Monthly Archives: February 2011

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

Exposing the "Nobile Lie" of Right-wing Authoritarian Trickle Down Economics
Imagine a third bar for just the Koch Brothers
After WW II, we had a powerful middle class, then Reaganomics started their demise.

 

Bad Deeds for 2-28-2011

  The Superrich Have Grabbed Nearly Everything While Many Suffer – As seen in the graph below, the top 1% of earners are doing just great, the top 20 % are doing OK, and everyone else is losing ground. [more … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-24-2011 – Volume #2

Yes, there are so many Bad Deeds that it took two installments today.   Law Firm for U. S. Chamber of Commerce and Bank of America Planned Dirty-Tricks Campaign Against Journalists and Unions – Two weeks ago, 71,000 emails created … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-24-2011

  Wisconsin Governor Uses Middle-East Tactics; Blocks Website – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker partially blocked a left-leaning website that union supporters used to rally protesters as demonstrators gathered in the state Capitol. The website, www.defendwisconsin.org could not be accessed in … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-23-2011

  Wisconsin Governor’s Plan Allows for the Selling of Energy Assets With No Bids – The fight in Wisconsin is over Governor Walker’s 144-page Budget Repair Bill. The parts everyone is focusing on have to do with the right to … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-21-2011

  Congress Says They Want to Reduce the Deficit, But They Keep Funding Military Programs That the Pentagon Doesn’t Want – With deficit hawks looking for spending areas to cut, the Airborne Laser would appear to be an easy target. … Continue reading

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Fear Mongering Over Debt and Deficits – It’s Happened Before, Why Then, Why Now?

Why are we, as a nation, no longer expressing concern about the employment deficit? Because the media and the politicians are all fear mongering about deficit spending, the national debt, and terminating state employees and/or their benefits to fix their … Continue reading

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Social Dominance Authoritarians – Rule By Fearful Fantasies

In 2006, John Dean wrote this about neoconservatives in his book Conservatives Without Conscience: Neoconservatives are a relatively small group of social dominance authoritarians, with significant, if not disproportionate, influence. Dean also stated that, “Neoconservatism first surfaced in the public … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-9-2011

  Republicans Trying to Make Legal Representation Available Only to the Rich – The Republican party’s “Spending Reduction Act of 2011” includes elimination of the Legal Services Corporation. The Congress of the United States authorized the Legal Services Corporation Act, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-4-2011

  Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan, but Not for Us – Ronald Reagan made big government bigger; he never submitted a balanced budget; and his deficits piled up more government debt than in all the United States’ prior history, due precisely … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-3-2011

  No Money for Texas Teachers; Plenty for Football – A $60 million football stadium is being built at Allen High School, near Dallas, Texas. Residents voted 63 percent in favor of a bond issue in May 2009. This is … Continue reading

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