Separating Truth From Lies Around the Kermit Gosnell Case

By: Monday April 15, 2013 7:18 pm

Kermit Gosnell, the sadistic monster who exploited lack of access to safe abortion care among poor and immigrant women to both torture women and kill actual babies, is finally on trial and anti-choicers are having a feeding frenzy. Unable to muster actual compassion for Gosnell’s victims, anti-choicers got right to work seeking ways to exploit his crimes to further reduce access to safe, legal abortion — and to create more Gosnells in the future.

 

Time to Bell the Obama Cat

By: Wednesday April 10, 2013 7:04 pm

The story goes that some mice became very upset about the cat in the house and convened an emergency meeting. They finally came up with the idea of tying a bell around the cat’s neck, so the dangerous feline could no longer catch victims unawares. The plan gained a lot of enthusiastic praise, until one mouse piped up with a question that preceded a long silence: “Who’s going to bell the cat?”

Mr. Lew to Berlin: Don’t Do What Obama Is Doing Here

By: Tuesday April 9, 2013 6:00 pm

Treasury Secretary Lew goes to Berlin. Mr. Lew encourages Europeans to reduce their austerity measures because they are ruining their economies. He wants Europeans to spur their demand or spending. That is a good suggestion.

The Paul Ryan Magical Mystery Chop, Dice, and Slice Budget

By: Friday March 22, 2013 5:40 pm

In 2011, before he was the Republican nominee for vice-president, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) proposed a federal budget. He called it, “The Path to Prosperity: Restoring America’s Promise.”

Two years later, now in his second year as chair of the House budget committee, he dusted off and polished his old proposal. He calls this one: “The Path to Prosperity: A Responsible Balanced Budget.”

Bernanke Says Interest Rates Are Low Because Industrial Economies Can’t Pay

By: Thursday March 14, 2013 4:45 pm

According to Fed Chair Ben Bernanke: “at the present time the major industrial economies apparently cannot sustain significantly higher real rates of return”

Obama’s Right-Hand-Man Offers Social Insurance Program Cuts, Again.

By: Monday March 4, 2013 8:43 am

According to a report, Gene Sperling, a senior White House economics adviser, offered to cut social insurance programs as a solution to the sequester budget cuts. Yesterday.

Three-Quarters of Progressive Caucus Taking a Dive on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

By: Wednesday February 27, 2013 6:10 pm

For the social compact of the United States, most of the Congressional Progressive Caucus has gone missing.

While still on the caucus roster, three-quarters of the 70-member caucus seem lost in political smog. Those 54 members of the Progressive Caucus haven’t signed the current letter that makes a vital commitment: “we will vote against any and every cut to Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security benefits — including raising the retirement age or cutting the cost of living adjustments that our constituents earned and need.”

GOP Slow Accepting Obamacare Is Here to Stay

By: Thursday February 21, 2013 9:57 am

Something remarkable happened yesterday. Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) decided to endorse using the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid in his state. Though he did this only after getting the administration to provide a major concession regarding how the program would be run.

Gene Sperling: Medicaid Is Safe, Medicare Is Not

By: Friday February 1, 2013 1:14 pm

The one upside to the Supreme Court making the Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act optional is that it has stopped the Obama administration from trying to cut it. Senior economic adviser Gene Sperling confirmed that the administration sees taking Medicaid completely of the table as necessary to make Obamacare function.

Republican Governors Opt-In to Medicaid Expansion

By: Tuesday January 29, 2013 3:32 pm

There is growing bipartisan agreement that the optional expansion of Medicaid provided by the Affordable Care Act is too good an opportunity to pass up.

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