The Progressive Review

The GOP vs. the rest of us

Republicans seeking to rig elections in swing states

Republicans think poor don't work hard enough

GOP’s second tax cuts would add $3.8 trillion to deficit

GOP family leave plan would take from Social Security

Senate Republicans stll like a free press

Word: the Republican base

More bad stuff about Roy Moore

Reality check

How to tell radical Muslims from radical Republicans

50 destructive excerpts from the GOP platform



Rand Paul would repeal the estate and gift taxes, individual capital gains and dividend taxes, and the Alternative Minimum Tax. In place of the existing individual and corporate income taxes, he would implement a version of the flat tax proposal originated by Robert Hall and Alvin Rabushka: a flat tax on wages, and another flat percent tax on the corporations - Vox

Paul's recent budgets called for a 20% decrease in money for the Center for Disease Control, National Institutes for Health, Geological Survey and the FDA. Other proposed Paul cuts:

25% for NASA
26% for Health & Human Services
29% for Environmental Protection Agency
30% for National Park Service
49% for Transportation Department and Agriculture Department
62% for National Science Foundation
71% for State Department
78% for Interior Department

Not to mention the elimination of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Government Printing Office, Department of Energy, and K-12 education funding.


Paul Ryan says that free lunches provided to children by government programs give kids “a full stomach — and an empty soul.”

Civil liberties

Great thoughts of Roy Moore: preschool is Nazism

Bush Fiorina, Christie, Rubio want more power for NSA to ignore the Constitution

42% of Republicans say they could support a military coup

Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers (R) claims that voting is "a privilege, it's not a right,"

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) said in an interview that a National Security Agency program that collects information on Americans’ phone calls is “not a violation of civil liberties.”

Jeb Bush thinks NSA's illegal spyng is "hugely important"

According to Oklahoma state Rep. Sally Kern (R), “blacks” simply don’t work as hard as whites.adding, “I’ve taught school, and I saw a lot of people of color who didn’t study hard because they said the government would take care of them.”

Christie okays police spying on Muslims

Climate change

Pense dense on climate change

Ben Carson saw no evidence of climate change while in California

Guardian - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has stated that he doesn’t believe in the science behind global warming. In a forum hosted by Freedom Partners, a key cog in the political network of the Koch Brothers, the Texas senator stated that “the data and facts don’t support” that global warming is occurring. The moderator of the forum described Cruz’s stance as “full out denial”. The Texas senator did not disagree with that characterization. Cruz has previously compared those who believe in global warming to “flat-Earthers.”

Just a few days before Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) became the first official candidate for president in the 2016 election, he introduced a bill which, if enacted, would repeal all federal climate change regulation in the United States.

Out of 107 current Republican Senate candidates, only 1 says on their official website that climate change is real

Think Progress


UPI - The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted mostly along party lines Thursday to approve an amendment to the $600 billion National Defense Authorization Act which prohibits the Pentagon from using any of its budget to address climate change and specifically instructs the Department of Defense to ignore the latest scientific reports on the threats posed by global warming.

Republicans are only major party in world's democracies to dispute climate change

Newt Gingrich says he would eliminate EPA

A 53%-majority of Republicans say there is no solid evidence the earth is warming. Among Tea Party Republicans, fully 70% say there is no evidence.


Word: GOP attacking power of the consumer


42% of Republicans say they could support a military coup


GOP senators from Oklahoma have repeatedly voted against federal disaster aid


Presidential contender Ben Carson told Glenn Beck that he wants to "intensify" the war on drugs.


Jeb Bush wants to starve 45 million Americans

Donald Trump thinks your wages are too high

Scott Walker tries to wreck the University of Wisconsin

Republicans cut unemployment insurance


Some GOP leaders who want to arm preschoolers

Entropy update: Republicans dislike higher education

Ben Carson offers bipartisan political correctness

How Scott Walker rigs who teaches in Wisconsin

Texas GOP plaform "We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills, ...critical thinking skills and similar programs ... which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority."

Jeb Bush - “The system we have today with over 13,000 government-run, politicized, unionized monopolies [aka public school districts] is probably not the best governance model for 2014 and going forward.”

GOP congressional candidate David Harmer wants to abolish public schools


GOP chair calls for America to become a full oligarchy


In 22 states, all Republicans voted against Sandy aid

House GOP kills Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill


GOP House Science Committee wants more carbon dioxide

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a prohibition on cities and towns imposing local ordinances preventing fracking and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas activities.

