Category Archives: Income inequality

Robert Reich: Racism Is Profitable

The above video is from Robert Reich’s Inequality Media. This video ties in to a degree with the previous post on how labor has been exploited especially since the mid 1970s. Lyndon Johnson many years ago made an astute observation … Continue reading

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“The $2.5 Trillion Annual Theft”

That is an estimate of how much the annual theft is from America’s workers. A study came out this week that astounded nearly everyone. While everyone knows that workers have been left behind in the economic race since the early … Continue reading

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McConnell Promises A Rigged Trial

Note that Iowa’s own Joni Ernst is right at McConnell’s side as he proudly touts his plans for a rigged trial for the current president. No matter what the issue, most Americans can accept verdicts as long as they know … Continue reading

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Robert Reich: The Next Crash

The left has some great economists that can sort out trends and make them understandable to the common person like you and I. For me the very best are Paul Krugman of the New York Times and Robert Reich. Today … Continue reading

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Just the Facts – TrumpTax Hurts Iowa

The following email was sent out Thursday following another campaign swing into Iowa by VP Mike Pence. Interestingly, this dovetails nicely with my previous post concerning what the Trump/Pence administration is doing to children. In this email, Progress Iowa leader … Continue reading

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Inequality

The past two weeks have been simply startling at how those with wealth have been both evading taxes while hoarding money in almost unimaginable amounts in offshore tax havens. At the same time we have corporations doing all sorts of … Continue reading

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Scary Numbers Just Before Halloween

As this is written Hurricane Patricia is about to make landfall in Jalisco state on Mexico’s west coast. This hurricane appears to be one of if not the biggest (worst?) ever in the western hemisphere with wind speeds sustained over … Continue reading

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Proposed Amendments To The Continuing Resolution

Teabaggers dreams were quashed Wednesday afternoon when the US House passed the Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government for another 2 months. The bill was described as a “clean” bill – that is it had no amendments. That was … Continue reading

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Why we must listen to Pope Francis‏

The following is an email sent from the Bernie Sanders campaign: “If politics must truly be at the service of the human person, it follows that it cannot be a slave to the economy and finance. Politics is, instead, an … Continue reading

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“So That A Positive Conservative Message”

“can rise to the top of the field.” This is a line that Scott Walker used in his speech retiring his presidential bid for this round. BTW, look out Wisconsin – Walker will be wanting to burnish his right wing … Continue reading

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