About Cyrus

Cyrus Tashakkori is Vice President at Pioneer Green Energy, a wind and solar power developer based in Austin, TX. He has an MBA and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Texas in Austin and a Bachelor's in Science & Economics from the University of North Carolina, Asheville.

15% of Republicans in NC & OH think Romney killed Osama

In a recent PPP poll in NC, 15% of Republicans thought Mitt Romney deserved more credit for killing Osama Bin Laden, while another 56% said they weren’t sure whether Romney or Obama was more responsible.  That makes a whopping 71% of NC Republicans who either think Romney had more to do with Bin Laden’s death, or they’re just not sure. A similar result was found in an Ohio poll.    


Tax cuts for the rich do not create economic growth

Counter to conservative economic dogma, there is no evidence that tax cuts for the rich result in economic growth.  Anyone who paid attention through Reagan, Clinton, and GW Bush can tell you this is the case, but there’s ample analysis supporting this fact.  In fact, a new study from the Congressional Research Service, “Taxes and the Economy: An Economic Analysis of the Top Tax Rates Since 1945”, looked at 65 years of evidence and found that tax cuts for the top rates and lowering of the capital gains rates had only one discernible effect: increasing income inequality between the richest and everyone else: … Continue reading this post