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
Today is the first day of the fabled dog days of August in baseball. The season has gotten long by now, most players have a few dings and the temperature is normally high. For teams that are out of it, it is difficult to get motivated and the calendar seems to never turn a page. For teams in the lead the pressure to continue to win is intense less all the good deeds to now end up being for naught. For teams on the bubble the scoreboard can prove to be just as formidable an enemy as the opponent or the mercury. I love baseball and I abhor the Trump administration yet I can draw some parallels. Let’s explore. Continue reading Dog Days Of Trump
Last weekend the Trump administration rolled out another propagandist Stephen Miller. In less than a month Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway have shot their credibility because the general public finally started paying attention. Miller was dispatched to do the Sunday talk shows. Political junkies already were aware of him. His claims to fame were having worked for Jeff Sessions prior to being the warm-up act at most Trump rallies as well as writing many Trump speeches. Let’s explore. Continue reading Rock Omens?
In the not too distant future every United States Senator will be asked to pass judgment on the suitability of Neil Gorsuch to sit on the Supreme Court. Though qualified by review of resume and experience he would be a dangerous choice for America and his confirmation would reward un-American behavior. Let’s explore. Continue reading On Merit And Principle
It was a summer afternoon in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2012 and for the first time in my life I was in the same room with the sitting Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden. As he entered the room a spontaneous cheer of “BFD, BFD” erupted from the crowd. Just as quickly an “ah, shucks” grin broke out on Biden’s face. Meeting the Vice President was a privilege and today I have the privilege of enshrining him in tellthetruthonthem.com’s Progressive Hall of Fame. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Joe Biden