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GOP Economics: Self-Serving Greed
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GOP Economics: Self-Serving Greed

BY GARY EDMONDSON Republican economic theory rests on the overriding principle that the rich deserve to get richer regardless the cost to everyone else. Two self-serving bulwarks prop up that creed: corporate socialism and crony capitalism. Members of Greed’ s Own Party rail against the majority banding together to try to protect itself from their…

Where The Money Is
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Where The Money Is

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Famed bank robber Willie Sutton once explained that he busted into banks because “that’s where the money is.” What a small-timer! Corporate thieves – including the biggest banks – know that the big scores are in the tax code and federal budget. America’s superrich establishment decided to woo Trump and his fanatical…

Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much
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Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much

BY GARY EDMONDSON Monday is the last day for Americans to submit their income taxes: write that check or daydream about that refund. One year in, what has been the effect of Greed’s Own Party’s tax breaks for the rich? “The GOP tax scam gives ‘eye-popping’ payouts to CEOs, and workers pick up larger share of…

How To Stop Worrying About Socialism
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How To Stop Worrying About Socialism

BY JOE CONASON When President Trump barks about socialism, he is probably thinking [and hopes you’re thinking] of the dark, dank and dull version that oppressed the people of the old Soviet bloc. Republican media feeds, including his, currently feature “socialist” as the preferred insult, warning that Democrats aim to transform the United States into…

Scant Economic Joy In Mudville
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Scant Economic Joy In Mudville

BY FROMA HARROP The American people have been ordered to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the economic recovery. Note the lack of balloons, however, and that the marching bands have their feet up. President Donald Trump, of course, is a brass section unto himself. He’s been trumpeting the “Trump economy,” even though nearly eight of…

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