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Larry Kudlow is an Idiot; but, at least, He’s Dangerous!

Lampooning Larry Kudlow is like shooting fish in a supermarket. I ought to be embarrassed at going after dead prey and scaring innocent people. Now one of Trump’s chief economic advisors, Kudlow is a Washington-Wall-Street insider to the core of his mousy, shriveled soul: A turncoat Democrat — who, in his early years, worked on campaigns alongside […]

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Trump Tax Plan Turns the Donald into Trickle-Down King

If George Bush Senior thought Reaganomics was “voodoo economics,” he’d think the Trump tax plan was its kachina doll, and if GB Minor had been smoking weed while popping magic mushrooms when he made his eponymous tax cuts, the Bush Tax Cuts might have come out looking like the Wall-Street tax Fantasia that Trump’s peeps have brewed up — a […]

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Deficits, Debts and Democrats vs Republicans — US national debt in graphs by year and president

As you read this article on Democrats vs Republicans when it comes to who did better or worse with the U.S. national debt, bear in mind that I am an independent voter. I cast my virgin vote for Ronald Reagan. I voted for President George II … but only the first time! After installing Bush […]

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Bushwhacked by the Bush Tax Cuts for the Rich

“Tax the Rich, Tax the Rich!” cry the protestors who occupy Wall Street. Overwhelming social disparity lies at the heart of their cries. Democrats want to correct that inequity by adding more taxes to the rich while conservatives protest against taxing the rich. The result is an impasse in the U.S. when it comes to solving its budget […]

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Religion in politics

In an  earlier letter I wrote to Stan that financial crime rose to a zenith during the Bush government because George W. Bush hugely reduced the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes. I commented on the irony that Christians so strongly supported a president under whom crime flourished to the point that it caused the fall of […]

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Financial Crime Investigation in the Great Recession, Where?

Why has there been surprising silence about financial crime investigations during the largest transfer of wealth from the public sector to the private sector in the history of the world? The entire global economy has cracked into pieces, but how much have you read about investigations of financial crime?   The following about the lack […]

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DOWNTIME Part 5 – The Great Snow Job

The Congressional Budget Office recently announced that the United States will be running its first trillion-dollar deficit this year — $1.2 Trillion if we count the pocket change. That’s about three times more than it’s been in any other year. Most Americans seem ready to agree with congress that this is necessary in order to […]

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DOWNTIME Part 4 – Blunders of the Dunderheads

In June of 2008, U.S. President George Bush taught us that “one of the things important about history is to remember the true history.” With that as our guide, and this being the final days of a truly historic presidency, I’d like to reflect on the wisdom of the previous year that got us where […]

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