A Bad Idea Is a Bad Idea, No Matter Who Proposes It

By: Saturday April 6, 2013 5:43 pm

Let me state this right up front – Chained CPI is a bad idea. A very bad idea.

Americans’ Economic Perceptions Turn Even Darker

By: Friday September 30, 2011 8:45 am

Just when you think there is no way the American people’s extreme pessimism about the state of the economy can get any worse, it manages to drop even more to its lowest level since 2008. According to CNN, an incredible 90 percent of Americans feel economic conditions in this country are poor.

Moody’s is Right About Eliminating the Debt Ceiling

By: Monday July 18, 2011 8:45 am

If the Republicans were really worried about protecting the private sector from dangerous and unnecessary government uncertainty, they would vote to eliminate this foolish debt ceiling limit altogether.

Deficit Hysteria Aside, Economy Still Hard on Millions of Americans

By: Friday April 29, 2011 9:45 am

While the economy probably seems fine for the millionaires in Congress and the millionaires they hang out with at expensive fundraisers, lower income Americans are struggling.

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