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Replace the TPP with a $100 trillion world program to stop climate change
Cross-posted from Real Economics . The TPP has brought the issue of "free trade agreements" to the fore again, so I think it is time we looked honestly at what has happened to the three North ...
NBBooks 05/04/2015 46 57 4 -
TPP: The Fascism Issue
If the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will, if implemented, and as I've argued elsewhere, result in the death of national and state sovereignty, constitutional separation of powers, and ...
Letsgetitdone 05/04/2015 15 6 1 -
The Death of National and State Sovereignty, Separation of Powers, and Democracy
Most of the critical attention given to the Fast Track Trade Agreement legislation and to the associated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Congressional – Executive Agreement on mainstream corporate ...
Letsgetitdone 05/01/2015 6 7 1 -
Ridiculing Concerns About TPP Tyranny
People who support the Administration's efforts on the TPP have been known to reply to my posts on this subject by attempting to ridicule the scenarios I've presented as possible under the TPP ...
Letsgetitdone 04/29/2015 31 20 1 -
Indicting the Trans – Pacific Partnership: Even One of These Counts Is Sufficient to Kill It!
To really appreciate what a travesty the TPP is, and the scandal of the failure of our Congress to reject it, and the “Fast Track Authority“ sought for it, out of hand, I'm going to list 23 ...
Letsgetitdone 04/26/2015 42 23 3 -
How Can Our Senators and Representatives Vote for Giving Away Our Monetary Sovereignty?
Right now the US fulfills the three essential conditions for monetary sovereignty: 1) it issues its own non-convertible currency, 2) which it allows to float on international currency markets; and 3)
Letsgetitdone 04/24/2015 21 8 1 -
Consent of the Governed: Stop the Emerging TPP Tyranny!
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of ...
Letsgetitdone 04/22/2015 4 9 1 -
When Will the Senate Budget Committee Majority Ever Learn About Sector Financial Balances?
There are two words that describe the Republicans' Senate Budget Committee's proposed budget: “dishonesty” and “austerity” for most Americans. Let's deal with the dishonesty part first. In ...
Letsgetitdone 04/08/2015 6 3 1 -
When Will the Congressional Progressive Caucus Ever Learn About Sector Financial Balances?
In addition to the House Budget Committee and OMB budget plans and 2016 – 2025 projections fiscal policy followers have also recently been ...
Letsgetitdone 04/05/2015 46 10 - -
When Will the White House and OMB Ever Learn About Sector Financial Balances?
In my last post I asked this same question about the House Budget Committee. As my readers saw in that one, the attempts at deficit reduction leading to budget balance were so severe that they ...
Letsgetitdone 03/30/2015 4 8 1 -
When Will CBO and the House Budget Committee Ever Learn About Sector Financial Balances?
It never ceases to amaze me that those who offer budget plans and projections never take into account the reality that their projections must be consistent with implications of trends in sector ...
Letsgetitdone 03/28/2015 6 7 3 -
The New York Times Covers the TPP: A Commentary
Wikileaks did us all another service yesterday by releasing the “Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP): Investment Chapter Consolidated Text,” and collaborating with the New York Times to ...
Letsgetitdone 03/27/2015 7 10 1 -
Thoughts About the Trans-Pacific Partnership
During a recent Amy Goodman interview of Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, on her Democracy Now show, Wallach neatly summarized the problems of progressives with the TPP:
Letsgetitdone 03/25/2015 5 9 1 -
A glimpse of just how bad the current macro-economics environment is...
The following article was written by Post-Keynesian economist Robert Skidelsky over at Project Syndicate. Post-keynesian economists are more thoroughly anchored in reality than mainstream orthodox ...
Auburn Parks 03/25/2015 9 6 - -
The Value of the Right Ratio Is Zero
The public debt-to-GDP ratio is, perhaps, the most important measure used in discussions of the relative fiscal sustainability of nations. Nations with high levels of debt-to-GDP are viewed as ...
