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Paul Ryan’s Yellow Brick Road to Oblivion

January 24th, 2011 · Comments Off on Paul Ryan’s Yellow Brick Road to Oblivion · Economics, Politics, Taxes

In this country we have some of the finest economists in the world. Many of them, including Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan, Lawrence Summers and Austan Goolsbee work within government to steer economic policy in the right direction. Representative Paul Ryan is not one of them. He is in government, but he is not one of […]

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Glenn Beck Attacks Unions

October 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Glenn Beck Attacks Unions · Capitalism, Economics, Jobs, Labor, Media, Politics, Taxes

Glenn Beck, the supposedly middle class hero, turns out to be a hollowed out Tin Man. Lately, we noticed that this self-style man of the people likes to attack unions, who are merely organizations of people…not hugely wealthy individuals or giant corporations…who assemble together to get good wages for the hard work that they perform. […]

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Republicans Panic, Call Voters: Be Afraid of Health Care Reform!

March 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Republicans Panic, Call Voters: Be Afraid of Health Care Reform! · Health Care, Politics

“Hello, this is Congresswoman Judy Biggert. I’m calling to warn you about Medicare…” How lucky am I? My Congresswoman, Judy Biggert was taking the time to call me personally about the dangers of Medicare. She called poor-little-old-me to ask if I wanted to join in on a conference call about health care reform. She is […]

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Are Neoconservatives Making Us a Laughing Stock Around the World?

February 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Are Neoconservatives Making Us a Laughing Stock Around the World? · Health Care, Politics

I am sure that Senator Mitch McConnell, whom some pundit called, I believe, a “turtle-hybrid” recently feels that he has accomplished quite a bit for his Party this last year. The Neoconservatives, despite repeated and repeated and frustratingly, boringly repeated efforts by the President to have them join in, be part of the government of […]

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It’s About Jobs…and the Economy…and How We Got Here!

January 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on It’s About Jobs…and the Economy…and How We Got Here! · Economics, Jobs, Politics

Americans need jobs. Yes, you can say that the Gross National Product has increased a certain amount or fallen back a certain amount. You can say that our exports have risen as a percentage of our Gross National Product. You can say that the index of home values has risen against the year-over-year index. You […]

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Reagan and the Biggest Lie

January 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Reagan and the Biggest Lie · General, Media, Politics, Wars and Militarism

In 1980, Ronald Reagan had been preparing to become President, a role he had cherished, for at least ten years. He wanted it more than his acting career. Reagan had stumbled into acting. He had the two essential requirements, for a motion picture actor of his early days… a pleasing face and a distinctive voice. […]

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Before Neocons Call People “Nazis” They Should Look in the Mirror.

December 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Before Neocons Call People “Nazis” They Should Look in the Mirror. · Health Care, Media, Politics

Shame on the Neoconservatives, as they call themselves. They want to be called “Republicans.” But we can’t really call them Republicans, can we? They are not traditional Republicans. Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower were more or less traditional Republicans. Neoconservatives are more like the old Dixiecrats. In fact the manic racist Strom Thurmond […]

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The Choice Between Neoconservative and Progressive Becomes Clearer.

September 1st, 2009 · Comments Off on The Choice Between Neoconservative and Progressive Becomes Clearer. · Economics, Health Care, Politics

There is no mystery about the difficult circumstances in which we find the American economy. Since 1981, when Ronald Reagan cut income taxes for the top bracket, multi-millionaires, from 70% at the top marginal rate, down to 28%, the country has run very large deficits every year. We have been running deficits in the $200 billion […]

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More Republican Myths About Health Care Reform

August 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on More Republican Myths About Health Care Reform · Health Care, Politics

The Republicans in Congress and their allies–people like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glen Beck, and Ann Coulter–and countless people hired by FreedomWorks and the Heritage Foundation and others to attend rallies and try to disrupt free speech, and yet others whose job it is to send out massive mailings to scare senior citizens are all […]

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Tea Parties for People Dumber than Dubya.

April 16th, 2009 · Comments Off on Tea Parties for People Dumber than Dubya. · Politics

Tea Parties. Can you believe it? Take a look at the video, and,  if you have time, look at the underlying video with the girl standing in front of the public building in Philadelphia. That one is a hoot! Here’s why these people are “dumb” which we shouldn’t say, but then, should we not have […]

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