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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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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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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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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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Hedge Fund Managers Are Coming for Your State Pension Funds.

July 16th, 2015 · Comments Off on Hedge Fund Managers Are Coming for Your State Pension Funds. · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, The Budget, Wall Street

One of the most serious and largest scams now being perpetrated by the Republican Party on the American public is the “unfunded liability” state employee pension debate. The true story is essentially quite different from what they would have you believe.  The Republican governors have figured out that the best way to steal from the […]

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The Case For Liberal Economics

January 27th, 2014 · Comments Off on The Case For Liberal Economics · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, General, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, The Budget, Wall Street, Wars and Militarism

We have serious economic problems. As a country, we need to move ahead. China is buying up the world’s resources. Soon Russia will do the same thing. What China and Russia do not buy up, the Middle Eastern oil countries will buy while there is still something left. Our largest financiers are holding their cash. […]

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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 Land of Opportunity–for the Koch Brothers.

December 5th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Land of Opportunity–for the Koch Brothers. · ALEC, Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, General, Jobs, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, The Budget

In the south Bronx, the unemployment rate is 19%. In Detroit and other metro areas it can be even higher than that. The opportunity to emerge from those areas, and now increasingly widening areas in the country has become, according to sociologists and economists….almost nil. There are no more Horatio Alger stories. They exist only […]

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The Legacy of Ronald Reagan

November 1st, 2013 · Comments Off on The Legacy of Ronald Reagan · ALEC, Capitalism, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Health Care, Labor, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Taxes, The Budget, Wall Street, Wars and Militarism

It is time that we took a step back from the precipice that is the current American political atmosphere and try to understand how we got here. It all started with Ronald Reagan. For several years from the mid-1970s on, the Republican Party had been fending off a bunch of radical, Right Wing kooks, who […]

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The Greatest Robbery in the History of the World

October 28th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Greatest Robbery in the History of the World · Economics, Fascism, Politics, Populism, Taxes, The Budget, Wall Street, Wars and Militarism

In 2008, the top income earners in this country and major corporations and the Republican Party and Wall Street completed the greatest theft of assets and exchange of wealth from one group of citizens to another in the history of the world. The average American citizen makes about $50,000 per year. But the debt piled […]

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Values, Voters, Loonies and Liberty

October 16th, 2013 · Comments Off on Values, Voters, Loonies and Liberty · Health Care, Human Rights, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, The Budget

The Tea Party Republicans recently released some video from the Voter Values Summit. One can only wonder at the thinking process, if any, in making their conclusions–even factoring in partisan politics. Then one of the speakers said that he was speaking for all the “unborn” (not “undead”—we’re not talking zombie movie here….just political zombies) and […]

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The Failure of Conservative Economics Part VII — Solutions

April 16th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Failure of Conservative Economics Part VII — Solutions · Economics, Politics, Populism, Social Security, The Budget, Wall Street

So what are the solutions to our economic problems? They’d better be good. The Bush Administration left us with an enormous mess. In January of 2009, the first month of the Obama Administration, 779,000 people lost their jobs. The average number of jobs lost in the first quarter of 2009, was 753,000….per month. The American […]

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The Failure of Conservative Economics Part V – The Bush-Cheney Depression

March 14th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Failure of Conservative Economics Part V – The Bush-Cheney Depression · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Media, Politics, Populism, The Budget

The United States has been in decline since 1981. That was when Ronald Reagan’s charismatic personality took over the country. Reagan was the all-time, All-American, schoolboy President. The gosh-golly-gee whiz President came to power overwhelmed by the more sophisticated long-range plans of the Corporatists. They saw his gullibility and his charm as an opening 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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Time-Out. A Brief Discussion of the Sequester

March 4th, 2013 · Comments Off on Time-Out. A Brief Discussion of the Sequester · Politics, Populism, The Budget

(Part V of The Failure of Conservative Economics will be posted following this post, in a few days. But we thought that what is happening immediately would form a good example of what Conservative Economics and Politics have led us to thus far. ) After the Bush Stock Market Crash of 2008 and the resultant […]

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