I guarantee you the EPA will have doors locked and lights turned off and they will only be about conservation. It will be a new day and a new sheriff in Washington, D.C. - Michele Bachmann


Roy Moore fought to keep segregation in Alabama constitution

46% of Mississippi Republicans think inter-ethnic marriage should be illegal, while only 40% approve of it.

Family values

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a budget that cuts funding for Planned Parenthood, after pushing the measure through the state Legislature without a single Democratic vote. Planned Parenthood denounced the decision to choke off state and federal funding to nine health centers in small communities that will deny preventative health care to 12,000 women who don't have health insurance:

Louisiana State Rep John Labruzzo (R) has introduced "feticide" legislation to ban all abortion in his state and sentence women and doctors who violate the ban to 15 years hard labor.

GOP wants details of abortions on tax returns

Willie Geist, MSNBC - Are you willing to hold up this entire budget over defunding Planned Parenthood?. . . .Rep Mike Pence R-IN - Of course I am.

Republicans try to kill funding for Planned Parenthood.

A Republican state legislator in Georgia doesn't like the term rape "victim." In fact, he has introduced a bill mandating that state criminal codes refer to these people as, simply, "accusers" -- until there's a conviction in the matter.. .

173 GOP congress members want to weaken definition of rape

Foreign affairs

How Fiorina wants to start World War III

Where Scott Walker gets his foreign policy ideas

Intercept - At an event to formally launch his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker cited a man in the crowd named Kevin Hermening as a formative influence on his foreign policy thinking. Hermening, a former U.S. Marine who was held hostage during the 1979 Iranian revolution, is a longtime friend of Walker, and has been described in press reports as “the face of Walker’s foreign policy.” The governor has repeatedly cited Hermening as a major influence on his worldview, including his opposition to the Obama administration’s recent nuclear deal with Iran.

But Walker’s choice of Hermening as a foreign policy counselor raises serious questions about Walker’s understanding of the issues. Hermening has publicly advocated conducting nuclear strikes against the capital cities of Muslim-majority countries, as well as the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, particularly those of “Middle Eastern descent” from the United States.

In 2001, Hermening wrote an op-ed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel calling for a response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks that would include “the destruction of the capitals of Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan and Yemen,” unless the governments of those countries unequivocally agreed to help kill Osama bin Laden. “Every military response must be considered, including the use of nuclear weapons,” he wrote. In his commentary Hermening also called upon the United States to erect security fences “along the entire perimeter of the United States,” as well as deport “every illegal alien and immigrant, with a focus on removing those of Middle Eastern descent.”

Ben Carson suggests shipping Palestinians to Eygpt


Ben Carson said that he was “irritated” by the comparison between the fight for same-sex marriage rights and the Civil Rights Movement because there’s no overt segregation against gays....

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said that he supports a constitutional amendment banning nationwide marriage equality... "I personally believe that marriage is between one man and one woman," said Walker, a prospective GOP presidential candidate, on ABC's "This Week." "If the court decides that, the only next approach is for those who are supporters of marriage being defined as between one man and one woman is ultimately to consider pursuing a constitutional amendment."

Indiana governor signs bill legalizing discrimination against gays

Rick Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism

Over half of Republicans think homosexuality should be discouraged

Oklahoma state house candidate Scott Esk wrote on Facebook that gay people are “worthy of death” and should be stoned, later claiming that violence against gays is “in the old testament under a law that came directly from God.”

Government spending

The Paul Ryan budget


Health care

Republicans push blatantly segregationist Medicaid rules

GOP governors out to slash Medicaid

Republican senator compares preexisting conditions to crashing a car

Guide to GOP healthcare bills

Four million would lose employer-provided healthcare under Senate bill

The Republican war on healthcare

Republicans refuse to protect heathcare for veterans

Senate Bill Would Raise Premiums, Deductibles, or Both for Most Marketplace Consumers

Republican senator compares preexisting conditions to crashing a car

Free government healthcare saved Mitch McConnell's heart

GOP healthcare plan highly unpopular

77% of Chicago doctors opose Republican health bill

How the Republicans plan to ruin Medicaid

GOP Don't Care bill would leave 23 million more uninsured

Some key points about the GOP anti-healthcare measure

GOP wants to rob Medicare to help the wealthy


How the Republicans plan to wreck Medicare

Ryan attacks good part of Obamacare


Christie about to throw chronically disabled out on the street

Carson would kill Medicare

The GOP's war on health (Medicaid division)

Rand Paul, 2011 - With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. It means that you’re going to enslave not only me, but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses.

