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The Death of National and State Sovereignty, Separation of Powers, and Democracy
Most of the critical attention given to the Fast Track Trade Agreement legislation and to the associated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Congressional – Executive Agreement on mainstream corporate ...
Letsgetitdone 05/01/2015 6 7 1 -
Ridiculing Concerns About TPP Tyranny
People who support the Administration's efforts on the TPP have been known to reply to my posts on this subject by attempting to ridicule the scenarios I've presented as possible under the TPP ...
Letsgetitdone 04/29/2015 31 20 1 -
Indicting the Trans – Pacific Partnership: Even One of These Counts Is Sufficient to Kill It!
To really appreciate what a travesty the TPP is, and the scandal of the failure of our Congress to reject it, and the “Fast Track Authority“ sought for it, out of hand, I'm going to list 23 ...
Letsgetitdone 04/26/2015 42 23 3 -
How Can Our Senators and Representatives Vote for Giving Away Our Monetary Sovereignty?
Right now the US fulfills the three essential conditions for monetary sovereignty: 1) it issues its own non-convertible currency, 2) which it allows to float on international currency markets; and 3)
Letsgetitdone 04/24/2015 21 8 1 -
Consent of the Governed: Stop the Emerging TPP Tyranny!
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of ...
Letsgetitdone 04/22/2015 4 9 1 -
When Will the Senate Budget Committee Majority Ever Learn About Sector Financial Balances?
There are two words that describe the Republicans' Senate Budget Committee's proposed budget: “dishonesty” and “austerity” for most Americans. Let's deal with the dishonesty part first. In ...
Letsgetitdone 04/08/2015 6 3 1 -
When Will the Congressional Progressive Caucus Ever Learn About Sector Financial Balances?
In addition to the House Budget Committee and OMB budget plans and 2016 – 2025 projections fiscal policy followers have also recently been ...
Letsgetitdone 04/05/2015 46 10 - -
Politically and Economically Driven Middle East Violence: How the Web Can Stop It
Nancy Bordier and Joseph M. Firestone Our thesis is that the violence engulfing the Middle East is driven primarily by political and economic factors. The roots of this violence derive from complex ...
Letsgetitdone 04/03/2015 7 - - -
When Will the White House and OMB Ever Learn About Sector Financial Balances?
In my last post I asked this same question about the House Budget Committee. As my readers saw in that one, the attempts at deficit reduction leading to budget balance were so severe that they ...
Letsgetitdone 03/30/2015 4 8 1 -
When Will CBO and the House Budget Committee Ever Learn About Sector Financial Balances?
It never ceases to amaze me that those who offer budget plans and projections never take into account the reality that their projections must be consistent with implications of trends in sector ...
Letsgetitdone 03/28/2015 6 7 3 -
The New York Times Covers the TPP: A Commentary
Wikileaks did us all another service yesterday by releasing the “Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP): Investment Chapter Consolidated Text,” and collaborating with the New York Times to ...
Letsgetitdone 03/27/2015 7 10 1 -
Thoughts About the Trans-Pacific Partnership
During a recent Amy Goodman interview of Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, on her Democracy Now show, Wallach neatly summarized the problems of progressives with the TPP:
Letsgetitdone 03/25/2015 5 9 1 -
The Value of the Right Ratio Is Zero
The public debt-to-GDP ratio is, perhaps, the most important measure used in discussions of the relative fiscal sustainability of nations. Nations with high levels of debt-to-GDP are viewed as ...
Letsgetitdone 03/17/2015 5 5 - -
The Profound Fiscal Irresponsibility of Resistance to Facts
Just as every Spring we can count on the Peter G. Peterson Foundation (PGPF) to do a supportive press release when the CBO issues one of its budget outlook 10 year projection reports, we can also ...
Letsgetitdone 03/16/2015 12 2 - -
Podcast: A Conversation with Mike Norman
Earlier today, I appeared on Mike Norman's podcast for a long conversation about how I became interested in MMT, my recent blog series on Bruce Bartlett's testimony to the Senate Budget Committee, ...
Letsgetitdone 03/12/2015 3 2 1 -
The Peterson Foundation Sings the Same Old Song
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation (PGPF) always does a press release when the CBO issues one of its budget outlook 10 year projection reports. The PGPF did another in January quoting its President ...
