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On Nazis, Fascists, Neocons and Republican Governors

April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on On Nazis, Fascists, Neocons and Republican Governors · Human Rights, Labor, Politics, Populism, Wall Street, wars and militarism

Often in blog posts on the Internet, especially heated political arguments, people start slinging around the term “Nazi,” particularly in discussions of Neoconservative Republicans. Neocons are not “Nazis.” They are in fact “Fascists.” A fascist is one who combines the power of industry, government and the military into totalitarian…total…political control. The Nazis were a Fascist-leaning […]

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On Raising Taxes and Restoring the Dream

April 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on On Raising Taxes and Restoring the Dream · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Politics, taxes, Wall Street

We have all benefited from lower taxes in the years since 1980. So we can’t simply say that the rich have benefited. We all have lower taxes than we otherwise would. Of course, the more money you make, the more you are taxed. So the rich, even at these lower rates, pay more by far […]

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Americans Want Jobs, Not Cuts in Medicare or Medicaid

April 16th, 2011 · Comments Off on Americans Want Jobs, Not Cuts in Medicare or Medicaid · Capitalism, Economics, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Wall Street, wars and militarism

Most people will tell you that they are angry with the President. They were angry with the President in 2010 when they voted for 29 Republican governors, Republican governors who—the idiots should have known—are about to destroy collective bargaining for public workers, like teachers, firefighters and police, drop millions of Americans off Medicaid, and eliminate […]

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A Better Way to Balance Budgets

April 13th, 2011 · Comments Off on A Better Way to Balance Budgets · Health Care, Lobbying, Politics, taxes, Wall Street

The Republicans are not interested in balancing the budget. They are interested in cutting taxes. Does anyone deny that? We have a $14 trillion national debt and yet they cut taxes on the wealthy and added $800 billion to the national debt over the next two years. Only after that did they start talking about […]

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Paul Ryan and the Right Wing Budget to Oblivion

April 7th, 2011 · Comments Off on Paul Ryan and the Right Wing Budget to Oblivion · Politics, taxes

Representative Paul Ryan recently announced the Republican long-term budget plan. He calls it, jokingly perhaps, “Path to Prosperity.” It is a roadmap to hell for the American Economy, the security and solvency of the American family, and the democratic political system of the United States. Ryan’s plan is to make himself a hero by leading […]

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Dr. Paul Goes to Washington

April 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on Dr. Paul Goes to Washington · Politics

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky spoke recently at a fund raising event for the Republican Party in the state of Iowa and he had some interesting remarks. Rand Paul is a man who may somehow have persuaded himself that he is a fiscal rebel, but is quickly persuading the rest of us that he is, […]

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Michele Bachmann and Lies About Health Care Reform

April 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Health Care, Lobbying, Politics

The Republicans said that they wanted to repeal the health care reform bill. Then they said that they wanted to de-fund it. In other words, if we can’t remove it altogether, they said, we will simply not let anyone participate in any kind of better health. Why would a United States Congressman or Congresswoman want […]

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