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A sick joke from Romney, ‘the serious one’


David Brooks, the Earnest Weasel, recently cited Mitt Romney’s plan to semi-privatize Social Security and Medicare and link these programs to Wall Street as proof that Romney is “the serious one” among Republican presidential candidates. Here’s Matt Taibbi on the … Continue reading

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Straight talk on SS? Sanders stands alone


Bernie Sanders, the independent U.S. Senator from Vermont, makes passionate statements in support of working people then backs them up with legislation such as a bill that would strengthen Social Security without cutting benefits. From Sanders’ website: To keep Social … Continue reading

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Dems, too, are helping to kill labor unions


Thanks to Atrios and Avedon for calling attention to an on-target overview of the contemporary conservative agenda: … Private-sector employers’ fierce attacks on unions since the 1970s contributed significantly to the sharp decline in the number of unionized workers, and … Continue reading

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Groveler-in-chief can’t cut deal on debt


Last night I listened to Barack Obama beg right-wing fanatics to accept his proposed solution to the debt ceiling standoff. He may as well have said, “Come on guys, I’m giving away the store plus all the land around the … Continue reading

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A new corporate tax holiday would shock even cynics


Remember the disastrous “tax holiday” Congress granted mega-corporations such as Apple and GE in 2004? The idea was to allow corporations to bring home huge profits they’d stashed overseas, in the hope they might use the money to create jobs. … Continue reading

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Is Obama Bugs Bunny or Yosemite Sam?


Here’s Paul Krugman last week in The New York Times, urging Barack Obama “to draw a line in the sand” regarding the debt ceiling issue: So what’s really going on is extortion pure and simple. As Mike Konczal of the … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders is the real Obama, no fooling


In my view, we do need to boldly address our deficit crisis, but we need to do it in a way that is fair – that is not on the backs of the sick, the elderly, the children and the … Continue reading

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