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Austerity: Punishing the Poor for Mistakes of the Rich

August 16, 2014
By
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 want the same to happen here just to make President Obama look bad? Really? Because this is what you can expect if we keep cutting taxes for the rich instead of making them pay their fair share. In case you’re one of those Americans who don’t pay attention to what’s going on elsewhere in the world and how it affects us here in the U.S., economic growth in Europe came in at a big fat zero in the second quarter of 2014. I suppose that’s better than being in recession,…

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More Than Ever It Takes Having Money to Make Money

August 2, 2014
By
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 of money, now more than ever, the only people making money are the people who…

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

July 21, 2014
By
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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 the 15 percent rate than anything.” during the 2012 presidential election. It meant he paid…

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

July 16, 2014
By
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
By
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
By
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
By
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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
By
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
By
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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
By
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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Cliven Bundy: ♫♬Bullshit on the Range♫♬

April 26, 2014
By
newcole

The story of Cliven Bundy, a Nevada cattle rancher, had all the elements of typical perverted, hypocritical, political theater; making it inevitable that he would become a hero in the sanitarium that…

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Capitalism Will Not Survive a GOP Senate Take-Over

April 12, 2014
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Capitalism Will Not Survive a GOP Senate Take-Over

Capitalism is not perfect and is vulnerable to both human nature and major flaws that have flourished since the Presidency of Ronald Reagan. In order for true Capitalism to function…

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A Postal Saving System: Saving the Post Office and Helping the Poor

March 24, 2014
By
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A Postal Saving System. If the U.S. Postal Service began offering some limited banking services, it would a huge win for everyone. One of the saddest things about today’s GOP is…

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It’s the GOP Making the U.S. Look Weak Not Obama

March 13, 2014
By
putin

Contrary to what weak assed FOX bimbos would have you believe, if anybody is making the U.S. look weak, it’s the GOP, not President Obama. Consider what the rest of…

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Reflections on the American Dream

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…

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