Tag Archives: Republicans

Like Obamacare, the Senate’s health insurance bill transfers wealth but less so

If you want a case study in the primary role of government, the latest health care insurance industry bill (H.R. 1628, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017) provides one. Senate Democrats and Republicans yesterday having been throwing the predictable barbs … Continue reading

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What the GOP has wrong about taxation

This week’s print edition of The Atlanta Voice provides two Associated Press stories discussing the Democratic Party’s fifty-state strategy and the GOP’s about face on fiscal responsibility. In one article, the Democrats’ “Resistance Summer” is designed to organize and expand … Continue reading

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#Broadband infrastructure: So far I don’t see Congressional Republicans riding to Trump’s rescue

The markets took a beating yesterday; a one percent correction that even saw broadband stocks like Comcast (-1.09%), T-Mobile (-1.01%), and Sprint (-1.74%) take a hit. Ironically, while Verizon and AT&T were down also, (-.42% and -.75%, respectively), their decreases … Continue reading

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So far Trump is winning the political marketing war

No. Donald Trump is not popular, but the bundle of political twigs has packaged for his constituents has more traction than the political packages being put together by Democrats. Mr Trump has, so far via a slew of executive orders, … Continue reading

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Low approval rating and U.S. being “not so innocent” gives Trump centrist opportunity

Donald Trump has a low approval rating. According to data cited by Time, 53% of Americans disapprove of how the 45th president is doing his job while 44% give him the thumbs up. Comments made last weekend about similarities between … Continue reading

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Is it time for the Democratic version of the Tea Party?

CNBC’s Rick Santelli’s April 2009 rant regarding proposed stimulus spending by the Obama administration contributed to the birth of the Tea Party, that fringe element of the Republican Party that advocated for less government interference in the markets, reduced government … Continue reading

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First Blush: Trump’s independence key to reducing regulations

Pundits expected the Republican Party to implode, but with the Democratic Party’s failure to craft a message that appealed to working poor and rural whites, it is the Democratic brand that is now under serious fire. This failure to connect … Continue reading

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.@FCC, #Obama Administration need a change in their political mindset on #capital

The politics of Washington is not commensurate with capital flow when it concerns broadband investment.  The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to apply Title II common carrier rules has resulted in a decrease in capital expenditures. It has been reported that … Continue reading

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It’s about consumption security not income inequality

The Republican Party has taken the bait from the progressive narrative on income inequality and, according to a post in The New York Times, its potential candidates for the GOP nomination for president have rumblings apparently in line with the … Continue reading

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So which political party is good at managing the #economy?

So which political party is good at managing the economy? According to data from U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives, since Congress passed the Employment Act of 1946, the Democrats have controlled … Continue reading

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