Category Archives: The Economy

For President Obama, Everything Is Everything

  Sam Stein and Sabrina Siddiqui put together a piece for the Huffington Post outlining the media’s sensational framing of everything President Obama has encountered during his presidency, some events being a natural phenomenon of the office, but the reality … Continue reading
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Posted in Elections, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Foreign Policy, History, International Relations, Liberalism, Military, Nuclear Weapons, President Obama, Republican Party, Taxes, The Economy, The Media | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

Keystone XL Is More Than Just A Larger Carbon Footprint

Polluters are still rejoicing after the State Department issued its final impact assessment in determining whether or not we move forward into the past with the expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would “carry heavy oil from Canada’s tar … Continue reading
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Posted in Corporate Crime, Energy, Environment, Ethics, Fracking, Gun Fetishists, Jobs, Oil Spill, Security, The Economy | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Sen. Tom Coburn Calls For ‘Ineffective and Inefficient’ Government

  While on Meet The Press, Family man Tom Coburn(R-OK) articulated perfectly what the Republican party thinks of effective and efficient government. Talking Points Memo: “The reason we’re in trouble on deficits and debt is not because we didn’t agree, … Continue reading
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Posted in Civics, Economy, Election 2014, Elections, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Government Shutdown, Healthcare, Patriotism, Quote, Senate, Terrorism, The Economy, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Here’s To 2013!

An illustrated guide to the past year in pop culture: Illustration by Beutler Ink Meanwhile, in an interview with La Stampa, Pope Francis reiterated what the church thinks of trickle-down economics(excerpt): The only specific quote I used was the one regarding … Continue reading
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Rep. Paul Ryan Says The Tea Party Is Indispensable

  Having to do damage control over the backdrop of Tea Party cannons, semi-automatic muskets and money bombs being fired into crowds of Republicans,  Rep. Paul Ryan told Fox News Sunday that the right wing terrorists he’s in cahoots with … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Government Shutdown, Poll, Quote, Republican Party, The Economy, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Republicans To Get ‘More Aggressive’ With Women

As Republican party leaders struggle to overcome news that a recent poll shows them all but being placed in a jar for scientific study among 63% of women, they’re looking to fill up their lady-binders with a sleeker, more sensitive-to-the-touch … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Diversity, Misogyny, Poll, Quote, Rebranding, Republican Party, Science, The Economy, Voter Suppression, War Against Women, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Attention Walmart Shoppers: Greed Is Good

Yes, yes. Come one, come all. Bring your children and grandchildren and poverty wages down to your nearest Walmart to take part in, and bear witness to, the stampedes and mauling of your fellow Americans. It’s an American tradition, after … Continue reading
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Posted in Guns, Poll, The Economy, The Media, Unions, Walmart | Tagged , | 16 Comments

Meanwhile, The Stunning Collapse Of Infrastructure Spending In One Chart

From Think Progress: After hovering around $300 billion per year from the middle of President George W. Bush’s tenure through 2010, government spending on building things not related to defense fell by about $60 billion in just a few years. … Continue reading
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Posted in Jobs, The Economy, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

U.S. Congressman Diane Black Is The Right Man For The GOP

This is one of my favorite news items of the week, starring women-hater Republicans scrambling to place an actual woman on their House terrorist plot to overthrow the country, or what they are referring to as, “their budget negotiations committee,” … Continue reading
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Posted in Comedy, Diversity, Epic Fail, Government Shutdown, Misogyny, Rebranding, Republican Party, Stupid Party, The Economy, War On Women | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Rand Paul and Republicans Are Winning Like Charlie Sheen

Speaking at the Liberty Political Action Conference event this past Thursday, an event sponsored by his father’s non-profit, Campaign For Liberty, an event where everyone uses the world “liberty” twice in every sentence, the freshman senator from Kentucky put the … Continue reading
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Posted in Drugs, Election 2014, Election 2016, Elections, Epic Fail, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Lying Liars, Privacy, Racism, Rand Paul, Rebranding, Republican Party, Ron Paul, Senate, Stupid Party, Terrorism, The Economy, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Your Father’s Republican Party

