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President Must Authorize Bush War Crimes Investigation.

May 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on President Must Authorize Bush War Crimes Investigation. · Politics

Recent disclosures of documents about our handling of prisoners of war demand that we now investigate the extent of possible war crimes. As a nation, if we have tortured prisoners we must seek the same justice for them as we would expect  for our own soldiers.  One thing has become abundantly clear in the last […]

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To Inflate or Not to Inflate…. That is the Question.

May 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on To Inflate or Not to Inflate…. That is the Question. · Economics

There is a question that has been posed by a number of economists about the future of the economy after the recovery.  Will there be inflation because of all the money pumped into the economy by the government.  And there is a question currently posed by some economists as to whether we should actually stimulate […]

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Who Stole Your Social Security and Why?

May 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Who Stole Your Social Security and Why? · Economics

Social Security is not an abstract concept. It is not a series of numbers on a chart. It is life and death to one out of five senior citizens over 65. For all the retired it represents about 40% of their income and for current, about-to-retire seniors, it may well be more than half their […]

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Sotomayor Only the Latest Neocon Republican Disaster.

May 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Sotomayor Only the Latest Neocon Republican Disaster. · Culture, Media, Politics

The Neocon Republicans never learn. They simply do not get it and they will go down to huge defeat in the next election wondering what happened. They have virtual control of the media, especially radio and television. And yet they cannot get out of their own way because of who they are. Bigotry is an […]

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Democrats Need to Fight for Single-Payer Healthcare.

May 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on Democrats Need to Fight for Single-Payer Healthcare. · Economics, Politics

There is a little, white-haired old man in Washington, sometimes disheveled, hair in disarray, peering out either mischievously or defiantly from behind less-than-fashionable eyeglasses.  He could be pushed over by an  eight-year-old. An offensive lineman from the NFL could pick him up with one hand. But he’s the toughest man in the Senate and don’t […]

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Neocon Republicans Foxx and Roskam in Death Watch.

May 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on Neocon Republicans Foxx and Roskam in Death Watch. · Economics, Politics

Representatives Virginia Foxx of North Carolina and Representative Peter Roskam of Illinois are fighting hard for Americans. Are you one of them? Is your name Walton….of the Walmart Waltons? Is your name Hilton, as in Paris Hilton? These are some of the “small business owners” who will benefit from completely removing the roughly 15% tax […]

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More Mistatements from the Looney Right Wing Republicans–A Sampler.

May 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on More Mistatements from the Looney Right Wing Republicans–A Sampler. · Economics, Politics

It never stops. They just keep coming. The Loonies on the Right attack everything that isn’t nailed down. Most of the comments were all made BEFORE Obama had finished his first 60 days. All the comments are absurd. George Will said that “the last time the Treasury Secretary spoke, the market dropped 400 points as […]

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The Gingrich Solution–Create Phony Scare Statistics to Kill Healthcare.

May 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Gingrich Solution–Create Phony Scare Statistics to Kill Healthcare. · Politics

Newt Gingrich says that he has the solution to the health care crisis. It is of course the crisis that he fostered and from which he could possibly have made millions. Certainly every CEO of a health insurance company (average income $13.8 million) must say a prayer to him each night. He was the deliverer […]

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Obama & Democrats Vs. Neocons and Health Care Lobbyists. Part II

May 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on Obama & Democrats Vs. Neocons and Health Care Lobbyists. Part II · Economics, Politics

It is the same old story. The health care industry spots a challenge from the people. The people finally get fed up with health care increases that range from 15% to 35% in some cases. Average increases of 15 or 20% per year over a decade. It is a crisis. But apparently not everyone thinks […]

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Americans and Obama Versus Neocon Republicans and the Health Care Lobby. Part I

May 12th, 2009 · Comments Off on Americans and Obama Versus Neocon Republicans and the Health Care Lobby. Part I · Economics, Politics

This is merely the first of many articles on the now-joined health care battle. The Republicans have alerted their troops. They have told them to back down from any direct confrontations because the American People are clearly impatient for action on universal health care and angry at those who try to disrupt the process. “Leading […]

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Obama Budget: Here’s Where Your Money Goes.

May 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on Obama Budget: Here’s Where Your Money Goes. · Economics, Politics

The President announced yesterday that he was cutting the budget for 2010 by about $17 billion, which is about .6%. Not much but a down payment on much more promised to come. Obviously, the Neocon Republicans will have their own ideas that will undoubtedly include: cuts in Medicare and Social Security, the Federal Drug Administration, […]

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PPIP & Our Financial Future. The Good, the Bad and the Opportunists.

May 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on PPIP & Our Financial Future. The Good, the Bad and the Opportunists. · Economics, Politics

This week the Treasury’s “stress tests” came out. There was some good news. After an unprecedented aggregate analysis of the 19 largest banks, we learned that many banks suddenly found themselves in much better shape than we had heretofore been told. Perhaps it was not wanting to be controlled by government, which was about to […]

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Obama Jobs Program Will Sink Republicans.

May 5th, 2009 · Comments Off on Obama Jobs Program Will Sink Republicans. · Economics, Politics

It is ironic. Candidate Barack Obama ran on a campaign of change. He proposed to gradually exit from Iraq. That would be a change. He promised to fix health care. That would be a major change. But the one difference between Obama and the Republicans that was modest…was jobs. We had some unemployment, and it […]

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Obama to Offshore U.S. Corporations: Pay Fair Share of Taxes or Lose U.S. Market.

May 4th, 2009 · Comments Off on Obama to Offshore U.S. Corporations: Pay Fair Share of Taxes or Lose U.S. Market. · Politics

President Obama announced today the first steps in a redistribution of tax revenues. He is beginning the shift in the tax burden from the middle class to a more equitable share to be paid by those who have become obscenely wealthy during the Reagan-Bush years. The first step is to shut down off-shore tax avoidance […]

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Obama’s Terrorist Tax Attack. News from Kiplinger.

May 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Obama’s Terrorist Tax Attack. News from Kiplinger. · Economics, Politics

AOL, in typical fashion, seeking attention like a child in a Wallet Pop segment, published an article by Kiplinger on “new taxes”. AOL had the sensationalist title “Higher Taxes Coming” and in a subtext on every page said that it would not be merely those over $250,000 who would be paying higher taxes. Then, they […]

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