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September 14, 2013
Republican lawmakers in Washington plan to take the country hostage this fall until their demands are met. Never mind that the federal budget deficit for 2013 is on track to hit a five year low.
May 15, 2013
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on Tuesday showing a rapidly shrinking federal budget deficit. The CBO estimates the 2013 federal deficit at $642 billion. That is down from 2012 where it was just over $1 trillion.
January 27, 2013
In President Eisenhower’s 1961 farewell address he warned the country about the peril of the “military-industrial complex” to peace and a free people:
October 22, 2012
I know there is a line of thinking out there that posits once a president takes office, everything that happens within the federal government is under his control. This line of thinking was no less false when Bush was president then it is now when Obama is president. It’s not about blame, it’s about facts, and when it comes to the federal budget, and more specifically the year-after-year trillion-dollar plus deficits, it seems people need a few lessons.
October 10, 2012
Eliot Spitzer explains why our priorities are out of alignment if we hope for a healthy future for this country:
October 10, 2012
Can you be called a “fiscal hawk” or a “deficit hawk” if you are pushing for higher military spending along with a built-in floor that stipulates “core defense spending” must be maintained at 4% of GDP? Can you be called a fiscal or deficit hawk if you advocate for lower, across-the-board tax cuts at a time when the federal government is running trillion-dollar-plus deficits?
September 25, 2012
Mitt Romney is not offering many details when it comes to his tax plan. He and Paul Ryan want you to trust them on the specifics. That’s for after the election, according to team-Romney. Here’s the 10,000 foot view on Romney’s tax plan for individuals according to MittRomney.com:
August 17, 2012
Mitt Romney and the rest of the Republican Party love a good story. They don’t have much concern for facts and accuracy, they just like a good story. And a good story to them is one that paints President Obama as dangerous and reckless for America. And nothing could be more reckless than a spending binge with tax payer dollars, right? Well, maybe. But did President Obama really go on a spending binge? Unfortunately reality has a way of intruding on the colorful stories Republicans tell.
March 13, 2012