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The edge of the fiscal cliff; with nowhere to go but up

December 18, 2012

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It fascinates me to watch (often reluctantly) the endless parroting of Republican sound bites, talking points and blanket statements about the “dangers” of the fiscal cliff. One should not that the same partisan pundits who are bashing the President for having a bad plan are the same malcontents who spent the last year dutifully passing […]

Cain’s 9-9-9 plan is upside down

October 11, 2011

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Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan sounds really simple. The problem is, you’d have to be simple to think this plan is sound.  You’d have to be outright retarded to think it’s a good idea. Despite numerous requests, the Cain campaign refuses to release the nuts-and-bolts details of his plan, but according to his website, it’s […]

GOP infrastructure funding proposal is off by 5,505 percent

September 10, 2011

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One of the Republican Party’s proposals for how to create infrastructure jobs without spending a dime has a gigantic pothole right in the middle of it. The proposal, which has been advanced by top GOP leadership, involves eliminating a law that requires states to set aside 10 percent of the federal transportation funding they receive […]

Paul Ryan: We have to close loopholes … except for my corporate owners

August 24, 2011

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Republican Representative and “real American” idol Paul Ryan says that tax loopholes, shelters and hidden credits for big corporations and the wealthy have “gotten completely out of control” and that the Obama administration has done nothing to stem the tide of corrupt legislation geared toward favoring the rich. But when he refers to that “tide,” […]

Austerity: Just what we don’t need, delivered by people who won’t be harmed by it

August 17, 2011

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We keep hearing about austerity measures being implemented in countries all over the world, desperately trying to reign in spending to combat enormous, out-of-control budget deficits and national debt. Not only is America slithering dangerously toward a double-dip recession, but so is nearly all of Europe. Even Europe’s strongest core economies — Germany, France, and […]

GOP on the debt ceiling: “Forget what we said, listen to what we’re saying!”

July 3, 2011

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As a blogger/reporter/thinking individual, I love it when I don’t have to really come up with any pithy, sarcastic or salient points on my own to prove an argument. In this case, regarding the perpetual pissing contest about the debt ceiling going on in Washington between “Our way or no way because all we care […]