Basically, once you imply a belief in a right to someone’s services — do you have a right to plumbing? Do you have a right to water? Do you have right to food? — you’re basically saying you believe in slavery.

I’m a physician in your community and you say you have a right to health care. You have a right to beat down my door with the police, escort me away and force me to take care of you? That’s ultimately what the right to free health care would be.

Rand Paul - Over half of the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts

Great thoughts of Rick Perry: “Texas has been criticized for having a large number of uninsured,” Perry said. “But that’s what Texans wanted. They did not want a large government program forcing everyone to purchase insurance.”

A GOP New Hampshire legislator told a constituent “the world is too populated” and that there are too many “defective people.” When asked what should be done with these “defective people” that are mentally ill, Martin Harty suggested sending them to Siberia, something that he said Hitler was “right” to do

Ronald Reagan - If you don't [stop Medicare], one of these days you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it once was like in America when men were free.

GOP led austerity has slashed mental health assistance

Republicans vote against money for food safety

GOP plan would ration healthcare

GOP senators overwhelmingly vote against Medicare

GOP healthcare plan could cost you $182,000

Rep Ron Paul: "No one has a right to anyone's wealth, I don't have a right to come to you and say my poor kid needs 500 dollars for an education. An education is not a right, medical care is not a right."


The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated overturning the reform signed by Obama last year would result in 32 million fewer people having health insurance.That was a blow to Republican campaign promises to slash the federal budget deficit.

Texas state representative Leo Berman wants to charge any person who tries to implement the 2010 health care reform law in his state with a felony and put them behind bars.

Senate Republicans voted against health care benefits and compensation to sick first responders of the 9/11 attack

Arizona state senator Russell Pearce (R), who has been elected the president of the state senate, has launched a push to reject federal funding for the state's Medicaid program. Pearce told a reporter that "church, community, families got to provide."


GOP votes to end aid to homeowners

Immigrants & refugees

What the Trump-Cruz immigrant deportation scheme would cost

The Cruz anti-refugee scheme

Ben Carson, thinks everyone visiting the United States should register and be monitored while in the country, a spokesman for his campaign said.

How the immigration policy Trump praised actually worked

MSNBC - A sweeping majority of Republicans — 73% — agree that a fence should be built along the nearly 2,000-mile border, compared to 29% of Democrats who feel the same.

Walker wants to consider a wall across the Canadian border

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told Boston Herald Radio that mayors of sanctuary cities should be arrested. “Absolutely, I would hold them as an accomplice. Make them criminally culpable,” the Republican presidential candidate said when asked if he’d arrest mayors of sanctuary cities . “I’d also make them civilly liable so that families, victim’s families could sue. Especially if the prosecutor isn’t taking action or the mayor’s not changing their ways, I’d allow the families to go to court as well to recover damages.”

Kansas State Rep. Virgil Peck (R) suggested that the best way to deal with the illegal immigration problem may be the same way the state might deal with the problem of "feral hogs" -- by shooting them from a helicopter.

Bill fines employment of illegal immigrants . . . except maids and lawn workers














People & things
the Republicans don't like based on the actual statements and actions of prominent Republicans

  • 9/11 responders
  • AARP
  • Americorps
  • Bicyclists and bikes
  • Black men
  • Census
  • Children with pre-existing health conditions
  • College graduates
  • College students
  • Consumers
  • Cops
  • Disabled people
  • Disaster victims
  • Earthquake warnings
  • Employed women
  • EPA
  • Ethnically mixed couples
  • Federal courts
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Fire fighters
  • Food stamp recipients
  • Gays
  • Home owners
  • Ill people who need medical marijuana
  • Immigrants and their children
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Journalists
  • Latinos
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid recipients
  • Methodists
  • Minimum wage workers
  • Minimum wage
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Parks
  • National Science Foundation
  • NPR & PBS
  • Policemen
  • Postal Service
  • Public school students
  • Public workers
  • Residents of DC-Guam-Puerto Rico-Virgin Islands
  • Sandy storm victims
  • Scientists
  • Separation of church and state
  • Social Security recipients
  • State workers
  • Teachers
  • Unemployed workers
  • United Nations
  • Wildlife
  • Women


Missouri Republicans lower St. Louis minimum wage

Yahoo - At a town hall meeting in Las Vegas, [Scott] Walker will propose eliminating unions for employees of the federal government, making all workplaces right-to-work unless individual states vote otherwise, scrapping the federal agency that oversees unfair labor practices and making it more difficult for unions to organize.

