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The Trump Tower Tax Cut

Before I go any further let me admit that I stole the title of today’s article from Chris Matthews. I caught him uttering it the other day in passing, I don’t know if it is his original thought or not but it perfectly sums up what Trump and the Republicans are attempting to do. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Trump Tower Tax Cut

The Corporate Tax Cut

After a huge tax cut for the wealthiest veiled as Trumpcare failed again in late September the Republicans, aided by President Trump, immediately shifted their focus to what they call tax reform. Both were smokescreens for a tax cut. Trumpcare had little to do with health care and despite rhetoric to the contrary, Trump’s tax reform proposal has little to do with benefiting the middle class and everything to do with providing a return on investment to Republican financiers. Today I’d like to focus on just one of many fallacies in the “package”. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Corporate Tax Cut

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

Greatest Hits: Responsibility For The National Debt Revisited

Please note: The following article was originally posted in July of 2011. While its numbers are certainly dated the principles they illustrate are not. The national debt has again arisen as an issue in the 2016 campaign. The Republicans falsely try to portray it as total mismanagement by President Obama aided by Hillary Clinton.   In reality it illustrates that a combination of tax cuts and faulty decisions by the George W. Bush administration have inflated the debt more than the collective actions of all his predecessors and President Obama combined. Continue reading Greatest Hits: Responsibility For The National Debt Revisited

The Enshrinement Of Barney Frank

I would be less than totally honest if I said I was not disappointed when Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick passed up Barney Frank as his appointee to temporarily fill the United States Senate seat vacated by John Kerry. This is not meant as a criticism of his choice, but rather a compliment to Frank. Alexander Graham Bell famously said, “When one door closes another door opens.” Such is the situation I find myself in with Representative Frank. For some time, (and with reader suggestion), I have thought of adding a Progressive Hall of Fame to the site. Today Barney Frank is the first to be enshrined.   Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Barney Frank