Category Archives: federal budget

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… … to get a sense of what money in politics is doing to us and to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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David Stockman’s Dystopia – By Jared Bernstein

See on – 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 … Continue reading

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The Worst of Paul Ryan’s Budgets

See on – DidYouCheckFirst President Obama is trying to charm a party that clings to calcified ideas on spending and taxes. Just look at the latest from Representative Paul Ryan. Greg Russak‘s insight: Ryan and Romney were soundly beaten. … Continue reading

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

See on – 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 … Continue reading

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