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Please read this Reuters lead story from less than three hours ago. It speaks for itself. [http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/04/us-usa-fiscal-idUSBRE91P0W220130304 Obama renews budget offer ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 850 comments on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 10:46 PM PST with 420 Recommends
Last night, Weatherdude published a very good diary, which you can find here . But he just scratched the surface. There is another article here that also illustrates the crisis. But again, that ...
by Im a frayed knot
Comment Count 93 comments on Thu May 23, 2013 at 11:56 AM PDT with 340 Recommends
Of course, the corporate media will never report this point of view. Yes, Obama is the only person in America who can give the Republican party what they can not win in elections. Massive budget ...
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 283 comments on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 09:50 AM PST with 338 Recommends
Asked by CNN White House correspondent Jessica Yellin this morning why he doesn't just sit down with congressional leaders until a sequestration deal is reached, President Obama said that he can't ...
by Richard Riis
Comment Count 273 comments on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 10:03 AM PST with 285 Recommends
The two main arguments in defense of the President's new chained CPI Grand Bargain proposal seem to be that: 1) the Grand Bargain is dead on arrival, anyway, so it doesn't matter except as a way to ...
by thereisnospoon
Comment Count 327 comments on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 03:50 PM PDT with 276 Recommends
The president The elections are over, the ...
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 283 comments on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 03:15 PM PST with 216 Recommends
At least for now. That is what is being reported in the New York Times. Patty Murray and Paul Ryan and the others are looking small and incremental, building a budget compromise rather than ...
by TomP
Comment Count 185 comments on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 06:43 AM PDT with 145 Recommends
Politics To understand just how terrible the fiscal deal is for the Democrats and for the country, you have to start with the realization that we shouldn't even be talking about ...
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 250 comments on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST with 135 Recommends
Alexander Kokolakis, a high school student in Greece, sent a letter this week to Greece's Minister of Finance, schooling him on basic economic theory . Quoting p. 183 of his Principles in ...
by Georgia Logothetis
Comment Count 105 comments on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 06:40 PM PDT with 113 Recommends
I Heard the Owl Call my Name is a wonderful book. It is a book about an Anglican vicar who is sent to a parish of indigenous people in Canada. Unbeknownst to him, he has a terminal illness. The ...
by Im a frayed knot
Comment Count 50 comments on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 06:57 PM PDT with 92 Recommends
In an opinion piece in the Financial Times, Obama Has Always Planned To Slash Spending , Jeffrey Sachs argues that President Obama will get the result he has asked for when the sequester kicks in ...
by cosmic debris
Comment Count 270 comments on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 04:46 AM PST with 83 Recommends
With the year-end expiration of the Bush tax cuts and the looming " sequestration " of $1.2 trillion they agreed to during their debt ceiling hostage-taking last summer, the message from ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 53 comments on Sun Jul 22, 2012 at 04:00 PM PDT with 82 Recommends
Here's a great Republican idea : Let's privatize air traffic control. Don't you want corporate profits to be a factor in your safety in the air? Republicans ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 109 comments on Wed Mar 25, 2015 at 10:03 AM PDT with 75 Recommends
President Obama's team did a splendid job this past election cycle defining Mitt Romney as an uncaring vulture capitalist and uber rich tax dodger. All true. They took a page out of Karl Rove's book ...
by paradise50
Comment Count 36 comments on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 09:12 AM PST with 67 Recommends
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by RubenBolling
Comment Count 58 comments on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 06:50 AM PST with 63 Recommends
Paul Ryan's floor statement on passing the Budget Control Act: “The Budget Control Act represents a victory for those committed to controlling government spending and growing our economy." ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 77 comments on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 01:08 PM PDT with 63 Recommends
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by Tom Tomorrow
Comment Count 48 comments on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 06:50 AM PST with 57 Recommends
This week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its assessment of President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2016. For those of us prioritizing economic growth over deficit ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 29 comments on Fri Mar 13, 2015 at 03:23 PM PDT with 56 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
You created him, GOP leadership. Now you've got to live with him. Two tea party senators are making ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 72 comments on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 08:55 AM PDT with 56 Recommends