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Category Archive for 'Bipartisan Wet Dream'

And of course austerity politics sucked all the oil/disposable income out of the economy, the engine’s out of oil AND THAT’S WHY THE DASHBOARD IDIOT LIGHT IS ON, you fucking idiot! David Cameron has issued a stark message that “red warning lights are flashing on the dashboard of the global economy” in the same way […]

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People would just shrug, I think: Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through the Hungarian capital Budapest against plans to tax internet use in the biggest anti-government demonstration for years. Huge crowds gathered in the capital’s main squares and there were smaller rallies in six other cities. The government has drafted a law which […]

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Uh oh

I’m not liking the sound of this: There is good reason to be concerned that some independents, led by Maine Senator Angus King, could use their newfound authority in a closely divided Senate to promote the sort of “grand bargain” that has long threatened Social Security as we know it. With the 2014 Senate competition […]

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This is what pissed me off about the government shutdown and the subsequent cuts: Ever hear Obama explain how bad they were, and what the long-term consequences would be? Of course not. This is the guy who was pushing the Grand Bargain, he wanted cuts! And look how well that’s working out for the rest […]

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Thanks, austerity hawks! The Census Bureau’s latest headline numbers on income, poverty and health insurance received wide coverage: The poverty rate fell in 2013 while real (inflation-adjusted) median household income was little changed and the share of Americans without health insurance coverage fell. Here’s a look behind the headlines, courtesy of my Center on Budget […]

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I wish I could say I was surprised, but after all, they did work for the president who has done more to cripple public education than even George Bush: Teachers unions are girding for a tough fight to defend tenure laws against a coming blitz of lawsuits — and an all-out public relations campaign led […]

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What the fuck did Obama and the Congress think they were doing when they hacked the budget to shreds? Seriously. As MLK said, a budget is a moral document. The Republicans decided (and the administration colluded) to cut the shit out of everything except the money that went to defense contractors. (Maybe if the VA […]

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And Obama never should have gone along with GOP budget cuts. When we have this many people out of work, scraping to get by and we’ve shredded the safety net, it’s a disgrace to everyone involved: The U.S. Treasury Department booked a $114 billion surplus in April, the largest for that month since 2008, according […]

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I was just talking to a friend about this, that Obama’s fixation on the deficit meant that Americans were deprived of social services at a time when they needed them the most. I don’t want to hear any crap about how “his hands were tied.” Bullshit. He validated this wingnut bullshit every time he opened […]

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Just go read the rest. This is the best summation of Obama I’ve seen: Like many days, March 3, 2014, saw the delivery of a stern opinion by President Obama. To judge by recent developments in Ukraine, he said, Russia wasputting itself “on the wrong side of history.” This might seem a surprising thing for an […]

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