Category Archives: Economy
NYT headline April 27: Trump Tax Plan Would Shift Trillions From U.S. Coffers to the Richest
NPR April 17: “…around 45% pay no federal income tax”
President Obama had harsh words (at no extra charge) for Wall Street bankers in 2009. He called them “fat cats who don’t get it.”
Elizabeth Warren isn’t happy.
Bill O’Reilly joined Roger Ailes in enforced retirement on Wednesday. Both were accused of sexual harassment.
Not to worry though. CNN Money says O’Reilly’s golden parachute falls just a little south of the $25 million contract he recently signed. That compares to his former boss’s $40 million bail out.
Bill O’Reilly Sexual Harassment Charges Lift All Boats
Also, there’s a trickle down payout effect. The NYT says O’Reilly and Fox paid about $13 million to various women who accused him of sexual harassment. He admits nothing.
Still, Fox gave him the boot.
The cutline on my first sketch for this cartoon read, “You just got x-rayed, searched, and groped… now you’re surprised we’re taking your seat?!”
But I changed it when I read that United CEO Oscar Munoz said the airline “re-accomodated” the lucky passengers.
CNBC reports Munoz was named communicator of the year by a public relations group in March.
Trump ended Obama’s war on coal, as promised. Come to think of it, I don’t know why Obama declared the war in the first place. Or why Hillary signed on for it. The natural gas industry went to war against coal for them. Gas is cheap, clean, and – despite President Obama’s efforts – plentiful.
So, looks like a rout.