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The Peter G. Peterson Foundation (PGPF) and its allied army of associated deficit hawks want the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the General Accountability Office (GAO), and the Office of ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Oct 11, 2014 at 08:51 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
The deficit is now down to under 3% of GDP, and in contemplating that fact, Paul Krugman asks why the deficit hawks aren't celebrating the precipitous fall from nearly 10% of GDP a few years ago. He ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 112 comments on Fri Oct 10, 2014 at 10:16 PM PDT with 12 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
What an asshole: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/20130618-sen.-john-cornyn-discloses-3-texas-pensions-as-supplemental-income....
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 05:00 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
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by Mark Fiore
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 06:50 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
For those familiar with the devastating agony of losing their cognitive and emotional capacities, or those who are losing a loved one to such a painful neurodegenerative brain disease, this ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 02:48 PM PST with 37 Recommends
John Boehner and the Tea Party Congress are threatening to harm 99% of Americans in order to save the 1% from a FREAKIN MEASELY 4.6% tax increase. That's the whole argument the GOP has with ...
by War on Error
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 05:31 PM PST with 14 Recommends
I hope that Obama can use his oratory skill to explain Keynesianism in the way that the average guy can understand and make it clear that now is the time for smart spending. If you really really ...
by mittromneyitems
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 07:19 AM PST with 3 Recommends
During Part One of this series, I approached the end of my post with this paragraph. Apart from the political opposition from the insurance companies that Medicare for All would have engendered, I ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 10:57 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
It was very welcome to see The Washington Post cover MMT with a reasonably favorable post by Dylan Matthews, published on Ezra Klein's blog called “You know the deficit hawks. Now meet the deficit ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 09:30 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Romney is now running against Santorum on the claim that he, Romney, is the true Deficit Hawk(tm) , while Santorum is just really a Democrat in GOP clothing. I know, it makes no sense, but what ...
by HeartlandLiberal
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 04:04 AM PST with 6 Recommends
by War on Error
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 10:49 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Rick Perry's loose talk about Social Security being a ponzi scheme, is generating a lot of contrary ink, or electronic bits as the case may be. Cullen Roche has ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 45 comments on Fri Sep 16, 2011 at 08:32 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
First there's the humor-ironic take on the Topic ... Will Durst: The GOP death wish by Will Durst, KALWNews.org, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Jun 15, 2011 at 07:27 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Sen. Blunt today called on Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano to authorize the federal government to pay 100% of the tornado cleanup costs in Joplin, Missouri. Really, he did. http://www....
by Arthurkc
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu May 26, 2011 at 05:53 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
While some progressives are happy with the President's speech on the budget; others are suspicious, recognizing the President's repeated pattern of offering words that are reassuring to progressives ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 07:30 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
One of the most emotional issues in American politics is the sovereignty of the United States itself, and its independence from foreign powers, interests, other nations and their ruling elites, and ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 27 comments on Wed Apr 13, 2011 at 06:30 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
We just spent an agonizing few months in which the prospect of a government shut down was averted for five more months by a "deal" to cut roughly $38 Billion Dollars from Discretionary Spending. As ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 63 comments on Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 07:37 AM PDT with 51 Recommends
In Why Any Deal to Cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid Would be a Moral, Economic and ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 55 comments on Tue Mar 29, 2011 at 03:27 AM PDT with 49 Recommends
The Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) approach to economics must be starting to make some waves, because ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Mar 26, 2011 at 12:22 PM PDT with 9 Recommends