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The Failure of Conservative Economics–Pt. IV–Bush, Cheney and Big Government by Debt

February 25th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Failure of Conservative Economics–Pt. IV–Bush, Cheney and Big Government by Debt · Capitalism, Democracy, Economics, Jobs, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wall Street

In 1994, in an interview, Milton Friedman said that in the 1990s there is “much less optimism and all the problems have been produced by government.” This is the essential argument between the two political parties in the United States today. One pretends to be the party of Conservatives, whom they define as people like […]

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It’s the Economy…Or Is It?

July 4th, 2012 · Comments Off on It’s the Economy…Or Is It? · Democracy, Economics, Politics, Populism, Taxes

Sometimes it seems that economists live in a world different from ours. We have bills to pay, jobs to keep, children to educate. The formulas that economists constantly elaborate upon seem to have little to do with daily life. Of course that is not true. The outcome of macroeconomic calculation can have an enormous impact […]

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The Iraq War. Flesh and Blood.

May 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Iraq War. Flesh and Blood. · International affairs, Politics, Wars and Militarism

The war in Iraq was a mistake. Whatever point of view one takes, there is no real benefit to us any longer to have troops in Iraq. They should come home as soon as possible. But that is not the end of it. We need to tell the rest of the world we’re sorry. We’re […]

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Before Neocons Call People “Nazis” They Should Look in the Mirror.

December 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Before Neocons Call People “Nazis” They Should Look in the Mirror. · Health Care, Media, Politics

Shame on the Neoconservatives, as they call themselves. They want to be called “Republicans.” But we can’t really call them Republicans, can we? They are not traditional Republicans. Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower were more or less traditional Republicans. Neoconservatives are more like the old Dixiecrats. In fact the manic racist Strom Thurmond […]

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Another Cheney…Another Wave of “Terror?”

October 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Another Cheney…Another Wave of “Terror?” · Politics

Danger! Deep, dark, debilitating, fear! Fear of death, fear of  assassins, bombs, explosions, knives, men in black masks, hiding…waiting! Anarchy and people murdered in their sleep! No it’s not Shakespeare or Edgar Allen Poe. It’s Dick Cheney. That is what Dick Cheney was selling and a lot of people bought it. We must invade Iraq, […]

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Tea Party Protestors Should be Blaming Bush, Not Obama.

September 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on Tea Party Protestors Should be Blaming Bush, Not Obama. · Politics

If you are reading this and you are one of the demonstrators at the so-called tea parties, there is a lot you obviously don’t know. If you demonstrate against the administration that was elected to restore some rights and some measure of equality for the middle classes then when you protest you are working against […]

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The Man Who Caused the Recession

September 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Man Who Caused the Recession · Politics

 It wasn’t someone at Bear, Stearns or at Lehman Bros. They were doing what they do, or at least doing what they have been doing since 2000. It wasn’t Alan Greenspan, although he had his share of responsibility. No, and it wasn’t Bush, Cheney or Hank Paulson. Bush and Cheney are responsible for everything, not […]

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Dick Cheney and Failure On the Right

September 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on Dick Cheney and Failure On the Right · Politics

Someone made an interesting and valid point on television recently…a significant event in itself. In one brief segment between pharmaceutical commercials for sexual member enhancement on Sunday morning, someone said–it doesn’t matter who because they are all dipping into the same well of nonsense–that we now have a partisan Democracy. That is to say, we […]

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