Letsgetitdone 03/11/2015 2 9 1 -
The “Debt Crisis” According to Bruce Bartlett: Part Five
This is the last post in my analysis and commentary on Bruce Bartlett's testimony to the Senate Budget Committee. There's one very significant issue left to discuss, and that is the issue of fiscal ...
Letsgetitdone 03/10/2015 6 9 - -
The “Debt Crisis” According to Bruce Bartlett: Part Four
This is the fourth in a series of commentaries on Bruce Bartlett's recent testimony to the Senate Budget Committee. I appreciated his testimony and his critical evaluation of the idea that there is ...
Letsgetitdone 03/09/2015 2 4 - -
The “Debt Crisis” According to Bruce Bartlett: Part Three
In the first two parts of this series of commentaries on Bruce Bartlett's testimony to the Senate Budget Committee, I've reviewed the first 8 paragraphs in his statement. These points debunked ...
Letsgetitdone 03/08/2015 5 7 - -
The “Debt Crisis” According to Bruce Bartlett: Part Two
This is the second in a blog series of commentaries on Bruce Bartlett's recent statement to the Senate Budget Committee. The first post in the series discussed a number of his comments on aspects ...
Letsgetitdone 03/07/2015 1 7 1 -
The “Debt Crisis” According to Bruce Bartlett: Fiat Sovereignty
Today, I'll offer the first of three commentary posts on Bruce Bartlett's recent testimony before the Senate Budget Committee. Bruce Bartlett is a long-time veteran of the fiscal policy wars. He ...
Letsgetitdone 03/06/2015 11 14 1 -
Will We Ever Get Change if We Keep Electing People Who Represent Special Interests?
We can see the positioning and the messaging on the Democratic side beginning to take shape for the 2016 elections. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren with nods to Thomas Piketty and various ...
Letsgetitdone 03/05/2015 3 6 1 -
Return of the Coin?
The last few weeks have seen at least two posts calling attention to the potential use of the platinum coin in America's political economy. The first to appear was Rob Urie's piece in Counterpunch ...
Letsgetitdone 02/13/2015 19 12 1 -
Overcoming Systemic Voter Disempowerment with a System Changing Technology
By Nancy Bordier and Joseph M. Firestone Most governments claim they are democracies because they hold popular elections. A large majority of their citizens who cast votes also think their ...
Letsgetitdone 02/09/2015 13 8 1 -
A Technological Fix for Failing Democracies
Dysfunctional democracies are provoking anger, confrontations, crises and conflicts for the following reasons: In many cases, the citizens of dysfunctional democracies are unable to decide who runs ...
Letsgetitdone 01/12/2015 8 2 1 -
The Technology Solution to the Democracy Crisis
The spectacular intrusion of special interests into the passage of the $1.1 trillion government spending bill on December 13, 2014 was breathtaking as bankers and lobbyists whipped the vote by ...
Letsgetitdone 12/17/2014 9 4 1 -
The Lawless Society
The release of the Senate's torture report reminds us of the central fact of American society, today. Any semblance of equal justice under the law is now gone from what our leaders claim is the world'
Letsgetitdone 12/11/2014 5 3 1 -
A Credibility Problem?
President Obama's remarks to the Business Roundtable on Trade raise alarm bells for us all, and suggest that he is still pushing his pro- 1% agenda for all it is worth. Perhaps it would be better if ...
Letsgetitdone 12/08/2014 9 13 1 -
A TWELVE STEP PROGRAM TO RESTORE PROSPERITY: THE BERNIE SANDERS PLAN
By L. Randall Wray (Cross-posted with permission of the author from New Economic Perspectives ) Here’s a summary of the plan Bernie Sanders has set out, along with my comments (in italics). 1.) ...
Letsgetitdone 12/07/2014 46 25 6 -
The Economic Agenda for America: A Commentary
Senator Bernie Sanders just released his “Economic Agenda for America.” While that agenda is certainly more progressive than the talk we hear from Democrats, and certainly is progressive in its ...
Letsgetitdone 12/06/2014 18 10 1 -
The Way Out of Shutdown Shenanigans
Today, I received an e-mail from the Friends of (the very popular with progressives) Senator Bernie Sanders. In it the Senator says: I'm joining with the members of Progressives United to send a ...
