Manchin and Sinema Muck Up the Works. With Help From Joe Biden

Dem Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona just can’t bring themselves to support paying Americans a living wage of $15 an hour. It’s just too much for them. It’s a bridge too far, it’s beyond the pale, a red line in the sand that they…

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COVID-19: Lessons Learned: Employer Provided Health Insurance Isn’t A Viable Model.

Most of my life I have had employer provided health insurance except for the period when I was self-employed and bought my own on the open market. But that was over 40 years ago and it was actually rather affordable. But as we watched the pandemic ravage our country and…

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Sen. Ron Johnson Finds Religion: Biden Won: Except

The Journal Sentinel reports that after the Electoral College voting, Senator Ron Johnson accepts Joe Biden as the President-elect, but, but, there are still irregularities. One day after the Electoral College affirmed Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential victory, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, said in an interview that he acknowledged Biden…

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Where’s The COVID-19 Economic Relief Package?

Speaker Pelosi? Majority Leader McConnell? President Trump? Anyone home in Washington? Not only are we literally dying out here, we are losing our jobs, homes, and businesses…and you promised to take care of us. When??

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Book Report: Economix by Michael Goodwin

Looking for a primer on economics that’s not all addled economics gobbledy-gook that reads like Milton Friedman and puts you to sleep? Well, this graphic text book might be what you want if you want to understand socialism and capitalism and communism and any of the other ism trends. Mr….

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What’s The Status Of The Next Pandemic Economic Relief Bill?

Or Support Bill or Stimulus Bill…depending on how you look at it. But everyone should be back on Washington today…or at least the major players should be. Where’s the next economic relief bill? There shouldn’t be anything else on the table this week…nothing else. And from Washington? Mum’s the word!

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So McConnell Sent The Senate Home To Spread The Virus Instead Of Passing A Stimulus?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has been complaining about the Democratic House not doing anything (despite several bills sent to the Senate) instead didn’t do anything and sent the Senate home to spread the GOP Senate virus across all 50 states rather than actually helping Americans. If the Democrats…

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The Insanity Around Hospital Health Care Charges

I am not going to dig too deep into this topic today, but after my recent experience it becomes more and more apparent that we need a universal single payer system and that pricing for health care services is completely out of control. Early in October, I had my second…

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What Did Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, or Steven Mnuchin Do Today?

They should have been meeting to finally hammer out the next COVID-19 financial stimulus package. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have been working on this for months. They both should pretty much know where each party stands and be ready to meet somewhere in…

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How’s Your 401(k) Doing? Dow is -940 today…third loss in a row!

President Trump’s campaign highlight was supposed to be his ‘best economy ever’. Meaning the stock market. Well his lack of attention to the coronavirus pandemic and the record infections across much of the nation has finally spooked the market and today the DJ had a mini crash and lost 940…

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