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October 6th, 2018 - 12:20 am § in Donald Trump

How ya doing?

The Trumpies are real good at Whattabout. Ask about the Russian scandal, the border farce, Puerto Rico, or Trump’s thuggish behavior and the answer always is .. look at the economy! Next the Trumpies roll out statistics they get from Fox News.  Lots of statistics in a perverse version of rata[...]

October 3rd, 2018 - 12:42 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy

Post NAFTA: Who would YOU bargain with?

Mexico and Canada came out OK, the loser was the US.  In return for a few concession to sell cheese in Canada and overpriced US made car parts to Mexico, we end up with burned and mistrustful trading partners. What next?   China can present Mexico and Canada with a stable bargaining power, a growi[...]

August 16th, 2018 - 10:32 am § in Environment, Foreign Affairs

Congressional Budget Office Casts Doom on Trump Economy

Once the 1.5 trillion dollar tax cut is spent, the Congressional Budget Office predicts the U.S. economic growth will fall well below the Trump administration’s 3 percent target In an updated economic outlook, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that the long term imp[...]

May 29th, 2018 - 9:06 am § in Donald Trump

Another Trump Killer’s Head May Roll

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was brought into the administration as one of President Donald Trump’s “killers” — but, as the egotistical President has driven everyone with any expertise out of the government, even his buddy Ross is increasingly marginalized and is a mess. As Trump has taken[...]

March 4th, 2018 - 12:18 pm § in Donald Trump

About those steel and aluminum tariffs …

Stocks dropped last week after Trump announced his intention to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. He didn’t base this action on economic arguments, but on national security, which makes sense. If we depend on Santa’s Workshop for steel needed for defense, and get into a confl[...]

January 28th, 2018 - 10:24 am § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

The Hare and the Turtle

Tuesday night the grandiose Trump will celebrate the good economy.  Democrats will  wring their hands.  Both are wrong! Trump is a typical American businessman, focused on growth on his one wealth rather than on the long term.. There is a different issue here and that is how to create along term,[...]

December 24th, 2017 - 8:56 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants

Why the GOP tax bill isn’t the victory they say it is.

Although President Trump and Congressional Republicans are hailing their tax bill as a great legislative victory, they failed to achieve many of their objectives and suffered significant defeats. Among them: * They failed to eliminate the estate tax. * They failed to eliminate the alternative minimu[...]

December 1st, 2017 - 9:18 am § in Politics, Repugnants

CFOs deny workers will get raises

Corporations are about to get huge tax cuts. Republicans argue these tax cuts will trickle down to workers as higher wages. But CFOs quickly threw cold water on those claims. Read story here.  [...]

November 30th, 2017 - 8:55 am § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY on Thanksgiving

Innovation in Flour 1939. Kansas Wheat. When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, the mills started using flowered fabric for their sacks so the kids would have pretty clothes. Pure kindness. The label would wash out.[...]

November 30th, 2017 - 12:07 am § in America, Politics, Repugnants, Schools & Colleges

GOP tax bill remakes American life

And for most Americans, not for the better. The GOP tax bill has turned into something far larger and more sinister than a tax cut for corporations and wealthy people, although taxing the middle class to subsidize the GOP’s campaign donors remains one of its foremost objectives. But beyond th[...]