David Brooks Is Disgusted . . . With the Wrong People

By: Tuesday July 5, 2011 3:03 pm

David Brooks is disgusted at the Tea-GOP Zombies. In another bridge-burning column, he calls out the Tea-GOP Zombies for being not only ideological zealots “unable to accept compromise,” but also anti-intellectual morons having “no sense of moral decency.”

But before you cheer Brooks’ acknowledgement of what the rest of the planet realized long ago, consider what it is Brooks believes is morally indefensible versus what is reasonable and wise.


Mitt Romney: Obama Failed Because We Needed a Larger, Longer Stimulus

By: Tuesday June 28, 2011 3:54 pm

Romney is hinting that the economy — the fire — needed not just more stimulus, but longer-lasting stimulus. Instead of pouring on a little gasoline to kick start the fire, we’d needed a slow-burning log that would provide fuel for a longer period.

Does the New York Times Know Our Politicians Speak Gibberish about Deficits?

By: Sunday June 26, 2011 1:15 pm

For reasons known only to its publishers, the New York Times has chosen to assign reporters and editors to the budget/deficit negotiations who seem oblivious that the politicians they routinely quote are speaking gibberish, without any effort by the Times to explain it’s gibberish.

The Federal Deficit Isn’t a Top Concern for Regular Voters

By: Thursday June 16, 2011 2:19 pm

This collective madness in Washington right now is our politicians own creation.

Larry Summers Tells Us How to Fix the Economy He Helped Mess Up

By: Monday June 13, 2011 8:50 am

Larry Summers now tells us we need another $200 billion in extended payroll tax cuts. He explains that this is the nature of recessions connected with financial collapse, that this inherently crushes demand and it takes a lot of money — from borrowing and spending — and a long time to build demand back up to the level at which economic growth is self sustaining. Well, no kidding, Larry. Except you pretended for two and half years that wasn’t true and the rest of us were stupid.

DCCC and CREEP Want My Money to Re-Elect President Romney’s Econ Team

By: Thursday June 9, 2011 5:30 pm

I keep getting requests for donation from the DCCC and Obama’s campaign, at the same time I read stories of his economic team making arguments you’d expect to hear from President Romney. I’d rather cut out pictures of rotten tomatoes.

How Does Geithner Still Have a Job?

By: Wednesday June 8, 2011 1:31 pm

How often do you have to be wrong until you are fired by the Obama Administration? For Treasury Secretary Geithner the answer seems to be a non-zero number approaching infinity.

Jane Hamsher Hits Tea-GOP and White House for Ignoring Jobs

By: Thursday June 2, 2011 5:56 pm

Honest economists and sentient observers looking at the most recent and increasingly dismal economic and jobs numbers have their hair on fire over the failure of Washington D.C. to do anything about it. But neither Congress nor the Administration can get their heads out of the deficit sand to see the devastation.

NYT’s Harwood: Democrats Should Cut Medicare So Republicans Don’t Get Blamed

By: Monday May 30, 2011 8:30 am

That’s not the title of his John Harwood’s NYT column today, but it might have well have been. It’s a typical example of sloppy, one-sided Beltway thinking.

Seeing No Bond Vigilantes, Deficit Hawks Work to Create Them

By: Wednesday May 18, 2011 9:40 am

I’m beginning to suspect the Republican’s decision to hold the debt ceiling hostage to demand only big cuts in spending and President Obama’s almost enthusiastic desire to play along was a way to deal with the problem of the nonexistent bond vigilantes by actively creating some.

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