Category Archives: Working People’s Rights

Bernie Sanders wins the Interwebs! Four reasons Bernie can become our President.

The New York Times frets that Hillary’s campaign suffers from “a lack of enthusiasm.” Well yeah, duh! People keep saying that Hillary is “the one,” yet the public keeps demonstrating how reluctant they are to support a chameleon candidate whose … Continue reading

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Four things are rotten in the State of Iowa (but one good)!

by Olivia LaRosa, June 13, 2015 from  Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin, With Candidates Staying Out, Iowa Straw Poll Dies, New York Times Read yesterday, late, that Iowa has cancelled it’s First in the Nation “Straw Vote.” The New York Times said, With … Continue reading

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Election 2014 Comments: Social Security

by Olivia LaRosa, October 6, 2014 As we are nearing this 2014 “off-year” election, I decided that I would take some time from my busy schedule to respond to right-wing candidates and their supporters in the hopes of straightening out … Continue reading

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Two Thumbs Up for Republican version of helping working families; 5 Thumbs Down

Last night, I had a dream that the Republican Party finally started representing people with incomes below $1 Million a year. Behold! The Republican Party today announced a series of…the stale old political objectives of the 1% covered with pretty … Continue reading

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Thou shalt not be a Real Estate Professional; or, Don’t have a day job

If any of your income is derived from rental real estate, this information is significant. Income from rental real estate is considered “passive” income. There is nothing wrong with having passive income. Just remember that it is treated differently under … Continue reading

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The Appalling Stance of Rand Paul

New York Times December 11, 2013 The Appalling Stance of Rand Paul By CHARLES M. BLOW I don’t put much past politicians. I stay prepared for the worst. But occasionally someone says something so insensitive that it catches me flat-footed. … Continue reading

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Joe Stiglitz: The People Who Break the Rules Have Raked in Huge Profits and Wealth and It’s Sickening Our Politics

Joseph Stiglitz is a Nobel Laureate in Economics and a former World Bank executive. He has seen these tactics, strategies and policies in action at the highest level.  He is a brave man to reveal what he learned, which looks … Continue reading

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Republican-Heavy Counties Eat Up Most Food-Stamp Growth

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-05/republican-heavy-counties-eat-up-most-food-stamp-growth.html?cmpid=otbrn.sustain.story Here’s a snip for you. Mind-blowing information! Poor counties in Republican areas lead in food stamp usage. That means these voters are so-ill-informed that they voted the food right out of their mouths. A tragedy. Darn good thing for … Continue reading

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