Category Archives: Economic Policy

How to Dissect a Civilisation

The sequester is cutting essential programs that will irreparably harm our economy, and more importantly, our society.

The Budget Man Cometh

Ryan’s budget reminds me of groundhog day, every budget looks the same, with a different date, regardless of the fact that the President will never sign it and the people dont want it.

The Night they Drove the US Down

The Republican plan to destroy Washington as a political force is gathering steam as we race full tilt towards the sequester and another financial crisis.

Hard Wage for Hard Work

Raising the minimum wage is essential to the growth of the economy. It is a sure-fire bet that conservatives, business and the wealthy allies will be intransigent on this issue.

The Incredible Growing Government

The Republican response to the State of the Union was tepid at best, insipid at worst, either way, it was irrelevant to the problems facing the nation.

How Conservatives Abandon Children

Despite their rhetoric about family values, conservatives care little for children or the suffering that their policies create in working families.

How to Fix Medicare

There are ways to save Medicare, as the President has proposed, but other ways ought to be considered. None of them are conservative ideas.

America’s Fiscal Potentate

The people send representatives to Washington to represent their interests. Instead, those representatives prostrate themselves before Grover Norquist and the anti-tax ideologues.

How to Balance the Budget

Reducing the deficit in the face of financial meltdown is irresponsible, but there are ways to reduce it without targetting the Middle Class.

The Fury of the Idle Rich

The wealthy love to claim that they pay more tax than everyone else and that they ought to have tax cuts. The reality is far more nuanced.


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