Most of the general public may not feel the immediate shock waves of the manufactured ticking time bomb Congress set to go off at midnight Friday, but individuals relying the […]
"Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan," the old proverb goes.
Our month-long campaign to “disarm the austerity bomb” and repeal the sequester is gaining traction in Washington. On Monday, leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus joined our call, saying if […]
Let’s play: Pretend A Democrat Said That. From CNN, here’s Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn claiming the sequester won’t hurt the military: Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said he plans […]
President Obama has miscalculated both the tactical politics of the sequester and the depressive economic impact of budget cuts on the rest of his presidency.
Last week, President Obama described the sequestration situation in simple, stark terms: keep it in place and punch the middle class in the gut. Or, he suggested, soften the blow […]
There is no deficit problem. The deficit is down about 50 percent as a share of gross domestic product just since President Bush’s fiscal year 2009 deficit and is falling at the fastest rate since the end of World War II.
For folks in Washington, sequestration is kind of like gambling with someone else’s money. (Congressional salaries are exempt, after all.) Republicans are betting that either (a) the sequester will be […]
It’s Monday morning in America. That means we’re about to endure another week of pointless debate over the precise methods by which our federal government will impose more needless misery […]
The Clinton administration didn't play as much hardball as it could have during the 1995 and 1996 federal shutdowns because it decided that the air traffic control system was a critical government activity.
For years liberals were jealous of conservative Republicans for being able to fit their fundamental principles on a bumper sticker: small government, low taxes, strong military. But that Republican mantra […]
The best way to reduce the deficit is to put people back to work. For proof, compare the U.S. and Spain. The U.S. has witnessed slow growth since coming […]
Republicans are now claiming President Obama is for big spending cuts that gut government and the things we do to make our lives better, and that Republicans are not for […]
If House conservatives entered a beauty contest, surely not a single one would make it past the first round – not because of their looks, but because of their dialogue. […]
The “sequester” – mindless, across-the-board spending cuts designed purposefully to be abhorrent to both political parties – now seems likely to go into effect on March 1. If not reversed, […]
The “sequester” is a terrible idea. It will do terrible things to the economy and the lives of millions of Americans. It was a terrible idea from the beginning, when […]
The climate in Washington has been heating up as lawmakers brace for the automatic spending cuts come March 1 known as the sequester. However, the only real thing heating up […]
Washington Examiner columnist Byron York is worried that the Republicans aren’t as serious about allowing the sequester to happen as he’d like them to be: In a Wall Street Journal […]
In just over a week the government is probably going to enter full-scale austerity. Republicans are refusing to end tax loopholes for big corporations and billionaires, choosing to let the […]
President Obama today warned that the “brutal” budget cuts in the looming “sequester” — the latest Republican-manufactured hostage-taking crisis — will take a “meat-cleaver” to government and cost “hundreds of […]