Letsgetitdone 12/04/2014 17 2 1 -
Another Dose of Prosecutorial Discretion
Here's a footnote to my recent post on prosecutorial discretion. Of course, the Grand Jury verdict not to indict Darren Wilson in Ferguson was a product of prosecutor McCulloch's decision to perform ...
Letsgetitdone 11/27/2014 8 6 - -
Prosecutorial Discretion: Plenty for Me; But None for Thee
Republican “strategists,” Party functionaries, and Congresspeople, are saying, with considerable emotion and rage, that the President's Executive Order allowing undocumented immigrants goes ...
Letsgetitdone 11/22/2014 9 7 1 -
Why Democrats Lost: It's Not All About Millennials
Carl Gibson, a writer blogging at Reader Supported News, provides an "Open Letter to the Democrats" giving his view of why they lost the Congressional Elections of 2014. He endorses the President's ...
Letsgetitdone 11/12/2014 12 15 1 -
Elizabeth Warren: Better, But Not there Yet
In her recent post-election piece “It's Time to Work on America's Agenda” Elizabeth Warren points out that the changes in Washington and in various States aren't changing the fact that The ...
Letsgetitdone 11/11/2014 7 12 2 -
Piketty's Neoliberal Capital
Let's get this out of the way. I agree with Piketty's overall conclusion in Capital about inequality, that: the distribution of wealth in many industrial nations is highly unequal, wealth ...
Letsgetitdone 11/02/2014 12 11 4 -
Cantor Repeats the Same Old Nonsense: Shows He Hasn't Learned A Thing From Defeat
Eric Cantor weighed in today at Quora on the balanced budget Amendment. This is what he said: Once created, government programs build constituencies of special interests determined to keep the ...
Letsgetitdone 10/27/2014 19 7 1 -
Beware of Policies and Legislation Based on Generational Accounting
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation (PGPF) and its allied army of associated deficit hawks want the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the General Accountability Office (GAO), and the Office of ...
Letsgetitdone 10/11/2014 4 6 1 -
Paul Krugman Still Believes That “teh debt” Can Be a Problem for the U.S.
The deficit is now down to under 3% of GDP, and in contemplating that fact, Paul Krugman asks why the deficit hawks aren't celebrating the precipitous fall from nearly 10% of GDP a few years ago. He ...
Letsgetitdone 10/10/2014 112 12 1 -
Yes We Can Pay for Increasing Social Security Benefits
Some time ago, in the pages of USA Today, Duncan Black, better known to some as Atrios voiced the immediate need for increased Social Security benefits of 20% or more even if it means raising taxes ...
Letsgetitdone 10/08/2014 59 10 2 -
Equality, MMT, Real Fiscal Responsibility, and Re-inventing Democracy
Inequality and MMT For some time now, MMT has been receiving criticism from self-identified progressives charging that MMT economists and advocates aren't concerned about one of the most pressing ...
Letsgetitdone 10/05/2014 6 7 - -
The Re-invent Democracy Platform and MMT
The MMT Uptake Problem Proponents of the Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) approach to macroeconomics have had many successes since the approach was first synthesized in coherent form by Warren Mosler. ...
Letsgetitdone 09/29/2014 7 6 2 -
A Bottom-Up Solution to the Global Democracy Crisis
Before the “no” vote on Scotland's independence, The New York Times, carried a post by Neil Irwin in the Upshot making the point that the then upcoming vote “shows a global crisis of the elites.
Letsgetitdone 09/21/2014 4 3 1 -
Real Fiscal Responsibility: What Chris Hayes Said
I'm interrupting my series on US Government Real Fiscal Responsibility since the Carter Administration to write about something Chris Hayes said relating to Real Fiscal Responsibility. Back in ...
Letsgetitdone 09/08/2014 6 9 1 -
Real Fiscal Responsibility 5; Carter: Environmental Degradation
This, the fifth post in a series evaluating the fiscal responsibility/irresponsibility of the Governments of the United States (mostly the Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Federal Reserve) by ...
Letsgetitdone 09/05/2014 4 5 1 -
Real Fiscal Responsibility 4; Carter: Education Reform
If you're reading this you've landed near but not at the beginning of my very lengthy series evaluating the fiscal responsibility/irresponsibility of the Governments of the United States (mostly the ...
Letsgetitdone 09/02/2014 2 6 2 -
Real Fiscal Responsibility 3; Carter: Inflation and Health Care
Here's the third post in my series evaluating the fiscal responsibility/irresponsibility of the Governments of the United States (mostly the Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Federal Reserve) ...
