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The Captains of Catfood are getting ready for another big push to steal your Social Security. Simpson and Bowles are getting into high gear again : Fifty-eight million Americans saw President ...
by joe shikspack
Comment Count 67 comments on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 05:32 AM PDT with 57 Recommends
Fix the Debt joins the illustrious Club for Growth in trying to tamp down the repercussions of Republican Rep. Greg Walden's statement Tuesday on CNN that President Obama's proposal to adopt what's ...
by smiley7
Comment Count 29 comments on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 12:37 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views. ~Barack Obama On February 18, 2010, the ...
by ThisIsMyTime
Comment Count 70 comments on Thu Sep 16, 2010 at 12:20 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
We have a problem. Bowles and Simpson--flush with millions of dollars from who knows where--are campaigning to bring us more Catfood; meeting scheduled with Gang of Eight. And the new Catfood they ...
by smiley7
Comment Count 29 comments on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 10:40 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
This is a hastily written diary, spread the news Senate Democrats’ top political and policy-making strategist is imploring members of his party to abandon a tax reform principle members of both ...
by smiley7
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 09:32 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
(Author's note: I wrote this back in December, but think it deserves republication to this group because it underlines the importance of the MMT view that Government spending should be evaluated in ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 25 comments on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 10:16 PM PST with 16 Recommends
"The way is now clear for a just contribution from the banking and financial sector for financing the burdens of the crisis." Writing in hopes the President supports incremental steps including a ...
by smiley7
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 03:59 PM PST with 13 Recommends
Add Stan Druckenmiller, "the legendary investor who made a fortune predicting the subprime bust," to those who believe there's no reason to tax capital gains at a lower rate than wages--and powerful ...
by Gerald Scorse
Comment Count 48 comments on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 08:06 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Fix the Debt using Frank Luntz. The campaign's website reveals that the Bowles-Simpson multi-million dollar promotion--supported by the Wall Streeters that drove the world economy over the cliff in ...
by smiley7
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 12:47 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Let me share with you my thoughts on this useless exercise.
by NJ elitist
Comment Count 67 comments on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 07:55 AM PST with 11 Recommends
On Wednesday, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, co-chairs of Obama’s deficit reduction commission, released their own recommendations for balancing the budget. It’s being treated as a ...
by Joshua Holland
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Nov 11, 2010 at 12:56 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Concerned about the fiscal cliff negotiations screwing with Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, etcetera... I am, the following list is why? It's the one percent! The Campaign to Fix the ...
by smiley7
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 12:59 PM PST with 8 Recommends
This past Friday night in Washington, a New York Mets pitcher threw the type of pitch President Obama must use in his march to stop any new proposals to cut Social Security if he plans to make it ...
by joshuarosenblum
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Sep 07, 2011 at 08:17 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other House Republican leaders plan to meet on Wednesday with Erskine Bowles, the former White House chief of staff who served as Democratic co-chairman of ...
by smiley7
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 08:48 AM PST with 7 Recommends
"Brace yourself for one of the most aggressive corporate lobbying campaigns of all time. And one of the most hypocritical," Sarah Anderson, Global Economy Project. Listen up White House and ...
by smiley7
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 05:07 PM PST with 7 Recommends
President Barack Obama is taking to Twitter to rally supporters behind his push to extend the Bush-era tax rates for all but the wealthiest Americans. The White House is planning to promote a new ...
by smiley7
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 07:41 AM PST with 6 Recommends
“We intend to create a ground swell of local, state and national support that persuades Congress to pass, and the President to sign, a comprehensive debt deal,” said Fix the Debt spokesman Jon ...
by smiley7
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 06:55 PM PST with 6 Recommends
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/10/05/bowles-not-interested-in-cabinet-post/The Washington wire reported mid-day that Erskine Bowles will not accept a cabinet position with Obama's administration--
by smiley7
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 05:33 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Recent estimates by non-partisan actuaries indicate that Medicare will be bankrupt in 2024, and Social Security will only be able to meet 80% of its obligations after 2033. The dire warnings about ...
by Woody25
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 05:59 PM PST with 2 Recommends
Having come up with something simple anyone with a smartphone can do to derail conservative talking points about Obama destroying the economy, I thought I'd put a little more here. If ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 05:37 PM PST with 2 Recommends