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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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The Land of Opportunity–for the Koch Brothers.

December 5th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Land of Opportunity–for the Koch Brothers. · ALEC, Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, General, Jobs, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, The Budget

In the south Bronx, the unemployment rate is 19%. In Detroit and other metro areas it can be even higher than that. The opportunity to emerge from those areas, and now increasingly widening areas in the country has become, according to sociologists and economists….almost nil. There are no more Horatio Alger stories. They exist only […]

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Inflation Versus Inaction

June 20th, 2013 · Comments Off on Inflation Versus Inaction · Corporations and Industry, Economics, General, Jobs, Lobbying, Politics, Populism

We now get a lot of activity from the theorists who say inflation is right around the corner. Every little up-tick in the interest rates, no matter how small, is seen as the first step in an upward spiral into the disaster of inflation. Well, who is saying this? It’s not the same economists who […]

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Failure of Conservative Economics, Part III The Big Economic Lie

February 10th, 2013 · Comments Off on Failure of Conservative Economics, Part III The Big Economic Lie · Capitalism, Economics, General, Politics, Populism

No discussion of Conservative economics will be complete without a full analysis and review of the theories of Fredrich Hayek. Hayek was an Austrian economist who moved to England in the early 1930s and taught at the London School of Economics. The general tone of his work is that free competition in the marketplace and […]

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Romney’s Lies and the Future of America

October 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on Romney’s Lies and the Future of America · Democracy, Economics, General, Politics, Populism

The first Presidential campaign debate of the 2012 campaign was generally seen by the political punditry as a victory for the contender. Not only did he show style and seem to show substance, but he had an aggressive posture that allowed him to call the President a liar. Well, he didn’t say that exactly but […]

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