OK

These are the most recent diaries filed under this tag:
Of the clown acts the Republican Congressional leadership currently has on display, the one with the broadest destructive potential is the contest between competing budget proposals. The House ...
by Liberal Protestant
Comment Count 29 comments on Wed Mar 25, 2015 at 07:03 PM PDT with 64 Recommends
Just as every Spring we can count on the Peter G. Peterson Foundation (PGPF) to do a supportive press release when the CBO issues one of its budget outlook 10 year projection reports, we can also ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Mar 16, 2015 at 02:20 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation (PGPF) always does a press release when the CBO issues one of its budget outlook 10 year projection reports. The PGPF did another in January quoting its President ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Mar 11, 2015 at 07:57 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Approximately 3 million jobs were added. In contrast, in 2008-09, at the height of the effects of the financial collapse, about 5 million jobs were lost. A big reason for the growth is that fiscal ...
by Paleo
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Jan 09, 2015 at 07:59 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Yep, that's right. The Topeka Capital Journal reports : Kansas state government is on the verge of a financial windfall with the auctioning of thousands of sex toys seized by the revenue ...
by Cartoon Peril
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Sep 26, 2014 at 05:49 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Why would the US reward corporations, of all people, by giving them the same tax exemption that churches enjoy? Do they ever bring anyone a little salvation, redemption, or prosperity to deserve ...
by Mark Lippman
Comment Count 52 comments on Wed Sep 10, 2014 at 02:53 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
Cross posted from Real Economics . According to an analysis by Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter David Cay Johnston , the Bush tax cuts, rather than resulting in great general ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 220 comments on Sun Jul 13, 2014 at 01:09 PM PDT with 415 Recommends
Over the balance of this year, you are likely to hear more and more about our broken Highway Funding system. For instance, William Moore, of the consultancy group Vianovo and member of the ...
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 41 comments on Sun Mar 30, 2014 at 06:25 PM PDT with 61 Recommends
The Peterson Foundation reacted to the President's budget document with a report repeating its usual whining about the debt problem, and the need to cut entitlements. Here are quotations from the ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 10:57 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Effective regulation , and on that note, it is a positive thing that the Summers of our discontent can finally be laid to rest. After all the damage Larry Summers has caused in being one of the ...
by priceman
Comment Count 35 comments on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 02:47 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 63 comments on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 02:00 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
The Huffington Post reports that the Center for American Progress ("a pillar of the Democratic establishment in Washington") is walking away from negotiations aimed at reaching a grand bargain in ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Jun 06, 2013 at 04:21 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
We here at Koch Charities have seen a lot of heartache and suffering in the world, and normally we enjoy it - but nothing prepared us for what we saw on our visit to Beverly Hills, CA: Scenes of ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 40 comments on Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 05:26 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
The profound fact you libruls never seem to understand, and that conservatives have figured out, is that the true measure of a thing's value is in how little it exists : The less you know about ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed May 01, 2013 at 04:46 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
The United States is (or, more precisely, was) on the verge of rebuilding its independent manned spaceflight capability through the Commercial Crew Development program (CCDev), and in particular ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed May 01, 2013 at 06:06 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Deficit spending by the government is merely the counterpart of private sector saving. What government deficit spending does is to permit the private sector to achieve its level of desired saving. ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 11:19 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
“Republicans in Congress have two choices here: They can act responsibly, and pay America’s bills; or they can act irresponsibly, and put America through another economic crisis. But they will ...
by pierre9045
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 07:47 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
SC Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler, R-Cherokee, has introduced an education bill modeled on a third-grade retention policy widely promoted by Jeb Bush as one aspect of the larger so-called ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 05:43 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
The Sector Financial Balances Model: Domestic Private Balance + Domestic Government Balance + Foreign Balance = 0 is an accounting identity that provides a focus for macroeconomic analysis, ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 09:52 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
The popular narrative in Washington, DC these days among the MSM pundits is that the Congress is “dysfunctional” in the sense that it is very difficult for it to pass a budget and rise above ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 06:30 AM PDT with 6 Recommends