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Republican Policy Preferences

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On November 1, 2018
Remember folks, Republicans hate you and don’t care if you live or die. Five days ahead of the midterm elections, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser took to trashing the minimum wage. “My view is a federal minimum wage is a terrible idea ― terrible idea,” Larry Kudlow, director of the White House’s National Economic […]
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Grifters Love Grifters

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On August 8, 2018
The New Gilded Age sure looks a lot like the first Gilded Age. The first congresscritter to endorse Trump is on the board of a publicly traded company and he uses it to engage in insider trading? Perfect! The designers of Credit Mobilier couldn’t ask for more! Here’s what’s laid out in complaints from the […]
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The New Gilded Age

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On July 23, 2018
The latest Economic Policy Institute report on the New Gilded Age is out and it is a go-to resource on income inequality. From the executive summary: In 2015, the top 1 percent of families in the U.S. earned, on average, 26.3 times as much income as the bottom 99 percent—an increase from 2013, when they […]
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