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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 01:58 AM

How the GOP Used a Two Santa Clauses Tactic to Con America for Nearly 40 Years

This scam has been killing wages and enriching billionaires for decades.

https://www.alternet.org/right-wing/two-santa-clauses-or-how-gop-conned-america-nearly-40-years

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Reply How the GOP Used a Two Santa Clauses Tactic to Con America for Nearly 40 Years (Original post)
nmgaucho Feb 2018 OP
applegrove Feb 2018 #1
cbreezen Feb 2018 #2
betsuni Feb 2018 #3
sharedvalues Feb 2018 #4
OhioBlue Feb 2018 #5
BigmanPigman Feb 2018 #6
appalachiablue Feb 2018 #7
oxbow Feb 2018 #8
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2018 #9
sinkingfeeling Feb 2018 #10
spanone Feb 2018 #11
Ninga Feb 2018 #12
Wounded Bear Feb 2018 #13
colsohlibgal Feb 2018 #14
RandomAccess Feb 2018 #15

Response to nmgaucho (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 02:07 AM

1. Bingo! Big KICK AND REC'D.

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Response to nmgaucho (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 02:43 AM

2. K & R!

Haven't seen mention of the "Two Santa Claus" theory in ages.

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Response to nmgaucho (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 02:49 AM

3. I learned about the Two Santa Clauses here on DU years ago

when I was still a lurker, vital for understanding American politics.

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Response to betsuni (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 03:05 AM

4. Yes vital

Dems should play the big Santa Claus as well as the grinch when they return to power. Healthcare presents. And a whopping wealth tax on GOP billionaires.

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Response to nmgaucho (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 03:18 AM

5. It's sad to think about "what could have been" if not for multiple people on the R side

that always put party above Country.

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Response to nmgaucho (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 03:23 AM

6. This should be mandatory reading.

I just sent the article to two people. Thanks!

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Response to nmgaucho (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 03:24 AM

7. R & R Tell it like it is TH!

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Response to nmgaucho (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 04:04 AM

8. Gonna have to tax the Uber-rich doubly hard after 2018

Use it to Lower the nat’l debt and give back to the poor, break the GOP and break this cycle!

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Response to nmgaucho (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:16 AM

9. required reading, especially under 60

This should be a sticky somehow.
Too many people don't understand the change that came with rotten Ronnie.


The Republicans got what they wanted from Wanniski's work. They held power for thirty years, made themselves trillions of dollars, and cut organized labor's representation in the workplace from around 25 percent when Reagan came into office to around 6 of the non-governmental workforce today.

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When this happens, Democrats must remember Jude Wanniski, and accept neither the cut to disability payments nor the entree to Social Security “reform.” They must demand the “cap” be raised, as Bernie Sanders proposed and the Democratic Party adopted in its 2016 platform.

And, hopefully, some of our media will begin to call the GOP out on the Two Santa Clauses program. It’s about time that Americans realized the details of the scam that’s been killing wages and enriching billionaires for nearly four decades.

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Response to nmgaucho (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:20 AM

10. Excellent write up.

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Response to nmgaucho (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:24 AM

11. K&R...

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Response to nmgaucho (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:08 AM

12. Thanks so much for posting this! A very worthy and important read. Nt

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Response to nmgaucho (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:22 AM

13. Worth the read...nt

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Response to nmgaucho (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:51 PM

14. They Are Greedy Scam Artists For Sure

Thom has been shouting about that for some time. Run up deficits when in control, then whine about deficits when they aren’t.

It works because after 20+ years of pervasive right wing propoganda from Fox and right wing radio thei zombies have forfeited their reasoning skills to become right wing zombies.

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Response to nmgaucho (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:17 PM

15. I didn't realize it was an actual plan

 

Damn

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