Tag Archives: budget cuts

How to negotiate like Neville Chamberlain


John Boehner’s target was $40 million in budget cuts. He got $38.5 million. And yet talking heads on MSNBC will almost surely try to spin the budget deal as some sort of victory for Democrats and working people, just as … Continue reading

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The Obama trap is closing on progressives


From the Animals: My little girl you’re so young and pretty/And one thing I know is true/You’ll be dead before your time is due/Yes you will. From Michael Gerson in The Washington Post: Obama now has Republicans cornered in budget … Continue reading

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First, Dems give away the store. Then they haggle.


This is what happens when you supposedly represent the interests of working people but are too timid, dishonest or stupid to fight for those interests: Republicans are poised to reject a White House offer, TPM has learned, that would cut … Continue reading

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