Unhappy Anniversary, Citizens United

Today is the 4th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s infamous “Citizens United” decision. Why should you care? Watch the 2 1/2 minute video at… …http://unitedrepublic.actionkit.com/event/cosponsor/9815/ to get a sense of what money in politics is doing to us and to our government. I hope you’ll then decide you want to add your name as a … More Unhappy Anniversary, Citizens United

Republican Voters: You’re Shutting Down Yourselves and Your Neighbors

Whether shutting it down temporarily or shrinking the government permanently, the facts are that doing so tends to hurt the people in Republican states more than other states and to greater degrees than Republican voters seem to realize or are willing to admit. On Friday, September 27th, The New York Times published Off the Charts: … More Republican Voters: You’re Shutting Down Yourselves and Your Neighbors

David Stockman’s Dystopia – By Jared Bernstein

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Greg Russak‘s insight: "It’s like hearing a crazy person on a street corner ranting against whatever: They invariably stumble on some profound and piercing insights, but it’s mostly dark nonsense, and instinctually, we keep our heads down and move on." – Jared Bernstein, senior fellow with the Center on Budget and … More David Stockman’s Dystopia – By Jared Bernstein

Paul Krugman Tells GOP Senator: ‘Your Facts Are False’ On Social Security

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst During a contentious panel on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) found himself at odds with his fellow panelists — and with the facts — about Social Security’s solvency. Johnson and fellow panelist Rep. Greg Russak‘s insight: Capping payroll taxes for incomes above $113,700 for 2013 (http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/payroll/tax/wagelimits/index.html) … More Paul Krugman Tells GOP Senator: ‘Your Facts Are False’ On Social Security