From Good Jobs First comes the "Putting Pension Costs in Context" report, which instructs us that corporate welfare handouts outstrip state worker pension obligations in five out of five states studied -- and in the cases of Arizona and Oklahoma, corporate welfare handouts more than double pension obligations. So, yeah, remember that when the politicians ask where the money's coming from to meet "pension shortfalls" that are 40 years in the future and never take into account everyone's interest in growing an economy. Good Jobs First will release results from more states soon; I bet the findings won't be that much different.
Julie Hollar at FAIR instructs us that our "liberal" media love pretending that Bernie Sanders is like our President -- "Because, for Them, Sanders is the Bigger Threat." The idea that Mr. Sanders is "like" our President is so absurd it really deserves no further comment, but Ms. Hollar tabulates all the differences, and you'll be better for having read about them. Next from the Washington Post: Goofus and Gallant are exactly alike.
"Clinton Says Sanders Achieved Nothing," writes Mike Ludwig at TruthOut. "My Community Clinic Shows She's Wrong." Of course he leads with a broader argument about Mr. Sanders's achievements, which include passing more amendments than any other House member from 1992 to 2006. Also, too, what has Hillary Clinton achieved, exactly, besides party-wide Democratic capitulation to Republicans on issues and messaging? Still, Mr. Sanders got $11 billion in funding for community clinics in poorer areas attached to what bill again? The Affordable Care Act -- which means he's not the my-way-or-the-highway jerk people say he is, either.
Administration Treasury Secretary/man who wears glasses so people don't punch him in the face Steven Mnuchin says climate change activist Greta Thunberg should go "stud(y) economics" before having the temerity to tell the rest of us to stop burning the planet down. And my immediate reaction was: the freaking Foreclosure King said that? Any moron, and I mean any moron, can start out with a pile of money and turn it into a much bigger pile of money by foreclosing on grandmothers who owe 27 cents on their mortgage; you don't need to "study economics" to do that. Jesus Mary and Joseph the proud ignorance of these clowns -- it's like Tha Bush Mobb never left office.
Finally, former House Speaker John Boehner says his party isn't the Republican Party anymore, but our President's party, but who cares what he thinks? Mr. Boehner spent his entire Speakership moving the party further right than ever before, and the fact that he made it look like he was "forced" to do that only testifies to his cunning, so he certainly has no standing to call Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the Flesh."