Tea Party Betrayed On Spending Cuts

The Tea Party membership is being set up for yet another huge betrayal by the DC Republican establishment. The members had very clear expectations that specific spending cuts would fix […]

America Needs An Industrial Policy

Over the weekend Daily Kos ran a front-page story, America needs an industrial policy, making the point that Germany is doing well because their government understands that a national policy […]

Conservatives Claim Unions Caused NY Snow Jam

The right’s propaganda machine begins with a simple narrative, repeats it endlessly, and then ties current events to the narrative to drive the point home. The corporate/conservative right are currently […]

Ten Holiday Attacks On Public Employees

If you haven’t already noticed, there is a corporate/conservative campaign underway to convince the public that public employees are living high on the taxpayer’s dime and should have their pay […]

Corporations Dont Do Bad Things People Do

Are there “good” companies and “bad” companies? No, there are just companies, and companies don’t have moral characteristics any more than a chair does. Here is something to understand about […]

We CAN Protect Social Security

There are rumors that President Obama is going to ask for cuts in Social Security in his State of the Union speech. We have 4 weeks to stop him. People, […]

Its (Still) The Economic Paradigm Stupid

Yesterday I wrote that the President may have sacrificed his long-term vision on trade and economic/industrial policy to day-to-day concerns and politics. The tax-cut deal is another indicator that a […]

Why We Need A High Estate Tax

Until this week here is what we heard over and over (and over and over and over and over): Because of budget deficits (caused by tax cuts for the rich […]

Are Tea Party Members Getting Played

Are the Main Street Tea Party members getting “played” by Wall Street and big-corporate billionaires? There is a big, big, big difference between what the regular members and the big-money […]

Korea Free Trade Agreement Another NAFTA

There are reports that the Korea Free Trade Agreement is nearly concluded. Unfortunately the problems with the labor portions of the Bush-negotiated agreement were not addressed, which means we might […]

DC Elites Pushing Korea Trade Pact

The way a lobbyist argues for or against anything today is to say it will create or cost jobs. Prohibiting lawsuits against giant corporations that harm people creates jobs. Making […]

Hidden Agendas Killed The Deficit Commission

The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (“Deficit Commission”) was charged with coming up with a plan to reduce the budget deficits and accumulated debt caused by tax cuts […]

Do Tax Cuts Help The Economy

In the news: Congress debates extending an extra tax cut for the rich, Obama’s “deficit commission” proposes tax cuts to cut the deficit. Both of these assume tax cuts help […]

Dare Call It Sabotage

Are they there to govern, of just destroy? As Washington works through its “lame duck” session and prepares for next year’s new Congress, there are signs that the government-haters are […]

Social Security Facts vs Fog

Conservative just hate Social Security. The Social Security program is an example of government at its best. It demonstrates We, the People taking care of and watching out for each […]
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