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Republican Tax Plan: Huge Tax Gains for the Rich. Huge loss for the Middle Class

November 13th, 2017 · No Comments · Politics, Populism, Taxes

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy If you live in a middle western state, like Illinois, you will hear self-serving radio commercials praising Republican House members for the…presumed…tax  plan now in Congress. The Republicans are trying to get out in front on this issue…a tax cut that is going to make the rich richer and the poor…if not […]

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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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“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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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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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 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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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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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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The Koch Brothers, Trump and the Theft of the American Dream

July 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Koch Brothers, Trump and the Theft of the American Dream · ALEC, Capitalism, Democracy, Fascism, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Taxes

Please take a look at the Koch Brothers’ latest piece of propaganda–quite probably the worst and perhaps most consequential lie ever told in a television commercial, (in the right-hand column, under “From the Right.”) Watch it, and then read on. “Look around…” it says. “…America is divided.” The title of the commercial is “It’s Time […]

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