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The Sanders Revolution

February 24th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Sanders Revolution · 2016 Presidential Campaign, ALEC, Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Courts and the Law, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, jobs, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, Wall Street

The world is changing  again. Instead of a 40-something running for President, we have two 60 or 70-somethings. Maybe it takes that long to learn that being purchased by a billionaire is not the only way to run for President. The most significant event of the current 2016 run for the Presidency on either side […]

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Social Security Revisited.

November 7th, 2015 · Comments Off on Social Security Revisited. · Fascism, Politics, Populism, Social Security, The Budget

On May 28, 2009, in this space, we published a well-researched article entitled, “Who Stole Your Social Security and Why?” The idea was to clarify the concept and the true status of Social Security. Because of the huge Republican propaganda campaign against Social Security, it is time to review the facts. In recent years, citizens […]

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Inequality and Poverty

March 27th, 2015 · Comments Off on Inequality and Poverty · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Culture, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, General, Human Rights, jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, Wall Street

Government is failing Americans. A nation accustomed to creating new industries, technologies and good jobs within those industries can no longer expect vision from government. Incomes, fortunes in fact, earned abroad by owners of corporations go directly from the marketplace into the pockets of the already rich. This inequality of outcomes and incomes is causing […]

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The Next Two Years

November 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on The Next Two Years · Budgets, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, jobs, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Wall Street

The November 2014 elections were pretty clear. In some states Senators or Governors won by as many as 70% of the vote. Of course, there is still debate and may be for some time, about the huge numbers of people—far more than the margins of victory in many cases—who were removed from the voting rolls […]

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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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Paul Ryan and a Republican Non-budget

February 11th, 2014 · Comments Off on Paul Ryan and a Republican Non-budget · Budgets, Economics, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes

We must address a current issue on today’s Neo-Conservative agenda…the Paul Ryan Republican Budget. Paul Ryan announced a Republican Budget on March 12, 2013 and it fell with a clank on the floor of the House. It is very clear at the outset that this is less of a budget than it is a political […]

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Democrats in 2014

December 24th, 2013 · 1 Comment · ALEC, Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Romney, 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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On Social Security, the Middle Class and Real Retirement

October 21st, 2013 · Comments Off on On Social Security, the Middle Class and Real Retirement · Economics, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes

An email has been circulating lately that starts off “Social Security becomes a Federal Benefit Check.” This email suggests that Social Security is a scam, a Ponzi scheme. It says that your Social Security check has been renamed “Federal Benefit Payment.” It implies that the reason for this is that the government wants you to […]

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Time Out –A Look at the Republican Non-budget

March 12th, 2013 · Comments Off on Time Out –A Look at the Republican Non-budget · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Health Care, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, The Budget

Before we can return to the Failure of Conservative Economics, we must address a current issue on today’s Neo-Conservative agenda…the Paul Ryan Republican Budget for 2013. We need to examine the premises here and debunk the stuff that is simply wrong. Paul Ryan announced the Republican Budget on March 12, 2013 and it fell with […]

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The Failure of Conservatism and the Future of American Economics. Part I

January 8th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Failure of Conservatism and the Future of American Economics. Part I · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Labor, Lobbying, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, The Budget, Wall Street, wars and militarism

In 1946, in the shadow of the carillon tower on the campus of the University of Chicago, an economist by the name of Milton Friedman began teaching economics to some of the brightest students in the country. His particular approach to economics was by and large what might be called neo-classical liberalism. It is a […]

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Let’s Talk About the National Budget.

May 21st, 2011 · Comments Off on Let’s Talk About the National Budget. · Corporations and Industry, energy, jobs, Politics, taxes, Wall Street, wars and militarism

Phony baloney. Just like Walker in Wisconsin, the talk about “austerity” is a bunch of rich white men talking bull shit about what needs to be done. We don’t need austerity. Not the kind the Republicans are talking about. We need prosperity. You see, the problem with the United States right now is that we […]

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Neocon Scare Tactics on Solvent Social Security

March 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on Neocon Scare Tactics on Solvent Social Security · Human Rights, Politics

Let’s start with a couple of important facts. If we did not have Social Security, virtually every other retired person today would be in deep poverty, even–one might say–begging on the streets. Compared with 1959, when about 35% of those of retirement age were in deep poverty, today only 9% of Americans fall into that […]

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The Populist Solution

January 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Populist Solution · Economics, Politics, Populism

Let’s get right to it. Here’s how a political party that had the interests of the People at heart would balance the budget and fix the economy. 1. Billionaires used to pay 97% of the incomes over a certain amount. They did so because this country gave them the opportunity and the markets to make […]

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Why Tax Cuts for the Rich? Because They Think They Can.

December 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Why Tax Cuts for the Rich? Because They Think They Can. · Politics, taxes

If you think that we need a reduction in taxes from the Bush-Cheney 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, you need to get the facts. You are being sold a bill of goods, a scam, a lie about taxes so that a few rich men who will benefit greatly want you to think that you will […]

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