Letsgetitdone 09/01/2014 3 4 1 -
Real Fiscal Responsibility 2; Carter: Stagnation and Unemployment
This post continues my series evaluating the fiscal responsibility/irresponsibility of the Governments of the United States (mostly the Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Federal Reserve) by ...
Letsgetitdone 08/31/2014 1 9 1 -
Real Fiscal Responsibility I: Preliminaries
This is the first in a lengthy blog series that will evaluate the US Government's record on Real Fiscal Responsibility, Administration period by Administration period, since the Administration of ...
Letsgetitdone 08/30/2014 7 7 1 -
Are We An Oligarchy Yet?
Matt Stoller believes that the recent pre-publication release of a study by Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page doesn't support the idea that the United States is ...
Letsgetitdone 04/29/2014 11 9 1 -
Did Canada's Middle Class Just Get More Affluent Than the US's, or Did that Happen Long Ago?
The New York Times and Dave Leonhardt's Upshot section made a big splash a few days ago by reporting on a study showing that the Canadian middle class had caught the US middle class in median ...
Letsgetitdone 04/25/2014 26 18 2 -
Peterson/CBO Beat for Austerity Goes On!
Recently, I've been writing about oligarchs advocating for entitlement cuts and austerity. I've discussed attacks on entitlement benefits for the elderly from Abby Huntsman (of MSNBC's The Cycle) ...
Letsgetitdone 04/22/2014 4 7 - -
More Misdirection from Rampell in the Service of Generational War
In my last post, I took issue with a recent column by Catherine Rampell, who tries to make the case that ...
Letsgetitdone 04/19/2014 14 5 - -
Misdirection: Rampell Views Entitlements Through the Generational War Lens
Some of the favored children of the economic elite who have a public presence, work hard in their writing and speaking to divert attention from inequality and oligarchy issues by raising the issue ...
Letsgetitdone 04/18/2014 7 7 - -
Is the MSM Blackout on Inequality, Plutocracy, and Oligarchy Ending?
All of a sudden MSNBC cable commentators are talking about plutocracy and oligarchy. Surprisingly, the first occurrence of this I'm aware of was Chuck Todd, reacting on his Daily Rundown show to the ...
Letsgetitdone 04/04/2014 12 40 3 -
The Village Still Ignores the Most Important Point
In recent posts I reviewed two commentaries by Abby Huntsman on Social Security and other entitlements, also noting points made in other critiques of her narratives. Abby's commentaries are here, ...
Letsgetitdone 04/01/2014 6 9 - -
When You Really Look, Financial Quicksand Turns Into Oligarchical BS
Abby Huntsman's first rant about entitlements soliciting generational warfare got a lot of pushback from defenders. I reviewed the main points made in defense of entitlements, and then added “the ...
Letsgetitdone 03/29/2014 3 8 - -
Envy or Honest Outrage?
Catherine Rampell offered a theory the other day, in a piece entitled: “Income inequality isn’t about the rich — it’s about the rest of us.” She says: People don’t hate you because you�
Letsgetitdone 03/25/2014 4 7 - -
The Most Important Point of All Was Ignored
MSNBC's right wing representative on The Cycle, Abby Huntsman, got a lot of pushback from Social Security defenders after her rant last week. They made points similar to the following in countering ...
Letsgetitdone 03/23/2014 10 13 1 -
An Open Letter to Don Beyer, VA – 8th Candidate for Congress
(Author’s note: My apologies: this one’s about 6 times longer than the ideal 1000 word post. I just didn’t feel right about breaking it up into parts, however, because that lose the continuity.
Letsgetitdone 03/21/2014 5 6 - -
Still Not Over: CPC Update
The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) recently issued its “Better Off Budget” document as an alternative to the White House/OMB document, and the coming House budget document, a Republican/...
Letsgetitdone 03/18/2014 15 7 1 -
Executive Orders: A Fair Ranking of Presidents from Least Active to Most Active
Lately, Republicans have been riding the hobby horse of charging the President with being a dictator. Well clearly he is not that, or he would have had them imprisoned, or worse, a long time ago. On ...
Letsgetitdone 03/16/2014 22 16 1 -
An Even Better Way to Get Money Out of Politics
A couple of weeks ago, I posted on a simple solution to the problem of getting money out of politics. I said then: If the election you're voting in is virtually a two candidate contest, then vote ...
