Gabby, Ryan, and Home Opportunity for All

Even Olympians are, alas, not immune from America’s homeownership crisis. The Associated Press reported this week that the parents of U.S.
Alan Jenkins
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Romney’s Shifty Plan To “Champion Small Business”

This month the Mitt Romney campaign offered a one-page economic plan, Mitt Romney’s Plan For A Stronger Middle Class. One of the points of the plan focuses on what they call "small business." So what does the Romney plan do for small business? Let's take a look.

Romney’s Welfare Lie: A Betrayal of Conservatism

Mitt Romney released a new ad today about welfare reform. It's a stone-cold lie. The ad's narrator says: "Under Obama's plan, you wouldn't have to work and wouldn't have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check."
Bill Scher
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The Talented Mr. Romney

We tend to over-emphasize personalities in our politics especially in Presidential campaigns. It matters who's President, of course, but our national elections are the product of much larger economic and social forces.
Richard Eskow
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Billionaire Financed Wingnuttia Under The Radar

"I want to be invisible. I do guerrilla warfare. I paint my face and travel at night. You don't know it's over until you're in a body bag. You don't know until election night." --- Ralph Reed
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Romney’s Energy Plan To Heat The Planet

Mitt Romney unveiled a one-page economic plan - Mitt Romney’s Plan For A Stronger Middle Class - includes an energy component that is strongly attached to the fading, dinosaur oil and coal industries. It should be called "Mitt Romney's Plan To Heat The Planet."

Romney Ethics At The Olympics

Ed Kilgore is righteously irked about the latest idiotic right wing contretemps over the fact that Olympic athletes have to pay taxes on their medals:
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Federal Spending Is Not Trapped by the Social Safety Net

The nub of Bill Keller's recent essay on why Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid must be cut is a graph – taken from a report by a group called Third Way – that compares federal “investments” with “entitlements,” showing that one is in decline and the other is on the rise.
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“F” the Bureaucracy! The White House Can Help Homeowners Right Now

Is a little-known bureaucrat named Edward DeMarco an unreasonable, ideological obstructionist who's blocking badly-needed homeowner relief? The White House says he is. So does Paul Krugman. Some of us having been harping on the subject for months.
Richard Eskow
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Huckleberry Graham’s Grown-Up Con

Everybody's all excited because Huckleberry Graham is being a grown-up: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday urged Mitt Romney to embrace revenues as part of a plan to stave off the automatic spending cuts set to take effect next year.
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