Category Archives: Economy

Horse And Sparrow Economics

  About 4 minutes Listening to Them Hartmann last week I heard a discussion concerning the long history of trickle down economics. Like most I thought that trickle down was a creation of of people like Arthur Laffer and his … Continue reading

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As You Shop Next Weekend, Retailers Collapse

Was this a product of Amazon and other online retailers? No, more likely it was the product of greed, poor management and that uniquely American creation known as the vulture capitalist. Continue reading

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SCOTUS To Hear Case Designed To Gut Unions

Grassley’s Obstruction About To Pay Huge Returns For The Wealthy Thursday morning the Supreme Court agreed to hear Janus v. AFSCME  The SCOTUS has once more agreed to hear a case designed to gut public unions. In 2016 an 8 … Continue reading

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From Bruce Bartlett: Tax Cuts Don’t Work

One Of The Designers Of The Gospel Of Tax Cuts Says: It Is Hogwash (25 minutes total for both videos) At the national level, we are about to head into a major debate on the budget. Trump and the radical … Continue reading

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Corporate Tax Cuts And Jobs

It’s a Myth That Corporate Tax Cuts Mean More Jobs By SARAH ANDERSON AUG. 30, 2017   “The arithmetic for us is simple,” AT&T’s chief executive, Randall Stephenson, said on CNBC in May. If Congress were to cut the 35 percent tax on … Continue reading

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Signs Of Economic Cutbacks Due To Uncertainty?

A short discussion on the radio the other day caught my ear. Like so many we have our antennae up looking for signs that the great house of cards that Republicans claim are good economic policies will start coming apart … Continue reading

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Branstad’s Legacy

Looks like Governor-For-Life Terry Branstad will soon be leaving us on that slow boat to China. Who cares how he gets there as long as he leaves. As he begins to leave we can look back briefly on what shape … Continue reading

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Repairing What Republicans Break May Be Impossible

“Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got Til it’s gone They pave paradise and put up a parking lot” Joni Mitchell “Big Yellow Taxi” Who knows what people who voted Republican in the last … Continue reading

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I write this just after learning that the Iowa legislature has set the state back about a century as they strip public unions of almost all rights they have in the workplace. Republicans have their usual BS reasons why it … Continue reading

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Robb Hogg: Stand Up For Iowa Workers!

Today, I am writing to ask you to help speak up over the next five days for our public workers – teachers, firefighters, police, correctional officers, human service social workers, sanitation workers, snow plow operators, and many others – who … Continue reading

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