This chart (it’s linked to an interactive webpage) shows how income and wealth inequality in America dropped significantly in the 1930s and reached their lowest point in the 1960s and 1970s after Democratic economic populist Presidents FDR and LBJ enacted aggressive anti-poverty programs and while top marginal income tax rates were well in excess of 50%. A truly golden economic time for working Americans that came to an end during the Reagan administration when the “Great Communicator” slashed social welfare programs and taxes on the rich. Things have only gotten worse.
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(but it's required)OMG! 1st no Blue Wave. Bad enough, but w/Trump’s threat 2use SCOTUS 2stop the votecount the shit has really hit the fan. What is the basis 4this? R we now a banana republic? Trump is treating r election like he is(Wednesday, Nov 4. 2020 05:02 AM)merely a contestant in a reality show. Trump doesn’t seem 2know the diff. I now almost hope the masses overrun the Whitehouse & drag the SOB out. Game end. Long-term? Pack the courts, term limit SCOTUS justices after which they demote2 traffic court. Restore blue slips & the filibuster for judicial appts.Lindsey Graham, in a forum Friday night, said “I care about everybody. If you’re a young African American or an immigrant, you can go anywhere in this country. You just need to be conservative, not liberal.”(Sunday, Oct 11. 2020 01:17 PM)Translation: If you are a young African American or an immigrant, you “can go anywhere” in this country as long as you’re not uppity & you don’t object to a metaphorical if not a physical knee on your neck. Conservatives will never give a fair shake to uppity dark-skinned people who don’t support entrenched white power. http://bit.ly/34ODUb1Former Trump Employee Noel Casier been trying 2get story out since 2016. HRC declined 2use, few have published fearing lawsuits. Time may now be ripe 4viral. Trump daily crushes/snorts Adderall till he pees/poops his pants,(Sunday, May 17. 2020 08:29 PM)then tempers mood 2b functional w/Valium. Noel worked 6yrs on Apprentice & did his beauty contests b4 that. Here is Noel’s nightclub bit: https://youtu.be/_kvsYCT9ZaM Excellent Nicole Sandler interview: https://youtu.be/CQB_SQyn85I
Greg Olear: https://gregolear.substack.com/p/full-disclosure-an-interview-with I posted 2u FB page but no response.halginsberg(Sunday, May 17. 2020 07:34 PM)Thanks Shade. Really interesting stuff. Yes, we need to figure out how to keep the cleaner air we now have. But we won’t. Great hearing from you.In China, drops in pollution due 2 isolation likely saved 53k-77k lives. If true, this is many times more than the stated dths from COVID-19. That said, published dth rates in China & their causes aren_t reliable(Sunday, May 17. 2020 07:28 PM)Also, isolation may have led2 other dth from suicide/malnutrition/lack-of-meds & is not sustainable. COVID-19 can also do long-term damage2 organs, resulting in early dths later. 1 would need accurate total dth rates over time & 2compare pre to post-COVID. Still, something 2think about. shorturl.at/fGPT9Shade(Tuesday, Mar 17. 2020 12:10 PM)When Trump & the Republicans start talking about actually implementing what is essentially Andrew Yang’s $1000/mo to everyone, it tells me that there is a real fear inside the halls of power that the economy is a house of cards and is danger of total collapse.Shade(Tuesday, Mar 17. 2020 11:26 AM)Bernie blew it during the debate by not making the case to Biden that if there had been Medicare for All in place for some time already, we’d now have less paper pushers & more doctors & health care providers in our health care system. This would have made handling the health-care demand spike of COVID-19 more manageable. Biden kept saying there would have been no difference.Shade(Tuesday, Mar 17. 2020 11:23 AM)I’ll answer my own question. Republicans are dominated by old fat white guys, who are prime kill targets for the senior deleter virus. So in this case of COVID-19, Republicans are going to have a harder time supporting Darwinistic capitalism.As a Liberal, I dont understand why it isn’t the Repub position that we do nothing 2prepare4 COVID-19. Shouldn’t they be decrying that it wastes far too much $$$ 2isolate ppl from the productivity of their work?