Kind of lengthy, but here’s some excerpts from the Republican party’s 1956 presidential platform under Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon:  Some basic tenets of your Father’s Republican party: Our Government was created by the people for all the people, … Continue reading
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Posted in Abortion, Atlas Shrugged, Birthers, Civil liberties, Crazy Caucus, Elections, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Food, Foreign Policy, Fracking, Gun Fetishists, History, Immigration, Jobs, Justice, Koch Brothers, LGBT, Liberalism, Moderation, Patriotism, Racism, Rebranding, Republican Party, RNC 2012, Super Stupid, Taxes, Technology, Terrorism, The Economy, Torture, Unions, Voter Suppression, War On Women, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 35 Comments

Hank Paulson Is Still Breathing Free Air

Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, now chairman of the cleverly named Paulson Institute– a think tank dedicated to money laundering and finding new ways to destroy the American economy and enslave the human race– came out of the woodwork today to … Continue reading
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Posted in Corporate Crime, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Republican Party, The Economy | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Keeping Up With The Dow Joneses

The Dow and S&P 500 closed Friday at record highs. The problem with this is the same as it’s been since 1980, which is, of course, not very many people in this country actually own stock. And, since 2007, that … Continue reading
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Posted in Jobs, The Economy, WTF | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Falling Government Spending Is An Immoral Drag

The Wonkblog posted several charts last week showing where the economy stands, and surprise, surprise! consumer spending, or demand, is leading the malnourished charge, with rising housing prices and pay day loans keeping the country afloat while corporations continue to … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Economy, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Jobs, Republican Party, The Economy, Wingnuts | Tagged | 1 Comment

Governor Rick Scott Just Flew Back From Paris…

Boy, are his vampire wings tired. Bat-human hybrid, Governor Rick Scott returned recently from leading a delegation of 80 to the International Paris Air Show to tout his state’s anti-union/pro-business-friendly environment and to show the world that Florida is no … Continue reading
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Posted in Defense Spending, Economy, Epic Fail, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Jobs, Lying Liars, Republican Party, Rick Scott, The Economy, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

The Al Goring And Jimmy Cauterization Of The President

Oh, fuck you, corporate media. You sorry piece of amalgamated shit. I’ve been watching you over the past few years, Media, run yourselves ragged looking to spin the old Right/Left wing yarn of how everything President Obama does is more Nixonian and … Continue reading
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Posted in Democratic Party, Elections, Far-right Intellectual Violence, FISA, Foreign Policy, George W. Bush, Liberalism, NSA, President Obama, Privacy, Republican Party, Telecommunications, Terrorism, The Economy, The Media, Torture, White House, Worse than Bush, WTF | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

It’s Killing Mitt Romney

In his interview with Fox News this Sunday, the unexceptional Mitt Romney opened up about all manner of issues we’re facing today, but also reminded people of his passion for leading the 47% who want to take what he has, … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Jobs, Rebranding, Republican Party, Stupid Party, The Economy, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 13 Comments

Who Suffers The Fools Of Sequestration?

The people who can least afford to be economically flogged, of course. The highlights, via PoliticsUSA: Two million people will lose their SNAP (food stamp) benefits and another 44 million will see them cut. Two hundred thousand children will lose … Continue reading
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Posted in Economy, Jobs, Republican Party, The Economy, Wingnuts, Worst Persons | Tagged | 3 Comments

Economic Warfare And The Minimum Wage

Republicans, who are once again forced to deal with an actual policy proposal by the President and Democrats to remedy the country’s decades-long experiment with wealth inequality, are now threatening that by increasing the current federal minimum wage from $7.25 … Continue reading
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Posted in Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Liberalism, President Obama, Republican Party, The Economy, Unions, Voter Suppression, War Against Women, War On Women, Wingnuts, WTF | Tagged | 8 Comments

Polarized America: Thank Republicans

Both sides are not the same, and if the two parties seem further apart today, even as Republicans drag the country over their ‘fiscal cliff’ like a drunken uncle out of liquor in the front yard trying to beat up … Continue reading

Posted in Far-right Intellectual Violence, RNC 2012, Senate, The Economy, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments