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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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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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Senator Junior from Illinois Responds

August 19th, 2011 · Comments Off on Senator Junior from Illinois Responds · Politics, Populism

A Letter on August 18, 2011 to a citizen from Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois in response to the citizen’s letter concerning the recent debt increase fiasco. (And the citizen’s response in all capital letters.) Knowing of your interest in the recent spending debate, I am writing to update you on my recent vote in […]

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Let’s Talk About the National Budget.

May 21st, 2011 · Comments Off on Let’s Talk About the National Budget. · Corporations and Industry, Energy, Jobs, Politics, Taxes, Wall Street, Wars and Militarism

Phony baloney. Just like Walker in Wisconsin, the talk about “austerity” is a bunch of rich white men talking bull shit about what needs to be done. We don’t need austerity. Not the kind the Republicans are talking about. We need prosperity. You see, the problem with the United States right now is that we […]

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The Populist Solution

January 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Populist Solution · Economics, Politics, Populism

Let’s get right to it. Here’s how a political party that had the interests of the People at heart would balance the budget and fix the economy. 1. Billionaires used to pay 97% of the incomes over a certain amount. They did so because this country gave them the opportunity and the markets to make […]

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Politics: Winning in Class Warfare — Part I

September 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Politics: Winning in Class Warfare — Part I · Capitalism, Human Rights, Jobs, Media, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wall Street

In the early evening of a summer night in New York City, or Dallas or Los Angeles, or Miami, there is a slow, quiet movement of long, dark-windowed vehicles. They move quietly to centers of activity where bright lights outline the architecture and gowned women and men in expensive suits emerge, smiling and laughing. The […]

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How to Fix Social Security and Balance the Budget

August 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on How to Fix Social Security and Balance the Budget · Economics, Politics, Populism

Michael Hiltzik’s August 6 column in the LA TIMES was pretty thought-provoking on the current Social Security dialogue. And it leads to some rather interesting points that should be raised about Social Security solvency, Medicare, Medicaid, and the future of entitlement programs. It also brings up some questions on taxes. We will show exactly how […]

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May 1910 to May 2010–100 Years of…Progress?

May 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on May 1910 to May 2010–100 Years of…Progress? · Corporations and Industry, Economics, General, Politics, Populism, Wall Street, Wars and Militarism

By 1910, the United States had changed from a collection of states along the Atlantic Coast and a group of Southern slavery states to an emerging nation spreading across the entire continent. There were only three major cities: New York, Chicago and Philadelphia with over a million population. There were half a dozen other metropolitan […]

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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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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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David Brooks and Neocon Advice to the Elderly

February 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off on David Brooks and Neocon Advice to the Elderly · Economics, General, Politics

“There you go again…” as a famous “B” movie actor once memorably said…memorable because he happened to be President at the time. Oh yes, we really did have an actor as President. But he was also a union president at one time. Granted, it was a union of actors, but he was elected. One of […]

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