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Don’t Allow Evil To Exploit A Loophole

I suspect that most of my regular readers expected an article on Afghanistan today since it was the political story that received the most coverage last week. Joe Biden’s delivery of a “Hellfire suppository” to a terrorist notwithstanding, I feel that, particularly politically, Afghanistan is a T/B/D story and will therefore pass for today.

This summer the most dangerous domestic political story has been the right wing’s attack on democracy. Today I’d like to discuss one aspect of it.

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SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING LIST ADDITION

I just added Antitrust: Taking On Monopoly Power From The Gilded Age To The Digital Age by: Amy Klobuchar  to the Recommended Reading List.

Senator Klobuchar deals with too big business in a very kitchen table manner with only minimal wonkishness.   The introduction alone should be required reading before voting.

 

Turn Populism Into Equitable Prosperity

President Biden’s infrastructure proposal is very popular with the American people. Surveys show that when it is coupled with the plan to finance it by increasing taxes on the wealthy it is even more popular. How often do you find support for tax increases? Donald Trump won in 2016 in part by riding a populism wave. Trump turned out to be anything but a populist but he fooled enough people for at least a few months. Here is the important point: couple those two facts together and I have most of the answer to the question: How are we going to pay for new programs?

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A Two Lane Highway

If In order to accurately quote former President Donald Trump I have used a phrase that violates my PG rating.

I’m getting way ahead of myself today but I want to speculate on the 2024 GOP presidential primary contest. Despite rhetoric and maneuvering to the contrary I don’t see Donald Trump as a contestant. I think his current activity is simply part of his continuing organized criminal enterprise activity aimed at scamming as many people as possible and pocketing as many dollars as he can. I see a “two lane” primary: the second coming of Trump lane and the return to true conservative, small government lane. Continue reading A Two Lane Highway