Respect for law / December 12, 2017

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“I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.” – this excerpt from Martin Luther King’s letter from Birmingham jail […]

Two theories of government

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“There are two ideas of government. There are those who believe that if you will only legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous their prosperity will leak through on those below. The Democratic idea, however, has been that if you legislate to make the masses prosperous their prosperity will find its way up through every class […]

Remember this night!

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Remember this night. Tonight all 52 Republican Senators voted against letting anyone read the new tax code with its many previously unknown special interest amendments crammed in at the last minute and then freshly marked up with handwritten changes added by lobbyists before they required a vote on it. Shocking but true. When the details […]

A shift in social media propaganda

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Something amazing happened in social media this week. For months I’ve ranted about the string of outrageous lies published by a small group of Republican online propaganda generators that were picked up and parroted by some lawmakers and GOP groups. Each time I read something outrageous I asked myself “How can they get away with […]

Tax Cuts And Jobs Act: simply a bad idea for our nation

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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is a unique forum where the governments of 34 democracies with market economies work with each other, as well as with more than 70 non-member economies to promote economic growth, prosperity, and sustainable development. It’s latest report shows the underlying fallacies of the current U.S. tax reform […]

Small businesses join forces to defeat tax reform proposal

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As we approach the final weeks of Congressional voting for 2017, small business groups are banding together to oppose the tax reform plan that favors the wealthiest few with more than a Trillion dollars of tax cuts they don’t need while putting the nation much deeper into debt. These groups have announced opposition to the […]

Five simple tweets to defeat this terrible tax reform bill

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Americans have an opportunity this week show that  a strong majority of us are united in opposing this scam deceivingly labeled the labeled the “Tax Cuts and Job Act” by influencing the vote of a few swing vote Republican Senators. I described this in more detail in earlier blog posts. The points below mention just a […]

US citizens were sold out by 227 deplorables today

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Today is a sad day for our nation. 227 elected Republican party congressmen voted to support a bill that cuts the taxes of the wealthiest 1% by Trillions of dollars and increases taxes for many low income people. Even more shocking, the voted to increase the national debt by an an amount that we cannot […]

Just say NO to tax reform that increases public debt

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What they told you: “The average family will save $1,182 a year under our Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” What they didn’t tell you: The cost of the massive public debt incurred by giving away almost $2 Trillion to the top 1% will hurt you far more than the measly $1,182 tax savings. The wealthy pay […]

How to defeat tax reform (short version)

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(This is the short version of a longer blog post.) Here are two easy ways to help defeat this proposed tax reform legislation: 1. Contact these seven Senators on Twitter to voice your concerns: Lisa Murkowski @lisamurkowski John McCain @SenJohnMcCain Jeff Flake @JeffFlake Rand Paul @RandPaul Susan Collins @SenatorCollins Bob Corker @SenBobCorker Ron Johnson   @SenRonJohnson […]