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Income Inequality and Taxation

September 21st, 2017 · Comments Off on Income Inequality and Taxation · Economics, General, Politics, Populism, Taxes

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy What is income inequality and what does it mean to the average person? Does it matter to you or me if someone makes 20 billion dollars a year? Most average people, going through their daily routines, never think about how much someone else makes, only what they themselves earn. So let’s examine […]

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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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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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On Social Security, the Middle Class and Real Retirement

October 21st, 2013 · Comments Off on On Social Security, the Middle Class and Real Retirement · Economics, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes

An email has been circulating lately that starts off “Social Security becomes a Federal Benefit Check.” This email suggests that Social Security is a scam, a Ponzi scheme. It says that your Social Security check has been renamed “Federal Benefit Payment.” It implies that the reason for this is that the government wants you to […]

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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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Moving to the Left

November 15th, 2012 · Comments Off on Moving to the Left · Jobs, Politics, Populism, Taxes

If you are a Populist, you should not think that the elections on November 6, 2012 solved anything. We elected a President and Senators and House members. But they were not all Populists. Until we elect officials who are dedicated to the will and the common good of the People, much remains to be done. […]

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Romney, Taxes, Deficits and Disaster

October 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on Romney, Taxes, Deficits and Disaster · Politics, Populism, Taxes, The Budget

Mitt Romney wants to be President. In order to become President, he must persuade the American people that he has a better plan for America to grow its economy. The focal point of that plan has become a promise to create jobs. His plan to create jobs…disappointinly…turns out to be lower tax rates for millionaires […]

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Tax the Rich and Save the Country

June 20th, 2011 · Comments Off on Tax the Rich and Save the Country · Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wall Street

It is time that we stopped thinking about fairness, goodness, and justice. Fairness went out the window with Reagan. There never was enough goodness to go around. And justice…well, we’ve got five Right Wing Corporate Lawyers serving on the Supreme Court. How do you like your justice now? So let’s stop worrying about whether our […]

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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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Truth and Consequences

May 18th, 2011 · Comments Off on Truth and Consequences · Corporations and Industry, Health Care, Jobs, Politics, Taxes

From time to time we may begin to drop in a little digest of Right Wing lies and other assorted items you may be able to use to set the record straight. Why Are Some Companies and States Getting Waivers from the Health Care Reform Bill? Mona Charen, a Right Wing writer for the Right […]

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18 Needy Families

December 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on 18 Needy Families · Politics, Taxes

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Why Tax Cuts for the Rich? Because They Think They Can.

December 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Why Tax Cuts for the Rich? Because They Think They Can. · Politics, Taxes

If you think that we need a reduction in taxes from the Bush-Cheney 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, you need to get the facts. You are being sold a bill of goods, a scam, a lie about taxes so that a few rich men who will benefit greatly want you to think that you will […]

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Republicans Plan Tax Cuts for Billionaires.

November 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on Republicans Plan Tax Cuts for Billionaires. · Media, Politics

Rule number one—always remember that the current Republican Party is out to get you unless you are a multi-millionaire and a donor to the Republican Party. Republicans at the top are all millionaires, like Dick Cheney who left government only for a few years to clean up as President of Halliburton by using his Defense […]

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