If nothing is done, the sequestration cuts will take place in less than a month and roughly half the cuts come from the military. House Republicans want to cut Medicare and Social Security instead to pay for stopping the sequestration cuts.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday February 7, 2013 5:45 pm|
|By: dakine01 Monday January 28, 2013 11:20 am|
Well, it looks like there is a new push on in the long term destruction of Social Security today. Now, I usually write about the plight of the long term unemployed and underemployed but I am getting close to Social Security eligibility so decided I would discuss the anti Social Security effort today.
|By: Consumer Watchdog Tuesday January 8, 2013 4:06 pm|
Consumer Watchdog today called on the Federal Trade Commission to release the 100-page staff report on the 19-month Google investigation as the only way to “restore a modicum of public trust in the Commission’s ability to serve as an effective antitrust enforcer.”
|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: David Dayen Tuesday November 13, 2012 2:40 pm|
Here’s something you won’t read in Politico, incidentally, at least not while the Campaign to Fix the Debt Debt butters their bread: the companies funding the campaign stand to gain hundreds of billions of dollars if their policy goals get met.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 9, 2012 1:40 pm|
I can’t tell if Blankfein’s statement is part of an active campaign of deception or a result of him believing this nonsense, but it hardly matters. If pushing through a deficit reduction package during a weak economy created growth we would expect England’s economy to be soaring right now. Instead it has suffered greatly as the result of the Conservatives’ misguided decision to completely reject Keynesian economics and focus on deficit reduction.
|By: Jon Walker Monday September 17, 2012 9:20 am|
Politico has a long story this morning based on anonymous sources which basically puts the blame for the Romney campaign’s poor performance on top strategist Stuart Stevens.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday August 9, 2012 9:20 am|
Only weeks, if not days, away from Mitt Romney announcing his pick for the running mate, several prominent conservatives are pushing very hard for Rep. Paul Ryan. Just today the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Rich Lowry of the National Review joined the chorus in favor of Romney.
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 18, 2012 10:00 am|
Even though there is a very good chance the Supreme Court could rule against some or all of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration seems to have done nothing to prepare Democrats in Congress for this eventuality, according to Politico. This is both puzzling and disconcerting, given how important an adverse ruling could be to their major bill.
|By: Scarecrow Thursday June 7, 2012 5:45 pm|
I don’t know why no one thought of this before, but Politico’s Jonathan Allen reports on an extremely clever idea for eliminating the federal deficit. In How the SCOTUS could help Congress save billions, Allen shows all that’s needed is for the Supreme Court to declare the federal government to be unconstitutional.