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What Would Romney Do?

May 26th, 2012 · Comments Off on What Would Romney Do? · Democracy, Fascism, Politics, Populism, Social Security

Willard Mitt Romney is virtually assured the candidacy of the Republican Party. He is already campaigning as if he were. And he has grabbed on to the Republican message, the Ultra Right Wing new message of the Republican Party with a vengeance. His message is clear. His message is that he will handle the American […]

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On Taxes and Coming Out of Recession

August 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on On Taxes and Coming Out of Recession · Capitalism, Economics, Jobs, Politics

This is a short piece about taxes and jobs. One would hope that this blog is not the only place where there is a serious call for all Americans to begin to call, write and even assemble and march to the offices of our elected officials to lobby for for jobs. We need jobs desperately […]

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The Grim State of the Nation

February 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Grim State of the Nation · Economics, Energy, Health Care, Jobs, Politics

As we are about to enter the third month of 2010, the nation is in its worst financial and economic condition since, perhaps, 1939. We have large-scale unemployment, foreclosures, bankruptcies, homelessness, hunger, lack of living essentials, and many working families with huge credit card debt. The Neoconservative Republicans who control the Republican Party, have decided […]

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A Plan for Jobs and Ending the Recession

December 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on A Plan for Jobs and Ending the Recession · Economics, Jobs, Politics

There has been talk recently–finally–about creating jobs. The talk has been about using some of the TARP money to create jobs in various sectors. As a reminder, the TARP funds were those funds used from the Treasury to shore up certain banks and other investment firms plus AIG, which was ostensibly the only insurance firm. […]

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The Economy–Will Commercial Real Estate Hold Up Recovery?

November 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on The Economy–Will Commercial Real Estate Hold Up Recovery? · Economics

The economy is beginning to pick up. Unemployment numbers are falling. About a third of the Stimulus funds are in operation now with more and more coming every day. But there is one snag. The commercial real estate market. Commercial real estate has been in trouble for a while, as a result of the general […]

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The Economy, the Stimulus and Coming Out of the Recession

October 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Economy, the Stimulus and Coming Out of the Recession · Economics, Politics

Economists like to say that the current recession began in December of 2007. But things had not been going well for the average American for some time before that. The recession only made things worse for the average American household. Long before the recession began, things had been in a gradual decline for the average […]

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Free Enterprise Is the Province of All Americans, Neo-Conservatives and Liberals.

October 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Economics, Politics

The United States of America is the land of free enterprise. We base all our political and many of our personal decisions on that simple premise. We refer to the United States as the Land of Opportunity. The question we must ask is this: Is it true? As you might expect, it is not as […]

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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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Wall Street Journal Under Murdoch: Propaganda Masquerades as Opinion, Opinion as Fact.

September 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on Wall Street Journal Under Murdoch: Propaganda Masquerades as Opinion, Opinion as Fact. · Economics, Politics

In the Wall Street Journal this morning in mid-September 2009, John Taylor, a noted economist from Stanford has determined, in his wisdom, or that of Rupert Murdoch, or his lieutenants, or Roger Ailes or Sean Hannity or Ann Coulter…take your pick when you are dealing with Neocon propaganda…has said that the stimulus did not work. […]

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The Choice Between Neoconservative and Progressive Becomes Clearer.

September 1st, 2009 · Comments Off on The Choice Between Neoconservative and Progressive Becomes Clearer. · Economics, Health Care, Politics

There is no mystery about the difficult circumstances in which we find the American economy. Since 1981, when Ronald Reagan cut income taxes for the top bracket, multi-millionaires, from 70% at the top marginal rate, down to 28%, the country has run very large deficits every year. We have been running deficits in the $200 billion […]

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