The Debt Sequester Mash Up

Krugman says that he gets phone calls: The White House insists that it is absolutely, positively not going to cave or indeed even negotiate over the debt ceiling — that […]
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Gunning for Mitch

Who knows if this is serious? But McConnell could very well end up with a Tea Party challenger.
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GOP Signaling Weakness

I hope Greg Sargent is right about this. It sure sounds like Boehner and McConnell are hedging to me. If they are,then that means any more "offers" from the Democrats to make a "big deal" are offers the Democrats want to make, not ones they have to make.
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The Big Squeeze

It turns out, hacking away at government's budget cuts off growth.
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Red State Leadership

When I read David’s post about the intransigence of the Confederate rump of the Republican Party, I thought of this tweet from the other night: Buzzy: @reptomprice told WMAL this […]
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Bumping Up To Premium Catfood

Greg Sargent is reporting tha the White House says they will make sure that the Chained CPI sell-out won't hurt the most vulnerable seniors. I don't know if they are basing this on the Simpson-Bowles formula, but if they are, it's bullshit.
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What Real Americans?

One of the more positive consequences of this ridiculous fiscal cliff fight seems to be a growing awareness that the beltway is out of touch with the concerns of ordinary Americans.
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“Premature Contraculation”

Politico shares its insights on what the right “deal” should look like: …tax reform that goes way beyond individuals and rates; much deeper Social Security and Medicare changes than currently […]
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Day of Action

Today is a progressive "day of action" on the fiscal cliff negotiations with a bunch of organizations holding events around the country.
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“It’s Working”

HuffPost Hill with a little reminder: During a press conference demanding unemployment insurance be part of a fiscal cliff deal, Chuck Schumer noted that last December, 5 million Americans relied […]
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These Zealots Can Find A Controversy Anywhere

In case you were wondering who are the biggest jackasses in the Senate, here’s a handy list: Alexander (R-TN) Blunt (R-MO) Boozman (R-AR) Burr (R-NC) Chambliss (R-GA) Coats (R-IN) Coburn […]
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CNBC Host: Sacrifice Medicare To the Market Gods

Here’s a CNBC celebrity having a fit when Raul Grijalva suggests that Medicare shouldn’t be cut: She seemed to be having a very hard time controlling herself. Meanwhile, let’s have […]
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Why Deficit Mongering Is B.S.: Krugman Edition

Just this: You’ve heard the story many times: Supposedly, any day now investors will lose faith in America’s ability to come to grips with its budget failures. When they do, […]
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It’s A White Problem, Not An Age Problem

By Digby As I wrote yesterday, I agree with David’s post below. I honestly think that ideology probably mattered far less than a rejection of the general meanness and lack […]
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Romney’s Pathetic Disaster Rally

I know it’s a tough line to walk, but I think Mitt just fell off of it: “We’re counting on Ohio. I know the people of the Atlantic Coast are […]
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Pain Will Be Inflicted

Here's good old Governor Chris getting down to business with his audience of filthy rich fascists. No wonder they love him so much. He knows exactly what they want to hear --- "pain will be inflicted." And that's what this is all
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