Counting the Ways: The GOP Is Bad on Economy

Let’s make this easy. A lot of bad things have happened over the past 40 years and every single one of them is traceable to the Republican Party. That’s not hyperbole, really. I know, a lot of you believe that Democrats have done some horrible things, especially that Bill Clinton,

The Republican Lottery Capitalist Model

As I said, this election and the next few after this cannot simply be a referendum on Donald J. Trump. The Republican Party has been broken for a while, and Trump is just the end result of at leas a half century of fealty. Progressives have to realize that we

The GOP “Doubled the Debt,” Not Obama

I say this a lot, but this is an important concept that absolutely must be said and repeated ad nauseam until the average person gets it. The reason the debt has gone up under Obama is NOT because the government is spending too much money. Now, let me explain. This is

Cutting it on the “Clinton #1 was Bad” Claim

What is it with so many progressives, who keep talking about the last Clinton Administration as if it turned the country into a hellscape? I mean, when you suggest that Bill will be living in the White House with President Hillary Clinton to unicorn progressives, you’d swear you just shot

The Progressive Click-Bait Epidemic: Robert Reich

I am finally finishing my new book about the unicorn left, which will be finished as soon as I can finish the cover and upload it. The book is about the damage these people are doing to the progressive movement and what we can do about it. And one key

The GOP’s Vision of an Economic Hellscape is BS

If you watched the Republican Convention a couple weeks ago, you saw a major political party tell you the United States is pretty much an economic hellscape. If you listened to their rhetoric and took seriously, you had to walk away convinced that The Grapes of Wrath was real and

Don’t Give Me That Do-Goody-Good BS

Money is definitely a problem in the United States. I will not say otherwise. I mean, the fact that Congresscritters have to spend nearly every waking hour trying to raise money so they can keep their jobs is a major problem. It’s also a major problem that the holders of

Repost: How to Win on Climate Change

One of the main purposes of this blog is to correct the record, but it has a secondary purpose, as well; I want to win elections and get the current incarnation of the Republican Party out of power and restore sanity to government. And one major reason we keep losing

Correcting the Record: Minimum Wage Increases are Good for the Economy

One of the key points Republicans tried to make at the last debate on Fox Business was a fantasy in which someone making very little money makes more and it’s somehow disastrous for the economy. In fact, Ben Carson even claimed that “every time” the minimum wage increases, we lose

Of Course We Can Afford it! We Already Pay for It!

Whenever Americans talk about the major societal overhaul this country needs, the most common refrain heard by the self-appointed “fiscally responsible” people in this country is, “How are we going to pay for it?” It sounds like a really responsible and very intelligent question, right? Only it’s not. It’s the result

To Ben Carson and Republicans in General… On Deficits and the Debt Ceiling

I am in no way a “Chicken Little” liberal, as should be obvious from reading this blog. I’m not one for pronouncements of gloom and doom on anything to speak of, with one exception; the prospect of not raising the debt ceiling. If you’re one who thinks the effects of defaulting

The Insanity of the GOP Approach to Deficits and Debt

The average American has a lot of debt these days, including a mortgage, a car loan, a few credit cards, perhaps some hospital bills; who knows? Debt has been a part of life for decades. Imagine you’re working and making $50,000 a year, and you’re suddenly hit with a debt of

Capitalism is not a Religion

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” – George Bernard Shaw One of the more childish and irritating concepts propagated by the current incarnation of the Republican Party is the notion that all regulations are so restrictive and confining that they inhibit freedom. This is demonstrably false,

Republicans Want Us Serfin’, USA

The professional left is going absolutely batshit over something Republican Klown Kar leader Jeb “Not another” Bush said to the Manchester Union Leader the other day. Unfortunately, they seem to be missing a couple of main points. What Bush told the newspaper was, “[W]e have to be a lot more productive;

The Answers Are Never THAT Clear!

There is no issue that can be stated in black and white terms. None. Zero. Zilch. Every issue anyone can name has a number of shades of grey, and it is really not possible to take a yes/no, either/or stance on anything and be accurate about it. I know a lot

It’s Our Money, Dammit!

When did we develop this concept that the government benefits we receive are always “someone else’s money”? Oh, right; it’s part of the “Republicanization” of this country. And like everything else we have been led to believe, it’s a load of crap. What is wrong with us? Where does the

The Disgusting Specter of Drug Testing for Welfare

First off, I don’t use drugs. They’re stupid and pointless, and I’ve seen many lives ruined. I don’t just mean the illegal ones. I also rarely drink. Occasionally, I’ll have a glass of wine or beer, but even that’s rare. I don’t care if anyone else takes anything, as long

The “Free Market” Fantasy

Since Saint Regan was elected in 1980, an incredible fiction has been perpetrated on the public that needs to be addressed. That fiction comes with the simplistic notion that there is such a thing as a “free market.” They actually hold this belief closer than they hold their expressed belief