American Crapitalism

Inside TurboTax’s 20-Year Fight to Stop Americans From Filing Their Taxes for Free - Mining American taxpayers for profit.

Media - Protecting the Wealth

Flacks and Figures


5 Signs You’re In The Midst Of A Moral Panic - It sounds to me like the Conservatives spent the entire Obama term in a moral panic.  Note the author, Ashe Schow, is a right-wing hack with time at Heritage Foundation and The Federalist.

Health Care

Michael Hicks: Indiana has a hospital monopoly problem
"It turns out the not-for-profit hospital industry and their network of clinics is the single most profitable industry in Indiana. These profits are so large that when accumulated, they account for roughly 9 percent of the state’s total economy. As of 2017, this industry had accrued more than $27 billion, yes billion. Yet, the not-for-profit industry in Indiana pays virtually no taxes and invests almost none of those profits locally. That money is invested in Wall Street, not Main Street. However, they do charge Hoosiers a premium to access healthcare."
  "In the process of vetting this study with several colleagues, I shared it with one lifetime Republican and veteran of two GOP administrations. His response was simply that this is the single best argument for Warren/Sanders healthcare reform he had ever seen."

Lock-em up

A Million People Are Jailed at China's Gulags. I Escaped. Here's What Goes on Inside

Wow, I wonder how many the US has locked up?

Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2019  
The American criminal justice system holds almost 2.3 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 109 federal prisons, 1,772 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,163 local jails, and 80 Indian


The U.S. needs a cost-benefit analysis to decide whether the Middle East is still a priority
 - The only cost benefit analysis that matters will be if Israel backers and oil men continue to fill the campaign coffers.

"Trump's Retreat" ? - This won't go over well in Teabagistan. Can't be talking about Dear Leader and retreats. from Haaretz 10/17/2019

I remember when the Dumb, Orange One was going to save coal. Trump's push to save coal is failing. Coal demand to plunge to 42-year low

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