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(Thanks to DailyKos commenter 2laneIA for suggesting this post and the title) It's only a few days now until August 2nd. Perhaps a compromise on lifting the debt ceiling will be reached before then.
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Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 07:30 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
This post records the history of platinum coin seigniorage in the blogosphere through the debt ceiling agreement on August 2, 2011. Its purpose is to correct errors in the record about the history ...
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Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 01:14 PM PST with 17 Recommends
Last week, Reps. Michael Honda, Keith Ellison, Raul Grijalva, Jan Schakowsky, John Conyers, Barbara Lee and Lynn Woolsey stalwarts of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) begged for mercy from �
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Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 08:01 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Alan Grayson's e-mail on Moody's warning that it might reduce the US's AAA rating, suggested that Moody's was either threatening a downgrade because it wants to get the Bush tax cuts for the rich ...
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Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 07:12 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Today the MSM question of the morning for Congressional Progressive Caucus members is a variant of this: “Which is worse, voting for a debt ceiling increase bill that doesn't raise ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 35 comments on Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 11:36 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
The Trillion Dollar Coin proposal for solving the debt ceiling problem is again experiencing a blogosphere explosion this past week. The precipitating factor may be that people are starting to ...
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Comment Count 23 comments on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 09:59 AM PST with 10 Recommends
Many people have been, deservedly, very quick to jump on John Boehner for the lies he told in answering the President's Address; but they have been a lot less anxious to lay out the lies or at least ...
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Comment Count 21 comments on Wed Jul 27, 2011 at 06:30 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Bob Woodward's releasing a new book, so we are now seeing articles based on it. A few days back, The Washington Post published the ”Inside story of Obama’s struggle to keep Congress from ...
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Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 07:00 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
A few days back, the President had some remarks on taxes, fairness, "The Buffett Rule," “fiscal responsibility,” and making real choices with real consequences. From my point of view, informed, ...
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Comment Count 30 comments on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 02:00 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
In the shadow of the election campaign, receiving comparatively little attention from the media is another accelerating effort to prepare the way for a “grand bargain” that will legislate a long-...
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Comment Count 22 comments on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 08:30 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Maya MacGuineas urges America to debate the debt. She even wants the presidential candidates to devote a whole presidential debate to it. But she's not interested in debating the private sector's ...
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Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 05:39 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
This post continues the critical evaluation of Dylan Matthews's, post published on Ezra Klein's blog called “You know the deficit hawks. Now meet the deficit owls.” The Inflation/Hyperinflation ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 03:30 PM PST with 6 Recommends
It's hard to listen to the doomsday rhetoric of Austerians like Paul Ryan and intermittently the less hysterical, but equally mythical narratives of the President when he talks about deficit/debt ...
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Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 06:00 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Like many of us, every once in awhile I get an e-mail from Michelle Obama asking for a contribution in return for a chance at having an up close and personal dinner with her husband. Here's how I ...
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Comment Count 71 comments on Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 01:52 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
There's a distinction between Congressional appropriations, the mandate to spend particular amounts on particular goods and services, and the capability to spend those mandated amounts. The ...
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Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 06:19 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
This one is a message intended for all progressive organizations, especially those who have worked so hard to derail the drive for cuts ...
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Comment Count 29 comments on Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 10:00 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
By Scott Fullwiler (X-posted with permission of the author and ...
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Comment Count 34 comments on Tue Aug 02, 2011 at 07:30 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
About Two and a half months ago, Mike Norman pointed out that when Federal spending and tax collections in fiscal 2012 were compared with those for the same calendar date in 2011, data from the ...
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Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Jun 24, 2012 at 12:06 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
How can the President win a victory for the people in the coming hostage-taking over the budget? Here's a scenario! 1.
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Comment Count 52 comments on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 08:30 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Now that a debt ceiling deal has ended the immediate crisis, the attention being given ...
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Comment Count 35 comments on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 07:30 AM PDT with 4 Recommends