Category Archives: Economic Justice

It’s April 15th, Time For Conservatives to Start Bashing Their Base

It’s tax time folks, the most festive season next to Christmas for Conservatives; a time for them to revel in smearing those less fortunate, while ignoring the obscene tax breaks given to Corporate America, and failed presidential candidates. This year, … Continue reading

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Washington Priorities: Ukraine Trumps Hungry Americans

I was shocked to read that members of both parties are working quickly on an “emergency” loan package of a billion dollars to Ukraine to save their economy (that bailout is Ok with Republicans?!). Sure, they may need the money … Continue reading

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Check Out the Website by Lucas Kawa: Business in Canada

Lucas Kawa, former writer for All Things Democrat and Business Insider, recently co-founded the website Business in Canada. Details from the BIC About page: Business in Canada (BiC) was founded in 2013 with a mission to produce high-quality and market-centric … Continue reading

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Judges Cure For “Affluenza” Killings Will Spread The Disease.

Disease, Disease, Spreading the disease With some help from [Judge Jean Boyd] He’ll bring the world down to its knees. Anthrax: Among The Living.* Much has been made of the decision by Judge Jean Boyd of Texas to allow 16 … Continue reading

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Just Who Are The Job Creators? Hint: Not Who Republicans Say

Henry Blodget is the CEO of Business Insider, a site that has over 25 million visitors a month. Simply put, Blodget’s resume as a financial analyst, and success in the world of business is impressive. Blodget has written a column … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Officially Wins Me Over

“Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, … Continue reading

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Today’s Stupid Conservative Quotes

Buck McKeon of California (personally, I can’t stand good-ol-boy nicknames like “Buck”) kicked the conservative, anti-immigration reform rhetoric up a notch with the claim that Arab persons disguised as Hispanics could take advantage of our immigration reform to harm Americans: There … Continue reading

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A Glaring Omission In the Plan For Immigration Reform

First, let’s get the jargon out of the way; immigrants who are living and working here illegally are referred to as “illegals”, undocumented workers”, “out of status”, and “undocumented migrants” to name a few. When immigration hearings began earlier this … Continue reading

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What Paul Ryan Hopes You Gloss Over In His *New* Budget

This morning, Paul Ryan released a rehashed version of the “Path to Prosperity” – and it’s nearly identical to the Romney/Ryan economic blueprint roundly rejected by Americans in November. Medicare is turned into a voucher system, Medicaid is block-granted to the states, … Continue reading

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Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of … Continue reading

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Scarborough Gets It Doubly Wrong

Paul Krugman was a recent guest on Morning Joe.  That appearance led Joe Scarborough to write an opinion piece titled Paul Krugman vs. the world.  Scarborough starts off on a bad note with an attempted bastardization of Krugman’s position on deficit spending:  Mr. … Continue reading

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Jindal’s Budget Still Balanced on the Backs of the Poor

Louisiana’s Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has reversed himself on his plan to stop providing hospice care for medicaid patients, which we told you about in an earlier post. Lest you think it’s a sign of a kinder, gentler Governor, think … Continue reading

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