Letsgetitdone 03/17/2015 5 5 - -
The Profound Fiscal Irresponsibility of Resistance to Facts
Just as every Spring we can count on the Peter G. Peterson Foundation (PGPF) to do a supportive press release when the CBO issues one of its budget outlook 10 year projection reports, we can also ...
Letsgetitdone 03/16/2015 12 2 - -
Podcast: A Conversation with Mike Norman
Earlier today, I appeared on Mike Norman's podcast for a long conversation about how I became interested in MMT, my recent blog series on Bruce Bartlett's testimony to the Senate Budget Committee, ...
Letsgetitdone 03/12/2015 3 2 1 -
The Peterson Foundation Sings the Same Old Song
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation (PGPF) always does a press release when the CBO issues one of its budget outlook 10 year projection reports. The PGPF did another in January quoting its President ...
Letsgetitdone 03/11/2015 2 9 1 -
The “Debt Crisis” According to Bruce Bartlett: Part Five
This is the last post in my analysis and commentary on Bruce Bartlett's testimony to the Senate Budget Committee. There's one very significant issue left to discuss, and that is the issue of fiscal ...
Letsgetitdone 03/10/2015 6 9 - -
The “Debt Crisis” According to Bruce Bartlett: Part Four
This is the fourth in a series of commentaries on Bruce Bartlett's recent testimony to the Senate Budget Committee. I appreciated his testimony and his critical evaluation of the idea that there is ...
Letsgetitdone 03/09/2015 2 4 - -
The “Debt Crisis” According to Bruce Bartlett: Part Three
In the first two parts of this series of commentaries on Bruce Bartlett's testimony to the Senate Budget Committee, I've reviewed the first 8 paragraphs in his statement. These points debunked ...
Letsgetitdone 03/08/2015 5 7 - -
The “Debt Crisis” According to Bruce Bartlett: Part Two
This is the second in a blog series of commentaries on Bruce Bartlett's recent statement to the Senate Budget Committee. The first post in the series discussed a number of his comments on aspects ...
Letsgetitdone 03/07/2015 1 7 1 -
The “Debt Crisis” According to Bruce Bartlett: Fiat Sovereignty
Today, I'll offer the first of three commentary posts on Bruce Bartlett's recent testimony before the Senate Budget Committee. Bruce Bartlett is a long-time veteran of the fiscal policy wars. He ...
Letsgetitdone 03/06/2015 11 14 1 -
Will We Ever Get Change if We Keep Electing People Who Represent Special Interests?
We can see the positioning and the messaging on the Democratic side beginning to take shape for the 2016 elections. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren with nods to Thomas Piketty and various ...
Letsgetitdone 03/05/2015 3 6 1 -
Return of the Coin?
The last few weeks have seen at least two posts calling attention to the potential use of the platinum coin in America's political economy. The first to appear was Rob Urie's piece in Counterpunch ...
Letsgetitdone 02/13/2015 19 12 1 -
Income Inequality: Causes and Fixes Through Left and Right Lenses
Came across this article this morning from the Columbus Dispatch, where I thought that the writer, Jack Torry, did a credible job of defining the differences in the way that Republicans and ...
Phoebe Loosinhouse 02/09/2015 25 14 1 -
How to run a currency Part III: Tax reform that's of and for the people
Here is another interesting article by Geoff Coventry. Make sure to visit Geoff's blog: Its The People's Money, A nation's money belongs to the people and should serve the public good to enjoy his ...
Auburn Parks 01/21/2015 2 6 1 -
How to run a currency Part II: Taxation for dummies
Here is another interesting article by Geoff Coventry. Make sure to visit Geoff's blog: Its The People's Money, A nation's money belongs to the people and should serve the public good. to enjoy his ...
Auburn Parks 01/18/2015 4 8 1 -
How to run a currency Part I: Getting the words right
Here is another interesting article by Geoff Coventry. Make sure to visit Geoff's blog: Its The People's Money, A nation's money belongs to the people and should serve the public good. to enjoy his ...
