Tea Party Recession Explained In One Chart

The unemployment rate (dark purple line) would be a lot lower if John Boehner and the tea party hadn’t forced cuts that led to pink slips for all those federal, state, and municipal employees (pink line). Take a look:

Found on ThinkProgress. Originally submitted by Steven B.

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If Senate and House Republicans have their way, they will eliminate the estate tax, which affects only the wealthiest 0.2% of taxpayers. Repealing the estate tax would hurt our economy and be …