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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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The Republicans and Growing Neo-Fascism in America

April 14th, 2015 · Comments Off on The Republicans and Growing Neo-Fascism in America · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Education, Fascism, Human Rights, International affairs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, Wars and Militarism

Many people think of Fascism and they think of Nazis and the Gestapo and concentration camps. That concept, while accurate as far as it goes, is not the only perspective on Fascism. There are other thoughts that should come into your mind very quickly these days so that you understand our current Neo-Fascism, i.e., the […]

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Unions and the Middle Class

December 14th, 2014 · Comments Off on Unions and the Middle Class · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Wall Street

It’s time we began to look for ways to organize large numbers of people against the now dominant power of the Plutocracy. Unions are a great starting point and a great model. Let’s dispel the Right Wing Fascist notion that unions are made up of lazy thugs. Unions are made up of hard working individuals. […]

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The Koch Brothers, Fascism and the 2014 Elections – Part II

November 10th, 2014 · Comments Off on The Koch Brothers, Fascism and the 2014 Elections – Part II · ALEC, Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Health Care, Jobs, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, Wall Street, Wars and Militarism

So, here we have two brothers, raised in privilege by Frederick Koch, Sr., a man who was at first accepted, then apparently shunned by Joseph Stalin while living in Russia. Koch became an advocate of the Ludwig Von Mies and Hayek ultra-conservative schools of economics and the Joseph McCarthy brand of politics because they both […]

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Democrats in 2014

December 24th, 2013 · Comments Off on Democrats in 2014 · ALEC, Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, The Budget, Wall Street

If you talk to leading progressives these days, you’ll be sure to hear this message: The Democratic Party should embrace the economic populism of New York Mayor-elect Bill DeBlasio and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Such economic populism, they argue, should be the guiding star for Democrats heading into 2016. But the new, Right Wing Democrats […]

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The Salesman of Hate

March 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Salesman of Hate · Media, Politics, Populism

In 2003, a scumbag by the name of Mark Levin was encouraged by two other scumbags, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, both of whom made tens of millions of dollars by trashing the government, the Middle Class and the poor and supporting the military-industrial complex, even though they never have, and never would, see the […]

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Neocon Corporate Moguls Attack Middle Class Workers

February 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Neocon Corporate Moguls Attack Middle Class Workers · Capitalism, Education, Labor, Politics, Wall Street

This is a country that has created some of the greatest industries and the greatest fortunes in the history of the world. In 1883 Thomas Edison and many others began the age of electricity, lighting homes and powering the enormous scope of machines, appliances and useful devices. By the turn of the 21st Century we […]

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Union-busting in Wisconsin

February 18th, 2011 · Comments Off on Union-busting in Wisconsin · Human Rights, Jobs, Labor, Politics, Populism

There is a strong game plan abroad in the land to bust unions. Most unions these days are for government workers. So the new Neocon Republican governors are out to break those unions, in Ohio, and New Jersey and Florida, and most prominently in Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker the Governor of Wisconsin only since November […]

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Fair and Unbalanced

February 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Fair and Unbalanced · Capitalism, Politics

People want us to be fair and impartial. Not seeing conspiracies behind every voting booth. So perhaps we can attempt to be fair and yet firm. That’s what we’ll be from now on. We’ll let the videos show you how preposterous are some of the statements by the talking heads. If you are perceptive, as […]

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The Grand Illusion, Part II

September 1st, 2010 · Comments Off on The Grand Illusion, Part II · Corporations and Industry, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Taxes

Part II — Who is telling all those lies…and why? They met on the mall in Washington, that renowned place for great assemblies. They were baby-boomers and beyond and overwhelmingly white. (Maybe when you call a Liberal African-American President, raised by white grandparents a ‘racist” as Glenn Beck did, you may turn away people of […]

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The Grand Illusion

August 30th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Grand Illusion · Corporations and Industry, Lobbying, Media, Politics

Part I – Looming disaster and how we got here The Tea Party Movement is neither a movement nor has it anything to do with the traditions of freedom represented by the American Revolution. It is in fact, ironically, about the impulse of an uneducated and badly led society to permit the restriction of its […]

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Republicans and Tea Party Demonstrators Are Not Populists.

April 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on Republicans and Tea Party Demonstrators Are Not Populists. · Health Care, Jobs, Lobbying, Media, Politics

Populism, as it relates to politics is a theory of action that demands that legislation be written on behalf of the people, and not the special interests. It is the ultimate in Democracy and the ultimate in good will towards man, working from the will of the people to provide remedies and sustenance for the […]

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Government of the Lobbyists, by the Lobbyists, for the Lobbyists…

September 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Economics, Politics

There were 14,000 lobbyists in Washington, D.C. in 2008. Those 14,000 lobbyists spent $3.3 billion dollars. That means that, in order to lobby for the health insurance lobby, the media, the oil companies, the financial companies and, yes, the unions spend $6,128,224 for each member of Congress. How much did you spend last year on […]

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