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“The Best Lied Plans . . . .” 0

Man to Mitch McConnell,

Via Job’s Anger.

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Gilding the Polity, Reprise 0

Shorter Mitch McConnell: Pity the 1%.

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Responsible Fiscals 0

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Decoding De Code 0

When Republicans say the country “can’t afford” something, what they mean is, “our rich backers don’t want to contribute to the society that made them rich.”

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How Stuff Works, Trickle-On Dept. 0

Title:  Trickle-Down Rescue.  Image:  Two men stranded on a desert island with the word

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Business Senseless 0

Donald Trump eating Chinese food and drinking a Diet Coke while reading a fortune cookie that says,

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A Picture Is Worth, Responsible Fiscals Dept. 0

Image:  Clinton handed Bush a $127 billion budget surplus.  Bush handed Obama a $1.4 trillion annual deficit.  Obama save the American economy and handed Trump a deficit reduced to just $166 billion.  Now, Trump riased the yearly deficit to $1 trillion in less than two years.  The numbers speak for themselves.  The Democrats are the party of fiscal responsibility.

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The Fee Hand of the Market 0

This is a Pyrrhic gesture, but a useful one:

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Laborers’ Day, Reprise 0

Homeless man on median strip holding sign reading,

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Laborers’ Day 0

Don Langrehr points out the irony in pretending to honor labor on Labor Day even as those who labor face persistent penury. A snippet:

Many of the larger employment sectors — and the overvalued prices of their companies’ stocks — are wholly dependent on abundant low-wage workers. As we casually dine at Olive Garden, conspicuously consume with Amazon Prime, and unconsciously cruise in and out of drive-thru windows, we fail to recognize the transformation that has occurred: our server class has aged and grown poorer over the last several decades. When over 40 percent of the labor force does not have access to a $400 emergency fund, we have regressed to a post-modern age of indentured servitude.

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“It’s Everywhere” 0

Thom explains to a caller that, in the United States at least, race can’t be isolated from other issues.

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Breathe Deeply . . . While You Can 0

David discusses the Trump administration’s moves to allow greater use of asbestos while limiting the ability to study its dangers.

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Ill-Farmed Policy 0

Farmer standing in field in front of barn on which hangs a

In related news, Element Television, the only company to assemble televisions in the U. S. (from imported parts, mind you), is in danger of closing because of Donald Trump’s stupid trade war. (I just bought one of their machines; the words in the product description that made the sale were, “This television has none of the features of a smart TV.” Every electronic thing else tries to spy on me; I don’t need a TV that does too.)

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Missourians Repeal Right to Work for Less Law 0

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A Picture Is Worth, Trickle-On Economics Dept. 0

Man standing next to newspaper box displaying headling,

Via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.

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Deconstruction and the Privatization Scam 0

Thom explains how Republicans are nibbling away at the common good.

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Two Different Worlds 0

Goofball and Galahad:  Frame One: Goofball wants to aboolish ICE (Goofball says,

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Harvest of Stupid 0

Image:  Farmer pulling trailer along side of a armored car labeled

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Bale Out 0

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Trending 0

Thom and Thomas Frank theorize that Donald Trump is not an aberration, but a culmination.

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