Line of the Day

2021-01-19T20:49:27+00:00February 24, 2011|Maddog Esquire|

From Kevin Drum on the Speaker's reaction to Goldman Sachs' (notorious liberals they) report that the House spending cuts could reduce U.S. GDP by up to 2%."Boehner sure seems to [...]

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Excerpt of the Day

2021-01-19T20:49:28+00:00February 22, 2011|Maddog Esquire|

Courtesy of Kevin Drum."Republicans, it turns out, actually spend a bit more money on social programs than Democrats, as the green bars in the chart below show (click for a [...]

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Paul Krugman

2021-01-19T20:49:28+00:00February 18, 2011|Maddog Esquire|

On the same topic as the last post:This brings me to the seventh word of my summary of the real fiscal issues: if you’re serious about the deficit, you should [...]

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Another Example…

2021-01-19T20:49:28+00:00February 18, 2011|Maddog Esquire|

...of how so-called "deficit hawks" are really just "cut taxes for the rich hawks." From E.J. Dionne at the Washington Post -"How do we know our difficulties stem primarily from [...]

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Is the Deficit a Crisis?

2021-01-19T20:49:28+00:00February 17, 2011|Maddog Esquire|

Kevin Drum gives the spot on answer for the Republicans.Answer for Republicans: They don't think the deficit is a problem. If they did, they'd favor tax increases, Pentagon cuts, and [...]

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Government Shutdown

2021-01-19T20:49:29+00:00February 15, 2011|Maddog Esquire|

This article calls to mind my view of how Republicans both negotiate and play politics in one little scenario:Republicans: "Compromise? No, either you take our version of the budget or [...]

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