Posted on Apr 24, 2017

Paul Krugman Rips into “Brain Eating” Right- wing Voodoo Economics

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Trump's astonishingly quick conversion to Randian economics is typical of his lazy thinking and inability to deal with reality. As Krugman argues, Republicans will line up behind him to pass whatever lunacy he comes up with and he can pass it off as a "tremendous" victory, despite the fact that it will cause long term harm to the majority of people....

Posted on Dec 10, 2012

Obama Goes Back to Begging Billionaires

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Barack Obama has been busy cozying up to big business in the wake of his electoral victory in November, trying to mend fractured relations that saw Wall St and big industry put most of their money into Mitt Romney’s campaign. “I am passionately rooting for your success,” Obama said to a group of business leaders last week at a question-and-answer session at the Business Roundtable in Washington. It’s slightly...

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

Ron Paul’s Appalling World View

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Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, answering questions while campaigning in New Hampshire in 2008. (Photo credit: Bbsrock) By Robert Parry: Rep. Ron Paul, an icon to the libertarian Right and to some on the anti-war Left, gave a farewell address to Congress that expressed his neo-Confederate interpretation of the Constitution and his anti-historical view of the supposedly good old days of laissez-faire capitalism. In a near-hour-long rambling speech on Nov....

Posted on Sep 20, 2012

Republicans No Longer Praise Hard Working Families

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Paul Krugman makes a good point: Ask yourself: when was the last time a Republican leader made a point of praising hard-working, ordinary families — as opposed to “job creators”? Think about what happened on Labor Day: on a day dedicated to celebrating workers, House majority leader Eric Cantor sent out a tweet praising … business owners: “Today, we celebrate those who have taken a risk, worked hard, built...

Posted on Aug 13, 2012

Romney’s Ryan Pick: Economic Armageddon

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Mitt Romney’s choice for his VP running mate really tells you all you need to know about the choice this year for the Presidency. Paul Ryan is about as far right as you can possibly get on the economic spectrum – a hardcore Ayn Rand ideologue who’s policy proposals consist of stripping away what is left of government and leaving the country to the ravages of the free market.The...

Posted on Jun 26, 2012

Republicans Love Obamacare. They Just Don’t Know It.

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By Bob Cesca: Yesterday, I covered the new Reuters/Ipsos poll showing the infuriatingly contradictory views on the Affordable Care Act. But what I didn’t note was that Republicans, naturally, are the most infuriatingly contradictory of bunch. Okay, I know. Duh, right? They’re always contradictory about everything. They hate “socialism” while sending their kids to public schools. They claim to be the party of law and order, and yet they...