Tag Archives: trickle down economics

Raising the minimum wage in Michigan is the right thing to do

At the end of last week, Democrats in Lansing, led by State Senator Bert Johnson, proposed that we increase Michigan’s minimum wage to $10 an hour, from $7.40, where it’s been set for the past five years, in spite of the rising cost of living. Given that it would make Michigan’s the highest minimum wage […]

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Middle class Michiganders to pay considerably more in taxes despite the anti-tax rhetoric of Lansing Republicans

Reading an article in the Detroit Free Press this evening about how taxes are going up precipitously on working class Michiganders, I’m reminded of something that I wrote about a year ago for this site. Here’s how my post began. Why is it that we allow the Republicans to refer to themselves as the anti-tax […]

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Obama’s brilliant speech on trickle down economics becomes exponentially more incredible with animation

I have something for you to watch while I’m working on tonight’s post. It’s a short animated piece put together by a fellow named Lucas Gray, who, among other things, works on The Simpsons. I don’t know if he was hired to do it, or if he just decided to pull together some friends and […]

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Clinton at the DNC: “We can’t afford to double down on trickle down”

Scheduled for 28 minutes, former President Bill Clinton spoke for 48 at the Democratic National Convention last night. And, by all accounts, he knocked it out of the park. Afterward, even Republicans were conceding that Obama would likely win reelection… Here’s the video. And, here, thanks to a Redditor by the name of TheRealTK421, is […]

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Obama’s fiery response to the Republican budget

President Obama delivered an uncharacteristically fiery speech the other day, at an Associated Press luncheon. You’ll find the video below, but, first, here’s a clip from an editorial about the speech that ran in yesterday’s New York Times. President Obama‚Äôs fruitless three-year search for compromise with the Republicans ended in a thunderclap of a speech […]

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