Archive for the ‘Economy’ Category

The GOP Can’t Replace ObamaCare Because They Don’t Have a Solution

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As the GOP prepares to vote for the 71st time (seriously) to repeal the Affordable Care Act, we see no single consistent vision for how to cover more people for less money. Latest plan is to dump the problem off on the states.

 
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September 25, 2017
Tags: , , , , , ,  · Posted in: Economy, General, Healthcare, Money, Partisanship, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Right-Wing Insanity

Trump Has Been Great for Advancing Progressivism

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Having a Conservative extremist in the White House has done more to mobilize Progressives than any Democrat could have.

 
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January 30, 2017
Posted in: Abortion rights, Civil Rights, Economy, Environment, Global Warming, Greed, Healthcare, Immigration Reform, Infrastructure, myth busting, National Security, Partisanship, Racism, Religion, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, Unconstitutional

Predictions for 2017: It’s the end of the world as we know it.

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My annual look back at the laughably failed predictions of the so-called psychics, my scorecard for last years predictions, and my predictions for the coming year.

 
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December 31, 2016
Posted in: Abortion rights, Civil Rights, Economy, Environment, General, Global Warming, Greed, Healthcare, Immigration Reform, Infrastructure, Jobs, Middle East, Money, National Security, Partisanship, Party of Life, Politics, Predictions, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes, Terrorism, Unconstitutional, War

Why I Support Bernie. A long and consistent record as a Progressive champion

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A follow-up to my Op/Ed citing Hillary Clinton’s weaknesses, this week providing a lengthy list of reasons to support Bernie Sanders.

 
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February 22, 2016
Posted in: Civil Rights, Crime, Economy, Election, Money, myth busting, Politics, Seems Obvious to Me

Amid Record Low Oil and Gas, Trump Says Keystone XL Needed ‘Desperately’. Then threatens to reject it

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Donald Trump called not building the Keystone XL pipeline “devastating”. To who? With a glut in the Market and domestic oil jobs being lost, do we NEED more oil?

 
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January 25, 2016
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

CORRECTION UPDATE on Last Week’s Jobs Report

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I‘m on sabbatical this week, but a quick follow-up on last weeks “expectation” that the October Jobs Report was going to be “disappointing” to say the least, only for it to in fact be spectacular. Serves me right for listening to pundits of the Obama Administration. One of the main reasons for the pundits expecting a […]

 
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November 9, 2015
Posted in: Economy, Jobs, Predictions

Analysts Expect a Weak Jobs Report Friday. Why that Concern is Misleading

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Next Friday, the Federal Reserve is expected to release it’s latest “Jobs Report” for October, and the expectation is that it will show underwhelming job growth of probably less than 130,000 new jobs created… a figure the GOP Presidential candidates are sure to pounce upon, citing it at every opportunity as “evidence” of a “weak Obama economy”. But is […]

 
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November 2, 2015
Posted in: Economy, Jobs, myth busting

Dr Carson Revives Dangerous “Health Savings Account” Zombie from 2012

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I have a long standing rule not to criticize truly awful GOP Primary candidates when they are winning. “When your opponent(s) are digging themselves into a hole, the only thing you should hand them is a shovel.” I’m going to break that rule this week because Dr. Ben Carson has decided to bring back a dangerous (and arguably […]

 
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October 26, 2015
Posted in: Economy, Election, fake scandals, Greed, Healthcare, Money, myth busting, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

GOP Frontrunners Reveal Their Moronic Dark Agendas for the Country

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The presidential candidates of BOTH parties descended upon the Iowa State Fair this past weekend, but when reporters asked the GOP frontrunners for policy specifics, their horrifying agenda should send shivers down the spine of any sane voter. Donald Trump said the problem of illegal immigration has become SO bad we have “no choice” but to round […]

 
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August 17, 2015
Posted in: Abortion rights, Economy, Election, Immigration Reform, Jobs, Middle East, Money, Party of Life, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes, Unconstitutional

Fox Tries to Pin Baltimore Poverty On Electing Democratic Mayors

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As Bill Maher explained it last July, a “Zombie Lie” is a lie told by Republicans that is proven false & widely discredited, yet they keep telling them“, telling their idiot followers that the lie is in fact true. “Zombie Lies” include “ObamaCare will/has cost jobs” (ditto for “raising the minimum wage”), “no consensus on Climate Change” (a claim two […]

 
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May 4, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Economy, myth busting, Politics, Racism, rewriting history

Cruz & Carson Latest Republicans to Complain About Income Inequality

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Now don’t get me wrong, while I applaud the GOP’s new found concern over “income inequality” and the stagnation of the middle-class, I’m reminded of the old joke when The Menendez Brothers were on trial for murdering their parents and the possibility of them asking the judge for leniency because they were orphans. Last month, […]

 
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February 9, 2015
Posted in: Economy, Election, Greed, Money, myth busting, Politics, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes

Are Oil Prices Returning To Their Pre-Bush Trajectory?

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A number of “concern trolls” on the Right and on Wall Street have been desperate to find ways to paint the recent plunge in oil prices as a BAD thing worthy of “serious concern” (remember when they WANTED to bring down the price of oil with their 2008 “Drill here. Drill now!” campaign rhetoric and Newt’s promise of […]

 
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January 19, 2015
Posted in: Economy, myth busting, Seems Obvious to Me, War