Luna ‘spins’ economic data

Tom Luna’s guest editorials claiming that the rich bear most of the tax burden and that Republican tax cuts don’t increase deficits were sad reminders of Republicans resisting science and misrepresenting evidence.   In 2010 Republicans mailed candidates pamphlets showing that states that cut taxes on the rich saw an increase in per capita income. The …

Tax cuts vs deficits

Are you enjoying the extra $4,000 the 2017 tax cut brought every American family? Okay, that’s a snide Democratic slam at inflated Republican promises, but I think it’s justified before this election. While the government claims wages have increased mightily, some sources point out that inflation has also.  So Wall Street Journal headlines shout that …

Idaho Democrats: Economy includes entire business environment

by Judy Ferro When pollsters ask people which party they believe is best in certain subjects, Democrats score high on education and low on economy.                 That’s baffled me since Democratic administrations result in lower deficits and more growth in private sector jobs growth than Republican ones.                    I think I’ve figured out why …

Idaho politics: Plus Two, Minus Two–We could do better

by Judy Ferro Now that pundits have passed judgment on the Idaho legislature, it’s a good time to see if we can learn from other states’ experiences. Kansas legislators may have set this year’s record for hubris. Lawmakers there considered a bill that would make it an impeachable offense for state Supreme Court justices—and other …