Auburn Parks 01/15/2015 4 9 2 -
Save our sacrifices for when we really need them
Here is another interesting article by Geoff Coventry. Make sure to visit Geoff's blog: Its The People's Money, A nation's money belongs to the people and should serve the public good. to enjoy his ...
Auburn Parks 01/13/2015 5 6 1 -
Progressive Economics Gets A Toehold in Congress
In a major development that has excited progressive economists, one of their own has been named Chief Economist on the Senate Budget Committee. Dr. Stephanie Kelton, a major proponent of Modern ...
psyched 01/07/2015 13 17 - -
2015: A year to learn hope-filled economics
Here is another interesting article by Geoff Coventry. Make sure to visit Geoff's blog Its The People's Money, A nation's money belongs to the people and should serve the public good. to enjoy his ...
Auburn Parks 01/06/2015 4 6 1 -
How Progressive Taxes Support the 1%
It may seem contradictory at first but its actually quite obvious after further analysis. Progressives are constantly going on about how we need to increase taxes on the 1% in order to fund Govt ...
Auburn Parks 01/05/2015 55 6 1 -
Issuing TSY securities is not a protection against inflation
Far too many times have I seen the "debt monetization" or "money printing" canards put forward about the supposed dangers of deficit spending without issuing TSY securities. After a long and ...
Auburn Parks 12/28/2014 15 4 1 -
Just Another Example Why the CBO's Longer Term Forecasts Cannot be Trusted
The CBO is so riddled with mainstream neo-liberal economic doctrine that it cant be taken seriously as a forecaster. And here's a good example why: CBO estimates that federal debt held by the ...
Auburn Parks 12/12/2014 12 1 1 -
The Lawless Society
The release of the Senate's torture report reminds us of the central fact of American society, today. Any semblance of equal justice under the law is now gone from what our leaders claim is the world'
Letsgetitdone 12/11/2014 5 3 1 -
A Credibility Problem?
President Obama's remarks to the Business Roundtable on Trade raise alarm bells for us all, and suggest that he is still pushing his pro- 1% agenda for all it is worth. Perhaps it would be better if ...
Letsgetitdone 12/08/2014 9 13 1 -
Angst in Freedonia: are there no alternatives to austerity?
Here is an interesting follow-up article where Geoff Coventry expands on his insightful Freedonia and Moronia sovereign currency parable . He examines further the differences between having a fixed ...
Auburn Parks 12/08/2014 3 4 1 -
A TWELVE STEP PROGRAM TO RESTORE PROSPERITY: THE BERNIE SANDERS PLAN
By L. Randall Wray (Cross-posted with permission of the author from New Economic Perspectives ) Here’s a summary of the plan Bernie Sanders has set out, along with my comments (in italics). 1.) ...
Letsgetitdone 12/07/2014 46 25 6 -
The Economic Agenda for America: A Commentary
Senator Bernie Sanders just released his “Economic Agenda for America.” While that agenda is certainly more progressive than the talk we hear from Democrats, and certainly is progressive in its ...
Letsgetitdone 12/06/2014 18 10 1 -
The Way Out of Shutdown Shenanigans
Today, I received an e-mail from the Friends of (the very popular with progressives) Senator Bernie Sanders. In it the Senator says: I'm joining with the members of Progressives United to send a ...
Letsgetitdone 12/04/2014 17 2 1 -
Freedonia & Moronia: A Sovereign Currency Parable
I'd like to welcome a new contributor to our Money & Public Purpose Blog, the excellent Geoff Coventry who is graciously allowing us to cross-post his articles from his fantastic blog: "It's The ...
Auburn Parks 12/02/2014 7 13 1 -
Which number is bigger $3.5 Trillion or $68 Trillion?
Repeat after me, unless we run a budget surplus, taxes are never and in fact could never be used to "pay off our debt". And this post will definitively demonstrate this blindingly obvious reality. ...
