Tea Party – Doubling Down On Stupid

Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint says the uninsured will get better care by "going to the emergency room." It's hard to believe that anybody's out there making the case for using the emergency room, but there you have it.
Tea Party – Doubling Down On Stupid
Digby

Budget Bedlam This Fall

August actually is a pretty good time to be in Washington. Here are the key elements about what's ahead...or not ahead...on the budget when Congress returns to Washington in September.
Stan Collender

When House Conservatives SNAP, Here’s How Bad It Gets

House conservatives revealed a lot about themselves and their priorities when they passed a farm bill that did not include nutrition programs like SNAP – the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Republicans Nix Food Stamps: This Is Who They Are

Conservative Republicans have turned the farm bill – normally a bipartisan grotesquerie of agribusiness subsidies and excess – from legislation to identity politics. They wanted to make a statement, even […]
Robert Borosage

“The Uh-Ohs”: A Decade of Conservative Failure

Forget about "the Aughts." Never mind "the Naughts." The decade just passed — and which promises to leave a lingering, bitter aftertaste — deserves a better, more descriptive name: "The Uh-Ohs: A Decade of Conservative Failure."
Terrance Heath
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