Category Archives: The Economy

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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President Obama’s Little Noted But Epic Win

The passage through the house and senate of a clean debt limit increase bill has exposed deep divisions in the Republican party.  Ted Cruz’ stunt forcing Republican Senate leaders to vote in favor of allowing the vote to proceed has … Continue reading


Goodbye, Desolation: U.S. Economy Poised for Blockbuster 2014

Bank of the West Chief Economist Sees U.S. Consumer Finally Driving Recovery Download image Bank of the West logo. (PRNewsFoto/Bank of the West) SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time in more than six years consumer spending… Continue reading


Rosa Parks Ended Racism, And Other Wingnut Facts You Did Not Know

It is time to point and laugh at Republicans for their latest gaffe when it comes to racial issues. Today the mockery is based upon the following tweet from the Republican National Committee: Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand … Continue reading


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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Angry Republican Donors Give To Democratic GA. Senate Candidate Nunn

Citing anger at Washington Republicans for shutting down the government and threatening to default on the national debt, major donors to Republican causes in Georgia are now donating to Michelle Nunn, daughter of four term Senator Sam Nunn and the … Continue reading

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Peggy Noonan: The Queen Of The Deepity, Part II

Deepity: “[A] proposition that seems both important and true – and profound – but that achieves this effect by being ambiguous. On one reading, it is manifestly false, but it would be earth-shaking if it were true; on the other … Continue reading

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Why Is The White House Even Talking To Congressional Republicans?

Thursday’s release of the NBC/WSJ poll showing that Republicans are taking a solid beating on the government shutdown led to much consternation on the right.  The Koch brothers sent a letter to congress advising that they wanted no part of the mess and the business … Continue reading

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The Looming Shutdown: Some Random Thoughts

As the nation approaches the deadline to keep funding the government with no solution in sight, I have had a few random thoughts bouncing around that I’ll just toss out there for consideration. Shutting down the federal government should be … Continue reading

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When Conservative Cautionary Tales Attack!

Republicans have pulled out all the stops in their battle against Obamacare. One of the earliest casualties in the conservative war on the ACA was the truth. Death panels and nightmarish pelvic exams by pervy uncle Sam are silly enough, … Continue reading

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Peter King: Against It Before He Was For It Before He Was Against It…

Rep. Peter King appeared on CNN on July 28th and said. “There’s no reason to be threatening to bring down the government, let’s make this work, let’s get the spending cuts we need. But American people get turned off with … Continue reading

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