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How Putin Helped Republicans Put Trump in the White House

November 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on How Putin Helped Republicans Put Trump in the White House · Fascism, General, Trump

How Putin helped to elect Donald Trump as President.

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Fascism. It Can Happen Here. In Fact, It Has Happened Here.

October 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on Fascism. It Can Happen Here. In Fact, It Has Happened Here. · Capitalism, Democracy, Fascism, General, Politics, Populism

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy There is an old adage that used to be said about many things in this country that were out of the mainstream “Well, yes, that happens over there. But it can’t happen here.” It can’t happen here, we thought, because we have the vote. We would always vote those bastards out. You […]

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Politics for Dummies: Populist versus Fascist

October 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on Politics for Dummies: Populist versus Fascist · General, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Trump

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy We spend a lot of time in this country identifying people and things, like fads and trends. It is not difficult to do because a.) they’re usually pretty insignificant and b.) they last until the next big news event and are forgotten. We are the ultimate “disposable” society. We have very few […]

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Trump Tax Cuts Versus Your Social Security and Medicare

September 29th, 2017 · Comments Off on Trump Tax Cuts Versus Your Social Security and Medicare · General, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes

Perhaps it is time for the big battle. Perhaps it is time to have an all-out war against the Titans. Trump and McConnell, the would be Fascist and the already Neo-Fascist who run the Republican side of politics in this country want to cut your taxes slightly to delude you into thinking that they want […]

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Income Inequality and Taxation

September 21st, 2017 · Comments Off on Income Inequality and Taxation · Economics, General, Politics, Populism, Taxes

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy What is income inequality and what does it mean to the average person? Does it matter to you or me if someone makes 20 billion dollars a year? Most average people, going through their daily routines, never think about how much someone else makes, only what they themselves earn. So let’s examine […]

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Steve Bannon is no Populist. His own words prove it.

September 14th, 2017 · Comments Off on Steve Bannon is no Populist. His own words prove it. · Fascism, General, Politics, Populism

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy Steve Bannnon is no populist. In the Charlie Rose interview, part of which you can watch below, (although you should read the entire article first) he admits it by telling us that he is a populist and then describing the people with whom he associates. It is as if Goebbels said that […]

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Beware of Presidents (and Congress) Promoting Walls.

September 3rd, 2017 · Comments Off on Beware of Presidents (and Congress) Promoting Walls. · General, Politics, Populism

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy In Populist Daily we submit information that we think is vitally important for citizens, particularly average citizens. But it is also for busy upper-income citizens to help keep everyone informed. These typical, normal individuals might often  consider themselves Republican. So, if you are a Republican, (if not, please pass this location on […]

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“Tax Cut Fever” Is as Nutty as Trump. Who’s Behind It?

August 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on “Tax Cut Fever” Is as Nutty as Trump. Who’s Behind It? · General, Politics, Populism, Taxes

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy Even the Liberal Media, in the form of the PBS Newshour has touted the success of the economy. Lowest unemployment in decades. Highest stock market ever. You can’t find a home to buy anywhere close to your price. So what is wrong? Why do we need tax cuts? Even if they produced […]

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

July 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on How Neo-Fascism works. Take Illinois, for Example. · 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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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