Auburn Parks 12/01/2014 18 14 2 -
Prosecutorial Discretion: Plenty for Me; But None for Thee
Republican “strategists,” Party functionaries, and Congresspeople, are saying, with considerable emotion and rage, that the President's Executive Order allowing undocumented immigrants goes ...
Letsgetitdone 11/22/2014 9 7 1 -
Why Democrats Lost: It's Not All About Millennials
Carl Gibson, a writer blogging at Reader Supported News, provides an "Open Letter to the Democrats" giving his view of why they lost the Congressional Elections of 2014. He endorses the President's ...
Letsgetitdone 11/12/2014 12 15 1 -
Elizabeth Warren: Better, But Not there Yet
In her recent post-election piece “It's Time to Work on America's Agenda” Elizabeth Warren points out that the changes in Washington and in various States aren't changing the fact that The ...
Letsgetitdone 11/11/2014 7 12 2 -
Piketty's Neoliberal Capital
Let's get this out of the way. I agree with Piketty's overall conclusion in Capital about inequality, that: the distribution of wealth in many industrial nations is highly unequal, wealth ...
Letsgetitdone 11/02/2014 12 11 4 -
Cantor Repeats the Same Old Nonsense: Shows He Hasn't Learned A Thing From Defeat
Eric Cantor weighed in today at Quora on the balanced budget Amendment. This is what he said: Once created, government programs build constituencies of special interests determined to keep the ...
Letsgetitdone 10/27/2014 19 7 1 -
Beware of Policies and Legislation Based on Generational Accounting
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation (PGPF) and its allied army of associated deficit hawks want the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the General Accountability Office (GAO), and the Office of ...
Letsgetitdone 10/11/2014 4 6 1 -
Paul Krugman Still Believes That “teh debt” Can Be a Problem for the U.S.
The deficit is now down to under 3% of GDP, and in contemplating that fact, Paul Krugman asks why the deficit hawks aren't celebrating the precipitous fall from nearly 10% of GDP a few years ago. He ...
Letsgetitdone 10/10/2014 112 12 1 -
Yes We Can Pay for Increasing Social Security Benefits
Some time ago, in the pages of USA Today, Duncan Black, better known to some as Atrios voiced the immediate need for increased Social Security benefits of 20% or more even if it means raising taxes ...
Letsgetitdone 10/08/2014 59 10 2 -
Equality, MMT, Real Fiscal Responsibility, and Re-inventing Democracy
Inequality and MMT For some time now, MMT has been receiving criticism from self-identified progressives charging that MMT economists and advocates aren't concerned about one of the most pressing ...
Letsgetitdone 10/05/2014 6 7 - -
The Re-invent Democracy Platform and MMT
The MMT Uptake Problem Proponents of the Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) approach to macroeconomics have had many successes since the approach was first synthesized in coherent form by Warren Mosler. ...
Letsgetitdone 09/29/2014 7 6 2 -
Why Modern Monetary Theory is a dicey bet for liberals
MMT is often promoted as inherently progressive, but beyond a simple description of how money works things get murky. Cross posted from Pruning Shears .
danps 09/27/2014 105 6 - -
A Bottom-Up Solution to Cross-Border Conflicts: The Case of the Middle East and ISIL
Introduction The outbreak of another Western-led military conflict in the Middle East is widely viewed as unwinnable. It is also viewed as counterproductive because of its potential to help its ...
Nancy Bordier 09/26/2014 4 7 - -
A Bottom-Up Solution to the Global Democracy Crisis
Before the “no” vote on Scotland's independence, The New York Times, carried a post by Neil Irwin in the Upshot making the point that the then upcoming vote “shows a global crisis of the elites.
Letsgetitdone 09/21/2014 4 3 1 -
Real Fiscal Responsibility: What Chris Hayes Said
I'm interrupting my series on US Government Real Fiscal Responsibility since the Carter Administration to write about something Chris Hayes said relating to Real Fiscal Responsibility. Back in ...
Letsgetitdone 09/08/2014 6 9 1 -
Real Fiscal Responsibility 5; Carter: Environmental Degradation
This, the fifth post in a series evaluating the fiscal responsibility/irresponsibility of the Governments of the United States (mostly the Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Federal Reserve) by ...
