Category Archives: Bidness

Monetizing Poor People: The Timothy Geithner Edition

The Washington Post goes Full Metal Populist (boldface mine): The check arrived out of the blue, issued in his name for $1,200, a mailing from a consumer finance company. Stephen Huggins eyed it carefully. A loan, it said. Smaller type … Continue reading

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The Disingenuousness Of No On 77

Last week, D.C. held a referendum, Initiative 77, that would raise the minimum wage for tipped workers to $15/hour by 2026. Fortunately, Yes on 77 was successful, meaning the quarter of D.C. workers who are cheated out of the wages … Continue reading

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How To Negotiate With The Trump Administration

Since our narcissist-in-chief is a bigly believer in zero-sum negotiation, you have to hurt him in order to get concessions. Not the U.S., since Il Trumpe is the state, and the state is Il Trumpe (to use a phrase), but … Continue reading

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Yes, Trump Is Impeachable, If We Keep Our Focus On The Big Picture

I know I’ve been beating this point like a rented mule, but it bears repeating: Il Trumpe has done so many things that would have triggered impeachment hearings, even before we consider what the Mueller investigation might find. Jonathan Chait … Continue reading

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Bagmen All The Way Down: So “Unconventional”

Let’s see what America’s favorite bagman, Michael Cohen, has been up to (boldface mine): While his business is dwarfed by Mr. Trump’s assemblage of properties, it is not insignificant. From 2011 to 2015, limited liability companies connected to Mr. Cohen … Continue reading

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It’s Bagmen All The Way Down

Unlike some (oh you whippersnappers!), I do remember Reagan and the two Bush presidencies (BAND NAME!). There was a lot of corruption. But the president was never so personally corrupt. The latest on Il Trumpe’s bagman, Michael Cohen, is astonishing … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Is A Bagman, Nothing More

A while ago, some asshole with a blog noted: That’s why I think Trump doesn’t want to release his taxes–people would realize he’s nothing more than a bagman and a cover for some really reprehensible people. He ‘makes’ a lot … Continue reading

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