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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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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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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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It’s the Economy…Or Is It?

July 4th, 2012 · Comments Off on It’s the Economy…Or Is It? · Democracy, Economics, Politics, Populism, Taxes

Sometimes it seems that economists live in a world different from ours. We have bills to pay, jobs to keep, children to educate. The formulas that economists constantly elaborate upon seem to have little to do with daily life. Of course that is not true. The outcome of macroeconomic calculation can have an enormous impact […]

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The High Cost of Neo-Fascism

February 15th, 2012 · Comments Off on The High Cost of Neo-Fascism · Democracy, Health Care, Human Rights, Labor, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, The Budget

At the very outset, let’s restate our definition of Neo-Fascism. Even if you do not agree with our definition of the current Republican Party being Neo-Fascist, you will at least know why we make that contention. Remember, Populism is the opposite of Fascism. Populism is a political theory that says that everything starts with the […]

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Grover Norquist: Lobbyist for the Rich

December 7th, 2011 · Comments Off on Grover Norquist: Lobbyist for the Rich · Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Taxes, The Budget, Wars and Militarism

Grover Norquist is without question the kind of nerd that most working-class Democrats and Liberals like to attack. He comes from an affluent Republican family, grew up in the household of a corporate executive for Polaroid corporation, and has Harvard and Harvard Business School certifications indicating that he completed both required courses of study. He […]

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On Taxes and Coming Out of Recession

August 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on On Taxes and Coming Out of Recession · Capitalism, Economics, Jobs, Politics

This is a short piece about taxes and jobs. One would hope that this blog is not the only place where there is a serious call for all Americans to begin to call, write and even assemble and march to the offices of our elected officials to lobby for for jobs. We need jobs desperately […]

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Neocons and National Debt

August 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Neocons and National Debt · Capitalism, Economics, Lobbying, Politics, Taxes

Income taxes were first levied to pay for the Civil War. After the Civil War, personal income taxes were abolished and there were basically no income taxes from 1868 to 1913. Taxes on liquor and tobacco were the chief sources of revenue for the Federal government. To fund the U.S. participation in World War I, […]

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Fixing the Economy and the Budget–for the People

June 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Fixing the Economy and the Budget–for the People · Capitalism, Economics, Jobs, Politics, Taxes, Wall Street

It’s wonk city, folks. If you don’t have any patience, don’t read on. But if you don’t read on, don’t blame us if the Peterson-Pew Commission takes your retirement and your medicine and leaves you with $5.00 gasoline in three years. Look, finance really isn’t complicated. If you want to work out the financing for […]

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The Angry American

June 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Angry American · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Populism, Taxes

There has been no time in recent memory when so many people, so many Americans, are very, very angry. They have every right to be angry. A large group of Americans…primarily members and elected officials of the Republican Party…have confiscated a large part of the American treasury. Now they want to take even more. What’s […]

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Greed

May 31st, 2010 · Comments Off on Greed · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Jobs, Taxes, Wall Street

“The time has come” the walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes–and ships–and sealing wax– Of cabbages–and kings– And why the sea is boiling hot– And whether pigs have wings.” –Lewis Carroll, “The Walrus and the Carpenter.” Ah, yes, let’s distract from the abstract. Let’s diffuse, distort, dissemble and dismember our rationality. Let’s […]

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American Society at a Crossroads. For People or for Corporations?

March 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on American Society at a Crossroads. For People or for Corporations? · Health Care, Jobs, Politics

We are facing a serious problem as a society. The problem is whether we will approach our fellow citizens as equals, with equal opportunity for a decent, secure life. Will we also look on our less fortunate fellow Americans and offer them a hand up? Or will we turn inward, striving to maximize our lifestyle […]

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Beware the Ides of March and Neocon Budget Scare Tactics

March 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Beware the Ides of March and Neocon Budget Scare Tactics · Economics, Politics

We are going through one of those periods right now where the Neocon anti-middle class propaganda machine is cranking out trash day and night. The result of course is that the weirdos crawl out into the daylight where you can see them and read their illiterate scrawling in every electronic blip on the Internet. Of […]

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The Next American Revolution

February 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Next American Revolution · Economics, Health Care, Media, Politics, Wars and Militarism

It is time for all Americans to stop what they are doing and think about the future. Your future has already been mapped out for you by a relatively small percentage of Americans, who want to eliminate the middle class. The Neoconservatives, on a mission for the very wealthy and huge international corporations, have the […]

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The Economy Is In Big Trouble—Part II, Our Diminished Future.

February 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Economy Is In Big Trouble—Part II, Our Diminished Future. · Economics, Politics

To understand your life in the future, you must understand that what happened in the last 8 years, particularly in the last year of the Bush Administration, as described in Part I, is irreversible. We cannot go back and sue all those Tom DeLays or Dick Cheneys, or even whatever number of Democrats joined in […]

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