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Distinguished members of the Club For Growth, a group of Wall Street financiers who intervene in Republican politics, often bill themselves as “fiscal conservatives” determined to curb federal deficits and debt. But what they really desire is regressive taxation and even more lavish tax cuts for the wealthy (including themselves). The latest proof? Club spokesman Barney Keller’s praise for Herman Cain and his “9-9-9” tax plan, which he said is “bold, intriguing, and appears strongly pro-growth,” while adding that the club will review the plan in more detail someday. So will they change their minds when they discover that Cain’s plan will explode the federal deficit and raise taxes on the middle class?

By cutting federal revenue in half, according to economist Michael Linden, “9-9-9” would result in the largest deficits since World War II, with no reduction in sight…ever.

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The right-wing freakout over peaceful protests outside the homes of Supreme Court justices and chalk on the sidewalk in front of Republican senators’ homes, built around the seeming belief that any kind of protest at all is an act of violence, is actually a piece of classic right-wing projection. Conservatives assume that all protests feature intimidation and menace, bellicose threats, and acts of violence, because they themselves know no other way of protesting, as we’ve seen over the past five years and longer—especially on Jan. 6.

So it’s not surprising that the right-wing response to protests over the imminent demise of the Roe v. Wade ruling so far is riddled with white nationalist thugs turning up in the streets, and threats directed at Democratic judges. Ben Makuch at Vice reported this week on how far-right extremists are filling Telegram channels with calls for the assassination of federal judges, accompanied by doxxing information revealing their home addresses.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is pushing a new conspiracy theory centered around the food and baby formula shortage currently plaguing the United States.

During a recent appearance on the far-right broadcast InfoWars, the Republican lawmaker echoed the bizarre claims of conspiracy theorists as she suggested that Democratic lawmakers are responsible for torching food facilities to create shortages. According to Rolling Stone, the latest theories appear to be based on ordinary fires that actually do occur.

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