Tag Archives: Great Recession

The Enshrinement Of Barack Obama

The Progressive Hall of Fame is to a great degree modeled after baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Like in baseball, there are very few “first ballot” hall of famers in progressive politics. Although this is the first article tellthetruthonthem.com has published since his political retirement, it is without reservation that we enshrine Barack Obama in the Progressive Hall of Fame in recognition of his progressive achievements. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Barack Obama

Another Day; Another Crook

I’m afraid that Wednesday will be typical of what the future holds during a Trump administration: more bad news per day than I can possibly cover in one article. I am choosing to concentrate on the nomination of Steven Mnuchin to be the Secretary of the Treasury. Let’s explore.   Continue reading Another Day; Another Crook

Looking At The Bright Side

If I told you I hadn’t experience shock and fear over the election of Donald Trump last week I would be lying. I have written a few gloomy articles on the topic and I suspect there are many more to be posted over the coming years. Today I wanted to look at one possible bright consequence of Trump’s election. Continue reading Looking At The Bright Side

Not Too Shabby

In many ways the Republican Party is splitting apart at the seams. There is one thing that unites all of its elements and Donald Trump is trying to exploit it. That thing is their hatred of Barack Obama. Much of it is based on racism. That is more than conjecture on my part. If racism and other prejudices were not major motivations of the GOP base Trump’s dog whistle (and often much more obvious) language would not have worked so well. Another is just the hatred of liberals who are more likely to help workers, raise taxes and try to protect the environment. All of those are inconsistent with insatiable greed. Continue reading Not Too Shabby

This Is A Presidential Level Economics Team?

I plan on doing a spoof article with Donald Trump naming some of his Cabinet Secretaries somewhere in the near future; that is if he doesn’t beat me to the punch in a desperation move to save his rapidly sinking campaign by actually naming some. While it will be a satirical article it will frighten many readers because like most good fiction it will be substantially believable. Perhaps the most frightening thing about Trump is that most of the experienced and knowledgeable Republicans want nothing to do with him. Instead of the same old proven losers we will get even less qualified people under Trump. That is both scary and unbelievable! With all that in mind let’s take a look at the economic advisory team that Trump announced last Friday. Continue reading This Is A Presidential Level Economics Team?