to be used to pay for programs administrated by the Federal
government. That money is broken down below in its entirety:

  • National Defense $247.75 / 24.9%
  • Health care — $235.81 / 23.7%
  • Job and Family Security — $190.05 / 19.1%
  • Net Interest — $73.63 / 8.1%
  • Veterans Benefits — $44.77 / 4.5%
  • Education and Job Training — $35.82 / 3.6%
  • Natural Resources, Energy, and Environment — $19.90 / 2.0%
  • Immigration, Law Enforcement, and Administration of Justice — $19.90 / 2.0%
  • International Affairs — $15.92 / 1.6%
  • Science, Space, and Technology Programs — $9.95 / 1.0%
  • Agriculture — $6.96 / 0.7%
  • Community, Area, and Regional Development — $4.98 / 0.5%
  • Response to Natural Disasters — $3.98 / 0.4%
  • Additional Government Programs — $78.61 / 7.9%

The category needed for examination is “Job and Family
Security”, which comprises 19.1% of all of the $995 paid in. In the
future I will examine other categories in more detail. The breakdown of
the $190.05 is listed below:

  • Unemployment insurance — $22.88 / 2.3%
  • Food and nutrition assistance — $36.82 / 3.7%
  • Housing assistance — $19.90 / 2.0%
  • Earned income, Making Work Pay, and child tax credits — $32.84 / 3.3%
  • Supplemental Security Income — $18.91 / 1.9%
  • Federal military and civilian employee retirement and disability — $43.78 / 4.4%
  • Child care, foster care, and adoption support — $5.97 / 0.6%
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families — $6.96 / 0.7%
  • Railroad retirement and additional income security — $4.98 / 0.5%



If the media were doing its job in this election, the story it would be telling over and over is that Mitt Romney’s qualification for the presidency consists of a career at Bain Capital about which we know essentially nothing; that his economic plan is the most massive transfer of wealth to the rich from the rest in the history of the country; that he arrogantly, petulantly and suspiciously refuses to play by the same financial disclosure rules that have applied to presidential candidates since his father ran; that his foreign policy team is a reunion of the neocon club that gave us Iraq; that the health care reform he championed in Massachusetts is virtually identical to the Affordable Care Act he promises to repeal; that he has changed sides on climate change, gun control, a woman’s right to choose and so many other issues that the only consistent theme in his record is the urgency of pandering to the right, a spinelessness he is unlikely to abjure as president; and that Republican efforts to suppress voter turnout may well send him to the White House.
Marty Kaplan: Romney/Ryan and the Lullaby of Lying

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