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I urge you to call your Senators and your Congressperson today, even if you think this is a done deal and that it won't make a difference. Call anyway. Call and tell them to stand against this ...
by joanneleon
Comment Count 377 comments on Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 11:32 AM PST with 268 Recommends
We know that Republicans are on the march to slash even more spending from government by cutting back benefits in social programs, while demanding that their tax cuts for the wealthy not be offset. ...
by slinkerwink
Comment Count 588 comments on Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 07:49 AM PST with 265 Recommends
I'm taking you down, suckers!
by David Waldman
Comment Count 100 comments on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 12:30 PM PDT with 86 Recommends
Teddy Roosevelt : [...] when the former Republican president [Teddy Roosevelt] was running as a Progressive Party candidate for what would have been his third term (...
by jamess
Comment Count 64 comments on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 03:53 AM PST with 84 Recommends
Aaaand there it goes. Rumor has it, the administration is having second thoughts on a payroll tax holiday it was thinking about for businesses. (note to Obama: please...PLEASE change your mind.) ...
by Muskegon Critic
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Sep 07, 2010 at 07:47 AM PDT with 43 Recommends
Bruce Webb asked “Does Social Security contribute to the Debt? To the Deficit?” in "Deficits, Debt, Social Security: Building your Conceptual Toolkit" ([http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/03/...
by Liberal Thinking
Comment Count 40 comments on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 09:51 AM PST with 42 Recommends
I'm becoming increasingly concerned about the ...
by David Waldman
Comment Count 34 comments on Sat Jun 25, 2011 at 05:15 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
Bruce Bartlett is an economics expert, a former Domestic Policy Adviser in Reagan Administration, and a former Treasury Official during the ...
by aprichard
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Dec 06, 2010 at 11:01 PM PST with 22 Recommends
The agreement reached by President Obama with Republican leadership, including a two-year extension of tax cuts for the wealthiest in return for a one-year extension of modest tax ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 37 comments on Tue Dec 14, 2010 at 01:54 PM PST with 18 Recommends
Unconfirmed reports indicate that Capitol police have called for a hostage negotiator to respond to an ongoing situation in the Capitol building in which House Speaker John Boehner and Majority ...
by real satire
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 01:41 PM PST with 16 Recommends
by Something the Dog Said
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 05:58 AM PST with 14 Recommends
I've heard it said many times: that a true progressive Left in the U.S. does not exist, by and large. I keep trying to have faith, and believe otherwise, but when I see this type of transparent ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 10:53 PM PST with 12 Recommends
The New York Times reports that the need to help pay for the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefit extensions, ... has pushed Congress to embrace a generational shift in the country's media ...
by andrewdski
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Feb 17, 2012 at 07:02 AM PST with 10 Recommends
The dual budget and jobs deficits dominating discussion in Washington has put Social Security front and center this week. While Republican heart-...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Aug 26, 2011 at 11:07 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
While President Obama, congressional Dems, and pundits all scratch their heads about how to get corporations to spend their record profits and holdings putting people back to work, no one really ...
by dissonantdissident
Comment Count 43 comments on Wed Dec 15, 2010 at 12:16 PM PST with 8 Recommends
Faxed to the Indiana Congressional delegation this morning. With copies to Sen. Reid, Rep. Pelosi, and the White House. (At first I wrote to "my" Congressional delegation. Then I changed the wording ...
by HeartlandLiberal
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Dec 20, 2011 at 04:47 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Shortening the war in Afghanistan by two years could easily pay half of the costs of an extension and expansion of the payroll tax holiday, the centerpiece of President Obama's jobs bill. Thus, the ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 08:49 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Even though I deny that there is a deficit/debt/debt-to-GDP ratio problem, I thought I’d get in on the fun everyone is having this month and offer my own deficit reduction plan. It prescribes 1)
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Dec 04, 2010 at 11:04 PM PST with 1 Recommend
Progressives should be talking about this more: a payroll tax holiday was floated as an idea a few months ago, but it seems to have dropped off most politicians' radar. Clearly much more needs to be ...
by Mark Wallace
Comment Count 25 comments on Thu Mar 19, 2009 at 09:52 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
The Stimulus bill is simply too small. All reasonable economists think we will have a demand shortfall approaching $2T over the next two years . It ...
by mickslam
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Feb 07, 2009 at 04:11 PM PST with 1 Recommend