Bill Keller Wants to Take Away Your Social Security and Is Either Too Ignorant or Dishonest to Acknowledge that He Is Not a Typical Baby Boomer

By: Monday July 30, 2012 8:00 am

The effort by the rich to take away Social Security keeps building momentum. Today Bill Keller urges his fellow baby boomers to admit they’ve created an entitlements debt crisis and agree to accept benefit cuts demanded by the rich.


Educating David Brooks on the Budget

By: Tuesday April 17, 2012 11:00 am

I am happy to take on the job of teaching David Brooks about the budget so that he does not consistently embarrass himself in his NYT columns. Today he is trying to give us a balanced assessment of President Obama’s case for his budget. Here’s what he gets wrong.

Catfood Commission Backs Myth That We Must Increase Health Care Cost Sharing

By: Wednesday December 1, 2010 4:30 pm

Beyond the Deficit Commission’s non-report total cop-out on health care, what disturbs me is what changes they do recommend: embracing the economagic myth that the way to control health care costs is just to make regular people pay even higher co-pays, deductibles, and out of pocket costs. This idea that we can reduce overall health care spending by making people pay even more is pure economic theology. It is support by free-marketeers like a religious doctrine despite the fact that all evidence shows it is not successful.

Simpson-Bowles Debt Savings a Fantasy: Assumes Others Tackle Health Costs in Future

By: Wednesday December 1, 2010 12:30 pm

Any deficit reduction plan that is not focused mostly on reforming health care is simply not serious about fixing the true roots of our long-term deficit.

Not a Drug Addict, Mr. Gibbs – My Family is Suffering

By: Tuesday August 10, 2010 1:10 pm

After hearing Mr. Gibbs’ remarks about “the professional left” needing drug testing, my blood began to boil. This diary is an attempt to share a slice of the middle America pie which has valid complaints about the job left undone by President Obama. Sure, Obama has tried — but when you are bleeding to death, a bandaid is little comfort.

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