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Entries from July 23rd, 2017

How Neo-Fascism works. Take Illinois, for Example.

July 23rd, 2017 · No Comments · Democracy, Fascism, General, Lobbying, Politics, Populism

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy In Illinois, there is a Republican Governor. And a Democratic legislature, thank God, That Democratic legislature is strong enough to overturn a gubernatorial veto. And it has. But the governor of Illinois, is not your average guy. He is an investment banker, an extremely wealthy man, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, […]

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Now Do You See What We Mean by Republican Neo-Fascists?

July 20th, 2017 · No Comments · ALEC, Fascism

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy If you’re going to be a good Fascist, here’s what you do. Divide and Conquer. Find a scapegoat, preferably one with some disadvantage, someone who can’t strike back. Find rich, evil, greedy uncaring, perhaps bigoted, financiers and financial supporters…banks, giant global corporations and large numbers of those with inherited wealth. Align yourself […]

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Miscellaneous Right Wing Attacks on the People

July 18th, 2017 · No Comments · Politics, Populism, The Budget

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy There are so many things gone wrong today that we can only list some of them and point out the insanity of the world and the country in which we currently reside. Hillary Clinton A survey was recently announced in which more people dislike Hillary Clinton now more than they did during […]

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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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