U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the Ayn Rand fanatic, never tires of trying to shred the government safety net. His latest scheme involves reaching across the aisle — all the way to the Senate, actually — to a so-called Democrat who shares Ryan’s passion for privatization: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) is teaming up with Paul Ryan, [...]
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… Time to put the people first. He might not be the absolute worst of the Republican politicians owned by the rich, but he’s near the top, and he’s on the so-called Super Committee. Bookmark It
NYT columnist David Brooks recently cited Mitt Romney’s plan to semi-privatize Social Security and Medicare and link these programs to Wall Street as proof that Romney is “the serious one” among Republican presidential candidates. More here on the audacity of these buttoned-down bozos. Bookmark It
The only things we really know about the so-called Super Committee are that it is super-secret and super-likely to make life more miserable for the 99 percent of us who aren’t super-rich. Bookmark It
Here’s part of an e-mail I recently received from Barack Obama’s spin doctors: David – As someone who got his start as a community organizer, President Obama’s entire career has revolved around the idea that ordinary people working together can do extraordinary things. So I hope you can take part in marking his 50th birthday… [...]