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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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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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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 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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Donald Trump Is No Populist.

April 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on Donald Trump Is No Populist. · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Labor, Lobbying, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, Trump, Wars and Militarism

by Joseph D. O’Shaughnessy I normally don’t sign what we all call posts. I don’t even refer to them as “posts.” Rather, I call them editorials or articles. But I don’t want any misunderstanding when it comes to who wrote this stuff about Trump. I don’t like him and I don’t like what he is […]

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Trump: A Fantasy of Being President

August 10th, 2016 · Comments Off on Trump: A Fantasy of Being President · Democracy, Economics, General, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Taxes, The Budget, Wall Street, Wars and Militarism

Donald Trump recently laid out his economic policies in a speech in Detroit, Michigan. It is no surprise he did it there. Detroit is a disaster, created by a variety of mistakes, both from politically active but administratively unqualified Democrats and then from greedy, uncaring, arrogant Republicans who want basically to buy up Detroit and […]

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The Koch Brothers, Trump and the Theft of the American Dream

July 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Koch Brothers, Trump and the Theft of the American Dream · ALEC, Capitalism, Democracy, Fascism, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Taxes

Please take a look at the Koch Brothers’ latest piece of propaganda–quite probably the worst and perhaps most consequential lie ever told in a television commercial, (in the right-hand column, under “From the Right.”) Watch it, and then read on. “Look around…” it says. “…America is divided.” The title of the commercial is “It’s Time […]

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The Sanders Revolution

February 24th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Sanders Revolution · 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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A Nightmare in November

December 31st, 2015 · Comments Off on A Nightmare in November · ALEC, Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Courts and the Law, Democracy, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, International affairs, Jobs, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, Wall Street, Wars and Militarism

Here is the real danger for 2016. We are at a tipping point. It is very likely that few Americans understand the calamitous potential of that single day in our history. Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  There is a very realistic scenario that describes what could happen. It will happen only if we fail as citizens. […]

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The foundations of American Neo-Fascism

September 21st, 2015 · Comments Off on The foundations of American Neo-Fascism · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Human Rights, Jobs, Lobbying, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wars and Militarism

Hitler, above all, was a racist. He thought that interbreeding between different races was wrong, but not merely wrong—disastrously wrong. He thought that Darwin’s discovery of the laws of evolution extended to humans and races. He was an intelligent, fanatical  and evil man and his dedication to a Fascist world caused the deaths of 50 […]

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Scott Walker, Enemy of the People; Dr. Ben Carson, Separator of Siamese Twins

September 5th, 2015 · Comments Off on Scott Walker, Enemy of the People; Dr. Ben Carson, Separator of Siamese Twins · Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Education, Fascism, Health Care, Labor, Politics, Populism, Taxes

Scott Walker is riding the Clown Car Express. He’s the evil clown, the one you always hear about who scares children. He is scary. He didn’t scare Wisconsin voters enough. They failed to recall him, although they should get credit for trying. When Walker took office, with all his talk about economic growth and job […]

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Bruce Rauner: Money and Neo-Fascism

June 12th, 2015 · Comments Off on Bruce Rauner: Money and Neo-Fascism · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Education, Health Care, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wall Street

For those who don’t know, Bruce Rauner is the new Republican governor of Illinois. And money? We all know what money is. Rauner is all about money. Over a long career in finance, he has amassed a fortune, basically from scratch, of  somewhere between $300 million and a billion dollars. You don’t make that kind […]

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