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.
|By: Dean Baker Monday July 30, 2012 8:00 am|
|By: Dean Baker 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.
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: wavpeac 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.