Category Archives: Economy

Open Season?

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I know, I know.  You’ve had it up to here about health care reform.  But, this is important.

We know that the GOP has failed to repeal Obamacare.  We also know that TheDonald will do everything in his power to make it fail- and try to blame that on Obama.  Except any failure will be his fault. But, that’s not the point of this post.  (I will be posting another discussion on this topic in 3 months, when Open Enrollment starts in.)

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If our Pols weren’t liars, this would be bipartisan.

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Let’s consider a few claims made by both parties.

They believe in Capitalism, but not Crony Capitalism.  Except they we protect firms with special rules to preclude their failure. They encourage these firms  to line their pockets (oh, wait- they call them political contributions) so they write special tax provisions to give them unfair advantages.

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Sleepless in Seattle?

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I’ve reported before on studies that showed the change in minimum wage has little affect on employment. But, a new study appeared this week, using the data from Seattle, which just recently raised it’s minimum wage from $ 9.47 to $11, and then subsequently to $ 13 an hour.

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