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Encourage Obama and Democrats to give Republicans Nothing

The latest “compromise” that the Senate is considering would give Republicans part of what they want and set us up for another identical confrontation in February. We’re already seeing economic effects of this confrontation. Hundreds of thousands of government workers … 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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You Can’t Teach an Old Elephant New Tricks

Harry Reid and the old guard Democrats who want to be sure they have the filibuster for use the next time they are in the minority, made a crappy deal with the Republicans in which they promised not to do … Continue reading

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