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Super Congress in Session - More of the Cruel Charade

  • Posted on: 17 September 2011
  • By: MichaelCollins


Wall Street and the big banks owe $1.5 trillion for the bailout (at least).  The Super Congress needs to cut $1.5 trillion over ten years.  Get the money from Wall Street and cancel the Super Congress.  Problem solved.

Saturday Morning Open Thread, Meta-Deficit Debt Ceiling Edition

  • Posted on: 30 July 2011
  • By: GreyHawk

The ongoing game of charade in DC is continuing apace, with what appears to be the umpteenth act in a never-ending saga of "kabuki theater in a Potemkin village" over raising the debt ceiling.

The GOP has decided to use this as a tri-blade tool to finish the job of gutting the economy in their efforts to blame the collapse upon the Obama Administration, in spite of the facts & evidence that this whole fiasco began (and accelerated) under the previous Administration with the help of a GOP majority in both houses of Congress.

Unfortunately for them, the video of their efforts to avoid precisely what they're doing now exists - Think Progress posted about it.

Now we just need people to share it widely, and shout down those who are arguing about "compromise" - there needs to be a clean bill, no strings, and not for the short term.

Then the other hypocrisies can be dealt with.

Let's take our nation back and return control of it to the masses.

 

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Obama and the Senate Democrats Will Eliminate Social Security - Parts I and II

  • Posted on: 3 October 2010
  • By: MichaelCollins


Internet poster Jonathyn over at The Agonist came up with the most innovative and probably accurate explanation of the Democrats plans for social security. He asked the question, why aren't the Democrats making threats to Social Security the centerpiece of their congressional campaigns? The answer is as enlightening as Sherlock Holmes observation about the dog that didn't bark. If they're going to blow up Social Security in the lame duck session of Congress by endorsing Obama's Deficit Reduction Commission, there's a real risk to campaigning on saving the program. Can they be this vile? Are they this stupid? - Michael Collins (Reprinted with the permission of the author.)

Ecomomists Warn Obama on Deficit Reduction Scam

  • Posted on: 19 September 2010
  • By: MichaelCollins

Michael Collins

Three hundred economists released a letter to President Obama today with one message: focus on jobs, not on the deficit. new deal 2.0

Don't kill jobs and growth in the name of deficit reduction. Statement and 300 endorsers.