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Entries from July 28th, 2010

Neocons and Neo-Fascists in the Global Village

July 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Corporations and Industry, International affairs, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Wall Street, Wars and Militarism

What is America? Is it merely a flag? Is it an armed force, with tanks and guns and planes? After all, that’s what many people see in villages around the world. That’s what simple groups of small villagers saw in Iraq…people with no television, no media elite, no sophisticated intellectual government in their region to […]

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Open Letter to Tea Party: Take a Hard Left Turn

July 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Capitalism, Health Care, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wall Street, Wars and Militarism

Before anyone who is a true Populist is going to believe that you, the Tea Party members are remotely legitimate and not simply stooges for the Right Wing of the Republican Party, you need to get some common sense. If you want to parade around pretending to be lovers of freedom and democracy, you need […]

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The Bush-Cheney Pro-Poverty Programs

July 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Capitalism, Courts and the Law, Economics, Human Rights, Politics

In 8 years in office, Bill Clinton, in addition to creating 22 million jobs, left office having lifted 5 million people out of poverty. When George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (who have somehow avoided prosecution for war crimes) left office there were about 12 million unemployed and only 3 million jobs had been created […]

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Neocons Trying to Split the Middle Class

July 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Economics, Jobs, Politics, Taxes

Divide and conquer…that’s their motto. As ancient as the Romans and as current as the Rovians. The Neoconservative plan is to pit the American Middle Class against itself. Those on Social Security and unemployment insurance will campaign to keep those vital income streams alive and the Neoconservatives will work against them trying to have them […]

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The Current Common Wisdom Is Wrong

July 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on The Current Common Wisdom Is Wrong · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Health Care, Jobs, Lobbying, Media, Wall Street

We often refer to the “common wisdom” in society, the general knowledge passed on by word of mouth locally, regionally and eventually expressed in print or on television…and after which people say…oh, yeah, that makes sense. The fact is that the common wisdom often works because the underlying rules are pretty clear in most situations. […]

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Jon Kyl and the Paris Hilton Retirement Plan

July 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Jon Kyl and the Paris Hilton Retirement Plan · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Politics, Populism, Taxes

Here’s how you prepare for retirement. You figure out a way to be born into a very wealth family. Your daddy dies and you get his fortune. The Republicans, Neocon Republicans all, in the Senate and the House are hard at work on Paris Hilton’s retirement plan. If daddy should die this year, then all […]

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Wall Street Journal: Unemployment Benefits Are Bad for America

July 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Wall Street Journal: Unemployment Benefits Are Bad for America · Media, Politics, Wall Street

In a recent article entitled “Stimulating Unemployment” the Wall Street Journal inadvertently showed its true colors. Black. They would like us all to wear black as a symbol of the death of the Middle Class which they are applauding and encouraging at every turn. It is quite (more than) probable that it is the work […]

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Neocons Revising History

July 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Neocons Revising History · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Lobbying, Politics

When someone invades your home, steals your property, and takes the things you need to adequately live your daily life, you do not call someone to ask if there was justification. You don’t seek another person’s opinion to see if you are right. Your property is gone. This person stole it. If you have that […]

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The Neocon Roadmap to Take Us Over the Cliff

July 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Capitalism, Economics, Health Care, Politics, Taxes

The Neocons have a wonderful new mantra…”austerity”…a lovely word that means, “let’s cut your government benefits so we can cut my taxes.” It is expressed colorfully in Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan’s web site “A Roadmap for America.” Tadaa! It expresses so much of the Neocon agenda so beautifully that everyone should read it, just as […]

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Voodoo Economics Versus Outright Fraud

July 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Voodoo Economics Versus Outright Fraud · Capitalism, Politics, Populism, Wall Street

Here’s what “Voodoo Economics” is all about. Voodoo Economics refers to a theory put forth by economist Arthur Laffer in 1980…and perhaps remains his personal approach…that says that when you cut taxes the economic benefits that will accrue from that greater spending capacity will so greatly increase the domestic output that the resulting taxes will […]

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Neoconservatives Versus Americans

July 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Politics, Taxes

When someone attacks your arguments or comments on your lifestyle, that may be a source of irritation or possibly even anxiety. But when people try to take away your home, or your food or your health…that is no longer argumentation on principles. That is physical aggression. That is an attack on your very well being. […]

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Sinister Economics

July 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Wall Street

Let’s understand one thing. The economic problems of the country were not caused by “Progressive” or “Liberal” or “Populist” policies. They were caused in the last 30 years and they were caused by an ideology that did not embrace rational thought, either in economics or in politics or in human relationships. It can only be […]

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Government by Lobbyist

July 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on Government by Lobbyist · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Health Care, Lobbying, Politics, Wall Street

The recent Citizens United verdict by the Supreme Court makes one thing clear. For the time being, at least, lobbying is here to stay and has been given even greater abilities to interfere in the legislation and administration of the United States. What we have now is a law that says that any corporation, and […]

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Impeach Justice Thomas.

July 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Courts and the Law, Lobbying, Politics

Quote from a Right Wing blog on the Internet concerning the activities of Supreme Court Justice Thomas’ wife in creating a new Right-Wing group and the reaction of Democrats. “Real predictable, these libtards. Put Clarence Thomas/Tea Parties/White Woman together and they’ll be foaming at the mouth in no time flat.” The Right Wing moron in […]

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Net Neutrality–Free Speech on the Internet

July 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Courts and the Law, Economics, Media, Politics, Science & Technology

Someone asked recently, “What can I do?” when it comes to issues of political and economic power being used as a wedge or leverage against the average American. Sometimes there is very little anyone can do. For instance, the Supreme Court recently made several rulings setting back established law 60 or 70 years. It has […]

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