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History will not be kind to the billionaire Trump whisperers responsible for so many COVID-19 deaths

Thom plus logo Several new studies and models suggest that if Donald Trump had simply declared a state of national emergency, largely shutting down the country, a few weeks earlier than he did, tens of thousands of people who are dead right now would still be alive.

Will America Survive Trump's Destruction of our Government?

Thom plus logo Back in 1971, Louis Powell, in his infamous memo, cited Ralph Nader and Rachel Carson as the villains who had started consumer safety and environmental movements.

How Can We Force Congress to Give Money to Average Americans, Instead of High Level Grifters?

Thom plus logo When Congress put together the $2 trillion CARES2 Act they added a Congressional Oversight board. That board just released its first report, and it is shocking. Former "Foreclosure King" and current Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is in charge of what it is, essentially, a $500 billion slush fund.

Trump to average Americans: starve now or work until the day you die

Thom plus logo The coronavirus pandemic has presented Donald Trump and the Republicans with two opportunities.

Bill Barr is covering up for Donald Trump - and posing a dire threat to democracy

Thom plus logo Bill Barr is covering up for Donald Trump.

Will it take years or decades to recover from Trump's incompetence?

Thom plus logo While other countries have eliminated or controlled the coronavirus, we learned today that Donald Trump chose specifically not to order test kits, personal protective equipment or ventilators way back in January because Jared Kushner advised him that it might spook the stock market if the nation were to prepare for the pandemic.

Trump's reelection strategy: let workers die

Thom plus logo Donald Trump put former Supreme Court rightwing crazy Antonin Scalia's son, Eugene, in charge of the Labor Department. Eugene is a lawyer who has spent much of his life working against labor unions.

Is it time to stop letting Republicans run governments?

Thom plus logo We have now reached the peak of Reaganism stupidity. Reagan said the government wouldn't solve our problems, but that it was the cause of our problems and Republicans took that to heart. Therefore, Trump's government did not plan for the pandemic, because government can't solve problems.

What do you do when the government won't help you?

Thom plus logo Don't expect this administration or the Republican party to do anything at all to help you, your family, or your friends during this pandemic and Trump Depression. Ever since 1980, the Republican Party has used each Republican presidency to shovel another few trillion dollars to their friends and owners, America's billionaires.

How do we recover from Trump's "America First" movement of grifters, traitors and haters?

Thom plus logo Over the years, it's been well-documented that the Trump Crime Family has run a whole variety of frauds and grifts. The New York Times reported how Trump and his sister ripped off the IRS with a massive tax fraud to lay their hands on their daddy's estate.

Are you willing to die for Donald Trump and his billionaire buddies?

Thom plus logo Donald Trump says, "The people of our country should think of themselves as warriors. Our country has to open."

Is This How Democracy Dies?

Thom plus logo Donald Trump says that if he can't cut the flow of money into the Social Security trust fund, he will not sign any more stimulus packages to help out struggling Americans. He calls it a "payroll tax cut" but it's really a full-blown attack on Social Security itself.

Which president has done more harm and damage to America, George W. Bush or Donald Trump?

Thom plus logo With a new NPR documentary about George W. Bush and a recent video clip from the former president calling for national unity, it appears there's a full-court press on to try to clean up his legacy.

Will Trump get away with killing more Americans than have died in all our wars since the end of World War II?

Thom plus logo All his life, Donald Trump has been able to escape responsibility by blaming others. Whenever his dozens of businesses failed, from his airline to his vodka company to his steak company, he always blamed it on incompetent management.

The GOP fat-cat billionaire war on workers steps up

Thom plus logo The latest Republican scam to screw working class people and help out their billionaire buddies has to do with "open the state" orders and Trump's executive order about meatpacking plants.

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Thom plus logo England is debating a wealth tax. America, as tax revenues crash and the need for government services explodes, needs to consider one, too.

If you own a home, every year you must pay a wealth tax.

The majority of the wealth held by middle and working class Americans is in their homes. And every year, every homeowner must pay a tax on their wealth in the form of a state and local property tax.
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