Tag: tax bill

Did Trump con us again? (I Really Don’t Care, Do U?)

Did Trump con us again? (I Really Don’t Care, Do U?)
I do care. As a matter of fact, I care a lot. It appears the number one news story on Thursday, June 21, 2018, was a cheap raincoat. Walking down North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois on a rainy day, you see many people taking fashion risks as they make their way down the street.... Read more »

Is the Democratic blue wave coming?

Is the Democratic blue wave coming?
The eyes of Democratic activists glaze over when they think about the well-deserved drubbing the GOP will suffer the night of November 6, 2018. Likewise, my former Republican colleagues are fast at work getting their resumes together. I received a call this morning from a long-time House staffer who has worked for three GOP Congressmen,... Read more »

How Donald Trump, Fox News, and Evangelicals soiled Christmas and Christianity

How Donald Trump, Fox News, and Evangelicals soiled Christmas and Christianity
There have been 13 Presidents in my lifetime. In my 67 years, I do not remember any President of the USA trying to divide our Nation at Christmas. President Kennedy, one of our most eloquent Presidents, chose Christmas to remind the people of East Berlin they were not forgotten. He spoke of brotherhood, goodwill, and... Read more »
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The GOP despises the Trump base, and so does Trump

The GOP despises the Trump base, and so does Trump
I spent 44 years in the GOP. More than half that time, I worked in politics as a Republican in Washington, DC. I was a corporate lobbyist and a registered foreign agent. My clients were mostly Fortune 100 companies, foreign governments, and trade associations. I worked with CEOs and heads of states and their ambassadors... Read more »

Rome is burning, where are the Democrats?

Rome is burning, where are the Democrats?
We used to have a political party in the USA called the Democratic Party. It seems to be missing in action. Does anyone know where it went? The Democratic Party used to have great men and women of stature and conscience who were the voice of the working class. They stood tall against injustice and... Read more »

The poor are helping the rich get richer

The poor are helping the rich get richer
The GOP tax bills hurt America’s future. They hurt the poor and help keep them poor, they hurt students who are our future, they attack the elderly who will have their Healthcare under Medicare and Medicaid cut. They strip the poor of medical care. The rich and corporations will pay less in taxes. I find... Read more »
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In the wake of the Texas church shooting what drives the GOP? Tax cuts and not mass murders

In the wake of the Texas church shooting what drives the GOP? Tax cuts and not mass murders
How did I ever belong to the GOP? The longer I am away from the party, the more frequently that question comes to mind. To the GOP it appears the mass shooting in Texas has zero questions for Washington. Instead of asking how it is the shooter could legally buy a gun with a past... Read more »

Confessions of a former Lobbyist

Confessions of a former Lobbyist
I was a Washington lobbyist for over two decades. I was one of the 30,000 registered lobbyists who went to the Capitol daily to represent client interests. In the early 90’s, I was profiled by CBS Radio for The Osgood File. At the time, some scandal had hit and as usual, the finger was pointed... Read more »