Economy

Trump Ends Manufacturing Advisory Board With Embarrassing Announcement (TWEETS)

Trump Ends Manufacturing Advisory Board With Embarrassing Announcement (TWEETS)

Amid a number of CEOs exiting the groups since this past weekend, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that he was ending his beleaguered manufacturing councils. Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all! — Donald J. Trump […]

Evangelicals Blame Poor People For Poverty (VIDEO)

Evangelicals Blame Poor People For Poverty (VIDEO)

New research from the Journal of Religion and Health shows that Evangelicals are more likely to vote Republican and to be more irrational. They have been conditioned by their religion to be more irrational. They also tend to be against the LGBT community, African-Americans, Muslims, and against women controlling their own bodies. The religion has become […]

Desperate For A Win, Trump Now Begging Dems To Help Pass Tax Cuts

Desperate For A Win, Trump Now Begging Dems To Help Pass Tax Cuts

Even though Republicans control both the House and Senate, they’ve been unable to pass a single piece of significant piece of legislation during President Trump’s first 200 days in office. The White House and Congressional Republicans are now so desperate for a victory that they’re reaching out to some moderate Democrats as they prepare to […]

We Can’t Afford To Feed Our Poor–But We Hand Big Oil $5 Trillion A Year (VIDEO)

We Can’t Afford To Feed Our Poor–But We Hand Big Oil $5 Trillion A Year (VIDEO)

Despite the solar industry outpacing fossil fuel companies, growing 12 times faster than the overall economy, we may never shake our national addiction to fossil fuels so long as we continue to subsidize big oil to the tune of five trillion dollars a year, 6.5% of global GDP. According to a study in the journal World Development, subsidies […]

Republicans Attempted To Defund The CBO – Because They Didn’t Like The Numbers (VIDEO)

Republicans Attempted To Defund The CBO – Because They Didn’t Like The Numbers (VIDEO)

The Congressional Budget Office survived two major assaults on its existence earlier this week. The House of Representatives considered two amendments to a spending bill Wednesday that would have crippled the CBO’s funding and staff. Both were introduced by members of the ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus. One measure introduced by Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) would […]

NY Attorney General Vows To Sue If Republicans Repeal The ACA (VIDEO)

NY Attorney General Vows To Sue If Republicans Repeal The ACA (VIDEO)

Republicans have failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare”–again. After being unable to obtain the requisite votes in the Senate to revoke health insurance from over 20 million people in what was nothing more than a tax break for the wealthy disguised as health care reform, the GOP has returned to its corner to lick […]

Local Governments Raise Minimum Wage–Republicans Fight To Lower It (VIDEO)

Local Governments Raise Minimum Wage–Republicans Fight To Lower It (VIDEO)

Republicans love to tout “local control,” “states’ rights,” and “smaller government.” You’ve heard the talking points: “Let the states decide their own gun control laws.” “The federal government is not in the education business.” “It’s not the government’s job to provide for the poor. Let the churches do it.” The list goes on. But when […]

WATCH: Link Between Institutional Poverty And Children’s Brain Development Found

WATCH: Link Between Institutional Poverty And Children’s Brain Development Found

On April 12, 2016, then-presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) held a campaign rally at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York in which he talked about the “physiology of poverty.” In other words, concern over where and when one’s next meal is coming from, how one will be able to pay bills, keep the lights […]

Conservative Extremist Says Raising Taxes On The Wealthy Is ‘A Cruel Thing To Do’ (VIDEO)

Conservative Extremist Says Raising Taxes On The Wealthy Is ‘A Cruel Thing To Do’ (VIDEO)

Instead of cutting taxes on the wealthy in this country, think about what might happen if we did the opposite and raised taxes on them instead. That’s reportedly what White House adviser Steve Bannon advocated recently, arguing that such a move would be a “potent populist idea.” But to hear anti-tax activist Grover Norquist tell […]

Anti-Tax Activist Gets Schooled On Social Media For Ignorant Tweet (TWEETS)

Anti-Tax Activist Gets Schooled On Social Media For Ignorant Tweet (TWEETS)

Grover Norquist is the head of the conservative group Americans for Tax Reform, and vehemently opposed to all taxes, no matter what they’re used for. Apparently Norquist thinks you can run a government and provide essential services to people by wishes and prayers. On Sunday, Norquist sent out this tweet: How Republicans are born…Daughter, 8, has […]

