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Divide And Conquer

Serial liar Scott Walker (R-Kochbitchistan) is up for recall, and as an out-of-state observer, I don’t see the question. He’s out to screw 99% of Wisconsinites for the benefit of a few – and not necessarily a few Wisconsinites. Here’s some dish on … Continue reading

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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

A message to all those newly come to politics in the U.S. about how the two major political parties work: First, the republicans destroy everything they can get their hands on Things get so dire that the voting public decides … Continue reading

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Where The repubiicans Lost It

This post is about the right wing attack on government that’s been building for decades. The case at hand is the Post Office which, as I’ve said before, is in financial difficulties only because the republicans screwed the system over … Continue reading

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A Nice Scatter Plot Showing Austerity Sucks

As if we did not already know, here’s a graph showing that austerity during a recession leads to deeper recession: From the post: The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Adam Hersh breaks it down: Relative to national economic trends, states that … Continue reading

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As I’ve Been Saying

I’ve probably mentioned before that the U.S. Postal Service is not going bankrupt, but instead is being drowned by right wing legislation aimed at destroying any government service which, you know, provides a service to our nations citizens. The republicans … Continue reading

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Self-Evident Questions

The longest running and most fruitless war in our nation’s history is the War on Drugs. Guided initially by knee-jerk puritanical tendencies, there have become many new drivers for this so-called war. Racism is one, and profit is another. The self-evident … Continue reading

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republican Math

The Democrats got their payroll tax cut extended for 10 months, but made some concessions (of course). As I’ve said before, I don’t like this “tax cut” because it depletes Social Security – which has been at the center of, … Continue reading

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If It Says So In The Bible . . .

Typically, unions help new workers by raising the starting salary for them, but it flattens out pretty quickly after that. Add to that, since at least the 1980’s unions have been trading pension guarantees for reduced wages (or wage growth), … Continue reading

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One Problem With Myths

As with stereotypes, cliches, rules of thumb, etc., myths contain a grain of truth. The myth that both sides do it has wrought great havoc in our media through its misapplication to create an unbalanced balance is such a one. Without listing the … Continue reading

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Public Employees Step Up to The Plate

We hear so much disrespect for public workers, but how many of the detractors would do their job without pay? These teachers plan to keep working without pay as long as they’re able to do so: “We need the students … Continue reading

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