george h. bush

It’s so funny how Trump gives one speech that is considered “presidential” and people are fucking falling over themselves to praise him. Y’all will praise his tone and presentation and say “finally Trump shows himself to be presidential enough for the job,” while ignoring that his speech was filled with inaccuracies and basically everything he’s said leading up to yesterday has been fucking awful. But what do I expect from people who paint a war criminal POS like George W. as just a cute, funny old man who did his best or whatever apologist bullshit you have for him now. 

theatlantic.com
Tax Cuts Don't Lead to Economic Growth, a New 65-Year Study Finds
But a new study finds that reductions of capital gains taxes and top marginal rate taxes have led to greater income inequality
By Derek Thompson

“ … In 1990, President George H. W. Bush raised taxes, and GDP growth increased over the next five years. In 1993, President Bill Clinton raised the top marginal tax rate, and GDP growth increased over the next five years. In 2001 and 2003, President Bush cut taxes, and we faced a disappointing expansion followed by a Great Recession. … “

“ … But it does suggest that there is a lot more to an economy than taxes, and that slashing taxes is not a guaranteed way to accelerate economic growth. ,,, “

“ … That was the conclusion from David Leonhardt’s new column today for The New York Times, and it was precisely the finding of a new study from the Congressional Research Service, “Taxes and the Economy: An Economic Analysis of the Top Tax Rates Since 1945.” … “

“ … Analysis of six decades of data found that top tax rates “have had little association with saving, investment, or productivity growth.” However, the study found that reductions of capital gains taxes and top marginal rate taxes have led to greater income inequality. Past studies cited in the report have suggested that a broad-based tax rate reduction can have “a small to modest, positive effect on economic growth” or “no effect on economic growth.” … “

“ … In short, the study found that top tax rates don’t appear to determine the size of the economic pie but they can affect how the pie is sliced, especially for the richest households. … “

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Phroyd

anonymous asked:

today in this year of our lord 2017 I saw somebody say that most of the presidents of the US committed adultery. not "some". not "many". most. as in the majority. the fuck

That person needs a fact check. Of the forty-five U.S. presidents there is proof that:

  • William Henry Harrison
  • John Tyler
  • James Garfield
  • Grover Cleveland
  • Warren G. Harding
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Gerald Ford
  • Ronald Reagan
  • George H. W. Bush
  • Bill Clinton
  • Donald Trump

Above is a total of thirteen presidents who had affairs on their wives, 28% of United States presidents carried about in extramarital relationships. That isn’t even half and it is a little over a quarter.