If a filibuster happens in the forest and no one is told about it, did it really happen? The GOP is said to be ready to filibuster the bill extending jobless benefits today.
“But.” Everything you read about the filibuster talks about how important the filibuster is, allowing a minority to retain some power over abuse by a majority… and then it says, “But.” For example, the Camden, N.J., Courier Post editorial today, "Alter filibuster rules in Senate," reads:
Republicans filibustered an appeals court nominee today. This is, of course, not surprising. What is surprising is that news outlets are telling the public!
The key comment was made by Shawn McCoy, a spokesman for Romney’s Iowa campaign, who, while explaining how Romney is anti-renewable energy, told The Des Moines Register that the candidate would "allow the wind credit to expire, end the stimulus boondoggles*, and create a level playing field on whi...
With the elite conventional political wisdom so congealed around the idea that the federal government is broke, that our top priority must be to "cut the spending" without discussing the merits of the government spending we are told we must be eager to cut, and that we have to break the promises of ...
The following media statement was released today in support of the new economic vision, "Prosperity Economics." The full report is available at ProsperityForAmerica.org. ***
The game is to underprice your product until your competitors go out of business (like Solyndra & other solar companies). Then you own the market. This is about a lot more than just jobs. Our government is finally doing something about leveling the playing field!
I was on Minnesota Public Radio's "The Daily Circuit" yesterday, to talk about the Obama campaign's tailored health care reform pitch to African Americans and Latinos.
It’s a damning report because it says America has endangered itself by allowing both its manufacturing sector and its infrastructure – like dams, roads and bridges -- to deteriorate.
If you've noticed lately the tendency in car commercials to show the vehicle against a background of an empty city street, you can assume it's likely due to the abundance of empty city streets available in the place famous for being home to the major automotive companies -- Detroit.
The defense industry and its Republican allies in Congress are up in arms - metaphorically speaking,of course - over the possibility that an agreement which the GOP signed might actually take effect as agreed.
At yesterday's Jerusalem fundraiser, Mitt Romney praised Israel's single-payer, government-run health care system as better than America's. The NY Times quoted Romney as saying:
You think all this caterwauling about the deficit is just a bunch of useless jibber-jabber that will never go anywhere?
Originally posted at Capital Gain and Games.
The New York Times contains another elite-columnist attack on our Social Security and Medicare systems today. This time it's in the form of an op-ed by Bill Keller.
The movers and shakers of scandal-ridden Wall Street are busy scapegoating a 'few rotten apples' — and hoping the rest of us don't notice they're still holding billions in ill-gotten gains. .
This week the House, like the Senate last week, is expected to vote on competing tax bills: a Democratic proposal that would allow the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy to expire as scheduled while extending them for the middle-class, and a Republican proposal that will keep the Bush
Try this on for size: This week Republicans voted to cut them on the wealthy, while raising them on the poor and middle class. Repeat, this week Republicans voted to cut them on the wealthy, while raising them on the poor and middle class.
Ask half a dozen people about the latest report on gross domestic product (GDP), and you're likely to get half a dozen answers about just
You are all too familiar with the myths and hyperbole the right uses to foist its debilitating austerity agenda on the general public — that federal spending is out of control and the government itself is too big, that our tax burden has become untenable (cue the waving "Taxed Enough Already" sign...