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I am afraid that the fix is in. I am afraid that the views of those who have claimed that this whole debt ceiling exercise is afraid will be borne out. I am afraid that we will see a bad debt-...
by Seneca Doane
Comment Count 569 comments on Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 01:20 PM PDT with 268 Recommends
The "platinum coin" idea now being seriously considered as a surrealistic alternative to the choice of default or surrender to the GOP crazies, in the event that Congressional Republicans block an ...
by Seneca Doane
Comment Count 242 comments on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 05:45 PM PST with 61 Recommends
(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.
by Letsgetitdone
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 ...
by Letsgetitdone
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 �
by Letsgetitdone
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 ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 07:12 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Just saw John Sununu, one of Republicans favorite Bushie junk yard attack dogs all up in arms about the debt subject to the limit (the so-called national debt) reaching $16 Trillion dollars, and ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Sep 05, 2012 at 08:09 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Last year I prepared for the SOTU by speculating about the “fairy tales” the President would tell about fiscal responsibility, fiscal sustainability and the debt/deficit problem. That series ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 61 comments on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 06:00 AM PST with 15 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 ...
by Letsgetitdone
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 ...
by Letsgetitdone
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 ...
by Letsgetitdone
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, ...
by Letsgetitdone
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-...
by Letsgetitdone
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 ...
by Letsgetitdone
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 ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 06:00 AM 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 ...
by Letsgetitdone
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 ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 34 comments on Tue Aug 02, 2011 at 07:30 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Anatole Kaletsky in Reuters has been advocating Quantitative Easing for the People (QEP) in two recent posts (h/t to Lambert for alerting me). In the first, he begins by making the point that QE hasn'
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 08:33 PM PDT with 4 Recommends