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Create New Unions to Rebuild the Middle Class

August 16th, 2017 · No Comments · Jobs, Labor, Politics, Populism, Unions

By Joseph O’Shaughnessy We’ve written about unions here before, about how unions gave us the forty-hour workweek and weekends and pensions and a lifestyle that allowed kids to get started in college. Unions gave us really good health care and job security that was as good as possible in a world where global economics forced […]

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“Tax Cut Fever” Is as Nutty as Trump. Who’s Behind It?

August 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on “Tax Cut Fever” Is as Nutty as Trump. Who’s Behind It? · General, Politics, Populism, Taxes

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy Even the Liberal Media, in the form of the PBS Newshour has touted the success of the economy. Lowest unemployment in decades. Highest stock market ever. You can’t find a home to buy anywhere close to your price. So what is wrong? Why do we need tax cuts? Even if they produced […]

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Obamacare Is Not Collapsing or Spiraling Down. Just Fix It!

July 28th, 2017 · Comments Off on Obamacare Is Not Collapsing or Spiraling Down. Just Fix It! · Obamacare, Populism

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy The Republicans know that the Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as Obamacare is not “spiraling down” or is it irretrievably flawed. The fact is that Obamacare worked well and, as we will show, continued to improve…and still does in many, many areas…until Senator Marco Rubio’s amendment in late 2014 to an […]

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

July 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on How Neo-Fascism works. Take Illinois, for Example. · 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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Miscellaneous Right Wing Attacks on the People

July 18th, 2017 · Comments Off on Miscellaneous Right Wing Attacks on the People · 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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Health Care Disaster Is Just the End of a Long, Long Road.

June 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on Health Care Disaster Is Just the End of a Long, Long Road. · Capitalism, Fascism, Health Care, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes

The Republican Senate, House, President Trump (sounds so ridiculous!) and the Billionaires have written you out of health care. And they will do more…cut taxes for the rich, end efforts to control air and water pollution, spend untold wasteful, profiteering amounts on the military and gradually shut down Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. Unless you […]

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Mitch McConnell Wants to Destroy American Health Care

June 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on Mitch McConnell Wants to Destroy American Health Care · Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Health Care, Human Rights, Lobbying, Medicaid, Medicare, Politics, Populism

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy The Republican leader in the Senate is trying to rush through a secret health care proposal, bring it to the floor of the Senate without  hearings with Democrats, without amendments…in other words….in virtual secrecy. So why would the Senate leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, want to do that? The most likely explanation is […]

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Trump’s Lies About Climate Change

June 3rd, 2017 · Comments Off on Trump’s Lies About Climate Change · Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Taxes, The Environment, Trump

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy The President announced yesterday that he would disengage the United States from the world effort to keep climate change from completely submerging the state of Florida (which may not be all-bad in itself) and burning all our forests to the ground, not to mention a summer heat too hot to even consider […]

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The Obama Presidency, Looking Back

May 28th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Obama Presidency, Looking Back · Economics, General, Health Care, International affairs, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Trump, Wars and Militarism

It’s been a quarter of a year now, a little more, since the end of the Obama Presidency. The contrast, and the events that occupy most of our time relating to politics that give us that enormous contrast, lead us to believe that our future may be quite bleak. So let’s assign a couple of […]

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Comey, Commies, Fascists and Rigged Elections

May 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on Comey, Commies, Fascists and Rigged Elections · Capitalism, Politics, Populism, Trump

There are only two logical reasons why Trump would fire Jim Comey. One is easy and obvious. The other may be hidden and is politically very dangerous. If Comey was moving forward with investigative lines supported by evidence that the President, or one of his closest advisors had been involved with the Russians in rigging […]

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The Trump Republican Tax Cut for the Super-Rich

May 4th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Trump Republican Tax Cut for the Super-Rich · General, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Taxes

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy Let’s establish one thing right away. The new tax bill proposed by President Trump and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin is a tax cut for the super-rich. For the rest of us, it will bring an average tax cut of about $600 a year. The thing that they don’t mention is that the national […]

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Warning: Health Care Disaster Looming

April 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Warning: Health Care Disaster Looming · ALEC, General, Health Care, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Trump, Wall Street

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy Here’s the problem and I’m going right at it because we don’t have much time. Congress is about to change the rules on health care. You need to wake up and contact your Congressman/woman now. That’s how you can stop it. It is easier than cancelling Comcast. I’ll tell you how to […]

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How Republicans Tried to Kill Obamacare and Give Us the Cheap Ryan Substitute.

April 11th, 2017 · Comments Off on How Republicans Tried to Kill Obamacare and Give Us the Cheap Ryan Substitute. · ALEC, Budgets, Economics, General, Health Care, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security

We have been mislead by Republicans about Obamacare. If health care is about the American people, then Obamacare is good and workable and economically sound. If health care is about making health insurance companies profitable, and not caring for the American people, then the Republican plan is better…but only for the health insurance industry.

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