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Jamie Moses

Jamie Moses founded Artvoice in 1990

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  • With respect to the quote in #5 above:  I see no evidence anywhere the “Democrats have [moved] to the left.”  Can someone point out how today’s Democratic US Senators and Representatives are more liberal than the recent predecessors?  

    I’ve seen this “argument” made elsewhere, but it seems to me to be just another piece of conventional wisdom that is completely divorced from reality.

      •  If I was a moderate republican (ideologically speaking), I would register, vote, and campaign for democrats.   When it is this easy to get dems on board for republican versions of regulation, health care, civil liberties, war, gun control and–well–everything, why go through all the hassle of trying to reign in the far right?

        I think in not too many years, the GOP will be the libertarian party of today, and the Democratic Party will be the GOP of the Reagan era.  The only question as I see is if  progressive people will celebrate “winning,” (because Dems got elected) or organize to support people who will represent their actual interests.

        My guess is that there will be one party DINO rule, until the whole thing falls apart.

  • On #2, that just makes me sad. Enough that I don’t feel any need to get snarky about the other points.

    When are you pathetic progressives going to hold your guy’s feet to the fire and STOP FIGHTING POINTLESS WARS?

  • On #2, that just makes me sad. Enough that I don’t feel any need to get snarky about the other points.

    When are you pathetic progressives going to hold your guy’s feet to the fire and STOP FIGHTING POINTLESS WARS?

  • 1. Perhaps the proliferation of two-income households has produced a depressive affect on wages due to the large increase in size of the labor pool.  The hourly wage issue is much to complicated to be blamed on “not” taxing the rich at a higher rate.  After all, a billionaire today is probably no better off, maybe even worse, that a multi-millionaire from 40 hears ago.   Fiat money (and its devaluing of the dollar), taxation, government spending, the expansion of entitlement programs, etc., are all at play here.

    2.  Indefensible foreign policy from both major parties is a crime.

    3.  Figures don’t like, but liars do figure, that pretty much sums of my belief in the spin presented here.  What isn’t mentioned is the possibility that without the bailouts, dead wood would have been allowed to die and perhaps we would be well on the way to a truly vibrant economy.

  • 1. Perhaps the proliferation of two-income households has produced a depressive affect on wages due to the large increase in size of the labor pool.  The hourly wage issue is much to complicated to be blamed on “not” taxing the rich at a higher rate.  After all, a billionaire today is probably no better off, maybe even worse, that a multi-millionaire from 40 hears ago.   Fiat money (and its devaluing of the dollar), taxation, government spending, the expansion of entitlement programs, etc., are all at play here.

    2.  Indefensible foreign policy from both major parties is a crime.

    3.  Figures don’t like, but liars do figure, that pretty much sums of my belief in the spin presented here.  What isn’t mentioned is the possibility that without the bailouts, dead wood would have been allowed to die and perhaps we would be well on the way to a truly vibrant economy.