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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[...]

November 28th, 2017 - 9:38 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Tax bill update

Although several GOP Senate votes are still in play, most of these Senators want to make the tax bill even worse than it already is, so this may not be too steep a hill for McConnell (the GOP Senate majority leader) to climb. Plus, Republicans are desperate to pass something, anything, to make it lo[...]

November 27th, 2017 - 11:31 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants

Trickle-down explained

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November 19th, 2017 - 10:51 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants

How trickle-down works

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June 15th, 2017 - 1:28 am § in Environment

Castro on Globalization

“After the last worldwide bloodbath in the forties, we were promised a world of peace, we were promised that the gap between rich and poor would be closed, and that the more developed would help the less developed. All that was a huge lie. A world order was imposed on us that cannot be justifi[...]