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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Sequester Of Doom?

Dan Pfeiffer at the White House blog: Solving the Sequester: The Facts With less than three weeks before devastating, across the board cuts – the so-called “sequester” – are slated to hit, affecting our national security, job creation and economic … Continue reading

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Problem? What Problem?

Pelosi: It’s really a false argument to say we have a spending problem Well, I think that sequestration is a bad idea all around. … The fact is, we’ve had plenty of spending cuts. … What we need is growth. … Continue reading

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Fix The Problem, Not The Blame

The first step is admitting you have a problem. That is the foundation of all recovery programs. We have a problem. We spend money like Michelle Obama on taxpayer-funded vacation. Even worse, forty cents out of every dollar we spend … Continue reading

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The Trillion Dollar Coin Trick

If you’ve lost Stephen Colbert . . .

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Who Are The Crazy Ones Here?

Kevin Drum, discussing the Trillion Dollar Coin Trick: But put that aside for a moment. I want to ask something else: is this really the road liberals want to go down? Do we really want to be on record endorsing … Continue reading

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Weimar Economics

Paul Krugman: Be Ready To Mint That Coin Should President Obama be willing to print a $1 trillion platinum coin if Republicans try to force America into default? Yes, absolutely. He will, after all, be faced with a choice between … Continue reading

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Watch This!

“The Rule Of Lawlessness” Seriously – watch it! This is an open thread.

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El Foldo Grande

Like a bunch of cheap suits: House passes fiscal cliff deal, tamps down GOP revolt The House of Representatives late Tuesday easily approved emergency bipartisan legislation sparing all but a sliver of America’s richest from sharp income tax hikes — … Continue reading

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I Was Told There Would Be No Math

Frank J. Fleming at Pajamas Media: Math Is Coming Math is remorseless, and it will eventually balance its numbers, not caring who is hurt in the process. All the debate over spending is starting to remind me of the movie … Continue reading

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Merry F**king Christmas From Barack Obama

Ace of Spades HQ: What Is Your Share of the National Debt? Short answer: I don’t know. You are [fucked|screwed|pooched]. I Don’t Know Why bother reading further when the author seemingly doesn’t know the exact figure? One problem is that … Continue reading

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Well played, Agent Orange, well played!

A very strong statement from Speaker Boehner: “Tomorrow the House will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every American — 99.81% of the American people. Then the President will have a decision to make. He can call … Continue reading

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Two From Ace Of Spades

Two posts by Ace encapsulate my recent thinking: Unemployment Shoots Back Up Over 8% I can’t believe TFG is still president. Four more years. Think about that. America is serving a medium-term prison sentence. This is part of the reason … Continue reading

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TANSTAAFL

Mark Steyn. I suppose it’s possible to take this recurring melodrama seriously, but there’s no reason to. The problem facing the United States government is that it spends over a trillion dollars a year that it doesn’t have. If you … Continue reading

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