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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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Why Republicans Can Be Called Neo-Fascist

August 25th, 2017 · Comments Off on Why Republicans Can Be Called Neo-Fascist · Politics, Populism

By Joseph O’Shaughnessy The Republican agenda is deeply unpopular. Trump is unpopular. Why then, could a man who is so unpopular now have been elected seven or eight months ago, November of 2016? There is a good reason. He has often been called a Populist. The fact that he is still called that by many […]

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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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“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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Miscellaneous Right Wing Attacks on the People

July 18th, 2017 · Comments Off on Miscellaneous Right Wing Attacks on the People · Politics, Populism, The Budget

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy There are so many things gone wrong today that we can only list some of them and point out the insanity of the world and the country in which we currently reside. Hillary Clinton A survey was recently announced in which more people dislike Hillary Clinton now more than they did during […]

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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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Health Care Disaster Is Just the End of a Long, Long Road.

June 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on Health Care Disaster Is Just the End of a Long, Long Road. · Capitalism, Fascism, Health Care, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes

The Republican Senate, House, President Trump (sounds so ridiculous!) and the Billionaires have written you out of health care. And they will do more…cut taxes for the rich, end efforts to control air and water pollution, spend untold wasteful, profiteering amounts on the military and gradually shut down Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. Unless you […]

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Mitch McConnell Wants to Destroy American Health Care

June 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on Mitch McConnell Wants to Destroy American Health Care · Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Health Care, Human Rights, Lobbying, Medicaid, Medicare, Politics, Populism

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy The Republican leader in the Senate is trying to rush through a secret health care proposal, bring it to the floor of the Senate without  hearings with Democrats, without amendments…in other words….in virtual secrecy. So why would the Senate leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, want to do that? The most likely explanation is […]

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