One would say squandered opportunity…

By: Thursday October 31, 2013 1:30 am

It’s probably all part of the plan.

 

Grand Bargain Circus – Red Clowns Gone Wild!

By: Friday September 27, 2013 6:00 pm

Just as when last we checked, the red clowns are still refusing to get in the car and leave the ring until the Ringmaster makes an enticing offer. Some of the red clowns have been imbibing in the fermented popcorn and their demands are becoming increasingly delusional. Today the red clowns are going wild, making all of the outrageous demands that they can think of to force the Ringmaster to beat more concessions out of the audience.

All the rage for the past couple of days has been the red clowns saying that they won’t get in the car if the Ringmaster reduces the number of those in the audience without health insurance.

The Grand Bargain Circus Is Back in Town!

By: Wednesday September 25, 2013 5:45 pm

Hey looky, the circus is back in town – and here come the two lead clowns, one red clown and one blue clown – specially chosen by the Ringmaster.

Average Americans Still Have Not Recovered From Crash

By: Friday May 31, 2013 6:48 am

According to a new study by the Federal Reserve, American households have regained less than half of the wealth lost during the recession. While the wealthiest have actually gained since the crash the 99% are still not nearly whole.

Mattea Kramer and Jo Comerford: Congress Tweeted While America Burned

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 2:55 pm

Three days after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Congress passed a joint resolution called an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). You might remember it. In layman’s terms, it was a carte blanche for the Bush administration to go to war wherever it wanted, whenever it wanted, however it wanted, under the guise of fighting anyone who “planned, authorized, committed, or aided” the September 11th attackers, or “harbored” any terrorists or terror organizations connected to the attacks.

That document, more than any other, launched the Global War on Terror or GWOT. President Obama long ago ditched the name and acronym, but he kept the global war.

Role of Class Evident as Senate Passes Bill to End Airport Delays

By: Friday April 26, 2013 6:50 am

When it comes to dampening the effects of the sequester Washington could not find common ground on cancer patients, disabled veterans, and seniors facing travel hardship. But rich frequent flyers? No problem. Somehow the cool saucer of the Senate that can not seem to ever get anything done from guns to immigration sprang in to action – TARP style – to make sure their jet setting constituents/donors would not have to wait.

Why the Sequester Strategy Is Doomed to Fail

By: Thursday April 25, 2013 8:40 am

The original idea behind the sequester was to make the cuts so stupid, needlessly painful, and poorly designed that everyone would eventually clamor for a grand bargain deficit reduction plan to replace it. This might even have worked if the sequester caused everything to go to hell on a single day. The big problem, though, is that is simply not how the federal budget works.

Sequester May End Not With a Bang but With a Series of Whimpers

By: Thursday March 21, 2013 12:30 pm

The more the sequester is handled in a piecemeal fashion, the less urgent it becomes to find a complete solution. It starts making more sense for individual legislators to push for narrow fixes to particular sequester-related problems than to try joining a push for a sweeping solution for the whole thing.

Speaker Boehner Admits ‘We Do Not Have an Immediate Debt Crisis’

By: Monday March 18, 2013 7:35 am

Speaker John Boehner might want to take a word of advice from Speaker John Boehner because according to him there is no immediate crisis. In an interview with ABC News Speaker Boehner admitted that, contrary to much of his and his party’s rhetoric, there actually is not a debt crisis.

Study: Iraq War Cost More Than $2 Trillion, Killed at Least 134,000 Civilians

By: Friday March 15, 2013 7:30 am

The bill for one of America’s dumbest wars has come due and it’s a dousy. A report by the “Costs of War” project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies claims the U.S spent over $2.2 trillion on the Iraq War with at least 1340,000 Iraqi civilians being killed.

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