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And this is coming from Bruce Bartlett, a former policy adviser to Ronald Reagan, who by his own account, helped spur the trickle down myth in the first place.
We’ve moved into cult-like territory with these modern day Republicans. Total disregard for reason and blind loyalty to conservative dogma. Bald faced in their agenda to appease the 1%.
The best growth in recent memory came after President Bill Clinton raised taxes in the ’90s.
“Things are wrong in Washington” – Jamie Dimon
I agree, if the government worked properly Jamie Dimon and the other Wall Street criminals who caused the financial crash would be in prison. #LockHimUp
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon ripped the current state of the U.S. economy, saying growth is being held back by a lack of action in Washington.
My home state of Connecticut is a case study in what’s wrong with the Democratic Party.
They have controlled the legislature for over 30 years:
We have a horrible transportation system
We have extremely regressive taxation
We have the worst inequality in the country, despite
being the wealthiest state per capita
Vital services are being slashed, yet the state has money to build new headquarters for hedge funds and pharmaceutical companies.
The legislature continue to tax the middle class out of existence while cowardly refusing to raise taxes on the wealthy
The liberal base is pathetic, focused on social issues while things like childhood education and protective service get slashed every budget cycle.
The GOP is attacking our public campaign finance system which is the best in the country
The Democrats who control the state refuse to pass the national popular vote bill or paid family leave act.
This doesn’t matter. The liberal base is happy that the legislature just passed a ban on “gay conversion therapy” which according to my research has never even happened in our state ONCE.
The main line Dems are more concerned about feel good social issues, which are not a problem here, than assuring people can’t be fired for getting sick or making sure that every vote counts.
This is why the working class continues to abandon the Democratic Party. They cater to non issues that makes the base happy while throwing working people and poor children in the gutter
I am hoping the GOP doesn’t take power in my State, but I feel they will in 2018 due to the issues stated above. If (when) they take power, the party and their base will surely blame racism and xenophobia, instead of realizing that the people in the shadows are struggling and want change.
Everybody should listen to this interview. The cumulative knowledge of Ralph Nader, Thomas Frank, and Bill Curry is beyond remarkable.
In a lively roundtable discussion Ralph talks to top political analysts Thomas Frank and Bill Curry about why, despite the obvious cold-hearted cruelty of the Republican agenda, the Democrats continue to lose.
Corporations offshore their profits, but see nothing wrong with forcing Americans to foot the bill for the programs that they benefit from the most. Why should Americans pay for corporations to make huge profits?