The New York Times Still Has Not Heard About the Recession

By: Sunday November 6, 2011 7:31 am

It is sometimes hard to get news about the economy over in the middle of New York City. Communications ain’t what they used to be. That is what readers might conclude from reading David Leonhardt’s piece telling us that our big problem is that the United States and governments in Europe have promised too much to their populations.


Congress Very Concerned About Fixing Deficit They Intend to Create

By: Wednesday April 13, 2011 9:31 am

The problem is that leaders of both parties have both pledged an unshakable commitment to, in the near future, make our deficit projections dramatically worse by extending all or most of the Bush tax cuts.

Meow! Pete Peterson’s NYT, WaPo Pawns Pushing Previously-Debunked Catfood Lies

By: Wednesday March 23, 2011 5:41 pm

Ho-hum. Another day, another set of Peterson patsies explaining yet again why Grandma must starve so that their billionaire bosses and their buddies can keep their twenty-odd homes in the Hamptons and Hobe Sound.

Single Payer: There Really Is a Simple Way to Eliminate the Deficit

By: Friday January 21, 2011 2:50 pm

The main cause of our long-term deficit is our absurdly inefficient health care system that costs nearly twice as much as anywhere else in the world. If politicians honestly looked for a simple solution to this problem, within five minutes they would find out almost every other industrialized nation on Earth has it.

Bowles-Simpson: The Unequal Marriage of Reaganomics and Rubinomics

By: Monday November 15, 2010 3:45 pm

The Bowles-Simpson plan isn’t a fair and equitable way to reduce the long-term federal deficit, whatever its co-authors might claim. In fact, it’s the biggest proposed experiment in supply-side economics since early Reagan.

Orszag, DeParle Insist That Health Care Bill Has Cost Containment

By: Wednesday November 25, 2009 6:05 pm

I was on a conference call with White House budget director Peter Orszag and Office of Health Reform chief Nancy-Ann DeParle today, and both of them were adamant that the health care reform moving through Congress would cut costs over the long term and “move us into the future of health care,” as Orszag put it.

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