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Donald’s Swamp (2017 Holiday Version)

I’m just getting back in my version of live blogging mode having concentrated on family for the last part of December. I will admit that I didn’t follow the political news as intently as I normally do but that doesn’t mean I was totally ignorant of it. A lot happened, none of it good and I’d like to review some of it with you today. Let’s explore. Continue reading Donald’s Swamp (2017 Holiday Version)

Keynesian Without Cause

I’m in one of my wheelhouses (fiscal policy and economics) again today. I want to discuss the subterfuge and contradiction of the Trump Tower Tax Cut. Let’s explore. Continue reading Keynesian Without Cause

Maybe Trump Was Telling The Truth

I have mocked the MAGA (make America great again) theme of the 2016 Trump campaign as unpatriotic and a flat out lie. America is a great nation. In my opinion it is the greatest nation in the history of the planet. Not perfect; but sum and total by far the best. I feel fortunate to have been born an American and to have lived my life here. A scary thought struck me the other day: what if Trump was telling the truth all this time and his idea of greatness was radically disconnected from reality? Let’s explore. Continue reading Maybe Trump Was Telling The Truth

Labor Getting Trumped

Today is Labor Day. It is a very special day for pro-union progressives like me. I am retired (except for my writing which to date I have never accepted monetary compensation for) and know what it is like to work for a paycheck. What that paycheck represented to me was disposable income with which I financed my lifestyle. Two factors: earnings and taxes determined what my net pay was. One of President Trump’s big agenda items is what he calls tax reform. Let’s explore what that really means to Joe Lunchbucket.   Continue reading Labor Getting Trumped

The Cruel Coal Hoax

Donald Trump is a con man. He is preying upon the most desperate among us. He is like the immoral teenage boy in his daddy’s car on a Friday night with a pretty girl; he will promise anything (with no intent to deliver) in order to get what he wants at that moment. Trump made another trip to West Virginia last week to reinforce his ego and make more empty promises to desperate Americans. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Cruel Coal Hoax