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The Grand Illusion

August 30th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Grand Illusion · Corporations and Industry, Culture, Lobbying, Media, Politics

Part I – Looming disaster and how we got here The Tea Party Movement is neither a movement nor has it anything to do with the traditions of freedom represented by the American Revolution. It is in fact, ironically, about the impulse of an uneducated and badly led society to permit the restriction of its […]

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Restoring Honor? How About Restoring Sanity?

August 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on Restoring Honor? How About Restoring Sanity? · Corporations and Industry, Culture, Media, Politics, Wall Street

It is probably not a good idea to give any publicity to this inane plan of Glenn Beck’s to hold a “Restoring Honor” meeting at the Washington Mall but it is an appropriate starting point. Glenn Beck is probably the most vocal and radical–some, many, say crazy–commentator on the Obama Administration’s policies. He literally has […]

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Ric Scott Strikes Again.

August 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Culture, Health Care, Politics

Ric Scott is the Republican nominee for Governor of the state of Florida. We have had times in this country when governors of states were some of the most reprehensible people one could imagine. We have had people like Orville Faubus of Arkansas who said that black children would go to school with white children […]

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On Taxes and Coming Out of Recession

August 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on On Taxes and Coming Out of Recession · Capitalism, Economics, jobs, Politics

This is a short piece about taxes and jobs. One would hope that this blog is not the only place where there is a serious call for all Americans to begin to call, write and even assemble and march to the offices of our elected officials to lobby for for jobs. We need jobs desperately […]

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Creating Jobs in the United States

August 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Health Care, jobs, Labor, Media, Politics

There are several problems with the current jobs situation and those are in addition to the fact that one out of approximately 8 people you see walking down the street is either unemployed or has only a part-time job. Of course, for some people, the idea of a part-time job is difficult to imagine, as […]

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Disciples of Fear

August 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Disciples of Fear · Culture, Media, Politics

Beware of the Age of Fear. Not the dark, unreasoning fear, the fear of the unknown, the fear of poverty, destitution and calamitous disaster. No, not that fear. Not even one, all-encompassing fear—not the phobic kind of fear that paralyzes every movement. No…we are not talking about that age-old, traditional fear…the fear of hell fire […]

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The Rich Are Winning

August 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Culture, Media, Politics

When we look at the past year and a half since President Obama and his staff have come to office, we can only shake our heads and wonder. We wonder whether the United States of America is headed for its final hour, for an era of disgrace and shame and stupidity beyond the fall of […]

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No Cuts to Social Security

August 17th, 2010 · Comments Off on No Cuts to Social Security · Capitalism, Politics, Populism, taxes

Since 1980, the Republican Party has been made up of Conservatives and since Bush the First’s term made up of Neoconservatives. In the early 1980s they received a gigantic tax cut, reckless and foolish in the extreme…from a top rate of 74% down to a top rate of 28%. That set off a huge conspiracy […]

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The “R” Word

August 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on The “R” Word · Capitalism, Human Rights, Media, Politics, Populism

In 1917, after generations of serfdom, oppression, starvation and genocide, the people of Czarist Russia took matters into their own hands. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, transported through Eastern Europe into Russia on a sealed train brought the remedy to the problems of all the peasants…organization and force. He brought a system of organization to establish a […]

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How to Fix Social Security and Balance the Budget

August 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Economics, Politics, Populism

Michael Hiltzik’s August 6 column in the LA TIMES was pretty thought-provoking on the current Social Security dialogue. And it leads to some rather interesting points that should be raised about Social Security solvency, Medicare, Medicaid, and the future of entitlement programs. It also brings up some questions on taxes. We will show exactly how […]

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The Great Neocon Budget Hoax

August 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Capitalism, Economics, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, taxes, Wall Street

Representative Paul Ryan, Neocon-Republican of Wisconsin, has laid out an economic plan for the future of the country. The problem with his plan, however, is that it makes several flawed assumptions. First of all it assumes that the American People will never figure out that tax cuts for those in brackets from over $350,000 a […]

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A Populist Plan to Restore the Economy

August 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Capitalism, Economics, jobs, Politics, Populism

This will short and to the point. This is a simple plan to handle a simple problem. Yes, it is not as complicated by a factor of 1000 as the Neoconservative Republicans in Congress and all their Right Wing radio commentators and corporate-sponsored lobbying “think tanks” like Cato, Heritage, AEI and others too numerous to […]

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Neocons and National Debt

August 5th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Capitalism, Economics, Lobbying, Politics, taxes

Income taxes were first levied to pay for the Civil War. After the Civil War, personal income taxes were abolished and there were basically no income taxes from 1868 to 1913. Taxes on liquor and tobacco were the chief sources of revenue for the Federal government. To fund the U.S. participation in World War I, […]

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The Neocons

August 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on The Neocons · Culture, Health Care, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Science & Technology, taxes, Wall Street

When the current American Right Wing propaganda machine heats up it is very difficult to sift through the lies and the deliberate distractions to go directly to the facts. There are a dozen obfuscations along the way. And not merely for the overview of the last ten years, but for each single affront to American […]

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