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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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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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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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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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Inequality and Poverty

March 27th, 2015 · Comments Off on Inequality and Poverty · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, General, Human Rights, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, Wall Street

Government is failing Americans. A nation accustomed to creating new industries, technologies and good jobs within those industries can no longer expect vision from government. Incomes, fortunes in fact, earned abroad by owners of corporations go directly from the marketplace into the pockets of the already rich. This inequality of outcomes and incomes is causing […]

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Unions and the Middle Class

December 14th, 2014 · Comments Off on Unions and the Middle Class · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Wall Street

It’s time we began to look for ways to organize large numbers of people against the now dominant power of the Plutocracy. Unions are a great starting point and a great model. Let’s dispel the Right Wing Fascist notion that unions are made up of lazy thugs. Unions are made up of hard working individuals. […]

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The Economics of Destruction

September 18th, 2014 · Comments Off on The Economics of Destruction · ALEC, Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Labor, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wall Street

We are in a very serious time in the history of this country. Although it may not seem so to many, about 80% of the population are doing relatively well. But it may be a false spring. It is true that 20% of the population pay about 70% of the income taxes in this country. […]

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Paul Ryan and a Republican Non-budget

February 11th, 2014 · Comments Off on Paul Ryan and a Republican Non-budget · Budgets, Economics, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes

We must address a current issue on today’s Neo-Conservative agenda…the Paul Ryan Republican Budget. Paul Ryan announced a Republican Budget on March 12, 2013 and it fell with a clank on the floor of the House. It is very clear at the outset that this is less of a budget than it is a political […]

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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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Still Crazy After All These Years

November 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off on Still Crazy After All These Years · ALEC, Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Wall Street

It has been 33 years since the ascendency of Conservative philosophy in the Republican Party and since the takeover of part of American government by the Right Wing. In that period of time, we have seen one disaster after another take place. The Republican Party is in the extraordinary position of saying that government does […]

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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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Monetary Madness and Economic Cowardice

May 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off on Monetary Madness and Economic Cowardice · Capitalism, Economics, Lobbying, Politics, Populism

Since 2008 and the onset of the Great Bush Depression, we have seen some of the most remarkable and inane economic theories ever proposed and some of the greatest revisions in economic history ever put upon the American People. For example, with 15 million people out of work and Europe on its back, many conservative […]

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The Failure of Conservative Economics Part VI – Our Current Problems and Why

March 26th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Failure of Conservative Economics Part VI – Our Current Problems and Why · Capitalism, Economics, Politics, Populism

We have talked about the problems with our economy. We have discussed how they have been caused by a cynical use of failed economic policies by Republican politicians backed by billionaires and giant corporations. But one person sticks out to us as analogous to the entire period of Neo-Conservative dominance of the weak American mind. […]

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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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The Failure of Conservative Economics–Pt. IV–Bush, Cheney and Big Government by Debt

February 25th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Failure of Conservative Economics–Pt. IV–Bush, Cheney and Big Government by Debt · Capitalism, Democracy, Economics, Jobs, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wall Street

In 1994, in an interview, Milton Friedman said that in the 1990s there is “much less optimism and all the problems have been produced by government.” This is the essential argument between the two political parties in the United States today. One pretends to be the party of Conservatives, whom they define as people like […]

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