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If Democrats Lose the Midterms It’s Their Own Fault

October 30, 2014
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If Democrats Lose the Midterms It’s Their Own Fault

Let me be brutally honest; if the Democrats lose like they’re supposed to lose according to polls, they have nobody to blame but themselves. With the GOP’s intensely anti-Main Street meme, how the hell can Republicans not be getting strung up in effigy across the entire span of middle-class America? How have they managed to hoodwink the very people they most ignore and continually persuade people to vote against their own best interests? Allow me to tell you how. The televised media For all the grousing and grumbling about the “Lamestream Media” and the “Liberal Bias” in the media today, the conservatives have all but taken over all televised news outlets. Fox is by far the worst of the worst,…

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Don’t Get Used to Lower Gas Prices-Big Ethanol is Pouting

October 22, 2014
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Weakening demand for gasoline–which also affects ethanol producers–is getting ready to hit the front pages of a few major news outlets–but you won’t see this on any televised news–and not for a reason known by average Americans. U.S. ethanol producers are approaching the so-called “blend wall,” a term…

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GOP Budgets: If Math Doesn’t Work Alter Scoring Method

October 13, 2014
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GOP Budgets: If Math Doesn’t Work Alter Scoring Method

Last month, in a speech to the Financial Services Roundtable, GOP “budget guru” Rep. Paul Ryan floated a few ideas for the assumed Republican Senate majority. “Our rules in Congress require that we don’t take into consideration behavioral changes or economic effects as a result of tax…

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Why I’m Worried About Slack in Unemployment Rate

October 3, 2014
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In regards to today’s unemployment number release showing the lowest rate since before the George Bush housing collapse (it came in at 5.9 percent), I feel it’s my obligation to…

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Re-Writing History is GOP Politics 101

September 29, 2014
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I used to think that the de-emphasis on math and science–not to mention the idiocy of kids ridiculing other kids for being smart–was the United States’ weakest link in our…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Austerity: Punishing the Poor for Mistakes of the Rich

August 16, 2014
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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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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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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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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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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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