Jeb Bush opposes federal minimum wage

Republicans cut unemployment insurance

Scott Walker puts labor unions in same class as ISIS: "I want a commander in chief who will do everything in their power to ensure that the threat from radical Islamic terrorists does not wash up on American soil. If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world."

WV GOP senatorial candidate John Raese has come out strongly against the minimum wage.

Michigan GOP rams through right to work law in seven hours

New York Republicans block a minimum wage increase for 880,000 workers

Payoff for GOP's anti-government policies: 657,000 unemployed

State Rep. Carol McGuire (R-NH) believes the federal minimum wage is too high. In a statement to reporters, she said she would like to repeal all minimum wage laws and have corporations pay workers whatever rate they desire.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that bans local ordinances guaranteeing workers' paid sick and family leave.

Ohio’s Kasich Wants to Outsource Any Job Anytime—And Winner Pays No Taxes

 GOP governor threatens to call out National Guard on state workers if they protest cuts in their rights. . .

GOP Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker achieved ending state employee collective bargaining rights as a budget cutting move

Asked about the tens of thousands of workers who would be unemployed if the GOP budget plan goes through, John Boehner said, "If some of those jobs are lost, so be it."

Republicans fail in effort to abolish National Labor Relations Board

Republicans launch war on unions


69 House Republicans voted against aid to Puerto Rico


Salon - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called into “The Hugh Hewitt Show” ... saying that he would “crack down and not permit” legal marijuana. “We have an enormous addiction problem in this country and we need to send very clear leadership from the White House on down to federal law enforcement,” he continued. “Marijuana is an illegal drug under federal law and the states should not be permitted to sell it and profit from it.”


Trump would suppress free media


House Republicans kill 200 year old page program

No more public funds for non-profits

House GOP censoring art

GOP Bills 2009-2014

113 Religion
46 Abortion
73 Family Relationshipls
72 Guns
37 Repeal Obamacare
36 Marriage
0 Jobs

House GOP pushes massive cuts to EPA, wildlife, arts & humanities

National parks

Think Progress - In the first debate of the Colorado gubernatorial race, Republican nominee Bob Beauprez went on the record supporting the seizure of Colorado’s national parks, forests and public lands by the state government, saying “this is fight we have to wage.”


Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) said in an interview that a National Security Agency program that collects information on Americans’ phone calls is “not a violation of civil liberties.”

Jeb Bush thinks NSA's illegal spyng is "hugely important"

Postal service

Republicans want to cut your mail service

Republicans want to end Saturday mail deliveries


Republicans out to slash food stampsRepublicans out to slash food stamps

Republicans cut unemployment insurance

Wisconsin GOP state legislator Jess Kremer wrote in his "term paper" about an idea he'd raised during his campaign: limiting the use of QUEST [food stamp] cards to privately-run food pantries overseen by the government. "Yes, it may be humbling to go into the pantry to purchase 'needed items,' but as I mentioned earlier, most people understand that this is meant to be a crutch and not a lifestyle."

Jindal to poor Louisianans: drop dead

87% of House Republicans voted against assistance to jobless

Being Liberal

Paul Ryan - "The best way to turn from a vicious cycle of despair and learned hopelessness to a virtuous cycle of hope and flourishing is by embracing the attributes of friendship, accountability and love.That's how you fight poverty,"

Jeb Bush - A loving family taking care of their children in a traditional marriage will create the chance to break out of poverty far better, far better than any of the government programs that we can create.

GOP votes to starve four milliion Americans

The GOP's civil war will cut 21 meals a month from food stamp recipients

House Republicans voted to throw 300,000 kids off of food stamps

House GOP prefers funding military bands to feeding the hungry

GOP members of the House are proposing to cut assistance to low income mothers and children by 11 percent and $2 billion from the food stamp program.

