The Left

Show us the money

  • 2 July 2019
  • NormanL

A small group of multimillionaires and billionaires wrote a letter to the 2020 presidential candidates urging the passage of a new wealth tax. Their reasoning? Such a levy would strengthen democracy, make all Americans healthier (no -- really, they wrote that) and generally make the candidates popular with voters.

Beto's $5 trillion boondoggle

  • 2 May 2019
  • NormanL

The so-called "Green New Deal" is another of the hot (so to speak) ideas on the Democratic presidential circuit. While the plan is a hash of economic illiteracy mixed with magical thinking, it hasn't stopped some candidates from making it a big part of their campaigns. On that list, would-be nominee Beto O'Rourke, who is desperately in search of attention.