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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 ...
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Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Mar 11, 2015 at 07:57 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
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 ...
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Comment Count 18 comments on Sat Dec 06, 2014 at 08:37 PM PST with 10 Recommends
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 ...
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Comment Count 17 comments on Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 05:56 AM PST with 2 Recommends
(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.
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Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 09:22 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
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 ...
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Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 10:57 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Today, John Boehner bowed to the inevitable logic of the impending political season and placed a “clean” debt ceiling increase bill on the floor of the House. At this writing, the bill passed ...
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Comment Count 21 comments on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 07:00 AM PST with 6 Recommends
This is the concluding post in a four part series on the “Top” reasons why the national debt should matter. In Part One, I considered “Fix the Debt's��
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Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 03:15 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
In Part One of this series, I considered “Fix the Debt's” claim that high levels of debt cause high unemployment and gave a few reasons why this is ...
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Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 04:13 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
I came across a post from the “Fix the Debt” campaign last month called “The Top Five Worst Reasons Why the National Debt Should Matter to You.” It's a post full of debt/deficit lies that ...
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Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Aug 24, 2013 at 11:41 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
The first two Parts in this series began answering the question “what would u have him do?” It arose in the context of a Post at Naked Capitalism by Michael Hudson with some additions by Yves ...
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Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Jul 30, 2013 at 08:24 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Responding to a Post at Naked Capitalism by Michael Hudson with some additions by Yves Smith, a commenter, objecting to the criticism of the President's Knox College speech,
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Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 05:21 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
There were varying reactions to the President's recent speech at Knox College this week. My reaction was that the speech was deeply dishonest in light of the President's previous policies, actions, ...
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Comment Count 30 comments on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 12:28 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
On May 9, 2013, The Republican House passed H.R. 807 the Full Faith and Credit Act. The Bill says in part: (a) In General- In the event that the debt of the United States Government, as defined in ...
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Comment Count 6 comments on Tue May 14, 2013 at 03:30 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
OK, austerity has always been about the causality. The people who are trying their best to get us to cut more and more spending, somewhat less than their best to get us to raise taxes, and who are ...
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Comment Count 8 comments on Thu May 02, 2013 at 04:30 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
The underlying rationale for “a Grand Bargain” and the President’s deficit reduction budget including cuts to both Social Security (SS) and Medicare and many valuable discretionary programs, ...
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Comment Count 54 comments on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 07:00 AM PDT with 88 Recommends
The popular narrative in Washington, DC these days among the MSM pundits is that the Congress is “dysfunctional” in the sense that it is very difficult for it to pass a budget and rise above ...
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Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 06:30 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Jack Foster proposed a framing document for High Value Platinum Coin Seigniorage, in a recent comment he made on one of my posts. In response, I posted a six-part blog series to accommodate readers ...
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Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 08:36 AM PST with 4 Recommends
This series provides a framing document for Platinum Coin Seigniorage (PCS). In the five previous parts of the series, I pointed out that there are three classes of opponents of High Value Platinum ...
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Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 01:00 PM PST with 8 Recommends
This series provides a framing document for Platinum Coin Seigniorage (PCS). In the four previous parts of the series, I pointed out that there are three classes of opponents of High Value ...
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Comment Count 26 comments on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 05:00 PM PST with 11 Recommends
This series provides a framing document for Platinum Coin Seigniorage (PCS). In the three previous parts of the series, I pointed out that there are three classes of opponents of High Value ...
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Comment Count 16 comments on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST with 6 Recommends