Social Security has not been saved from cuts, but it appears to have gotten another temporary reprieve. It will probably only be a few months before it is under attack again.
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 31, 2012 11:09 am|
|By: masaccio Sunday June 17, 2012 10:30 am|
House Democrats have a chance to show Jamie Dimon that he isn’t the King of America. Let’s hope they don’t follow the example of the lapdog millionaires in the Senate.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday December 21, 2011 8:30 am|
House Republicans left behind eight “conferees” for a conference on the payroll tax/UI/doc fix bill, and plan to hold showy events where they sit in a room alone, but Democrats have adamantly refused to reopen negotiations until the short-term bill passes. Meanwhile, half of the conferees opposed the payroll tax cut extension as recently as a few weeks ago. So far, nobody’s buying the GOP spin.
|By: David Dayen Friday April 15, 2011 7:45 am|
If you want to know about the impact of spending caps, just travel to Colorado.
|By: David Dayen Friday December 17, 2010 1:22 pm|
Bob Corker, speaking softly to Olivier Knox, casually says that the START treaty won’t pass if Don’t Ask Don’t Tell or the DREAM Act get a vote tomorrow.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday December 14, 2010 2:05 pm|
The single most important thing that House Democrats could demand, in exchange for the tax cut bill’s passage, is an increase of the debt limit inside the package. It would in effect protect whatever stimulus you might get out of the bill, and deny Republicans another hostage-taking event.
|By: Ruth Calvo Sunday August 15, 2010 4:00 pm|
It remains a mystery to me why the candidates who are able to tell the truth because they are doing the right thing aren’t able to capitalize on it. Telling the public that they are constantly given the lies of the right wing in order to get their votes against their own interests seems like something we really need to press home, over and over.
|By: emptywheel Friday July 9, 2010 3:22 pm|
If someone like Corker won’t play along with the plan to cut social security, then it’s unlikely to get the mix of Republicans and deficit hawk Democrats they’ll need to pass the Commission recommendations.
|By: David Dayen Friday April 23, 2010 4:20 pm|
Here’s where we’re at on the Wall Street reform, with a vote on a motion to proceed expected Monday: we have positives on some fronts, negatives on others, and the Republicans still acting like spoiled children. Business as usual.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday April 14, 2010 4:45 pm|
Now we’re having a partisan fight, not a fight about the merits of the bill, and on that score, Democrats do appear to be winning.