Posts Tagged ‘jobs’

Boehner, Fellow Republicans, Are Not Climate Scientists, But They Are Denialists

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Human beings are amazing. And I don’t discount myself from that statement, but I try really hard to not assume I know something to be true when it is in direct conflict with the experts of a given field. But for Republicans and conservatives, they have no problem “knowing” they are correct about something, even…
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Uninformed, But Headstrong: Obama Derangement Syndrome Revisited

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“Some people are more certain of everything than I am of anything.” – Robert E. Rubin, former Treasury Secretary I like that quote, because it’s the way I feel about many things. I’m rarely certain of anything, and I’m humbled by the complexity of our world. Because of this, I do not think I have…
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Talking Absolutes: The Language Of Free Market Conservatives

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Free market conservatives say government cannot address the problem of poverty. They say government can’t create jobs. They assume all people who are not making a living wage must not be working, or working hard enough, and so that means they are undeserving of any government assistance. And they say government cannot give to someone…
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Inexplicable Republican Opposition To Extending Unemployment Benefits

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Okay, I did say it’s inexplicable, but let me take a stab at it anyway. Republicans are opposed to extending unemployment insurance because it does not solve the problem of joblessness. Fair enough, I can agree unemployment benefits do not lead directly to job creation, but that itself is not a reason to deny people…
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The Free Market Has Spoken, And It Had Nothing To Say About Economic Inequality

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One of the tenets of free market ideology is consumer choice. The idea goes like this. Empower citizens to make their own decisions and they will have greater freedom, greater prosperity, and businesses will live or die at the will of the consumer. Therefore, corporations and executives are in effect beholden to the consumer. Sounds…
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