Perhaps out of a combination of peevishness and thirst, John Boehner recently blurted out, “I need this job like I need a hole in my head.” Of course, the job he was complaining about, Speaker of the House, third in line for the Presidency, happens to be well-paid, prestigious, and quite evidently can be performed, after a fashion, even when drunk. That is, it’s decidedly not like the jobs that the vast majority of Americans toil away at, should they be lucky enough to have a job at all.
|By: David Dayen Thursday November 8, 2012 7:46 am|
There’s a Third Way on the deficit, not exemplified by Biden or Orszag. It’s nothing that Third Way would actually endorse. That would be fixing the economy instead of fixing the debt, and it starts with a massive rebuilding program on the Atlantic Coast to protect it from the new reality of 100-year storms every year or two.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 25, 2012 10:12 am|
Top CEOs from 80 large companies across a variety of industries have joined the push for a grand bargain deal that could happen during the lame duck session. In a statement organized by the well-funded Fix the Debt campaign, the CEO’s called for a bipartisan deal to reduce deficit the by increasing revenue and cutting spending.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Thursday August 23, 2012 9:00 am|
Want to know the latest on the pro-austerity campaign to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits behind the public’s back?
Join our Firedoglake Membership webinar Wednesday, August 29th at 8pm Eastern on “Catfood 3.0 and the Ongoing Fight to Protect Social Security” with special guests Nancy Altman, Eric Kingson and Alex Lawson of Social Security Works.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Thursday July 26, 2012 6:50 pm|
FDL has been fighting Simpson-Bowles for over 2 years now and have no intention of stopping now. We will be following Fix the Debt closely and keep our activists at the ready to push back on any attempt to force an austerity agenda through Congress.