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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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How Ayn Rand’s Elite Were Like Lenin’s Elite

April 21, 2011
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How Ayn Rand’s Elite Were Like Lenin’s Elite

Like many Americans, I read The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged in high school. At the time, fueled by the invincibility of youth and daddy’s money, the black and white simplicity of Rand’s message appealed to me. I imagined myself to be one of her fiercely independent supermen. Then I grew up and learned the realities…

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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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Citing Debt, Japan Suspends Rebuilding from Quake and Tsunami, Implements Austerity

March 27, 2011
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Citing Debt, Japan Suspends Rebuilding from Quake and Tsunami, Implements Austerity

Dateline: GOP Vision 2012 Citing job-killing national debt, currently 225% of GDP, the Japanese Diet voted to suspend all government funded rescue and rebuilding efforts initiated in the wake of the 9.0 quake, devastating tsunami, and catastrophic damage to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility. “We’ve got to put an end to this out-of-control spending. We’re…

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Weiner: Kudos to GOP for Defunding Click & Clack

March 23, 2011
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Weiner: Kudos to GOP for Defunding Click & Clack

The 112th Congress’s Finest 2.5 Minutes Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York offered the GOP kudos for de-funding Click & Clack of NPR. It’s only March, but I’m pretty comfortable that this is the 112th Congress’s finest...

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UNSPEAKABLE: 81% of Americans Would Tax Rich to Cut Deficit

March 19, 2011
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UNSPEAKABLE: 81% of Americans Would Tax Rich to Cut Deficit

When a Feb. 24 NBC/WSJ poll asked Americans to pick the top ways that they would tackle the U.S. deficit, 81% chose to add a surtax on income over $1 million. I repeat: 81% of Republicans, Democrats, tea partiers and independents said, “Tax the Rich.” Folks, you couldn’t get 81% of Americans to agree that…

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Friedman: We need an ethical bailout

December 17, 2008
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Thomas Friedman in NYT discusses Bernard Madoff, former chairman of NASDAQ, who admitted last week that his $50 billion hedge fund really just a Ponzi scheme. Friedman doesn't have to stretch far to label our entire financial morass, from sub-prime mortgages, to collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps, to mind-blowing executive bonuses for faked…

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