Before 'W' got in and made changes in taxes and military spending we were paying off the debt. Bush said the deficits that resulted from his changes were extremely positive news."
Our nation was gripped by so many fallacies and delusions in 2012 that the whole Mayan calendar end-of-the-world thing didn't even make the list.
There is a chance to reform the filibuster in January, with a proposal to "make them talk." Will the Charlie Browns in the Senate let Lucy pull away the football yet again? As George 'W' Bush said, "fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."
Despite an epidemic of gun deaths, the river of gun cash never stops flowing.
This is a moment of moral clarity. Right now there are only two sides in the Social Security debate: the side that says it's acceptable to cut benefits -- in a way that raises taxes for all income except the highest -- and the side that says it isn't.
A destructive, radical group is in control of part of the government. It is bent on sabotage and destruction. When you elect people who hate government, don't be surprised when they set out to destroy our government.
Liberals and progressives who want to cut Social Security? Democrats who want to cut one of their party’s signature achievements? “It has been done in your name, or at least […]
The world didn't end! The Mayan calendar starts a new cycle and we can too. Take it easy, have a Happy Holiday.
Just how radical and extreme are the Republicans today? Republicans didn't oppose Boehner's radical "Plan B" because it would devastate American families and small businesses and destroy government -- that was OK, in fact that wasn't even enough destruction for them.
The so-called 'fiscal cliff' was never real. Congress and the President invented it during last year's negotiations, apparently to persuade voters that unpopular budget measures were needed to avoid a crisis. With the collapse of John Boehner's 'Plan B,' that gambit has failed. What now?
Fix the Debt, a front group for corporations, billionaires, and defense contractors, wants people to call their Representatives and demand that they avoid the “fiscal cliff.” The group’s latest email […]
Given my stellar record for 2012, I should probably retire now while I’m at the top of my game. Not taking my own advice, here are my fearless budget forecasts for 2013.
If the President decides to give into Republican demands to cut this kind of deal, thinking that launching a civil war with people like me who were part of his winning coalition in the election is better for the country and worth the trade-off, he will do what feels like he should.
US manufacturing wages are competitive, but wages are not the only reason companies might not be coming back. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report this week, International Comparisons […]
Yesterday, I posted that progressive leaders in Congress are saying “No Deal” to “fiscal cliff’ deals that cut Social Security benefits while cutting the wealthy yet another break on taxes. […]
The President’s latest budget offer slashes a 95 year old retiree’s Social Security benefits by more than nine percent — and trims the defense budget by less than one percent. […]
One of the most maddening features of the current fiscal cliff/fiscal swindle debate is that the chattering class rarely acknowledges the people who have already fallen off the cliff: 5 […]
Progressives in Congress aren’t falling for the trick that Washington is using to cut Social Security in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. Instead they are raising their voices against the insanity […]
Does a city "save money" by outsourcing good-paying jobs to a company that pays crap wages? The people who had good-paying jobs are out of work, replaced by people in low-wage jobs, and the rest of us feel the downward pressure on our wages and benefits as the race to the bottom accelerates.
The president criticized Boehner's "Plan B" proposal today because it lacks an extension for unemployment insurance into 2013.