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"We're associated with being anti-everything," Bush said. "Way too many people believe that Republicans are anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-science , anti-gay, anti-worker. Many voters are simply ...
by jamess
Comment Count 35 comments on Sat May 23, 2015 at 09:07 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
The level of ignorance of people who put down the Democrats is simply amazing. But consider the Republicans: Republicans say they want to cut spending. What they really mean is they want to cut ...
by HashHoward
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Apr 23, 2015 at 11:32 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
On April 15, Congressional Republicans missed their deadline for the fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. Nevertheless, and despite their differences on defense spending and the voucherization of ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 53 comments on Sun Apr 19, 2015 at 07:30 AM PDT with 57 Recommends
"Unless we are able to correct this," National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson warned in November, "very bad things will happen to taxpayers." By "this," Olson meant five straight years of budget ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 45 comments on Fri Apr 10, 2015 at 02:18 PM PDT with 45 Recommends
I did a writeup on public spending in Kansas, and more broadly, the idea of using sophisticated analytics to determine appropriate levels of funding for public education, and potentially other ...
by leviabowles
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Mar 27, 2015 at 11:27 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here .[ Note for TomDispatch Readers:   As of Saturday morning, I will be on ...
by TomDispatch
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 09:01 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
This week, House and Senate Republicans will unveil their respective budget blueprints for fiscal year 2016. To hear Chuck Grassley (R-IA) of the Senate Budget Committee tell it, the ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Mar 16, 2015 at 01:57 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
This week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its assessment of President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2016. For those of us prioritizing economic growth over deficit ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 29 comments on Fri Mar 13, 2015 at 03:23 PM PDT with 56 Recommends
There are two Torah readings for this special Shabbat. The weekly reading, Mishpatim, chapters 21 through 24 of Exodus, forms the backbone of the legal code of the ancient Israelites. Two years ...
by Navy Vet Terp
Comment Count 50 comments on Thu Feb 12, 2015 at 05:30 PM PST with 19 Recommends
The year 2010 was huge for Republicans, and not just because of their overwhelming triumph in the midterm elections. Five years ago, the GOP made two very big promises to the American people. On ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 36 comments on Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 03:00 PM PST with 42 Recommends
Four years ago, Republicans led by then-new House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) began taking credit for the economic progress made since the Bush recession began in December 2007. Just ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 41 comments on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 08:40 AM PST with 97 Recommends
As 2015 opens, the American economy seems poised for robust economic expansion. Strong GDP growth and job creation, falling first-time jobless claims, surging stocks and (finally) rising wages ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun Jan 04, 2015 at 01:46 PM PST with 23 Recommends
The price of oil has dropped. Russia is sad, and we’re all glad, it seems. Except for someone like me, who understands that when we make a government suffer, the innocent population suffers as well.
by tsteinbreck
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Dec 28, 2014 at 09:20 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Over at the NY Times , "Steven Rattner is a Wall Street executive and a contributing opinion writer" who has put together some graphics delineating the intersection of government taxing and ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Nov 16, 2014 at 08:31 PM PST with 10 Recommends
And so should you. I spent years studying and flirting with anti-government philosophies on the right (libertarianism) and left (anarchism). But like so many philosophical notions, they sound ...
by SocioSam
Comment Count 74 comments on Sat Nov 08, 2014 at 02:11 PM PST with 94 Recommends
With Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell facing a ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 41 comments on Sun Oct 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM PDT with 71 Recommends
Today, Salon posted an excellent article from Joe Todd about our addiction to consumption. I think he's dead-on correct and it's time we took a hard look at what kind of life our society has ...
by TheodorP
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Sep 07, 2014 at 02:37 PM PDT with 10 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" just made ...
by davej
Comment Count 179 comments on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 05:05 PM PDT with 453 Recommends
He's not worried. He's got Wisconsin media in one of his pockets and loads of Koch money in the other. We'll see the ...
by Puddytat
Comment Count 78 comments on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 10:54 AM PDT with 130 Recommends
When you see a headline about the Pentagon spending $400B dollars, your first thought is: what war are we talking about? Military operations? Is this some strategy in the middle east or asia that ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 62 comments on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 02:29 PM PDT with 39 Recommends