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In Reject the Deal, Jeffrey Sachs argues we are on the verge of locking in Bush era maximum tax revenues of 18% of our gross domestic product, GDP, while our current government expenditures are 23%. ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 56 comments on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 11:23 AM PST with 21 Recommends
While we wait for breaking news on the budget negotiations here are two interesting, if not gloomy, perspectives from pundits to provide some context. According to David Brooks: Fiscal Cliff Blame ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 07:18 AM PST with 11 Recommends
Micheal McAuliff and Jennifer Bendery, of Huffington Post, are reporting Fiscal Cliff: GOP Gives In On Social Security Cuts In Stalled Talks, quoting Senator John McCain saying "we can't win an ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 54 comments on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 03:19 PM PST with 72 Recommends
MoveOn.org has published a whip count of declared positions by Democratic Senators re: CPI. You can visit their page here: http://pol.moveon.org/fiscal-showdown-whip/index.html According to their ...
by praenomen
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 05:00 PM PST with 14 Recommends
When the President assumed office 4 years ago, he described the economy as having been driven off the road and into a ditch. 4 years later we are out of the Ditch and on the edge of a Cliff. But if ...
by PoliticalPizza
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 02:42 PM PST with 1 Recommend
Add my voice to the chorus. When my kids were growing up they used to ask for Skittles for breakfast. Not every request needs to be honored. Not every idea is a good idea. No where can I find any ...
by Chunky Baxter
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 02:48 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Important to nothing, I'm curious how folks think the fiscal thingie negotiations will turn out. As a measuring point, let's take President Obama's offer today as reported by the NYTimes: President ...
by Armando
Comment Count 38 comments on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 01:07 PM PST with 14 Recommends
President Obama concessions on inflation adjustments to Social Security, and reduced tax revenues are not enough for House Speaker John Boehner who is holding the President's feet to the fire by ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:41 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Earlier today House Speaker John Boehner announced that negotiations to avert the fiscal cliff had reached the point of gridlock. Well, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has just announced a ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 78 comments on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 03:32 PM PST with 154 Recommends
The impact of Democratic victories could be undercut during the looming "fiscal cliff" negotiations if Democrats do not unite and flex their muscle to actually protect the coalitions who elected them.
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM PST with 2 Recommends