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Over at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities , Kathy Ruffing and James R. Horney are reminding us - in case we've forgotten the ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 481 comments on Mon Jun 28, 2010 at 12:52 PM PDT with 840 Recommends
H/T to my old friend TocqueDeville who saw this ruse for what it was long before I did. I have resisted writing this for a ...
by One Pissed Off Liberal
Comment Count 1024 comments on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 07:35 AM PDT with 740 Recommends
I've got to hand it to Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), he knocks it out of the park on this. Republicans with their phony deficit concerns want to put the blame of their failed Conservative ...
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 277 comments on Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 04:52 PM PST with 714 Recommends
Problem : Your right-wing brother-in-law is plugged into the FOX-Limbaugh lie machine, and keeps sending you emails about "Obama spending" and "Obama deficits" and how the "Stimulus"
by davej
Comment Count 244 comments on Sun Aug 28, 2011 at 01:00 PM PDT with 668 Recommends
I am frustrated. And depressed. First of all, the oil spill is just overwhelming. Everything about it. The amount of marine life killed, the wetlands destroyed, and then all of the extra disaster on ...
by Jill Richardson
Comment Count 1120 comments on Sat Jul 10, 2010 at 03:42 AM PDT with 641 Recommends
I woke up and read this in my inbox: So some republicans are arguing that we should go without raising the debt ceiling as an effort to force the government to prioritize its expenses finally... So ...
by Mikesco
Comment Count 114 comments on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM PDT with 604 Recommends
I've been reading through the executive summary of the "balanced" plan. This plan is ...
by brooklynbadboy
Comment Count 895 comments on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 11:55 AM PDT with 603 Recommends
Just ten years ago this country was running huge surpluses and paying off its debt. But then we elected Obama and all hell broke loose.
by davej
Comment Count 216 comments on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 12:21 PM PDT with 580 Recommends
There has been debate lately about foreign countries holding our national debt, and ...
by Gary Norton
Comment Count 441 comments on Tue Mar 16, 2010 at 12:44 PM PDT with 570 Recommends
Thank God. Finally. Having come to office with a promise of healing divisions, and being faced with an obstructionist opposition veering increasingly to the zero tax anarchy of the Libertarian Right,
by Brit
Comment Count 874 comments on Wed Apr 13, 2011 at 11:32 AM PDT with 563 Recommends
This is how EVERY Democrat who is worth voting for should respond to the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan. Too bad it takes an Independent like Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Make the ...
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 316 comments on Thu Nov 11, 2010 at 08:57 AM PST with 560 Recommends
Last Friday , the President told the nation that he offered a plan that would cut $650 billion from Medicare, ...
by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Comment Count 539 comments on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 01:07 PM PDT with 555 Recommends
I ran across an old website yesterday. At 10 years old, it is ancient, at least in internet terms. I’m surprised it still exists, actually: It’s so old, in fact, that it looks to have ...
by sostos
Comment Count 241 comments on Wed Nov 17, 2010 at 11:05 AM PST with 546 Recommends
The current debt ceiling battle is sputtering its last coughs. While Republican leaders are tinkling their victory triangles, a more nuanced view reveals that Obama and Dems are the ones who ...
by Liberal Gal Blog
Comment Count 884 comments on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 08:12 AM PDT with 496 Recommends
I'm feeling pretty guilty. I hadn't known I was causing billionaires so much suffering. The former co-chair of President Obama's deficit (a.k.a. catfood) commission just asked me during a public ...
by David Swanson
Comment Count 165 comments on Thu Apr 28, 2011 at 08:21 PM PDT with 491 Recommends
A lot of attention recently has been focused on one of President Obama's top advisors on Social Security - Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) after he described Social Security as ...
by Mike Elk
Comment Count 711 comments on Tue Aug 31, 2010 at 11:11 AM PDT with 486 Recommends
When President Obama took office, the Republicans announced their strategy quite openly. It was not to rule as the minority party, to contribute an opposing point of view to the debate. It was not ...
by K S LaVida
Comment Count 265 comments on Sat Jun 11, 2011 at 07:30 PM PDT with 484 Recommends
What “the great deficit debate” really boils down to is one thing: priorities. Deficits weren’t a priority when nearly all Republicans and a good number of Democrats voted for the ill ...
by clammyc
Comment Count 155 comments on Mon Feb 28, 2011 at 11:32 AM PST with 476 Recommends
Yes, what the hell are they doing? This stance on cutting deficits will wipe us out, totally in November. Why? This country wants the government to SPEND MONEY FOR JOB CREATION, but the Obama ...
by icebergslim
Comment Count 1663 comments on Wed Jul 07, 2010 at 02:11 PM PDT with 463 Recommends
Friday afternoon drive time, I had All Things Considered on the car radio when the commentary portion of the show came on. Their ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 188 comments on Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 06:29 AM PDT with 462 Recommends