Florida governor Rick Scott is about to sign a bill that would require welfare recipients to undergo routine drug testing. Better still, this new legislation makes the poor people pay for their own drug tests. “Recipients who test positive for drugs would lose their benefits for a year. If they fail a second time, they lose the benefits for three years." -Wonkette

Wisconsin governor Walker is proposing to turn over the allocation of food stamps to a private corporation, which will get to decide who qualifies and who doesn't.

Minnesota Republicans are pushing legislation that would make it a crime for people on public assistance to have more $20 in cash in their pockets any given month. This represents a change from their initial proposal, which banned them from having any money at all. - Fight Back News

Joe Mller would end the minimum wage and reduced funding of the EPA

Public lands

The GOP vs national parks

Republicans on public lands

Think Progress - Angered by the Obama administration’s work to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said that administration “is willing to negotiate with Iran, but they won’t negotiate with Alaska.” ... According to the Salt Lake Tribune: Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, said he was told by a terrorism expert that forests are now a terrorist target and argued that the fire risk would be reduced if they were managed by the states instead of the federal government.... Rep. Don Young (R-AK)... “mocked” 78 members of Congress who asked the Secretary of the Interior to protect gray wolves. Young — who has long fought protections for land and wildlife — claimed that their districts would benefit from releasing wolves in urban areas because “you wouldn’t have a homeless problem anymore.”


Cruz backed by religious extremists willing to rewrite the Bible

Trump would deny full citizenship to Muslims

Donald Trump wants to shut down some mosques

Gren Whitman - Texas State Board of Education has voted along party lines 10-5 to approve textbooks claiming that the Founding Fathers based the Constitution on the Bible, and the American system of democracy was inspired by Moses.

57% Of GOPers Support Making Christianity The National Religion


@Harpers - Percentage of Republicans in a January survey who believed their state should secede from the Union: 23

37% of Mississippi Republicans would back Confederates in another Civil War


The Republicans' quiet war on older Americans

Great GOP thoughts: Social Security disability support causes heroin addiction

Pence would wreck Social Security

Trump tells Ryan he's for cutting Social Security

Where the GOP candidates stand on Medicare and Social Security

The GOP war on you: Social Security

Jeb Bush wants to push back the retirement age for Social Security by as many as five years, The Hill reports. Said Bush: “I think it needs to be phased in over an extended period of time. We need to look over the horizon and begin to phase in, over an extended period of time, going from 65 to 68 or 70. And that, by itself, will help sustain the retirement system for anybody under the age of 40.”

Cruz would privatize Social Security

Republicans want your Social Security to crash with the stock market

US Senator Mario Rubio says Social Security and Medicare made Americans less inclined to save

Eric Cantor (R-VA) claimed that he didn't expect Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare to be around when he retires. "What we [House Republicans] have said is this: We'll protect today's seniors and those nearing retirement, but for the rest of us, all of us, who are 54 and younger, I know the programs are not going to be there for me when I retire'"

Texas Gov. Rick Perry advocated letting states opt-out of Social Security.

Former Senator Alan Simpson calls America's seniors the "greediest generation."

Joe Miller thinks Social Security is unconstitutional because it's not in the Constitution


Gov. Sean Parnell's appointee for the panel that nominates state judges testified that he would like to see Alaskans prosecuted for having sex outside of marriage.- Anchorage Daily News


How Republicans use tax cuts to go after social welfare programs

Good summary of GOP tax bill

The double taxation in the GOP plan

The tax bill disaster

The effect of the GOP tax scam on real estate

GOP tax scam most unpopular bill in three decades

GOP tax scam could make more political contributions deductible

GOP tax scam riddled with bugs

How the GOP tax scam could kill cancer patients

What happened when Reagan got his tax cuts

How the GOP tax scam will affect your state's homeowners

The massive lobbying effort behind the GOP tax scam

Paul Krugman: The GOP Is Running the Biggest Tax Scam in History

New CBO report finds less wealthy Americans hit even harder by GOP tax scheme

Some hidden evils in the GOP tax plan

GOP tax scam to hit poor children

Strange thing about the GOP tax bill

Paul Ryan: Taking the Kansas tax disaster national

According to the Tax Policy Center analysis of the Trump tax plan, “the highest-income households would receive the largest cuts, both in dollars and as a percentage of income.” People at the bottom of the economic ladder would receive, on average, a $128 tax cut under Trump’s plan, while the top 0.1 percent would take home an extra $1.3 million


Cruz wants 19% federal sales tax

53 percent of Jeb Bush's tax cuts would go to the top 1 percent

Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked Bachmann about a question at a previous Republican debate on how much of every dollar taxpayers should get to keep. Bachmann said that she talked to the young man who asked the question at the last debate. “I said ‘I wish I could have answered that question, because I want to tell you what my answer is. I think you earned every dollar, you should get to keep every dollar that you earned,’” Bachmann said. “That’s your money, that’s not the government’s money, that’s the whole point.”


