It’s been too long since the last roundup of Nevada blogs and commentary. There are some good items and pearls of wisdom to be had from the following posts. See Nevada Progressive for a description of the New And Improved Bi-Partisan Senator Dean Heller — lest we believe that the Senator is “evolving.” There’s also a cogent bit of election analysis available from The Gleaner. Steve Sebelius recounts the Heartbreakers. Blue Lyon adds a pertinent note on the Senatorial race. Buzzlzarwnd adds some more information on the 2012 results.
Speaking of things Congressional, The Nevada View offers an explanation of the components of the national debt in a short video. More on the Fiscal Cliff (or gentle slope) from Vegas Jessie. This would be a good time to review a previous post from On My Blotter about the arguments for extending tax cuts for middle class Americans. There’s a highly recommended read on using the GDP as an indicator of economic health from the Nevada Rural Democratic Caucus blog. And, there’s a timely reminder that the Congressional Republicans are holding tax cuts from middle income families hostage in order to secure tax cut extensions for millionaires and billionaires from The Gavel.
Click on the chart to go to the President’s address on extending middle class tax cuts. (Video)
The CBPP provides another perspective on this subject, illustrated by this chart indicating that tax cuts for the very wealthiest among us are NOT a way to economic recovery.
Oh, and by the way — the tax issue Wall Street doesn’t want to talk about (carried interest) is coming to the fore, read more at Business Insider.