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Preventing Brinkmanship

Lurching from crisis to crisis has become the norm in Washington. The radical Republicans cannot accept that they lost and that they can no longer dictate how the government will run. So they will continue to use every opportunity to … Continue reading

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Why the Debt Ceiling is a Dumb Idea

Our Constitution, so beloved of the political right, gives the power of the purse to Congress. The Senate and the House have the responsibility of writing and passing the appropriation bills that keep our government funded. The President can only … Continue reading

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Why the GOP Wants to Raise the Eligibility Age for Medicare by 2 Years

Republicans want to raise the age of eligibility for Medicare from 65 to 67. It’s a terrible idea, because it will “save” about 5.7 billion dollars, but will cause costs in other parts of the economy of almost 12 billion. … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Broke and Broken America

America is not broke, not by a long shot. We still have the strongest economy in the world. We still dwarf even China’s economy and will for some time. So why is the government short of money? Because we also … Continue reading

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Job Creators, Really?

Our friends over at Fox News no longer call the Rich rich. They are called Job Creators, and we are all told we should be ashamed for even considering punishing these paragons of hard work by taxing them at the … Continue reading

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