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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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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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Another Look at Unions

July 19th, 2013 · Comments Off on Another Look at Unions · Corporations and Industry, Fascism, Health Care, Jobs, Labor, Politics, Populism, Wall Street

It is time to revisit the issue of unions. Why are unions important? They are important because unions represent the people. Government used to represent the people, but now it represents special interests. With Citizens United, where every billionaire can pick out his personal House member or Senator and spend as much as possible to […]

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How Conservatism Becomes Fascism

June 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off on How Conservatism Becomes Fascism · ALEC, Democracy, Fascism, Human Rights, Jobs, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Taxes

In 1946, in one of the great cosmopolitan cities of Europe, ancient and yet contemporary, with a tradition of culture, music, popular culture and modern art, an old woman, dressed in a ragged coat, with an old woolen bandana wrapped around her head dragged a small cart down the street. The formerly popular neighborhood was […]

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What Would Romney Do?

May 26th, 2012 · Comments Off on What Would Romney Do? · Democracy, Fascism, Politics, Populism, Social Security

Willard Mitt Romney is virtually assured the candidacy of the Republican Party. He is already campaigning as if he were. And he has grabbed on to the Republican message, the Ultra Right Wing new message of the Republican Party with a vengeance. His message is clear. His message is that he will handle the American […]

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ALEC and the Corporate Takeover of America

May 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on ALEC and the Corporate Takeover of America · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Fascism, Lobbying, Politics, Populism

Our government at local, state and national levels is being confiscated by huge corporations. It is happening every day in state legislatures all over the country. Our major corporations belong to a Right Wing organization called the American Legislative Exchange Council, more commonly known as ALEC. Their job is to advance their goals at the […]

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Here Comes the Election Year Propaganda

January 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on Here Comes the Election Year Propaganda · Economics, Health Care, Jobs, Labor, Politics, Populism, Taxes

If you think you have been lied to before…you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. It’s an election year and therefore the amount and the degree of inaccuracy of Republican statements will increase, and already have increased, exponentially. Here are just a few examples. Both Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have blamed Barack Obama for the lack […]

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OCCUPY AMERICA!

October 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on OCCUPY AMERICA! · Capitalism, Jobs, Labor, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wall Street

The last big show of Populist sentiment in this country was when the people of Wisconsin stood up against an oppressive Governor and a neo-Fascist Republican legislature who wanted to dismantle the state government, give away tens of millions of dollars in tax breaks to wealthy business owners, and pit one average middle class family […]

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Unless You Are a Millionaire–or a Bigot–You Should Not Vote Republican.

October 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on Unless You Are a Millionaire–or a Bigot–You Should Not Vote Republican. · Capitalism, Politics, Populism

It is time that we all faced facts, looked at ourselves in the mirror and asked ourselves who we are. If you are part of a group that makes racial slurs and condones the bigoted signs of demonstrators or laughs at the racist jokes of radio commentators, or applauds the disrespect for the Presidency of […]

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Capitalism Versus Patriotism

July 31st, 2011 · Comments Off on Capitalism Versus Patriotism · Capitalism, Politics, Populism, Taxes, The Budget

American workers have been kicked around by industry for about 30 solid years now. Unions have been crushed, jobs sent to India and China despite the fact that American workers are more educated, have moved to find jobs as often as possible. In the meantime, health insurance companies have left 47 million mostly middle and […]

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Imported Americans — Part Two

February 17th, 2011 · Comments Off on Imported Americans — Part Two · Health Care, Human Rights, Politics, Populism

The turn of the century saw the African American as largely uneducated, not owning the place he lived, without education, working as a sharecropper or on a tenant farm or in some menial job. While the second half of the 20th Century would see major improvements in voting rights, job opportunities, social services and particularly […]

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The Danger of Armed Insurrection in America Today

October 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on The Danger of Armed Insurrection in America Today · Politics, Wars and Militarism

We go to work in unnerving heavy traffic, fighting to get there on time so that we won’t be one of those who is on the list for the next layoff. We come home to find out that the neighbor down the street who lost his job 9 months ago and never found another has […]

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Palin, O’Donnell and the Consequences of Ignorance

October 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on Palin, O’Donnell and the Consequences of Ignorance · Politics

Sarah Palin, despite all her ramblings and her massive intellectual bloc against common sense, seems like a nice lady. She is attractive and has an appeal to some housewives that is undeniable. Her husband, despite some accusations that he belonged to a Party that wanted Alaska to secede from the Union, seems like a nice […]

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Tea Bags and Right Wing Liars

April 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on Tea Bags and Right Wing Liars · Politics

Who are these nuts in the tea party rallies? We’re talking about the people carrying the offensive signs, making obscene comments and creating altered images of elected officials. Remember, elected officials are those courageous individuals who legitimately go out to the people, tell them their plans for society, ask for help from their fellow citizens […]

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More Idiotic Propaganda From the GOP Lunatic Fringe

March 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on More Idiotic Propaganda From the GOP Lunatic Fringe · Health Care, Media, Politics

The Republicans have lost the battle against health care for their supporters in the health insurance industry. With no more stalling options, they are trying to use propaganda to scare and distract Americans about the federal government. Most of it is just gibberish. Be assured of one thing. We are in no danger of becoming […]

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