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The (non)Mysterious Vanishing Deficit

September 18, 2014
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The (non)Mysterious Vanishing Deficit

If I were to assume the persona of Sherlock Holmes, in explaining what has happened to the vanishing deficit, I would be inclined to make the following observation; “As a rule, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be”.  Voters with long memories–by U.S. standards anyway–might recall that from 2010-2013 politicians and the media exuded anxiety over the [perceived] unmanageable level of the deficit and a [perceived] disastrously high public debt. Prominent among the deficit/debt Chicken Littles were Republican Congressman Paul Ryan(the GOP’s “Budget Guru”) and neo-Ayn-Randian Senator Rand Paul. The president himself felt sufficiently moved by the conservative squawking to plunge whole-heartedly into the daunting task of cleaning up the budget mess, (which, as we…

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Hey SCOTUS/GOP-Money is Property not Speech

September 11, 2014
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pesantsforplutocracy

Today the U.S. Senate voted on Senate Joint Resolution 19, a constitutional amendment that would once again allow the federal and state governments to place limits on political campaign spending because our illustrious Supreme Court doesn’t know the difference between free speech and property. That said,…

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The Extinction of American Democracy and Middle Class

September 1, 2014
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The Extinction of American Democracy and Middle Class

It seems appropriate to express the possible extinction of democracy and the American working class on a day that is supposed to honor them.  Why? Because Americans are sick of to death of politics and especially corrupt, incompetent, or hypocritical, lying politicians that has devastated…

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Austerity: Punishing the Poor for Mistakes of the Rich

August 16, 2014
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gop

Why can’t Americans take the simple action to look across the ocean and see just how badly austerity devastates economies, and especially the poor, during economic downturns? Do we really…

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More Than Ever It Takes Having Money to Make Money

August 2, 2014
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rich

Despite being a country that wants to be known for its movie-star image of being the land of opportunity where there exists endless ways and the means to earn lots…

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Reflections on the American Dream

July 24, 2014
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A casual observer who leafs through a generically written treatment of our national history 100 years from now in search of the extinct (or at least elusive) American Dream will…

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Capital Gains Tax Breaks Funnel $2T in Subsidies to the 1%

July 21, 2014
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The tax code’s special treatment of investment income (Capital Gains) is why Mitt Romney made national news with the statement, “What’s the effective rate I’ve been paying? It’s probably closer to…

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Dorothy, the Austerity Tornado Took Your Red Heels. Kansas is Toast.

July 16, 2014
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rethugs

Ultra-Red-State Kansas, the poster child for cutting taxes sharply in line with austerity recommendations of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has implemented its calls for deep tax cuts and limits…

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Thomas Jefferson: Typical Teabag Hypocrite

July 5, 2014
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hypocrite

On July Fourth, the people of the United States celebrate the high-blown expressions on human rights that Thomas Jefferson penned in the Declaration of Independence – especially the noble phrase…

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GOP Austerity Could Kill You…on the Highways

July 2, 2014
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highway

The latest battle over taxes and GOP austerity is hitting the highway, and could kill anyone reading this article including you, your children, or your children’s children. As Democrats have…

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Trickle-Down Caused the River of Wealth to Flow Upstream

June 17, 2014
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We are currently witnessing the most profound ‘Great Transfer’ of wealth from the middle and lower-class income earners to the top 1% in the history of the world. I wish…

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Conservatives Panic Over Piketty’s “Capital” Popularity

June 1, 2014
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piketty

While most still solvent Americans were celebrating Memorial Day with Brats and Burgers, an elite cadre of economists was locked away in dens and private nooks, pouring over data sets…

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How Stupid is Walmart for Not Supporting a Minimum Wage Increase? Very.

May 28, 2014
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In a word? Very. After all, the vast majority of shoppers at Walmart are, themselves, minimum wage earners, if not lower-spectrum middle class families. Nearly half of Walmart’s 1.4 million…

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The Painful Results of Trickle Down Gullibility

May 13, 2014
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we the rich

At various pivotal points in history, the United States has had the good fortune to cobble together a reasonable action, despite many powerful, unreasonable factions opposing it; but the idea…

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Purchasing Power Initiative

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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