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I am writing this ostensibly as a response to an earlier diary because when I read the linked Politico article , I also felt angry. However, my anger was directed at Politico for perpetuating the ...
by dcg2
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 12:57 PM PDT with 11 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 175 comments on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 05:05 PM PDT with 451 Recommends
Three days ago I saw a tweet of Obama propaganda , an allegedly sincere blast of four graphs demonstrating the very good underlying results of leadership that were being distracted from by the House ...
by paradox
Comment Count 64 comments on Sat Aug 02, 2014 at 09:29 AM PDT with 88 Recommends
Politics and Solving the Nation's Problems - You are right, it IS all about money. The wider scope solution is to Support the National Employment Recovery Act (NERA) and here is the solution. ...
by rncox
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 11:31 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
I just find it really interesting when Republicans and libertarians think they need to vote for Republicans because they are more fiscally conservative than Democrats. It's the single biggest lie ...
by coolelegans
Comment Count 11 comments on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 06:39 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
This one is simply outrageous. Corporations currently owe up to $700 billion in unpaid, "deferred" taxes. The country needs the money - partly because these companies owe so much in taxes. Which of ...
by davej
Comment Count 21 comments on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 11:38 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
In 1988 when I voted for George H. W. Bush for president, there was nothing unusual about it. From the time I turned 21, I had always voted Republican. But, after he broke his promise not to raise ...
by GerryMyers
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Jun 09, 2014 at 03:07 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
This article gives the data. The deficit will shrink to $500B or less this year. Why? Check out below whether it's growth or austerity.
by David PA
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon May 12, 2014 at 12:40 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
A “deficit” is when the government spends more than it takes in in a given fiscal year (Oct 1st of year preceding to Sept 30th). A “surplus” is just the opposite. All the deficits added ...
by ConnectTheDotsUSA
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Apr 27, 2014 at 02:42 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
When it comes to spending, boy do we have a MILITARY spending problem. Even if we end the war operations in Afghanistan more quickly, we are still spending approx $150 billion more than the post-...
by ConnectTheDotsUSA
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 07:02 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
I only noticed the news about the latest US tax revenues when I saw it discussed on Fox News. It was being presented somehow as bad news - the government getting more money. What wasn't mentioned -
by LarryLK
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Apr 23, 2014 at 06:21 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
But... it's a REALLY big number!!! I've recently joined DKos after almost a year of lurking. My thanks to kos and all of you who contribute diaries, comments, and other resources to this fantastic ...
by telebob1
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Apr 08, 2014 at 02:55 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
I got in a discussion with my friend about the Congressional Budget Office. Now I am curious what the general sentiment is out there. Optimism, Pessimism, Realism...
by Mr D
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 01:44 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Last December I'd stumbled across this interactive map put up by the PEW foundation , which had gathered each state's research on how many people were unemployed long termed, and how many were ...
by kavips
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 02:51 AM PST with 9 Recommends
At the Center for Media and Democracy's PR Watch, Mary Bottari writes [Fix the Debt’s Last Harrumphhttp://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/02/12391/fix-debt%E2%80%99s-last-hurrumph]:
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 32 comments on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 08:30 PM PST with 30 Recommends
On Valentine's Day, Senator Bernie Sanders sent a letter to the President, authored by himself and signed by 15 other Senators, all Democrats. The letter was a response to the rumors that the ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 07:00 AM PST with 14 Recommends
Seriously, Speaker Boehner. Bring unemployment aid to a vote. Americans see unemployment and jobs as the most important ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 38 comments on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 10:48 AM PST with 22 Recommends
This man is truly an a full-force douche'-spigot. Wow, like just, Wow! http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/02/14/vc-perkins-ignore-protesters-against-silicon-valleys-rich/ “I just find it almost ...
by Frank Vyan Walton
Comment Count 179 comments on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 07:06 AM PST with 215 Recommends
Paul Krugman can't explain why the deficit issue has suddenly dropped off the agenda. He says: . . . quite suddenly the whole thing has dropped off the agenda. You could say that this reflects ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 07:00 AM PST with 9 Recommends
This column by Ron Fournier got my blood boiling this morning. He, once again, elevates the alleged "debt crisis" over the actual economic crises we are facing right now. Even though the "debt ...
by Hesiod
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 09:08 AM PST with 5 Recommends