Letsgetitdone 09/05/2014 4 5 1 -
Real Fiscal Responsibility 4; Carter: Education Reform
If you're reading this you've landed near but not at the beginning of my very lengthy series evaluating the fiscal responsibility/irresponsibility of the Governments of the United States (mostly the ...
Letsgetitdone 09/02/2014 2 6 2 -
Real Fiscal Responsibility 3; Carter: Inflation and Health Care
Here's the third post in my series evaluating the fiscal responsibility/irresponsibility of the Governments of the United States (mostly the Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Federal Reserve) ...
Letsgetitdone 09/01/2014 3 4 1 -
Real Fiscal Responsibility 2; Carter: Stagnation and Unemployment
This post continues my series evaluating the fiscal responsibility/irresponsibility of the Governments of the United States (mostly the Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Federal Reserve) by ...
Letsgetitdone 08/31/2014 1 9 1 -
Real Fiscal Responsibility I: Preliminaries
This is the first in a lengthy blog series that will evaluate the US Government's record on Real Fiscal Responsibility, Administration period by Administration period, since the Administration of ...
Letsgetitdone 08/30/2014 7 7 1 -
Typical Republican Intellectual Dissonance
I have a singular guiding principle for my morality, and its the oldest and IMO best human expression for determining right from wrong. People know it as the golden rule. 'Do unto others as you ...
Auburn Parks 08/30/2014 5 10 2 -
"The world is dying despite the single, most powerful invention of human ingenuity"
An awesome piece by Rodger Malcolm Mitchell at Monetarysovereignty.com , laying out the cruel stupidity of austerity aka deficit reduction during a time of climate crisis and mass unemployment. Enjoy!
Auburn Parks 08/18/2014 16 28 2 -
Let's Get Fiscal, Fiscal. I Wanna' Get Fiscal...
This is the second bite-sized installment in my series on why monetary policy matters to progressives, why it’s worth your time to learn and why it isn’t as hard or as boring as you think.* ...
bunnygirl60 08/06/2014 23 17 2 -
How to Clear the Room of Progressives
Having just returned from NN14 I have confirmed something I always knew down deep in my heart. If you want to watch the life go out of the eyes of all but a handful of very wonky progressives you ...
bunnygirl60 07/31/2014 193 242 9 -
BREAKING NEWS- CBO warns of impending email scarcity
This is an absolutely hilarious Onion-style satirical piece written by a great progressive in the MMT community, Justin Santopietro aka TheJustGatekeeper. You should definitely follow Justin on ...
Auburn Parks 07/13/2014 8 17 1 -
Democrats struggle to understand how Bush Tax Cuts wiped out $6.6 trillion in personal income
Cross posted from Real Economics . According to an analysis by Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter David Cay Johnston , the Bush tax cuts, rather than resulting in great general ...
NBBooks 07/13/2014 220 415 56 -
Repeat After Me Wingers, There Is No Such Thing As a Free Market.
This is an excellent piece coming at the realities of our economy from a legal POV. This is re-posted from the always excellent New Economic Perspectives blog. Its written by a recent Columbia Law ...
Auburn Parks 06/25/2014 6 6 - -
Elizabeth Warren's Student Loan Proposal: Yet Another Progressive Political Loser
In what is just the most recent example of The Big Lie at work (that the Govt's finances are just like your personal finances and that deficit spending is inherently inflationary), Senator Warren ...
Auburn Parks 06/10/2014 84 7 - -
Saving Europe with MMT, or as goes Europe, goes the World...
Ian Welsh wrote , and we’ve commented, because while Ian provides penetrating analysis, there is no suggestion of solutions, for example those on which Marine Le Pen campaigns, which seem cogent: ...
