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"Moneyed Elites Get Richer The Old-Fashioned Way; Stealing": Preferential Tax Treatment For The Narcissistic Money Manipulators

With the 2016 presidential campaigns in full swing, the burdens of the working middle class have taken center stage. And believe it or not, there is bipartisan support from the frontrunners on a key issue brought up over and over again. 629 more words


"Why The GOP Is The True Party Of 'Free Stuff'": Bush’s Logrolling Directs Almost All The Benefits To People Who Don’t Need It

While other candidates are a lot crazier, Jeb Bush is clearly the most fumble-brained option in the presidential race. He can’t seem to string two words together without committing a grievous political faux pas. 804 more words


"Ornery People R Us": Anxiety Is Pervasive On Both Sides Of Political Spectrum

In achieving their improbable surges in presidential polling, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have profited from the same wellspring of anxiety, a deep-seated fear about the future that is rising across the land. 666 more words


The GOP debates, Jesus, and inequality

Poverty and Inequality Are Everybody’s Problem

by Rev. Paul J. Bern

As I was watching the GOP presidential debates this past week, I was struck by the fact that several key issues were completely ignored. 1,601 more words

Economic Inequality

"Why Progressives Must Stay United": A Split Would Only Play Into The Hands Of The Right

A new report finds more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession. According to the report, released Tuesday from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 22 percent of American children are living in poverty (as of 2013, the latest data available) compared with 18 percent in 2008. 371 more words


Richer and Poorer

As I often remind readers, this blog is primarily concerned with three basic fiscal and economic problems facing the U.S. They are: 1) our stagnant economy, 2) our massive debt, and 3) income inequality. 352 more words

Jack Heidel

"Jeb And His Vassals Lose Sight Of The Serfs": It's The Lash, Always The Lash

“In the feudal system,” The Oxford English Dictionary says, a vassal is “one holding lands from a superior on conditions of homage and allegiance.”

The system lives on in modern American politics, forsooth in changed form. 594 more words