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‘Promoting The General Welfare’
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‘Promoting The General Welfare’

BY BOB BEARDEN Social Security and Medicare are socialistic programs that benefit our citizens as they were intended. President Trump has released his 2020 proposed budget and it is in the trillions. It includes drastic cuts to Medicaid and Medicare [over a 10-year period], which would directly affect most of the people who voted him…

How Far-Out Is Trump’s War Policy?
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How Far-Out Is Trump’s War Policy?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER War is hell. We’ve learned that over and over from the hundreds of thousands of deaths, uncountable maimings, torturings and other horrors our soldiers have experienced in the multitude of wars in this century alone. America is now militarily involved in 76 countries! Yet, the war machine – including a massive army…

If You Want Fiscal Responsibility, Elect Democrats
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If You Want Fiscal Responsibility, Elect Democrats

BY FROMA HARROP Before last year’s big tax cuts, the economy was improving nicely. After the tax cuts, the economy is doing the same – for now, anyway. What’s different is the $1.9 trillion the tax cuts have tacked onto deficits. If President Trump and allied Republicans were so determined to blow a huge hole…

Trump’s Epic Budget Swindle
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Trump’s Epic Budget Swindle

BY JOE CONASON Elect a fraudster to the presidency – remember Trump University and the Trump Foundation? – and he will soon deliver a fraudulent budget. What makes this presidential fraudster’s first budget so special is the simultaneous perpetration of multiple levels of fraud. Aside from defense spending, the Trump budget violates nearly every programmatic…

‘Populist’ Trump Punks His Fans
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‘Populist’ Trump Punks His Fans

BY JOE CONASON There was never any reason to think that Donald Trump’s stump-speech assaults on Wall Street banks and hedge funds were even momentarily sincere – but millions of working- and middle-class voters loved his populist rhetoric. Emerging from his gold-plated jet, Trump would roar about cracking down on the financial vultures who had…

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