Category: The Economy

Trump looks at job growth through a self-serving prism

“We may assume President Trump is quite pleased with the strong jobs report from his first full month in office: He retweeted the Drudge Report’s triumphant ‘GREAT AGAIN’ framing of the numbers Friday morning, after touting employment figures released by payroll firm ADP earlier in the week.Not so long ago, however, Trump’s view of the monthly jobs report,... Read more »

A tagline for the Trump administration

For Clinton I voted for which I am proud. And I firmly believe she did win too. In no time at all  we’ll be crying out loud, “Here’s another fine mess he’s got into!”  

The weight of the presidency will now be on Trump

  Now Trump will be put to the test. Though I’m not sure how well he has known it. His decisions will be second-guessed And each policy failure he’ll own it.

Plutocracy and the obsolescent Middle Class

  It’s been nice knowing you, Middle Class. For you’ve  virtually vanished, alas But it shouldn’t surprise Since the One-Percent buys Votes to get their bills needed to pass.  

Accounting for Moody's downgrade of Chicago's bonds

  Moody has rated Chicago debt  ‘junk’— Which should put us all in a real deep  funk. Sure, the pols are to blame. But ourselves just the same, For we haven’t stopped  drinking their Kool-Aid we’ve  drunk.  

Let's say no to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Mr. President

  Memo to the President: I don’t accept your argument On the trade deal TPP. I haven’t read it, but who has? I hear it ain’t good for  the Middle Class Or for our sovereignty. It gives multinational corporations The rights and privileges of real nations. A dangerous precedent if you ask me. So why ... Read more »