Tag Archives: Federal Deficit

Lose Weight Without Dieting Or Exercise!

It looks like the GOP has learned its lesson: Budget agreement reached Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray unveiled a two-year budget agreement late Tuesday night that they say will end years of bitter budget wars on Capitol Hill. … Continue reading

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We Need an Intervention

Wild Bill Jacobson at Legal Insurrection: Republican poll chasers and the madness of crowds Do what’s right, and worry about the polls closer to November 2014 Another conversation I had with myself on Twitter. Last time it was about The … Continue reading

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Just Do It!

Toilet Paper Media: White House: Obama Will Never Negotiate On The Debt Limit Again White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday that lifting the debt ceiling will be non-negotiable for as long as Barack Obama is president. “Whether it’s today, … Continue reading

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Obama – Then & Now

Obama today: President Obama would accept a short-term increase in the federal borrowing cap , rather than one lasting a year or more, a senior White House official said Monday. The statement was an acknowledgment by the administration that it … Continue reading

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Detroit Broke City

Turns out it wasn’t the bankers after all. It wasn’t the auto makers either. Or the Republicans. Detroit Free Press: How Detroit went broke: The answers may surprise you – and don’t blame Coleman Young Detroit is broke, but it … Continue reading

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Mo’ Money, Mo’ Money, Mo’ Money!

Paul Krugman: Dwindling Deficit Disorder For three years and more, policy debate in Washington has been dominated by warnings about the dangers of budget deficits. A few lonely economists have tried from the beginning to point out that this fixation … Continue reading

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Still Waiting For That Pony

Daily Caller: Republican activists laughed at President’s Barack Obama’s claim that his new laundry list of spending programs won’t add 10 cents to the deficit. “Nothing I’m proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime,” Obama told the … Continue reading

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