Submitted by jawbone on Fri, 03/12/2010 - 12:13pm
Submitted by madamab on Tue, 03/02/2010 - 4:43pm
Submitted by jawbone on Fri, 02/26/2010 - 6:31pm
Or, The Two Percent Solution and The One Half of One Percent Solution....
Greg Palast wrote last August about Obama's sweet deals with Big Health Industry Players and how they actually netted out for the public and the nation's deficit reduction:
...Obama's big deal with Big Pharma saves $80 billion out of a total $3.6 trillion. That's 2%.
Now it's Let's Make a Deal with hospital lobbyists. Read below the fold...
Submitted by madamab on Fri, 02/26/2010 - 9:00am
I am now going to say something odd: The actions of government actually matter to the citizens of that government's country. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Mon, 02/08/2010 - 7:08pm
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Sat, 02/06/2010 - 11:24am
Submitted by madamab on Wed, 02/03/2010 - 2:11pm
It looks like there are at least two House Dems who remember Liberal Economics 101.
WASHINGTON – Some rank and file Democrats in the House are trashing President Barack Obama's plan to give businesses that add workers a new $5,000 tax credit for each job they create.
Democratic Rep. Mike Thompson of California said businesses won't hire new employees unless they have work for them to do. Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Texas said companies that have struggled to keep workers would lose out while those that got rid of workers could get the credit by replacing them. Read below the fold...
Submitted by madamab on Mon, 02/01/2010 - 1:19pm
President Obama has unveiled his latest budget. It weighs in at a massive $3.84 trillion.
Included in this budget is $100 Billion for job creation. This money will be targeted at small businesses, tax cuts for corporations who hire people from inside the USA instead of outsourcing, and the creation of "clean energy" jobs (according to the SOTU, "clean energy" includes oil, coal and nuclear power). Read below the fold...
Submitted by Michael Kwiatkowski on Mon, 02/01/2010 - 10:33am
At what point do progressives stop being Democrats' whipped dogs and start acting like a movement capable of putting the Dems in their proper place as the party of the people? David Sirota wrote today about Obama's latest call to increase war spending beyond its already ludicrous proportions. Read below the fold...
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Sun, 01/31/2010 - 3:12pm
The corporatist-centrist politicians, such as Judd Gregg, Kent Conrad, Evan Bayh, no longer afraid of a total collapse of the world economy, are using deadly innocent frauds, scare, myths, and lies about the deficit and the national debt to undermine the possibilities of progressive change in the United States. Read below the fold...
Submitted by madamab on Wed, 01/27/2010 - 1:51pm
I read that Obama was going to talk about cutting taxes and deficit reduction tonight, and I wondered if I had time-warped back to 1982. Here's what Obama's Beloved Daddy, Ronnie Raygun, said in his first SOTU.
This passage jumped out at me:
And so, the question: If the fundamentals are in place, what now? Well, two things. First, we must understand what’s happening at the moment to the economy. Our current problems are not the product of the recovery program that’s only just now getting underway, as some would have you believe; they are the inheritance (emphasis mine) of decades of tax and tax and spend and spend. Read below the fold...
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Tue, 01/26/2010 - 1:43am
For the Democrats in Congress, winning in November isn't rocket science; it's about having the will to pursue survival ruthlessly. The key to winning is giving the American people what they'll like, and not allowing any of the normal Washington obstacles to stand in the way. But, for Dems to act that way depends on them changing both their beliefs and their behavior. Let's start with the beliefs. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Mon, 01/25/2010 - 2:01pm
Big news!! Massachusetts didn’t vote for the Democratic candidate, Martha Coakley.
It had been reported that Ms. Coakley had flown a week before the election to Washington to enjoy a fundraising dinner with big pharma and private health insurance industry lobbyists. Do you think that might have angered a few citizens of Massachusetts? Read below the fold...
Submitted by madamab on Mon, 01/25/2010 - 11:00am
(THE SCENE: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA's war room. The mood is grim and determined. OBAMA's most trusted advisers are in the sleek, modern chamber. As we look around, we see DAVID PLOUFFE, DAVID AXELROD, VALERIE JARRETT, ROBERT GIBBS and BILL BURTON, all with their game faces on. They are, of course, discussing the stunning loss of the Senate seat formerly held by TED KENNEDY, and their strategy going forward. OBAMA is smoking moodily, while the rest of the team struggles valiantly to try not to cough. JARRETT has a tiny fan blowing at her seat; as the one who has known OBAMA the longest, she is allowed to show discomfort with his habit.)
PLOUFFE: Well, clearly, our mistake in Massachusetts was to let that WOMAN run. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Fri, 01/22/2010 - 7:47pm