Synoia 06/01/2014 10 7 1 -
The Game of Monopoly and Why Rising Home Prices are Crushing the Middle Class
When it comes to housing, we've been trained to think of it illogically. We cheer every uptick in home prices without ever thinking about the consequences. We think of home prices like we do ...
gjohnsit 05/31/2014 40 90 4 -
The most important thing you will learn about Social Security today
The United States is monetarily sovereign and is the monopoly issuer of it's currency. No one else is authorized to print and spend the U.S. dollar. What this means is that the government can always ...
whoknu 05/31/2014 29 26 6 -
"Why The Upper .1% Loves Student Loans..."
An incredibly depressing piece from Rodger Malcolm Mitchell that I'm cross posting from his blog http://mythfighter.com/ about the sad state of our higher education debt racket: "As readers of ...
Auburn Parks 05/22/2014 25 17 1 -
Cross-Post: "The Big Lie and the Highway Trust Fund"
Many thanks to Rodger Malcolm Mitchell over at his Monetary Sovereignty blog for letting us share his post at Kos on the Money and Public Purpose blog. http://mythfighter.com/2014/05/16/the-big-lie-...
Auburn Parks 05/16/2014 26 4 1 -
Are We An Oligarchy Yet?
Matt Stoller believes that the recent pre-publication release of a study by Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page doesn't support the idea that the United States is ...
Letsgetitdone 04/29/2014 11 9 1 -
Americans for Prosperity announces the Neo-Libertarian Platform
Following The Koch Supremes' (The Koch Enterprise's Band) latest decision on campaign funding, Americans for Prosperity have announced a new neo-libertarian platform for their new acquisition, The ...
Synoia 04/28/2014 4 2 - -
A Question For Our Post-Keynesian Brothers and Sisters, The Positive Money Folks
Martin Wolf's recent public adoption of the Positive Money group's full reserve banking policy has led to quite a bit of discussion in the econoblogosphere: "Strip private banks of their power to ...
Auburn Parks 04/27/2014 35 7 1 -
We Need Another Round of Fiscal Stimulus if Employment is to Continue to Grow.
The job numbers for March of this year were somewhat impressive; 192,000 was somewhat above the monthly average of around 175,000 since the start of four straight years of uninterrupted job growth ...
steve1960 04/26/2014 56 36 2 -
The PIIGS and MMT – An Exit Strategy for German Financial Colonies
This post assumes the reader has some knowledge of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). For a primer on MMT please refer here . Taking Ireland as an example, how would Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) fix the ...
Synoia 04/26/2014 21 7 1 -
Did Canada's Middle Class Just Get More Affluent Than the US's, or Did that Happen Long Ago?
The New York Times and Dave Leonhardt's Upshot section made a big splash a few days ago by reporting on a study showing that the Canadian middle class had caught the US middle class in median ...
Letsgetitdone 04/25/2014 26 18 2 -
Peterson/CBO Beat for Austerity Goes On!
Recently, I've been writing about oligarchs advocating for entitlement cuts and austerity. I've discussed attacks on entitlement benefits for the elderly from Abby Huntsman (of MSNBC's The Cycle) ...
Letsgetitdone 04/22/2014 4 7 - -
More Misdirection from Rampell in the Service of Generational War
In my last post, I took issue with a recent column by Catherine Rampell, who tries to make the case that ...
Letsgetitdone 04/19/2014 14 5 - -
Misdirection: Rampell Views Entitlements Through the Generational War Lens
Some of the favored children of the economic elite who have a public presence, work hard in their writing and speaking to divert attention from inequality and oligarchy issues by raising the issue ...
Letsgetitdone 04/18/2014 7 7 - -
The Poll Progressives Need To See....
When we combine the new evidence of our current oligarchy thats been provided by the corporate stooge supreme court with this brand new and rare poll of the 1% done by the academic journal "...
Auburn Parks 04/05/2014 30 33 1 -
Is the MSM Blackout on Inequality, Plutocracy, and Oligarchy Ending?
All of a sudden MSNBC cable commentators are talking about plutocracy and oligarchy. Surprisingly, the first occurrence of this I'm aware of was Chuck Todd, reacting on his Daily Rundown show to the ...
