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Minimum Economic Comprehension

The Republicans have a universal cure for all economic aliments: lower taxes and reduce regulations.  Part of that mantra is the elimination of the minimum wage.  Make no mistake about it; they are not satisfied with thwarting any attempts to … Continue reading

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Willard’s World – Pouring Gasoline On The Smoldering Fire

Friday a rather disappointing jobs report came out.  It said the American economy only created about 80,000 jobs in June.  That sent the right wing into hysterics and calling for the election of “business hero” Willard Mitt Romney.  This sounds … Continue reading

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Apples And Oranges In The Other Guy’s Orchard

The best friends of a disinformation campaign are repetition and massive dissemination.  No industry on earth has more of the resources needed to execute a disinformation campaign than the energy industry and they prove it every day.

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Rated R – The Enterprises and Associations Of Art Pope

The poster boy for the reverse Robin Hood role is North Carolina billionaire Art Pope.  Pope’s inherited business empire operates under the umbrella of Variety Wholesalers.  Variety is privately held and therefore it is difficult to get exact numbers, but … Continue reading

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Political Charades

There is an old adage; you can’t judge a book by looking at the cover.  Well equally true is that you can’t judge a political group by its name. 

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A Vote Against American Consumers

It started out all too ordinary.  Late Wednesday afternoon and I was going through my e-mail, something I do several times a day.  My inbox indicates that I had an e-mail from North Carolina Democratic Senator Kay Hagan.  I had … Continue reading

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Dead Man Talking

Last week I looked at my calendar and planned out some of my articles.  I planned on monitoring election results on Tuesday night and then writing a piece for Wednesday.  On Wednesday night I planned on watching the Republican Presidential … Continue reading

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The Phantom Of The Legislature

America has been stuck in a serious economic rut since the summer of 2008.  To use President Obama’s metaphor, the George W. Bush administration and his anti-tax, anti- regulation policies and allies drove this country into a ditch.  One of … Continue reading

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The Apes Were Smarter

Congress is back in session today after a five week break.  I wish I could say that I anticipated major legislation to put a dent into the unemployment numbers and get the economy moving faster toward a recovery.  Instead I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthdays

August 4th is a red letter day for me every year.  It is currently the birthday of the most important person in America, President Barack Obama, and always the birthday of the most important person in my life, my wife.  … Continue reading

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