Did you know that Republicans filibustered to obstruct raising the debt ceiling Saturday? The bill to raise the debt ceiling received 53 votes in favor and 45 against, with every Republican senator voting to filibuster.
You might be hearing that some Democrats are "willing to make a deal" involving the "small" ($40 billion) medical device tax. It's a good idea to know what is going on -- especially the "offset" some are talking about.
Bad profits are what you get when you use tricks to bring a quick boost to quarterly profits, paid back with trouble later. For the Republican Party, this is that "later."
Wow! In just a day and a half we got more than 140,000 (and still rising fast) signatures on a petition to encourage Representatives to sign a “discharge petition” to force a vote to end the shutdown. Progressives are united.
The right-wing echo chamber has vilified food stamp users with a variety of absurd lies and myths. As a result, people will go hungry. .
Republicans already shut down the government they hate. Now they say they will force the government to default on its debt next week. Last week they said all of this was because of Obamacare.
This is the 100th anniversary of Ford's moving assembly line. The moving assembly line revolutionized manufacturing. The plant opened October 7, 1913 and one week later a Model T rolled off the line.
There are enough Republicans that could combine with Democrats to get the government back up and running, but Republican leadership will not allow them to vote.
MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t.
The government might be shut down, but the Trans-Pacific Partnership is still rolling toward us. House and Senate Democrats are getting worried. Many U.S. industries are now getting worried, too.
Shut down the government because you don’t like a law that lets people with pre-existing conditions purchase health insurance? Because of a law that insurance companies have to stop coming up with reasons not to pay for care when people get sick?
Republicans are exercising the one power that the American People have not yet been able to take away from them: the power to destroy. Conservatives are “giddy” over shutting down the government.
Crashing the government and economy because they don't like a law saying companies can’t deny insurance to people with pre-existing conditions? Who gave them the keys to the car again?
If you want to understand how we got to the point of a government shutdown, ask any Republican exactly what they would cut from the budget, and ask them to give actual dollar amounts of how much money that would "save."
Stop harming the economy. Budget cuts and the sequester are killing the economic recovery and jobs. Let's get back to funding government. Fortunately several top Dems agree.
After the last election Republicans have one power left: the power to destroy the country. They are threatening to use it to get what they want. And what they want is to reverse the results of the last election.
Almost no one knows that the number of filibusters in recent years approaches 400. People do not like obstruction and if they did know that obstruction is occurring, they would not like it one bit.