Populist Daily

Politics, Culture and American Life

Populist Daily header image 1

Entries Tagged as 'General'

How Neo-Fascism works. Take Illinois, for Example.

July 23rd, 2017 · No Comments · Democracy, Fascism, General, Lobbying, Politics, Populism

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy In Illinois, there is a Republican Governor. And a Democratic legislature, thank God, That Democratic legislature is strong enough to overturn a gubernatorial veto. And it has. But the governor of Illinois, is not your average guy. He is an investment banker, an extremely wealthy man, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Don’t play the Trump Distraction Game. Focus on Congress.

July 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on Don’t play the Trump Distraction Game. Focus on Congress. · ALEC, Fascism, General, Health Care, Human Rights, International affairs, Medicaid, Medicare, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, Trump

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy We’re fighting the wrong wars with Donald Trump in particular and with Republicans in general. It’s not about refugees coming to America. Banning immigrants without documentation from 7 countries, while perhaps wrong in its method, is not the biggest of our problems. In fact, it is not even the biggest problem for […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ····

Billionaires, Taxes and Inequality

July 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on Billionaires, Taxes and Inequality · ALEC, General, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Trump, Wall Street

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy F. Scott Fitzgerald supposedly said to Hemingway: “The Rich are very different from you and me.” And Hemingway is said to have replied: “Yes, they have more money.” They were both right. Unlike the billionaire, you can’t take a trip to Europe on a private plane or fly your horse (if you […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ······

The Obama Presidency, Looking Back

May 28th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Obama Presidency, Looking Back · Economics, General, Health Care, International affairs, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Trump, Wars and Militarism

It’s been a quarter of a year now, a little more, since the end of the Obama Presidency. The contrast, and the events that occupy most of our time relating to politics that give us that enormous contrast, lead us to believe that our future may be quite bleak. So let’s assign a couple of […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ·····

The Trump Republican Tax Cut for the Super-Rich

May 4th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Trump Republican Tax Cut for the Super-Rich · General, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Taxes

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy Let’s establish one thing right away. The new tax bill proposed by President Trump and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin is a tax cut for the super-rich. For the rest of us, it will bring an average tax cut of about $600 a year. The thing that they don’t mention is that the national […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ········

Why You Need to Rage Against the Horrible Republican Health Care Bill

May 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on Why You Need to Rage Against the Horrible Republican Health Care Bill · General

The Republicans have been working on an attempt to introduce new legislation on the health care act that will satisfy both the Republicans in the House and the Democrats in the House. It’s not going to happen. The Democrats will try to protect the people, even though the people voted for the Republicans. Yes, people […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Warning: Health Care Disaster Looming

April 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Warning: Health Care Disaster Looming · ALEC, General, Health Care, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Trump, Wall Street

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy Here’s the problem and I’m going right at it because we don’t have much time. Congress is about to change the rules on health care. You need to wake up and contact your Congressman/woman now. That’s how you can stop it. It is easier than cancelling Comcast. I’ll tell you how to […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ·············

How Republicans Tried to Kill Obamacare and Give Us the Cheap Ryan Substitute.

April 11th, 2017 · Comments Off on How Republicans Tried to Kill Obamacare and Give Us the Cheap Ryan Substitute. · ALEC, Budgets, Economics, General, Health Care, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security

We have been mislead by Republicans about Obamacare. If health care is about the American people, then Obamacare is good and workable and economically sound. If health care is about making health insurance companies profitable, and not caring for the American people, then the Republican plan is better…but only for the health insurance industry.

[Read more →]

Tags: ·······

There You Go Again, Donald…

December 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on There You Go Again, Donald… · General, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Trump

The hits to the American people just keep coming. Trump’s cabinet is a who’s who of the richest, Rightist, wrongist group of characters ever seen in a Presidential Cabinet. We don’t know how well they will fare against the questioning of both Republicans and Democrats in Congressional approval hearings. Perhaps these will not be the […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Down Trump’s Golden Brick Road

November 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on Down Trump’s Golden Brick Road · Democracy, Economics, Fascism, General, Human Rights, Jobs, Labor, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, The Budget, Wall Street

We must examine the Trump infrastructure plan. At first, it sounds, well, pretty good. And then you get the details. First, why do you think Trump is proposing an infrastructure plan? Is it because he really wants to put people to work? That is dubious. If he did, he would have brought into his circle […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ·······

Trump: A Fantasy of Being President

August 10th, 2016 · Comments Off on Trump: A Fantasy of Being President · Democracy, Economics, General, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Taxes, The Budget, Wall Street, Wars and Militarism

Donald Trump recently laid out his economic policies in a speech in Detroit, Michigan. It is no surprise he did it there. Detroit is a disaster, created by a variety of mistakes, both from politically active but administratively unqualified Democrats and then from greedy, uncaring, arrogant Republicans who want basically to buy up Detroit and […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ···

Inequality and Poverty

March 27th, 2015 · Comments Off on Inequality and Poverty · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, General, Human Rights, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, Wall Street

Government is failing Americans. A nation accustomed to creating new industries, technologies and good jobs within those industries can no longer expect vision from government. Incomes, fortunes in fact, earned abroad by owners of corporations go directly from the marketplace into the pockets of the already rich. This inequality of outcomes and incomes is causing […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ·············

Zionism, Israel, Palestine and Peace

August 25th, 2014 · Comments Off on Zionism, Israel, Palestine and Peace · General, International affairs, Populism

The word “Zionism” is often thrown around by people who know very little, or nothing, about it. Zionism was an organized reaction to centuries of violent anti-Semitism that threatened to wipe out the Jewish people. After centuries of persecution and pogroms, the active persecution of Jews had become intolerable. And on the horizon was the […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

How Liberal Reagan Became Conservative Reagan

July 7th, 2014 · Comments Off on How Liberal Reagan Became Conservative Reagan · General

Why would anyone choose Ronald Reagan as the best President of the United States of those who have served in that capacity since 1945? First of all, you don’t need to look further forward than 1945, when Harry S. Truman took over the Presidency. He dealt, just as Barack Obama has, with an obstructive Congress. […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

The Case For Liberal Economics

January 27th, 2014 · Comments Off on The Case For Liberal Economics · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, General, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, The Budget, Wall Street, Wars and Militarism

We have serious economic problems. As a country, we need to move ahead. China is buying up the world’s resources. Soon Russia will do the same thing. What China and Russia do not buy up, the Middle Eastern oil countries will buy while there is still something left. Our largest financiers are holding their cash. […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ·········