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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. This should be especially obvious despite seemingly strong government action in Europe and the United States, where both economies suffered deep and prolonged economic downturns. In 1992, Bill Clinton based his successful campaign for the US presidency on a simple slogan: “It’s the economy, stupid.” In my humble opinion, I think it’s more along the lines of, “It’s the conservatives f*cking up the economy, stupid!”. From toback day’s perspective, things then do not seem so bad; the typical American household’s income is now lower. But then, falling prey to his…

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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, “Be careful what you wish for boy, if you get it, you might just not…

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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 rather than doing their own. Learning nothing from Lara Logan’s infamous ridiculously inaccurate and proven flawed…

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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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Low-Wage Growth is Masking a Looming Disaster

January 23, 2015
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Something has been clear in every single Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly jobs report over the last several years: The growth in the number of jobs has largely been in…

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Dems Moaning, Repubs Smirking, What Now?

January 4, 2015
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With all the Democratic moaning and the Republican smirking, everyone seems to agree: Democrats were destroyed, once again, by the party’s own infamous, albeit typical, downright astonishing ineptitude at executing…

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My New Year’s Wish: Less Hyperbole More Solutions

December 29, 2014
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My high school English teacher was a spiteful, cranky, ok, I’ll say it, a down-right mean old coot of a woman. She had various aliases–“Iron Jaw” is the only one…

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Wanna Know How Politics Makes Us All Dumber?

December 16, 2014
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There’s a basic assumption that lies at the base of politics in the U.S. It hides just under the surface of every speech, editorial, article, essay, blog and talking-head “news”…

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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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