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Here's an exchange from last Friday's Chris Hayes “All In” MSNBC show among Chris, Robert Costa of the National Review, and Ezra Klein of The Washington Post's “Wonkblog.” In what follows I'...
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Comment Count 35 comments on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 06:49 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
It now looks like the big media and leaders in both parties are no longer focusing on the Government Shutdown crisis, but are now moving on to the notion that the shutdown is melding with the ...
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Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 11:22 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
This six-part series is a reply to the President's glossing over the options open to him apart from playing “chicken” with the Republicans over the debt ceiling. Part I, presented the President'...
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Comment Count 52 comments on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 07:38 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
MSNBC continues on with its campaign to cast the Tea Party Republicans in the role of principal villains in the imminent Government budget/ government shutdown crisis and the likely coming debt ...
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Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 11:36 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
This post by Lynn Parramore makes the point that the next crash is coming and probably will be blamed on the Democrats. It's a great point, but it needs to be pursued further. What if we have ...
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Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Sep 14, 2013 at 07:29 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
There were varying reactions to the President's recent speech at Knox College this week. My reaction was that the speech was deeply dishonest in light of the President's previous policies, actions, ...
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Comment Count 30 comments on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 12:28 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
This is Part V of a six part series replying to a claim by the President at his recent White House News Conference. Part I covered the News Conference and the first two (the selective default, and ...
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Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 07:00 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Stories in The Washington Post and the New York Times ...
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Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 08:12 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
On May 9, 2013, The Republican House passed H.R. 807 the Full Faith and Credit Act. The Bill says in part: (a) In General- In the event that the debt of the United States Government, as defined in ...
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Comment Count 6 comments on Tue May 14, 2013 at 03:30 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
In Part One of this series, I considered “Fix the Debt's” claim that high levels of debt cause high unemployment and gave a few reasons why this is ...
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Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 04:13 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Provided that the Senate and House follow through on the scenario now on the table, it looks like the game of chicken worked for the Democrats this time. We're off the hook on default and Government ...
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Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 11:26 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
This is the concluding post in a four part series on the “Top” reasons why the national debt should matter. In Part One, I considered “Fix the Debt's��
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Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 03:15 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
The first two Parts in this series began answering the question “what would u have him do?” It arose in the context of a Post at Naked Capitalism by Michael Hudson with some additions by Yves ...
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Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Jul 30, 2013 at 08:24 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Responding to a Post at Naked Capitalism by Michael Hudson with some additions by Yves Smith, a commenter, objecting to the criticism of the President's Knox College speech,
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Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 05:21 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
With the end of the Summer break, now comes the return of the debt limit dance. From Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew's letter to John Boehner: “Congress should act as soon as possible to protect ...
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Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 06:54 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
This is Part V of a six part series replying to a claim by the President at his recent White House News Conference. Part I covered the News Conference and the first two (the selective default, and ...
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Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 06:30 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
In Part I, Part II, and Part III, I listed and analyzed seven options, analyzed them and also pointed ...
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Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 08:16 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
During the past few months the results of polling suggest that Barack Obama will be re-elected. But they also show that his support is shallow and could be shaken easily by an economic downturn ...
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Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 01:02 PM PDT with 2 Recommends