Archive for July, 2011

BREAKING: Divided Government solves the debt ceiling “crisis”.

By mw | Related entries in I Told You So

I told you so.

July 31st, 2011 | Permalink| 35 Comments »

Who’s de Fault?

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July 29th, 2011 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

If you liked “Unity08″ you’ll love “Americans Elect”

By mw | Related entries in Bloomberg, Divided Government

Americans Elect, backed by a bucket load of New York mystery money, is hiring petition gatherers, fighting expensive legal battles, and doing the hard grunt work necessary to get on the ballot in all fifty states. All in order to field a presidential candidate – To Be Named Later. So – if you are considering putting your idealistic heart and soul into this brave new political operation, make sure you understand exactly what you are getting into.

July 29th, 2011 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

SPOILER ALERT! How the debt ceiling “crisis” ends.

By mw | Related entries in Boehner, Budget, Debt, Deficit, Divided Government, Fiscal Responsibility, Obama

The compromise will include some formula for revenue increases, (probably in the form eliminating deductions while reducing rates), it will include cuts to the military, and it will include deep meaningful and substantial cuts in spending in the overall budget. And the compromise will be agreed on the brink of default to no one’s satisfaction. In the meantime, we have six weeks of Kabuki theater to enjoy while the eventual compromise is hammered out. Both tribes will have ample opportunity to point at the feckless hypocrisy of the other. Enjoy the show.

July 27th, 2011 | Permalink| 27 Comments »

The Sick Cost of Medical Paperwork (Infographic)

By Greg Voakes | Related entries in Health Care

Medical Paperwork is something that not a lot of people really talk about, nor research all that much. It doesn’t surface as something that seems like it would be an issue as large as it is, but if there’s one thing Americans agree on, it’s that the cost of health care is absurd. Medical costs […]

July 26th, 2011 | Permalink| No Comments »

Rocks, Scissors, Tea Pary

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July 26th, 2011 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Obama Vs. Bush: A Debt Illustration

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Debt, Democrats, Obama, Republicans

I’m not trying to lay blame, but context about who has added more to this problem is important. Because Republicans voted to raise the debt ceiling every single time it came up under Bush 2.0 and now they’re not so cooperative. NY Times has more: A few lessons can be drawn from the numbers. First, […]

July 25th, 2011 | Permalink| 38 Comments »

The Republican Running-Mate Round-Up

By Jennn Fusion | Related entries in Republicans, Veep

Look Who Doesn’t Want To Be VP This Month… You know the games we play at this time in the election season. Don’t act like you want it. Keep your head down. Show your dedication to the job. Make them court you. Finally agree to it once the media has responded favorably and every important […]

July 25th, 2011 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Used Shuttle 4 Sale

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July 22nd, 2011 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Gang Of Six’s Reasonable $3.7T Debt Plan Calls Republicans’ Bluff

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Bipartisan, Debt, Deficit, Democrats, Obama, Republicans

Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) just may have come up with something to bridge the gap between Dmes and the Repubs on the debt ceiling negotiations. It even has Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) coming back to the table… “The plan has moved significantly, and it’s […]

July 19th, 2011 | Permalink| 25 Comments »