Letsgetitdone 03/16/2014 4 5 1 -
Peterson Thinks We Need Austerity While He Lives It Up!
The Peterson Foundation reacted to the President's budget document with a report repeating its usual whining about the debt problem, and the need to cut entitlements. Here are quotations from the ...
Letsgetitdone 03/09/2014 8 7 2 -
No, Virginia, the Austerity Era Is Not Over
If the President's budget were enacted by Congress, and OMB's projections over the next decade hold, it would almost certainly mean economic stagnation punctuated by recession over the next decade. ...
Letsgetitdone 03/08/2014 1 9 1 -
Getting Big Money Out of Politics: A Solution
A lot of Americans have the feeling that those who have and supply big money to candidates, office holders, lobby groups, think tanks, and media have bought politics. That it is they who are ...
Letsgetitdone 02/26/2014 20 1 - -
How to Restore the Good Name Of Government
Why is it that Washington village “progressives,” and their associates in other parts of the country who are nevertheless part of the Washington village culture, often ask useful questions, but, ...
Letsgetitdone 02/21/2014 1 5 1 -
What that Letter Should Have Said
On Valentine's Day, Senator Bernie Sanders sent a letter to the President, authored by himself and signed by 15 other Senators, all Democrats. The letter was a response to the rumors that the ...
Letsgetitdone 02/20/2014 14 14 1 -
Dear Dr. Krugman: Please Let Me Explain
Paul Krugman can't explain why the deficit issue has suddenly dropped off the agenda. He says: . . . quite suddenly the whole thing has dropped off the agenda. You could say that this reflects ...
Letsgetitdone 02/14/2014 5 9 - -
What Now?
Today, John Boehner bowed to the inevitable logic of the impending political season and placed a “clean” debt ceiling increase bill on the floor of the House. At this writing, the bill passed ...
Letsgetitdone 02/12/2014 21 6 1 -
Does the Debt Ceiling Have to Be Raised?
Lately, the word out of Washington, DC from the plugged in people is that there will be no debt ceiling crisis coming up before the election. Politico says so, and so does the National ...
Letsgetitdone 01/30/2014 49 7 - -
More Tropes of the New Populism
The New Populism, if it exists, and isn't just a creation of Washington villagers wanting to give an attractive name to the new feint of the Administration toward the progressive base of the ...
Letsgetitdone 01/26/2014 1 5 - -
The New Populism Needs to Get This Straight
Let's look again at the new populism through the lens provided by Robert Borosage in his recent attempt to tell us what it is about. He says: The apostles of the new inequality have unrelenting ...
Letsgetitdone 01/25/2014 3 12 4 -
Who Needs a Balanced Trade Policy?
It's easy to recognize that after many years of trade deficits accompanying implementation of trade agreements beginning with NAFTA, the US needs to change what it's doing. Many, including Robert ...
Letsgetitdone 01/24/2014 3 7 2 -
Professor Krugman's Nervous Tic?
Paul Krugman's recent post makes some good points about the myth of the undeserving poor. But does he have a nervous tic? When criticizing conservative economic views, doesn't he always seem to ...
Letsgetitdone 01/23/2014 18 7 1 -
The TPP: A Dangerous Proposal Whose Time Has Gone
A recent, very good post at Naked Capitalism by Clive, suggests: . . . Dear readers, you may think that writing to your elected representative, commenting negatively on articles you read in the ...
Letsgetitdone 01/22/2014 12 19 1 -
Are Deaths Due to Lack of Health Insurance Seriously Underestimated? Update
Lately, I've had the feeling that “progressive” journalists and commentators too often pull their punches in calling attention to social problems, by underestimating the magnitude of problem-...
Letsgetitdone 11/26/2013 8 11 1 -
Are Deaths Due to Lack of Health Insurance Seriously Underestimated?
Lately, I've had the feeling that “progressive” journalists and commentators too often pull their punches in calling attention to social problems, by underestimating the magnitude of problem-...
Letsgetitdone 11/10/2013 8 10 1 -
Bernie Sanders: Self-shackled Champion of the People
I gotta love Bernie Sanders, because he seems so much like people I grew up with and like myself too, and he also seems to have that passion for equality and democracy that is so important for the ...
