Budget Predictions For 2012: Expect Even Less

Stan Collender’s almost-last-of-the-year Roll Call column tells you everything you need to know about what’s ahead next year…and why you should believe him. Continue reading →

Who Created This Mess?

Who Created This Mess?: Now, back to unnamed Republican lawmaker who thinks his party isn’t to blame. The frightening thing is, he probably believes it. When people hold certain ideological beliefs strongly enough, no amount of facts will get in their way. If you believe that the current deficit is the result of excessive government …

Cutting Down the Forest But Keeping the Trees

Cutting Government Spending May Be Popular But There Is Little Appetite For Cutting Specific Government Programs: “Cutting government spending often sounds like a good idea to many people, and it is a popular rallying cry for many Republicans and Conservatives, but a new Harris Poll underlines how difficult it is. When shown a list of …

I Thought Tax Cuts were Supposed to Create Jobs

GOP spending plan would cost 700,000 jobs, new report says: “A Republican plan to sharply cut federal spending this year would destroy 700,000 jobs through 2012, according to an independent economic analysis set for release Monday… [This] report comes on the heels of a similar analysis last week by the investment bank Goldman Sachs, which …

What Will a Republican Majority Do Next?

What Will a Republican Majority Do Next?: “The current Republican Party lacks a similar basic, manageable agenda. It’s all or nothing. And the GOP no longer seems to have the capacity to get policy plans developed into legislation that is written, negotiated, and signed into law. The GOP has made a political choice to cut …

Full Metal Budget

Full Metal Budget | The Daily Show | Comedy Central: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart M – Th 11p / 10c Full Metal Budget thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Economic Crisis Political Humor (Via The Daily Show.) When a 4% budget increase is called a cut. Don’t you just love infotainment?

The Ever Spending Story

The Ever Spending Story | The Daily Show | Comedy Central: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart M – Th 11p / 10c The Ever Spending Story comedycentral.com Daily Show Full Episodes Economic Crisis Political Humor (Via The Daily Show.) Jon Stewart’s displays usual genius.