73% of GOP voters think torture can be justified against those suspected of terrorism.

Fiorina backs waterboading

Jeb Bush won't rule out violating ineternational laws against torture

Trump likes waterboarding


Forty one GOP senators voted against a bill to improve the provision of medical services and benefits to veterans

Republicans vote against jobs program for vets


GOP limits democracy in 15 states

Judson Phillips, president of prominent Tea Party group Tea Party Nation: “The Founding Fathers… put certain restrictions on… the right to vote… you had to be a property owner. And that makes a lot of sense.

GOP vote restrictions biggest act of segregation in a half century


100 Republicans who got $1 million from ATT urge Obama to let firm buy T-Mobile

Ohio GOP governor wants to privatize just about everything

Michigan GOP governor wants to slash business taxes by $2 billion while cutting working class services

Florida Governor Rick Scott wants to balance the budget by slashing at least $2 billion from education, and has proposed $1.7 billion in tax cuts for property owners and corporation. . . .

House Republican wants to abolish the tax code

"In Washington, the view is that the banks are to be regulated, and my view is that Washington and the regulators are there to serve the banks," -Spencer Bachus (R), incoming Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee

Senate Republicans unanimously opposed ending tax cuts for those earning over $1 million annually.

It's been kept secret until now but at a private campaign fundraiser, Sharon Angle said of Augusto Pinochet's privatizing of Social Security: "Sometimes dictators have good ideas."

Meg Whitman's plan to eliminate the capital gains tax would widen the state's budget deficit by about $5 billion, and for what? One winner would be Whitman, who would save $8-41 million during a four year term as governor.

GOP Kentucky senatorial candidate Ron Paul would like to replace the national income tax with a sales tax. To accomplish this would take about a 23% sales tax. That would be on top of state sales tax and would be a massive giveaway to the rich. For example, in California, Meg Whitman would gain hundreds of thousands of dollars while those in the bottom 20% would have to pay several thousand dollars more a year.


Trump comes out against women's choice

NY Times - Gov. Rick Scott of Florida signed a law that cut state funding to clinics that perform abortions. State funding of abortion was already prohibited in Florida, but the law signed by the Republican governor also cut off funding for preventive services at clinics that also provide abortions.The law appeared to be aimed at Planned Parenthood, which said that it could mean the end of birth control, cancer screenings, tests for diseases and other services for thousands of low-income women in Florida.

Gov. John Kasich signs a bill to take away government funding from Planned Parenthood in Ohio

Cruz cheers support from anti-Christian who wants abortion supporters killed

Ben Carson wants ban on all abortions

Cruz out to destroy America's government and economy to get at Planned Parenthood

Carly Fiorina on vaccines

Fiorina's maternity leave stance attacked

Huckabee ready to use federal troops to shut down abortion clinics

DC Politics - Sen. Marco Rubio (R) was among the Florida state legislators who voted for the so-called “Scarlet Letter” law in 2001 that required single mothers to publish their sexual histories in the newspaper in order to place their babies up for adoption. ....

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) reintroduced a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and said he would "insist" that the bill get a vote in the Senate.

Scott Walker wanted it all right for doctors to lie to patients about abortion

Eight 2012 Senate candidates - backed by Romney - who would force women to have the babies of rapists


Salon - A Virginia Republican currently running for the U.S. House of Representatives believes that incest exceptions in abortion bans are unnecessary because sometimes incest is “voluntary,” accord to a report from the Washington Times. Delegate Bob Marshall ...also believes that children born with developmental disabilities are God’s “vengeance” on people who have had abortions.

Ann Coulter: If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen.

Michigan Republicans Offer a Tax Credit for Fetuses After Cutting Tax Credits for Children

GOP goes global with war on birth control