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Create New Unions to Rebuild the Middle Class

August 16th, 2017 · Comments Off on Create New Unions to Rebuild the Middle Class · Jobs, Labor, Politics, Populism, Unions

By Joseph O’Shaughnessy We’ve written about unions here before, about how unions gave us the forty-hour workweek and weekends and pensions and a lifestyle that allowed kids to get started in college. Unions gave us really good health care and job security that was as good as possible in a world where global economics forced […]

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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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Donald Trump Is No Populist.

April 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on Donald Trump Is No Populist. · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Labor, Lobbying, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, Trump, Wars and Militarism

by Joseph D. O’Shaughnessy I normally don’t sign what we all call posts. I don’t even refer to them as “posts.” Rather, I call them editorials or articles. But I don’t want any misunderstanding when it comes to who wrote this stuff about Trump. I don’t like him and I don’t like what he is […]

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Should We Be Taking Michael Moore Seriously?

March 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on Should We Be Taking Michael Moore Seriously? · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Health Care, Human Rights, International affairs, Labor, Politics, Populism

Have you seen “Where to Invade Next,” the title of the latest film by gadfly documentarian, Michael Moore? I guess his films are supposed to be funny. But if you like the humor of Ron White or Chris Rock, you might want to pass on Michael Moore. I don’t find his films funny. But wait […]

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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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Scott Walker, Enemy of the People; Dr. Ben Carson, Separator of Siamese Twins

September 5th, 2015 · Comments Off on Scott Walker, Enemy of the People; Dr. Ben Carson, Separator of Siamese Twins · Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Education, Fascism, Health Care, Labor, Politics, Populism, Taxes

Scott Walker is riding the Clown Car Express. He’s the evil clown, the one you always hear about who scares children. He is scary. He didn’t scare Wisconsin voters enough. They failed to recall him, although they should get credit for trying. When Walker took office, with all his talk about economic growth and job […]

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Hedge Fund Managers Are Coming for Your State Pension Funds.

July 16th, 2015 · Comments Off on Hedge Fund Managers Are Coming for Your State Pension Funds. · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, The Budget, Wall Street

One of the most serious and largest scams now being perpetrated by the Republican Party on the American public is the “unfunded liability” state employee pension debate. The true story is essentially quite different from what they would have you believe.  The Republican governors have figured out that the best way to steal from the […]

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Big Oil

May 26th, 2015 · Comments Off on Big Oil · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Labor, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wall Street

Every time you put gas in your car, you support Big Oil, the major oil companies, some of the largest global corporations in the world. To give an example, the top six oil companies take in about $100 billion a year in profits. Not sales. Not revenues. Profits. Among those, Exxon/Mobil in 2013 ranked 1st […]

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American Stagnation

May 10th, 2015 · Comments Off on American Stagnation · Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wall Street

America has never been richer. Private assets amount to over $80 trillion, more than four times the national debt and the GDP. Yet the United States is regressing. That is not the opinion of a populist editor. That is the opinion of some of our best and brightest economists, as relayed to you by a […]

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Jobs in the 21st Century

April 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on Jobs in the 21st Century · Capitalism, Economics, Education, Fascism, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Taxes

American society is crumbling. Our buildings, roads, bridges, dams—all our municipal facilities are breaking down. And there is very little investment being made in correcting that situation. Something more important is breaking down. Our job skills. As a nation, we need the collective experience of skilled workers. Since the Bush Administration took office in 2001 […]

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The Republicans and Growing Neo-Fascism in America

April 14th, 2015 · Comments Off on The Republicans and Growing Neo-Fascism in America · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Education, Fascism, Human Rights, International affairs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, Wars and Militarism

Many people think of Fascism and they think of Nazis and the Gestapo and concentration camps. That concept, while accurate as far as it goes, is not the only perspective on Fascism. There are other thoughts that should come into your mind very quickly these days so that you understand our current Neo-Fascism, i.e., the […]

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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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How the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Bill Will Devastate Average Americans.

March 12th, 2015 · Comments Off on How the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Bill Will Devastate Average Americans. · ALEC, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, Human Rights, International affairs, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Obstruction, Politics, Populism

The Republicans are up to it again. Once again, they are trying to further devastate the Middle Class. Under the guise of a popular idea, international trade, they have built a monstrous bill that they hope to run by the American Public, secretly inserting segments that will further reduce the power of average citizens. The […]

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Unions and the Middle Class

December 14th, 2014 · Comments Off on Unions and the Middle Class · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Wall Street

It’s time we began to look for ways to organize large numbers of people against the now dominant power of the Plutocracy. Unions are a great starting point and a great model. Let’s dispel the Right Wing Fascist notion that unions are made up of lazy thugs. Unions are made up of hard working individuals. […]

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