Posts Tagged ‘ Paul Ryan ’

Anthony Weiner, Do Not Resign!

June 11, 2011
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Anthony Weiner, Do Not Resign!

Anthony Weiner should not resign, but Democrats in his district should start looking for another progressive voice with better personal judgement and mature self-restraint. I’ve been a big fan of Representative Anthony Weiner, who has been a strong voice in Congress for genuinely progressive causes. For an extensive list of Rep. Weiner’s voting history, check…

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Progressive Budget Plan Eliminates Deficit Long Before GOP Or Obama Plans

April 27, 2011
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Progressive Budget Plan Eliminates Deficit Long Before GOP Or Obama Plans

The Progressive Caucus budget plan begins reducing deficits immediately and achieves a budget surplus by 2021, without cutting Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security, or TRICARE (health services for military, VA, dependents). You wouldn’t know it from watching the so-called “liberal media”, but the Progressive Caucus of the Democratic Party put together a budget plan (link here) that…

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We Have a Revenue Problem

April 16, 2011
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We Have a Revenue Problem

Take a good look at this graph of declining federal tax rates and pin it to the back of your mind during the upcoming budget/deficit debates. Source: VisualizingEconomics.com I’m not saying we don’t need to be careful about spending, but the line the Republicans are pushing, that we have spending problem, not a revenue problem,…

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President Obama Is Finally Talking Like a Democrat

April 15, 2011
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President Obama Is Finally Talking Like a Democrat

If the President’s actions match his words, there’s hope yet. Finally, finally President Obama has come off the fence in defense of core Democratic values. In his Wednesday (4/13) speech on the budget deficit, he laid out his general plan and didn’t pull any punches in pointing out that the Republican/Paul Ryan plan would make…

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Without Taxes America Will Disappear. Duh.

April 7, 2011
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Without Taxes America Will Disappear. Duh.

If we follow conservative tax cutting mania to its logical extreme, the United States of America will cease to exist. Whoosh, gone. Lights out. Ovva. Without revenue there is no government. Without government, our borders are open to any and all immigrants or invaders. Rule of law stops. Policing – other than walking the perimeter…

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