Archive for the ‘Government’ Category

Inexplicable Republican Opposition To Extending Unemployment Benefits

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Okay, I did say it’s inexplicable, but let me take a stab at it anyway. Republicans are opposed to extending unemployment insurance because it does not solve the problem of joblessness. Fair enough, I can agree unemployment benefits do not lead directly to job creation, but that itself is not a reason to deny people…
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Harry Reid And Senate Democrats Vote To Limit Filibuster Use

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Today Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Democrats voted for the so-called “nuclear option,” to end the procedural filibuster and the 60-vote threshold for judicial and executive nominees. Democrats had good reason to change the Senate rules in the middle of a session because Republicans have managed to double the all-time number of judicial…
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Medicaid Expansion Success Means Liberals Should Go On A National Health Care Offensive

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It’s time for liberals to go on the offensive. It’s time for a new strategy. Instead of defending progress from 50 years ago, we need to carve out our goals to achieve progress over the next 50 years. And when it comes to social policy, the best defense is a strong offense. Social Security faced…
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So President Obama Lied To You About Your Health Care Insurance Plan

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So it turns out President Obama, the same president you’ve scoffed at, ridiculed, and displayed contempt for, lied to you about your insurance plan. Obama said, “If you like your plan, you can keep it,” and now that turns out not to be true for you, Mr. Outraged Republican. Well, if you get your insurance…
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Fact of the Day: The Social Security Wage Cap For 2014 Is $117,000

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In a “Fact of the Day” article last November, I wrote that, “eliminating the [Social Security] wage cap while keeping the benefits cap produces a Social Security surplus.” But you don’t have to take my word for it as this is a fact backed up by the Congressional Research Service. But it’s also just common…
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