(Monday, Mar 16. 2020 02:03 AM)So ppl get sick. It’s only 4awhile. Most will survive & be fine. We spend far too much $$$ on the last mo of life. The ppl who will die dont have long 2live anyway. This virus will get the job done quick. COVID-19 is the senior deleter, the boomer flu. Good economic riddance. In capitalism, only the strong & fit survive. It’s inconsistent for Repubs 2say anything else.Shade(Saturday, Aug 10. 2019 03:28 PM)Better now put JE’s jailers in protective custody & on “suicide” watch too else we might have a Jack Ruby type incident. Everything about JE, his past, & ongoing activities smells to high heaven. Ties to the oligarchy, organized crime, deep state, etc. Anything might now happen.halginsberg(Saturday, Aug 10. 2019 02:38 PM)To me the biggest red flag is that he was “allowed” to kill himself. I don’t think it’s that hard to prevent a suicide in a jail if you want to.I’m not generally a big conspiracy nut, but I find it awfully convenient that Jerry Epstein has been found dead of an “apparent” suicide. Especially since JE was already supposedly on a suicide watch.(Saturday, Aug 10. 2019 02:30 PM)Suicide watch my ass, I think it more likely the “deep state” or organized crime ordered the “suicide” due to the big names Epstein might expose. Bipartisanship is still alive in the U.S. Bipartisanship corruption that is. This is one for the history books, but it will probably pass by w/o much notice.Bill Press’ new bi-weekly podcast can be found here:(Saturday, Aug 10. 2019 02:26 PM)Shade(Thursday, May 16. 2019 11:25 AM)Bill Press
In case you missed it: We’ve had a great 14 year run of daily shows, but it’s time to transition. The last daily show will be May 31, but don’t worry! My voice will still front and center as we enter the 2020 election. Big news coming soon! 3h Bill Press
Tune into to a THURSDAY show! We’re talking to @RepAlGreen @justinsink and @Katulis PLUS – A big announcement happening NOWhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAdOmeZrY2c …Hal(Sunday, May 12. 2019 08:54 AM)Sorry I’ve been slow to post lately. I’m very busy in my new job as MD State Organizer for Our Revolution. Will try to be a little more regular here.aji chili lover(Saturday, Apr 27. 2019 11:31 AM)Hola! Bird lives! long thyme gone
worlds in collision people in
confusion, partly due to excessive
intake of cnnnbcfaux et al, don’t
worry just ride on the wings of
yer own inspiration and fly high
above the mad mob…Hola Hal
you don’t seem to get around much any more, what’s shakin’?
Shade doing the yeoman’s work,
good to see this leftover site still
is open for witty repartee and
provocal expressionisms. Thank
you all for being, wake up and liveBird(Tuesday, Apr 9. 2019 10:32 AM)Do u still do radio?
Man does ksco suck.
Have u ever heard Georgia? Oh god.Good on Newsom for quickly scaling back boondoggle bullet train that could only appeal to a few big-shots who likely would still rather fly even if the boondoggle ever did get built. By time it was finished, we’d have a(Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 04:53 AM)$500B infrastructure that would then carry almost no-one unless we then banned air travel. Good luck with that. Also Newsom nixing the twin-tunnel delta project in favor of a more ecologically sound smaller sgl tunnel that still could be used in wet yrs to recharge S. CA ground water, etc (in prep for drought yrs), but that wouldn’t be so large that it could be hi-jacked to strip excessive amts of N. CA water in drought yrs.Bernie Sanders’ State of the Union Response(Saturday, Feb 9. 2019 03:02 PM)Rep AOC challenged the House Oversight Committee to a “lightning round game”, shedding light on the US financial system & political corruption that goes all the way to the top.(Saturday, Feb 9. 2019 01:20 PM)
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- On Tulsi Gabbard January 23, 2019
- What Should Democrats Look for in a Candidate? January 4, 2019
- Know Thine Enemy January 2, 2019
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Greg Olear: https://gregolear.substack.com/p/full-disclosure-an-interview-with I posted 2u FB page but no response.halginsberg(Sunday, May 17. 2020 07:34 PM)(Sunday, May 17. 2020 07:28 PM)