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As usual Obama looked out for us fairly well. All you folks in the financial industry who are weeping and wailing can just pound sand, cash in some stock options, sell your Lincoln, cry me a river. ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 402 comments on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 06:39 AM PST with 530 Recommends
As I’m sure you are aware, there is currently a major effort being waged by Wall Street CEOs, Republicans and some Democrats to do deficit reduction on the backs of the middle class and working ...
by US Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 98 comments on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 07:06 AM PST with 516 Recommends
I was going to publish this earlier, but held back with the news that the House GOP may blow the whole thing up. However, after Markos's new front page diary where he states "The ONLY leverage ...
by smash artist
Comment Count 392 comments on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 02:41 PM PST with 509 Recommends
This is not the summer of 2011 with the debt ceiling fight and Mr. Boehner is going to learn a very hard lesson. None of his bullshit extortion tricks are going to work. President Obama won and he ...
by TomP
Comment Count 177 comments on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 11:48 AM PST with 483 Recommends
Despite such terminology as “fiscal cliff” and “debt ceiling,” the great debate taking place in Washington now has relatively little to do with financial issues. It is all about ideology. ...
by Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 133 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 07:35 AM PST with 472 Recommends
Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor from the Clinton administration, and a well-respected economist in his own right, advocates for President Obama to open the negotiations from a higher ...
by slinkerwink
Comment Count 171 comments on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 09:22 AM PST with 442 Recommends
Remember last month when Mitt Romney beat President Obama 332 - 206? Elections have consequences.
by TheNewDeal00
Comment Count 237 comments on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 08:51 PM PST with 440 Recommends
I really like this! No pre-negotation concessions. Starting with his proposed budget. President Obama will begin talks with congressional leaders Friday with a plan to raise $1.6 trillion in new ...
by TomP
Comment Count 222 comments on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 03:23 PM PST with 434 Recommends
This is just absolute malarkey from Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini: Aetna Inc. Chief Executive Mark Bertolini, who is among a dozen chief executives meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama later this ...
by james321
Comment Count 282 comments on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 07:40 PM PST with 429 Recommends
So it’s been an interesting day. Obama flies back to Washington to work on a fiscal cliff solution. Boehner meanwhile calls the House back into session this coming Sunday night. The Senate is ...
by NewDealer
Comment Count 254 comments on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 08:43 PM PST with 412 Recommends
No more hostage taking. No more playing a Republican game that causes so many people pain. The so called "Fiscal Cliff" is drama speak, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Those two words ...
by Onomastic
Comment Count 419 comments on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 12:08 PM PST with 393 Recommends
That was the title of a now-famous essay by Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein : Let's just say it: The Republicans are the problem The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in ...
by Greg Dworkin
Comment Count 323 comments on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 07:35 AM PST with 378 Recommends
The Michale Corleone school of political bargaining. Ezra Klein reports : The debt ceiling [...] is proving a key sticking point, both in terms of politics and policy [...
by Armando
Comment Count 235 comments on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 09:13 AM PST with 368 Recommends
I want to keep this short and sweet. Nothing tells us more about the state of politics right now than the emerging Biden-McDonnell deal to extend Bush tax cuts on income between $250K and $450K per ...
by kid oakland
Comment Count 376 comments on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 03:24 PM PST with 364 Recommends
This is almost too good to be true, coming from a Villager like Joe Klein: The Republicans are, reportedly, outraged by President Obama’s opening bid in the fiscal cliff talks. Republicans always ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 150 comments on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 12:54 PM PST with 357 Recommends
America’s workers are coming together around our shared belief that working families need more economic security—not less—and the wealthy simply need to pay their fair share. No more Bush ...
by Richard Trumka
Comment Count 121 comments on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 11:08 AM PST with 346 Recommends
Look at this chart: Overlay that with this timeline of the debt ceiling negotiations of 2011: APRIL 15 The ...
by kos
Comment Count 442 comments on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:34 PM PST with 345 Recommends
Anyone feeling like we got the short end of the stick should read the comments. You'll enjoy them. Consider this your little bit of zen. http://www.redstate.com/2013/01/01/the-mcconnell-tax-hike/
by beholderseye
Comment Count 314 comments on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 08:58 PM PST with 342 Recommends
A senior administration official said the White House would make no new offers until Republicans changed their opposition to raising top tax rates. WSJ Of course, the WSJ buried the lede and spent ...
by blue aardvark
Comment Count 169 comments on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 01:37 PM PST with 328 Recommends
Last week, Noam Scheiber suggested that "To Save His Second Term, Obama Must Go Over the Fiscal Cliff." At the time, it was an intriguing argument. After this week, the argument appears compelling. ...
by Armando
Comment Count 269 comments on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 06:54 AM PST with 325 Recommends