The GOP’s War on America: From the Reagan Revolution to the Hijacking of American Government
2016 Election / Confederacy / Congressional Republicans / donald trump / GOP Power Grab / Racism / Republican Congress / Republican Obstructionism / Republican Party / Russia / Tax Cut Dogma / Tax Cuts / Trump Administration

The GOP’s War on America: From the Reagan Revolution to the Hijacking of American Government

The GOP’s War on America: From the Reagan Revolution to the Hijacking of American Government The election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 was a turning point in our history and brought into government a phalanx of ideological conservatives. Reagan’s foot soldiers would be the Generals in the Gingrich Revolution a decade later, as Republicans took … Continue reading

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN APRIL AND NOVEMBER FOOLS
Bush Tax Cuts / Cuba / Foreign Policy / Global Warming / Green Tech / Tax Cut Dogma

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN APRIL AND NOVEMBER FOOLS

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN APRIL AND NOVEMBER FOOLS April 1, 2012  After Pope Benedict reiterated the Vatican’s long-standing condemnation of the United States’ fifty year-old embargo of Cuba, I noticed some chatter in social media that maybe the remarks could lead to a change in U.S. policy.  After double-checking to make sure that pigs were not … Continue reading

Republican Party / Right Wing Lie Machine / Tax Cut Dogma

Don’t Fall for GOP “Tax Burden” Deception

The White House Blog Getting the Facts Straight on America’s Tax Burden Posted by Dan Pfeiffer on September 26, 2011 at 01:45 PM EDT   Last week, the President put forward a detailed plan for jobs, controlling our deficit, and comprehensive tax reform. The President’s tax reform plan will abide by the principles of cutting rates, getting … Continue reading

S&P and the Folly of Conventional Wisdom
Barack Obama / Budget Cuts / Bush Tax Cuts / Jobs / Republican Party / Supply-Side Economics / Tax Cut Dogma / Teabaggers

S&P and the Folly of Conventional Wisdom

STANDARD & POOR’S AND THE FOLLY OF CONVENTIONAL WISDOM August 12, 2011 In its controversial decision to downgrade U.S. bonds, Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”) embraced the “conventional wisdom” calling for substantial cuts in government spending. Conventional wisdom, however, usually is more of a reflection of prevailing dogma than actual wisdom and, in the words of … Continue reading

2010 Elections / Barack Obama / Bush Tax Cuts / Congressional Republicans / George W. Bush Legacy / Stimulus Package / Supply-Side Economics / Tax Cut Dogma

Surgeon General’s Warning: Voting GOP May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Since this election clearly impacts the well being of all Americans, Surgeon General Benjamin can issue warnings to be placed in voting booths across the country. Given that time is short and this is somewhat of a “unique” interpretation of the Surgeon General’s role, I have taken the liberty to list a few warnings that Dr. Benjamin might want to consider.
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2010 Elections / Republican Congress / Republican Obstructionism / Supply-Side Economics / Tax Cut Dogma

Stonewall Shelby and the Party of “NO”

Stonewall Shelby and the Party of “NO” February 7, 2010 As Washington is paralyzed by the “snowpocalypse,” images of the city’s majestic monuments in a sea of white snow bring back fond memories of my years there. Eventually Mother Nature or the D.C. government will clear away the snow, but even then Washington will remain … Continue reading