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GOP Tacit and Spoken Approval of Political Hate

April 13, 2015
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“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”  Edmund Burke   It is a sad, but unmistakable, racist, spectacle: As Barack Obama’s presidency heads into its twilight, the rage and hate on daily display within the Republican establishment toward him is growing louder, angrier and more destructive. And let’s say here what everyone knows to be the truth but hates it when you say it (the same way roaches hate it when you turn the lights on); the reason is not just because he is black; it’s because he’s black and they still cannot beat him. From the very first, “You lie!” shouted at the 2009 State of the Union address by…

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The Day is Coming: We Will Regret Conservative Economics

April 10, 2015
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Conservative U.S. governors who were swept into office during the 2010 liberal-voter-sit-your-lazy-ass-at-home tea party electoral sweep are facing a sad, hard reality check. While a few years ago, by catering to a far-right constituency, they campaigned on pledges of slashing taxes and bolstering business, their…

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A Change of Venue

April 9, 2015
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There wil be a brief lull in posts to Liberal Beef as I will be enjoying a change of venue for a while. I will return in early May to posting politics, economics and the sad fusion of the two. Thanks to those of you who…

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Fleecing Homeowners and Foreclosures: Obama & GOP

April 5, 2015
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Barney Franks new autobiography has many revelations in it; a critical revelation is one that implicates the most powerful Democrat in the nation ignoring the plight of homeowner foreclosures during…

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It’s the GOP F*cking Up the Economy, Stupid!

March 30, 2015
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Despite efforts by right-wing, fuzzy-math, austerity-fanatical, gold-obsessed politicians, the world economy remains stuck in the same rut that it has been in since emerging from the 2008 global financial crisis.…

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Republicans Paint Themselves Into a Corner

March 23, 2015
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Republicans have managed to paint themselves into a corner that the offspring of the Flying Wallendas and Houdini would find difficult to traverse. As my grandpa used to tell me,…

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60 Minutes Social Security Tale Rife with Errors

March 18, 2015
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One of the few remaining decent “news” programs, 60 Minutes, has devolved into just another program filled with infotainment, puff pieces, and worse, hit pieces based on someone else’s reporting…

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47 GOP Senators Lead: With Their Heads Up Their Asses

March 13, 2015
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In any other country, the kind of idiocy shown by the 47 GOP Senators who signed the Tom Cotton letter to Iranian leaders would be met with ridicule and possibly…

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A Corporatist Constitution:The Roberts Legacy

March 8, 2015
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In direct contrast to its original iteration, The U.S. Constitution adopted in 1787, (which replaced the original document declared by George Washington as “contrary to ideals of the new republic”…

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The GOP Obsession With Keystone Explained

March 4, 2015
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Here’s something I initially did not understand— the GOP’s fixation with the Keystone XL pipeline, especially why they made it the first thing they chose to address in 2015 right…

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Serial Job Killers: Conservative Economics

March 1, 2015
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I hope the next time your right-wing family member or former high school classmate posts a snide remark about out how taxing the wealthy or increasing workers’ wages are jobs…

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Supply-Side Economics Implode; More to Come

February 25, 2015
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Call it the Laffer Curve, Reaganomics, Austerity, supply-side economics, the Pro-Growth Agenda; it was the same argument. We’ve been hearing it for over thirty years: “Cut income tax rates for…

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I’m Begging You Hillary; Not Larry Summers!!

February 14, 2015
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According to former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers – who is emerging as a key economic adviser to Hillary Clinton  and succeeded Rubin as Secretary of the Treasury under Bill Clinton—was the…

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Is Surrender to Misinformed Deniers Inevitable?

February 8, 2015
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As I seek to put some distance—both physically and in the amount of time I spend wondering how many times must Americans repeat mistakes and continue to expand the divides…

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By Dr. Richard Paul Recently, many people have been discussing the Pros and Cons of increasing the Minimum Wage. Both sides have some great debates…

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