Sen. Gregg Admires California’s Budget Obstruction, Wants it for Whole Country

By: Wednesday July 7, 2010 12:35 pm

Republicans are not happy with a mere 60-vote filibuster threshold and think their ability to obstruct legislation needs to be enhanced even more. Apparently, a year and a half of near-total gridlock has convinced Sen. Gregg that what our government really needs is even more ways for a minority party to bring legislating to a complete standstill. Republicans hate public programs so much they are prepared to subvert the clear Constitutional principle of majority rule in Congress to stop them.


Alice Rivlin, Tell This Woman She Has to Work at This Job Until She Is 70

By: Thursday July 1, 2010 5:39 pm

Alice Rivlin and Alan Simpson are willing to exploit workers to protect their friends.

Social Security Talking Points For America Speaks

By: Thursday June 24, 2010 5:00 pm

Peter Peterson, billionaire Social Security hater, is opening a tiny door for actual Americans to explain to the rich why this time we aren’t going along with their plans to screw Social Security. I hope FDL readers will check out this site and make an appearance. You won’t be alone: MoveOn wants its members to show up too.

I have written several posts explaining my views, and by clicking here you can see all of FDLs posts on this subject. I have a draft paper which you can find here , which includes selected legislative history. That reading with your own stories will arm you to the teeth for a great speech. They won’t know what hit them.

Alan Simpson Exposes Republicans’ Anti-Social Security Agenda Behind Obama’s Deficit Commission

By: Tuesday June 22, 2010 6:00 am

When Peter Peterson’s anti-Social Security propaganda organ openly criticized Alan Simpson for his insulting comments to Alex Lawson, calling Simpson “condescending and derisive–and wildly wrong about important parts of the Social Security system’s past,” you knew they were worried about a lot more than Simpson’s typical bullying tactics and yet another disqualifying “macaca moment.”

Social Security Fix: Veto the VAT, Raise Taxes on the Rich

By: Tuesday May 11, 2010 1:50 pm

Republican tools plan to scare everyone with more tax fears, but the argument is nothing more than the execrable trickle-down nonsense. It’s time to raise taxes on the rich.

Come Saturday Morning: Thursday’s Dow — Not Exactly an Argument for Privatization

By: Saturday May 8, 2010 6:45 am

After a week in which financial markets worldwide lost ground waiting to see if Greece’s downfall was going to take the fragile recovery along with it, one thing ought to be crystal-clear by now: There is no way in hell that anyone should be talking, secretly or otherwise, about taking our money out of Social [...]

Conrad Pushes “Cat Food Commission” on White House; White House Tries to Defuse

By: Wednesday November 25, 2009 12:55 pm

The White House has raised yet another trial balloon about empowering a deficit-cutting commission, a day after meeting with key Senators in favor of the idea.

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