Category Archives: Economy

Spend money on the wealth creators, not the laggards?

Blogger George Rebane, perhaps the leading thinker among conservatives in these parts (granted, there’s not much competition for the honor), takes a dim view of current efforts to lavish money on the people who will be hurt the most by … Continue reading

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Trump’s perfect stock market rally has evaporated

Donald Trump has been bragging about how the stock market has appreciated since he took office. Less than a week ago, he pointed out a 1-day gain of almost 10% by the Dow-Jones Industrial Average, the basis barometer used by … Continue reading

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LaMalfa’s all in for (farmworker) immigration reform

California’s Republican House delegation has been slow to join President Donald Trump on the ramparts when it comes to shutting U.S. borders and sharply restricting immigration. Their reluctance to join the effort stems from the fact that most of them … Continue reading

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Musk’s mad at the media for reporting the truth

Tesla founder Elon Musk is becoming increasingly disenchanted with the media’s treatment of his company, and he’s threatening to return fire. Tesla has received plenty of negative media coverage recently: Missed production schedules, questions about working conditions at its factories, … Continue reading

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Bought and paid for: Republican tax ‘reform’ legislation

Here’s all you really need to know about the Republicans’ tax “reform” legislation: When the bill the Senate voted on finally surfaced last Friday–the one with 500 pages that nobody had time to read–the Republican leadership sent copies to K … Continue reading

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Conservatives create jobs too

Jeff “Podunk” Pelline, the self-proclaimed economic development guru of Nevada County, has complained for years that the presence of knuckle-dragging conservatives is retarding growth in our fair community. In Podunk’s telling, these people discourage young entrepreneurs from moving or establishing … Continue reading

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Democrats abandoned the white working class, but the Republicans will exploit them

They probably don’t want to hear it right now, but the people who voted for Donald Trump because they believe he will improve their economic situation better be careful what they wish for. We’re told that Trump’s unexpected victory was … Continue reading

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