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Thursday, September 12, 2019

While some may be anticipating sparks to fly between Democratic candidates onstage, the Trump campaign plans to literally fly its counter messaging in the air above Houston ahead of Thursday's debate. read more


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Former top FEMA officials who worked in Puerto Rico during the island's recovery from Hurricane Maria were arrested on Tuesday in a federal corruption investigation. read more


The Rev. Jonathan Carl glanced at Twitter and laughed out loud in disbelief. Carl's laughter soon turned into concern. read more


Sunday, September 08, 2019

Nearly a week before the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publicly backed President Trump over its own scientists, a top NOAA official warned its staff against contradicting the president. read more


Thursday, September 05, 2019

High-profile Washington lawyer Greg Craig hugged his defense team with tears in his eyes Wednesday after a federal jury found him not guilty in a politically charged trial spun off the special counsel's investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 election. read more


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Ana Navarro-Crdenas @ananavarro

.@KamalaHarris speaking truth re El Paso shooting: "Certainly, Trump didn't pull the trigger. But he tweeted out the ammunition."

Preach girl. Preach!

"How? How do we spend our tax dollars on the rich ... you need to back this ---- up .. "

Again from Bernie's big speech:

Overnight, Wall Street became big government socialists and begged for the largest federal bailout in American history " some $700 billion from the Treasury and trillions in support from the Federal Reserve.

But it's not just Wall Street that loves socialism " when it works for them. It is the norm across the entire corporate world. The truth is corporate America receives hundreds of billions of dollars in federal support every single year, while these same people are trying to cut programs that benefit ordinary Americans.

If you are a fossil fuel company, whose carbon emissions are destroying the planet, you get billions in government subsidies including special tax breaks, royalty relief, funding for research and development and numerous tax loopholes.

If you are a pharmaceutical company, you make huge profits on patent rights for medicines that were developed with taxpayer funded research.

If you are a monopoly like Amazon, owned by the wealthiest person in America, you get hundreds of millions of dollars in economic incentives from taxpayers to build warehouses and you end up paying not one penny in federal income taxes.

If you are the Walton family, the wealthiest family in America, you get massive government subsidies because your low wage workers are forced to rely on food stamps, Medicaid and public housing in order to survive " all paid for by taxpayers.

If you are the Trump family, you got $885 million worth of tax breaks and subsidies for your family's housing empire that is built on racial discrimination.

"If the GOP and Trump continue to go all out on being anti-socialism and mislabeling what socialism is, it will be easier for Democrats to explain the kinds of corporate "socialism" Republicans support versus the kinds of "socialism" that help everyday people like Medicare."

This from Bernie's speech linked to in post #43:

Now let's be clear: while President Trump and his fellow oligarchs attack us for our support of democratic socialism, they don't really oppose all forms of socialism.

They may hate democratic socialism because it benefits working people, but they absolutely love corporate socialism that enriches Trump and other billionaires.
Let us never forget the unbelievable hypocrisy of Wall Street, the high priests of unfettered capitalism.

In 2008, after their greed, recklessness and illegal behavior created the worst financial disaster since the Great Depression " with millions of Americans losing their jobs, their homes and their life savings " Wall Street's religious adherence to unfettered capitalism suddenly came to an end.

Overnight, Wall Street became big government socialists and begged for the largest federal bailout in American history " some $700 billion from the Treasury and trillions in support from the Federal Reserve.

But it's not just Wall Street that loves socialism " when it works for them. It is the norm across the entire corporate world. The truth is corporate America receives hundreds of billions of dollars in federal support every single year, while these same people are trying to cut programs that benefit ordinary Americans.

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