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CHART: Obama’s Private Sector Job Growth vs. Clinton, Reagan

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There are many inconvenient truths for Republicans and conservatives when it comes to President Obama’s achievements. For example, health care spending has slowed dramatically and Medicare is now spending $1000 less per beneficiary, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Another inconvenient truth for conservatives is that the private sector has consistently added jobs over the last four…
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Paul Krugman: Medicare Spending Is Down Sharply

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Since the mainstream media is mum, and even liberal MSNBC is mostly silent, I thought I’d share a little tidbit about health care spending. Over the last few years, overall health care spending has slowed dramatically, and now we find out Medicare is spending $1,000 less per beneficiary than originally projected by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)….
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Conservatives Offer Us Putin’s ‘Shortest Speech Ever’

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Below is text of a supposed speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin. It continues to make its way around conservative circles on social media: Please don’t shoot the messenger, I’m just passing this on as an interesting read. I suggest that every intelligent, clear thinking, open minded person in every non-muslim country pay attention to…
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