Letsgetitdone 04/04/2014 12 40 3 -
The Village Still Ignores the Most Important Point
In recent posts I reviewed two commentaries by Abby Huntsman on Social Security and other entitlements, also noting points made in other critiques of her narratives. Abby's commentaries are here, ...
Letsgetitdone 04/01/2014 6 9 - -
Cross-Post: "Is this the end, or just the beginning, of money?"
An excellent and thought provoking piece by Rodger Malcolm Mitchell over at mythfighter.com. One thing to keep in mind, private currencies are not rare now or historically. Bank notes used to be ...
Auburn Parks 03/31/2014 3 5 - -
When You Really Look, Financial Quicksand Turns Into Oligarchical BS
Abby Huntsman's first rant about entitlements soliciting generational warfare got a lot of pushback from defenders. I reviewed the main points made in defense of entitlements, and then added “the ...
Letsgetitdone 03/29/2014 3 8 - -
Did you really think Republicans were the only BIG LIARs?
Written by Rodger Malcolm Mitchell and cross-posted from his blog mythfighter.com Which do you fear more? The out-and-out, “I-can’t-believe-they-actually-said-that” fruitcake-nutty, Michele ...
Auburn Parks 03/26/2014 70 9 2 -
Envy or Honest Outrage?
Catherine Rampell offered a theory the other day, in a piece entitled: “Income inequality isn’t about the rich — it’s about the rest of us.” She says: People don’t hate you because you�
Letsgetitdone 03/25/2014 4 7 - -
The Most Important Point of All Was Ignored
MSNBC's right wing representative on The Cycle, Abby Huntsman, got a lot of pushback from Social Security defenders after her rant last week. They made points similar to the following in countering ...
Letsgetitdone 03/23/2014 10 13 1 -
An Open Letter to Don Beyer, VA – 8th Candidate for Congress
(Author’s note: My apologies: this one’s about 6 times longer than the ideal 1000 word post. I just didn’t feel right about breaking it up into parts, however, because that lose the continuity.
Letsgetitdone 03/21/2014 5 6 - -
Still Not Over: CPC Update
The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) recently issued its “Better Off Budget” document as an alternative to the White House/OMB document, and the coming House budget document, a Republican/...
Letsgetitdone 03/18/2014 15 7 1 -
Executive Orders: A Fair Ranking of Presidents from Least Active to Most Active
Lately, Republicans have been riding the hobby horse of charging the President with being a dictator. Well clearly he is not that, or he would have had them imprisoned, or worse, a long time ago. On ...
Letsgetitdone 03/16/2014 22 16 1 -
An Even Better Way to Get Money Out of Politics
A couple of weeks ago, I posted on a simple solution to the problem of getting money out of politics. I said then: If the election you're voting in is virtually a two candidate contest, then vote ...
Letsgetitdone 03/16/2014 4 5 1 -
Proof that Our Govt budget is not like a household budget (youtube links fixed, I hope)
And thus that taxes and borrowing are not necessary for Govt spending. This is a fairly comprehensive list of examples that I've accumulated over time. Other people might like to bookmark some of ...
Auburn Parks 03/12/2014 7 6 2 -
Peterson Thinks We Need Austerity While He Lives It Up!
The Peterson Foundation reacted to the President's budget document with a report repeating its usual whining about the debt problem, and the need to cut entitlements. Here are quotations from the ...
Letsgetitdone 03/09/2014 8 7 2 -
Full Employment, the only possible route to continued progressive electoral success
Progressives have lost Our moral authority to advocate for full employment. This has happened because We have come to accept the right wing economic framing that Our national budget (re: Govt budget)
Auburn Parks 03/09/2014 3 4 1 -
No, Virginia, the Austerity Era Is Not Over
If the President's budget were enacted by Congress, and OMB's projections over the next decade hold, it would almost certainly mean economic stagnation punctuated by recession over the next decade. ...
Letsgetitdone 03/08/2014 1 9 1 -
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