Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Via JMG: The Truth About 9-9-9

As the above analysis of Herman Cain's 9% federal flat tax plan shows, only those who make more than $200,000 annually would see any reduction. Folks who make $30K - $75K would see an increase of about $4300. No wonder he's been endorsed by GOProud. And the above chart doesn't even address the punishment the poor would endure from a 9% national sales tax.

posted by Joe

Via Gay Politics Report: Oregon voters may get a chance to reverse marriage ban

  • Basic Rights Oregon says it is gauging the effects of a two-year campaign that aimed to educate people about marriage equality, to decide whether there is enough support to propose a statewide ballot measure reversing the existing ban against gays and lesbians marrying. New polling nationally and in Oregon shows a marked increase in the number of people who believe gays and lesbians should have equal marriage rights, but one pollster cautioned it still may be too soon to test that support in the voting booth. The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.) (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Via Tricycle Daily Dharma:

 October 18, 2011

What We’ve Been Practicing For

In times of crisis, we often feel we don’t have the time or energy to practice, but those are precisely the times when the practice is most necessary. This is what we’ve been practicing for: the situations where the practice doesn’t come easily. When the winds of change reach hurricane force, our inner refuge of mindfulness, concentration, and discernment is the only thing that will keep us from getting blown away.
– Thanissaro Bhikkhu, "What We’ve Been Practicing For"
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