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I Guess A Grand Bargain Is Not Possible

But I only realized it when Thomas Friedman tried to show just how possible it was in his fantasy writings on the op ed board of the world’s most respected daily newspaper. My favorite part: Everything will be on the … Continue reading

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We Will Never Have Tax Revenue Increases or Clean Debt Ceiling Increases Again

Republicans will just filibuster, and wait until the debt ceiling has to be increased, and then they’ll cut some more. And more, and more. As Mitch McConnell has said, they’ve found a way around legislating. There’s no going back.

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The Utter Stupidity of This Budget Deal

We can all count the ways: government spending is the only positive factor to the economy right now, the cuts aren’t targeted to the least effective subsidies, there are no tax revenues in the deal, etc. Worst of all, we’ll … Continue reading

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“People Should Die Earlier With Grace” – I’ve Been Waiting For This Argument

David Brooks is just saying health care costs are rising because people aren’t sucking it up and dying when it’s their time. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/15/opinion/15brooks.html But hey, he’s not recommending any solution that can be inferred with believing this statement… If the … Continue reading

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Republicans Vote to Continue Building the Two Bridges to Nowhere in Alaska

Seriously, the money’s in there to fund the bridges to nowhere. National Journal Yet the US definitely doesn’t have enough money to fund the programs Republicans don’t like! $183 million for a couple bridges is not a lot but $317 … Continue reading

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The Backfire Effect on Conservative Reaction to the Affordable Health Care Act’s CBO Score

Ezra Klein can’t believe that Republican conservative hit men can lie so obnoxiously about the budgetary estimates of the Affordable Health Care Act’s CBO score. You could spend all day knocking these arguments around (against the Affordable Health Care Act’s … Continue reading

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Republicans Are Liars on Deficit

“Can we continue to stack debt on top of debt on top of debt to solve a problem that was created by too much debt?” Sanford told ABC. “I think that the logical answer is no.” ABC News February 22, … Continue reading

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Extending the Tax Cuts for all Brackets is A Political and Policy Disaster

The deal looks set, all the insiders say so at least. All of the Bush tax cuts will be extended for 2 years and in return, unemployment benefits will be extended and the payroll tax will be reduced for one … Continue reading

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