Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration Day Potpurri

I worked my behind off on yesterday's post about infrastructure.  Today is Inauguration Day.  Donald Trump has apparently said he doesn't plan on working this weekend even though it'll be his first days on the job, so I suppose I'm going to slack off today as well and just provide you with some good links.

First of all, as a result of the Affordable Care Act a/k/a Obamacare, more people are working part-time voluntarily as opposed to because they have no other choice.  I was genuinely surprised to learn this; it's definitely under-reported.

Here's an article on how the women who are marching on Washington and elsewhere this weekend can follow-up effectively so that their protest movement does not fizzle out as Occupy Wall Street did.

Perhaps you hate lawyers and think that most lawsuits are frivolous.  But if you don't, you'll be happy to know that the scumbags at Navient, the nation's largest servicer of student loans, are being sued.  The suit is being filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a little-known and under-appreciated regulatory body which is likely to get the axe under the Trump administration.

Watching Donald Trump speak at the inauguration, it's amazing how little the "outsider" base speech has changed since Dick Nixon first spoke of the silent majority.  Outsiders.  Outsider billionaires.  They will help us take America back, somehow?

And here's something hilarious, in nearly real-time: stocks are slumping as Donald Trump talks about transferring power to the people.  As the kids say: LOL.

I really, truly, hope this works out for the best for all of us.  The games begin now.

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