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Mitch McConnell Wants to Destroy American Health Care

June 12th, 2017 · No Comments · 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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Trump’s Lies About Climate Change

June 3rd, 2017 · Comments Off on Trump’s Lies About Climate Change · Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Taxes, The Environment, Trump

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy The President announced yesterday that he would disengage the United States from the world effort to keep climate change from completely submerging the state of Florida (which may not be all-bad in itself) and burning all our forests to the ground, not to mention a summer heat too hot to even consider […]

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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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Comey, Commies, Fascists and Rigged Elections

May 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on Comey, Commies, Fascists and Rigged Elections · Capitalism, Politics, Populism, Trump

There are only two logical reasons why Trump would fire Jim Comey. One is easy and obvious. The other may be hidden and is politically very dangerous. If Comey was moving forward with investigative lines supported by evidence that the President, or one of his closest advisors had been involved with the Russians in rigging […]

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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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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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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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How Paul Ryan Plans to Take Away Your Health Care

January 25th, 2017 · Comments Off on How Paul Ryan Plans to Take Away Your Health Care · Abortion rights, Budgets, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, Lobbying, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Trump

Paul Ryan and the Republican/Fascist leaders in Congress want to repeal Obamacare and leave you with the same kind of health care you had before the Affordable Care Act was initiated. (Republican/Fascists are the new Republicans. There are no more moderate or rational Republicans in the Republican Party.) Here is the Republican/Fascist plan. Offer health […]

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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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The Trump Hits Keep Coming.

December 11th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Trump Hits Keep Coming. · Politics, Populism, Social Security, Trump

President-Elect Trump, who apparently thinks that he has already taken office, despite challenges in several very close, very suspicious states, continues to pick a cabinet. Depending upon your point of view, it is either a big hit, as in a popular move, or a big hit, as in a blow to the solar plexus. But […]

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The Bad News and the Good News

December 3rd, 2016 · Comments Off on The Bad News and the Good News · Capitalism, Democracy, Health Care, Human Rights, Lobbying, Politics, Populism

The bad news is here. And it will keep coming. Trump is elected and we see already what he has in store for us. It isn’t pretty. He nominated or selected Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation. This is only bad news if you work for someone in a field that has anything to do […]

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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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