Letsgetitdone 10/31/2013 9 11 1 -
Dick Durbin Insults Everyone Else's Intelligence About Social Security
Yesterday on Fox, Senator Dick Durbin said: WALLACE: I'm going to talk about ObamaCare on a second, but you're not answering my question. Why does taxes -- why do taxes have to be on the table? Why ...
Letsgetitdone 10/21/2013 85 36 2 -
What Happens Now?
In the aftermath of the great 2013 government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis, and the kicking of the can down the road while maintaining austerity once more, the subject on many minds is where do ...
Letsgetitdone 10/20/2013 14 18 1 -
Off the Debt Limit Hook for at Least the Next Four Months
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 ...
Letsgetitdone 10/16/2013 15 7 1 -
The President's Rationalization & Obligation, Part VI: What He Ought to Do, What He'll Probably Do
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 ...
Letsgetitdone 10/16/2013 6 10 1 -
The President's Rationalization and Obligation, Part V: Differences Are Everything
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 ...
Letsgetitdone 10/15/2013 1 4 1 -
The President's Rationalization and Obligation, Part IV: Differences Among Options
In Part I, Part II, and Part III, I listed and analyzed seven options, analyzed them and also pointed ...
Letsgetitdone 10/14/2013 3 3 1 -
The President's Rationalization and Obligation, Part III: Premium Bonds, and Asset Sales
In Part I of this six-part series I presented the President's explanation of why he can't use alternative options for coping with the default threat arising out of refusal to raise the debt ceiling, ...
Letsgetitdone 10/12/2013 1 11 4 -
The President's Rationalization and Obligation, Part II: Coins, the 14th, and Consols
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'...
Letsgetitdone 10/11/2013 52 12 3 -
The President's Rationalization and Obligation, Part I: No Magic Bullets?
The media and politicians in both parties are still largely echoing the Administration's framing of the fiscal situation and absolving the President of his share of the blame for the debt limit ...
Letsgetitdone 10/11/2013 2 6 1 -
Stop “the Great Betrayal:” Kabuki Update
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 ...
Letsgetitdone 10/04/2013 24 17 1 -
Stop the Kabuki: It's About “the Great Betrayal”
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 ...
Letsgetitdone 09/22/2013 7 12 2 -
Ezra Is Terrified Because of His Framing
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'...
Letsgetitdone 09/18/2013 35 19 1 -
Do the Democrats Really Want to Bear the Blame for a Crash that Wall Street Will Cause?
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 ...
Letsgetitdone 09/14/2013 19 12 1 -
Declaring the Grand Bargain Dead Is Premature
Stories in The Washington Post and the New York Times ...
Letsgetitdone 08/31/2013 9 9 1 -
Jack Lew: Avoiding Default Is Your Responsibility Too
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 ...
Letsgetitdone 08/29/2013 4 5 1 -
Are We Already There?
On August 21, Chris Hedges wrote a great post called “Bradley Manning and the Gangster State.” It is consonant with my own thinking, and, more importantly, it makes one focus on the most ...
Letsgetitdone 08/29/2013 6 9 1 -
The Five Worst Reasons Why the National Debt Should Matter To You: Part Four, The Three Real Reasons
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��
Letsgetitdone 08/27/2013 9 7 1 -
The Five Worst Reasons Why the National Debt Should Matter To You: Part Three, 4 More Worst Reasons
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 ...
Letsgetitdone 08/26/2013 3 8 1 -
The Five Worst Reasons Why the National Debt Should Matter To You: Part Two, the Record Since 1930
In Part One, of a critique of the most important of "Fix the Debt's" reasons for "Why the National Debt Should Matter To You," I asserted ...
Letsgetitdone 08/25/2013 8 13 1 -
The Five Worst Reasons Why the National Debt Should Matter To You: Part One, High Debt Levels/Jobs
I came across a post from the “Fix the Debt” campaign last month called “The Top Five Worst Reasons Why the National Debt Should Matter to You.” It's a post full of debt/deficit lies that ...
Letsgetitdone 08/24/2013 13 9 2 -
“Makers and Takers:” They're Projecting Again!
I found a segment on MCNBC's Up With Steve Kornacke show revealing for what it did not say. The segment started off with a clip from a Recent Town Hall of John McCain's. Senator McCain took a ...
Letsgetitdone 08/20/2013 5 8 - -
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