Pragmatism without principles is murderous.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 29, 2012 11:39 am|
It is important to remember that the Republican base doesn’t want Medicare to be cut. According to a recent Washington Post poll, the Republican base is as opposed to raising the Medicare retirement age as the Democratic base. An overwhelming 68 percent of Republicans don’t make the Medicare age to be increased. The Republican base does tend to be older and therefore more reliant on Medicare.
|By: fatster Tuesday August 14, 2012 6:17 am|
Fatster rounds up news items from planet earth, including stories you might have missed about Presidential debate moderators, Colorado anti-abortion petition, Ryan on personhood, sexist clothing, Medicare penalties, Occupy our Homes, Sarah Palin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Medicare cuts, more polls, Ayn Rand and Paul Ryan, CFTC and LIBOR, the not-JOBS Act, banksters, Syrian defections and much more.
|By: Jon Walker Friday September 9, 2011 8:50 am|
If the package Obama outlined last night was actually a compromise that Obama got the Republican Congressional leadership to agree to, I might even consider this fairly poorly designed plan a decent deal. The problem is that this jobs package isn’t going to pass, so this speech wasn’t about policy, it was about messaging. In the middle of what should have been a speech about getting Americans back to work, Obama very publicly endorsed putting Medicare and Medicaid on the deficit-reduction chopping block.
|By: Scarecrow 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.