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I am sort of used to the foolishness spewed by the transcribers of press releases (formerly known as "journalists) when it comes to Social Security. "The sky is falling, the sky is falling" is ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 01:11 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
In the wake of September's strong jobs report, Megan Thee-Brenan ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 01:03 PM PDT with 44 Recommends
With its first public hearings set to begin next week, the House select committee on Benghazi will take a major step towards achieving its mission. Of course, that mission is not to seek the ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 82 comments on Sun Sep 14, 2014 at 03:20 PM PDT with 73 Recommends
Cross-posted at ACA Signups a few days ago NOTE: I'm cross-posting this here in light of Joan McCarter's own diary about Medicare costs *dropping* on a per-capita basis. I post guest entries once ...
by Brainwrap
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 09:31 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
The Scottenfreuden continues! And now Scott Walkers election year "big budget surplus" has now become a deficit. I'm enjoying the image of him being chased around by a bunch of red ink that he's ...
by Puddytat
Comment Count 123 comments on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 01:29 PM PDT with 250 Recommends
For Republicans, it is the love that dare not speak its name. Tax cuts don't pay for themselves by generating economic growth so explosive that government revenues exceed the ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 49 comments on Sat Jun 28, 2014 at 04:40 PM PDT with 148 Recommends
In December 2004, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld lectured American troops worried about vital equipment shortages plaguing U.S. combat forces in Iraq. "You go to war with the army you have," ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 40 comments on Sun May 25, 2014 at 04:00 PM PDT with 56 Recommends
And now for today's quiz: When is $10 billion greater than $310 billion? When Republicans control the House of Representatives. Yes, the American people got another lesson in GOP math this week ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 54 comments on Sun May 11, 2014 at 06:15 PM PDT with 63 Recommends
For over 30 years, it has been the Republican Party's uber lie. Ever since Jude Wanniski first sketched Arthur Laffer's curve on the back of a napkin, conservatives have claimed that "...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 96 comments on Fri May 02, 2014 at 01:39 PM PDT with 158 Recommends
The current recovery is seriously being threatened once again by what economist Paul Krugman calls "the deficit hawks." They advocate austerity with tired old arguments that have been shown time and ...
by steve1960
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu May 01, 2014 at 01:37 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
Still in the throes of Bridgegate, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has another crisis on ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 12:18 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
From time to time, Republican Party leaders are forced to remind their candidates that they are living in the 21st century. In early 2008, the GOP got diversity training in preparation for ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 12:41 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is facing a crisis, just not the one many pundits and most conservatives think. To be sure, the Republican excavation project to unearth the smoking gun proving ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 78 comments on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 03:00 PM PDT with 100 Recommends
The rise of the tea party five years ago may have been among the most ironic developments in modern American political history. After all, the astroturf protesters who chanted "Taxed Enough Already"
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 11:01 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Stung by the blowback from his denunciation of the "tailspin of culture in our inner cities" bred by "generations of men not even thinking about working," Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 58 comments on Sun Apr 06, 2014 at 11:16 AM PDT with 73 Recommends
And now a few words of advice to Paul Ryan : for your own sake if not ours, stop unveiling your House Republican budget proposals on April Fool's Day. It only draws attention to the fact that from ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 11:49 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Progressives have lost Our moral authority to advocate for full employment. This has happened because We have come to accept the right wing economic framing that Our national budget (re: Govt budget)
by Auburn Parks
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 10:41 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Five years ago today, CNBC ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 01:40 PM PST with 17 Recommends
Word that Speaker John Boehner will bring a "clean" debt ceiling bill up for a vote in the House On Tuesday brought a sigh of relief to ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 01:43 PM PST with 4 Recommends
Despite their trumpeting of its latest budget report, it's no secret that Republicans hate the nonpartisan ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 01:36 PM PST with 4 Recommends