Last week, I shot holes all through the increasingly popular Republican talking point that Democrats have “abandoned” the working class in favor of “elites,” and that Trump (a billionaire who poops on a gold toilet) changed everything. This week, I’d like to focus that message even more towards blue collar workers or jobs. After all,… Read More »
Republicans seem to have a mantra for the 2020 midterm elections: “crime, gas prices, inflation.” Whereas they struggled mightily to make a coherent case against Biden in the 2020 election (“Hunter Biden’s laptop is on a Ukrainian war boat stuffed with cash, cocaine, and child sex slaves. Why won’t the media cover this?”), they appear… Read More »
I’ve noticed a very strange trend in recent years. It seems Republicans are actively working to brand themselves as the party of the working class since Trump paid token lip service to a few of their concerns like offshoring. Sure, he was a guy that ranted about offshoring jobs, but his own clothing line was… Read More »
The dynamic around raising the minimum wage has been “it’s the right thing to do for people” vs. “it’s the wrong thing to do for the economy” since forever, but it’s actually the right thing for both. Businesspeople only look at raising the minimum wage as “but I have to pay 25% more in labor… Read More »
Every conservative: “Well if Republicans are the party of the rich, how come Beverly Hills and Silicon Valley vote Democratic, huh?” Because these are not old money neighborhoods. Beverly Hills is actors, artists, and retired athletes—meaning these are people that probably weren’t born rich, and can remember what it’s like being poor. Same thing for… Read More »
What Republicans say is the reason they don’t support a second stimulus: “We can’t have a blue state bailout.” But that is horseshit. Blue states pay more taxes and make up the staggering majority of American GDP. [Surprisingly, the economy does not run solely on Cracker Barrels in Wyoming.] Most & Least Federally Dependent States … Read More »
Every American: “It’s been six months since the last stimulus checks. Why haven’t we gotten a second stimulus check?” Well, it’s pretty simple BUT I’m not surprised people don’t know given that our media hasn’t told them: it’s because Republicans don’t really believe in a stimulus that includes government payments to individual Americans…period. There is a reason… Read More »
With a recession started and an-already struggling retail sector getting hit the hardest Alabama Liberal gives his best guess as to what the future of retail looks like: celebrity stores one day turning into full celebrity malls and “experience driven” retail.
SUBSCRIBE If Universal Basic Income is the end of work (and possibly money)…wouldn’t that be a good thing? Alabama Liberal pokes holes in the myth of “the Dignity of Work.”
Alabama Liberal investigates something that seems a little too good to be true: Universal Basic Income (or a Freedom Dividend), and remembers that anytime the math seems suspiciously abstract on something (from Trickle Down Economics to Moviepass), it usually is.