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Social Security is now permanently in the Village's sights, gawd help us all. Here's more conventional wisdom spouting ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 199 comments on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 12:50 PM PST with 0 Recommends
Over at Angry Bear , Bruce Webb has been writing about the threats to Social Security the 2% payroll tax cut included in the tax cut deal poses. It'...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 299 comments on Thu Dec 23, 2010 at 11:00 AM PST with 0 Recommends
The lack of balance in the media and Village discussions when it comes to Social Security is a common topic among us DFH bloggers, but we're not the only ones who've noticed it. So ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 42 comments on Wed Dec 22, 2010 at 06:52 PM PST with 0 Recommends
Despite the general failure of the catfood commission to fulfill its mission, coming in neither on time nor with the number of votes it needed, Washington appears ready to embrace it as though it ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 266 comments on Tue Dec 21, 2010 at 03:50 PM PST with 0 Recommends
In a stunningly one-sided story last night, 60 Minutes gave GOP Gov. Chris Christie the floor to push his war against public employees and the GOP narrative that has taken hold of the country--
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 204 comments on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 10:16 AM PST with 0 Recommends
Hopefully Orrin Hatch is reading the local, Capitol Hill news. Last week, he became one of the growing numbers of congresspeople ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 56 comments on Tue Dec 21, 2010 at 07:16 AM PST with 0 Recommends
President Obama applauded the passage of the tax cut deal--specifically, the extension of unemployment benefits and tax credits--in his weekly address this morning, saying he was "heartened by our ...
by Susan Gardner
Comment Count 126 comments on Sat Dec 18, 2010 at 01:36 PM PST with 0 Recommends
As of late last night, the Tax Deal - is a Done Deal . The House Passed the agreement 277 to 148.
by Frank Vyan Walton
Comment Count 26 comments on Fri Dec 17, 2010 at 05:48 AM PST with 12 Recommends
The Hill: A final House vote on President Obama’s tax proposal could be delayed after ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 91 comments on Thu Dec 16, 2010 at 11:16 AM PST with 0 Recommends
You want to hear something really depressing? If John McCain had won the presidency, there is almost no chance he could have gotten the Bush tax cuts extended for the rich. Think about it. How was a ...
by Cenk Uygur
Comment Count 411 comments on Wed Dec 15, 2010 at 09:35 AM PST with 72 Recommends
There's a lot wrong with the deal reached by the Administration and Senate Republicans. The most insidious problem with it is the 12-month cutback in payroll taxes that fund Social Security and ...
by Elwood Dowd
Comment Count 25 comments on Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 05:25 PM PST with 8 Recommends
Polling has begun to emerge on the proposed tax cut deal, and the consensus is that the overall deal is pretty popular. Surveys from both Pew ...
by Chris Bowers
Comment Count 128 comments on Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 12:48 PM PST with 0 Recommends
Sam Graham-Felsen says he was President Obama's 2008 "Chief Blogger"in an opinion piece just ...
by irmaly
Comment Count 703 comments on Thu Dec 16, 2010 at 08:00 PM PST with 506 Recommends
Cross-posted at my blog Getting Critical Most of the time when someone claims the usage of “revisionist history” it has a ...
by KJCity520
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Dec 12, 2010 at 06:27 AM PST with 13 Recommends
I'm a progressive/Centrist Dem, supported and worked for Obama from Day 1, and though I am not pleased about the Obama tax deal I grudgingly support it. (I think its pragmatic, the best we can get, ...
by fas
Comment Count 81 comments on Sat Dec 11, 2010 at 09:20 AM PST with 11 Recommends
From the Senate Republicans declaring that they would block everything in the lame duck session if they didn't get tax cut extentions for the uberwealthy, to the tax cut compromise with Minority ...
by Gay In Maine
Comment Count 40 comments on Sat Dec 11, 2010 at 08:04 AM PST with 13 Recommends
Republicans driving the deal to preserve Bush tax cuts don't believe or expect the tax cuts to create jobs or stimulate the economy.
by AUSADem
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 07:18 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Sen. Bernie Sanders deserves mad props for spending a long, long day " reminding the world that lack of jobs and declining ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 164 comments on Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 07:31 PM PST with 0 Recommends
Originally an unenthusiastic supporter (but a supporter nonetheless) of the tax cut deal, Dean Baker ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 266 comments on Sat Dec 11, 2010 at 01:32 PM PST with 0 Recommends
Well, we all knew this was coming, right? Tax cut deal! So we hammered out a deal that reflects ideas from both sides. It wasn’t easy, and it’s by no means perfect. And as ...
by Susan Gardner
Comment Count 516 comments on Sat Dec 11, 2010 at 07:32 AM PST with 0 Recommends