Boeing Lays Off Hundreds – Add It To The List Of Companies Trump Visited To ‘Save’ Jobs (VIDEO)

Boeing Lays Off Hundreds – Add It To The List Of Companies Trump Visited To ‘Save’ Jobs (VIDEO)

One of President Donald Trump’s central messages during the campaign, and after winning, was that he was the candidate who would develop more jobs in our country. And, since taking office, Trump has been happy to claim that he is keeping that promise. It does not seem to matter that numerous experts claim that the […]

Finland Trials Universal Basic Income And Experiences Some Unexpected Side Effects (VIDEO)

Finland Trials Universal Basic Income And Experiences Some Unexpected Side Effects (VIDEO)

In January, Finland began giving its citizens a universal basic income of roughly $500 a month, and will continue to do so for two years. The program is the first of its kind in Europe, and the country is already seeing some great benefits. What Is Universal Basic Income? According to Investopedia, a universal basic […]

This Is ‘Winning?’ Ford To Move Production Of Focus From Michigan To China In Spite Of Trump

This Is ‘Winning?’ Ford To Move Production Of Focus From Michigan To China In Spite Of Trump

Back in January, Ford announced they would be building a new $1 billion plant in Mexico for production of the Ford Focus. President Trump got very upset and issued threats at the car company. Ford eventually relented and kept the plant in Wayne, Michigan, which delighted Trump and allowed him to crow: Ford said last […]

Could The AHCA Cause An Economic Recession? (VIDEO)

Could The AHCA Cause An Economic Recession? (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump has been tweeting and touting creating jobs for his entire presidency his entire campaign. However, there’s one law he’s touting that would kill millions of jobs. The Senate is deciding just that right now. The Affordable Care Act replacement, the American Health Care Act, would kill one million of jobs if passed. A new […]

EPIC FAIL: Nation’s CEOs Give Trump A Big, Fat ‘F’ (VIDEO)

EPIC FAIL: Nation’s CEOs Give Trump A Big, Fat ‘F’ (VIDEO)

People who voted for President Donald Trump generally did it because they had faith in his business skills. He was the guy who was going to make America prosperous, economically strong, rich, winning… You get the idea. A new poll conducted by CNN Money showed that the people who understand business the most are less […]

Trump Wants To Impose A Fee On Small Grocery Stores That Serve Food Stamp Recipients (VIDEO)

Trump Wants To Impose A Fee On Small Grocery Stores That Serve Food Stamp Recipients (VIDEO)

Republicans love to tout “smaller government” and “protecting small business owners.” Well, if the facade hasn’t fallen away yet, perhaps the next installment of targeted genocide against the poor emanating from the Trump administration will deliver the message. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) stated last week the White House seeks to impose fees on retailers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition […]

While Our Attention Was On James Comey, House Republicans Were Setting Us Up For Another Financial Crash (VIDEO)

While Our Attention Was On James Comey, House Republicans Were Setting Us Up For Another Financial Crash (VIDEO)

Thursday, while we were watching the shiny Comey testimony, the Republican-led House of Representatives was capitalizing on our distraction fomenting another 2008-style financial crash. House Republicans voted Thursday to pass the “Financial CHOICE Act” that begins the repeal process for Dodd-Frank, a consequential set of Wall Street regulations President Barack Obama signed into law to help […]

What Trump Got Totally WRONG About The Paris Climate Agreement (VIDEO)

What Trump Got Totally WRONG About The Paris Climate Agreement (VIDEO)

The magnitude of what President Donald Trump got wrong Thursday when he announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords will take several years to truly feel as our businesses lag behind other nations’, our economy flags, and climate change’s effects intensify. But we’re talking about the Trump administration, where disinformation — or […]

Trump May Pull Financial Support From Tibet (TWEETS VIDEO)

Trump May Pull Financial Support From Tibet  (TWEETS VIDEO)

There are concerns that President Donald Trump is about to pull funding from Tibetans in exile for 2018. The worrying reports come at the same time that talks of a possible meeting between the Dalai Lama and Trump are also happening. Sonam Dagpo, the Secretary for international relations has said: “I am awaiting the official document as […]

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