No amount of caving on Social Security and Medicare on Obama’s part is going to satisfy the Tea Party, so my prediction, is that the sequester will happen. It will be followed by emergency measure after emergency measure in the opening days of March as constituencies scramble to restore funding, as the Lear jets of lobbyists urgently cutting their Florida vacations short jam “Reagan” National Airport, and as people out in the land anxiously await the results.
|By: E. F. Beall Tuesday February 19, 2013 7:16 pm|
|By: Dean Baker Tuesday August 14, 2012 2:20 pm|
The Washington Post continued its war on Social Security and Medicare today with a column by Charles Lane that told readers that seniors are wealthy because they have enough money (almost) to pay off their mortgage. No, I’m not kidding.
|By: TBogg Sunday February 20, 2011 7:00 pm|
Charles Lane’s brief claim to fame was a stint at a gone-to-seed once great magazine where, as editor, he discovered that one of his writers was “making shit up.” For years he has traded on this brief moment in the sun like Erik Estrada making a living appearing at car dealership openings.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday December 16, 2009 7:15 pm|
In the midst of the Great Recession, what’s the best way to help struggling workers? According to Fox News and the Washington Post, it’s time to cut the minimum wage.