Things do not look good for the Democrats as we approach the summer of the mid-terms. There is the curse of the party in control of the White House, (lost seats in 17 of the last 19 mid-terms), there is nothing that can be done about that. The other major factor is the perception of the economy. That is largely due to misinformation and ignorance. Economics is boring and I am one of the rare few who actually find it (at least somewhat) interesting. There is nothing I can do about that. The misinformation which forms perspective is another matter and today I want to do my bit to counter it with some straight language you don’t need an economics degree to understand.
I have lived in North Carolina for more than a decade. Both the choice and the stakes are clear when it comes to the U.S. Senate race in the Tar Heel state this fall. I’d rank a state or two ahead of it in probability of flipping a Senate seat but it will certainly be one of the biggest battlegrounds. It may be a slight exaggeration but I see the choice akin to one between good and evil one.
As is too often the case on Thursdays, today’s is another of my catch up articles. I won’t waste any more ink on the lead in. Continue reading If It’s Thursday…
You are already hearing a lot of lies about the economy and the national debt from Republicans and that will only increase as we get closer to the 2022 and 2024 elections. I’d like to present some of the facts and then let you decide.
Today will be another attempt to catch up on recent events, spiced with a few observations and thoughts. I’ll explain the title at the end. Continue reading Trying Again