Tag Archives: budget cuts

why the deficit and budget deal is a big thing

While we appear to have dodged the bullet (provided the next set of votes go through, that is), I thought it was still of importance to understand why this whole thing has been so important and why it has taken … Continue reading

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guess who just blinked

Well, well, well well. What do we have here? U.S. corporations press Republicans for debt deal Wall Street, big corporations and business groups are mounting an increasingly frantic lobbying campaign to persuade Republicans to raise the debt limit as fears … Continue reading

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“we’ll do everything we can to push a default through, but if it does happen, be nice to these people, mr. prez!”

So we all know that the Republican wackaloons (that would be all of them, right now) in Congress are busy at work making sure that this country stands a most excellent chance of defaulting on its payments because of their … Continue reading

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this would never be accepted — but it’s good to fantasize…

If nothing else, we need a concrete sort of ideal to work towards — any gains at all at this point will be of benefit to all of us (even to the intractable filthy rich 2% and the corporations — … Continue reading

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a lie is halfway around the world before the truth can tie its shoes

Two depressing articles have slunk past my nose recently. The first is this one from Washington Post by Phil Angelides: The real causes of the economic crisis? They’re history. and this one from the New York Times by Steven Greenhouse: … Continue reading

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Democrats yell at GOP over budget

[Audio: English, Captioned: auto–pretty good] Wow, this will blow your hair back! We need to make these video clips more widely seen & available! Like 0

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this n that on tee vee!

[Audio: English, Captions: auto–pretty good, Transcript: linked below] A pretty interesting news summary to go thru. Notes about who gets to decide what gets paid in the event of actual default (are you Republicans REALLY prepared to go that far … Continue reading

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this n that

Read this, give here. Why we may need to take international action against Blackwater: they have resettled in the UAE amid mounting legal problems in the U.S.:Blackwater Founder Forms Secret Army for UAE. That doesn’t sound good to me at … Continue reading

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this n that

More online news like this, please: New Orleans gets flood help; Memphis breathes easier. Note captions (use “subtitle” option), AND transcript available! Nifty. Although there’s an extremely amusing caption typo at 00:17. Overseeing Government Oversight. Live tweeting of the hearings … Continue reading

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you wanna talk about real entitlements to cut out?

From How Many Chernobyls Before We Get It? Catastrophic risk – no matter how much it may be lowered by improved design, siting, materials, safety systems and trained operators – is inherent in the complex technology of nuclear power. Safer … Continue reading

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Mister Rogers goes to Washington

[Audio: English; Captions: Auto-decent] In 1969, Mister Rogers testified before the Senate to stop then President Nixon’s planned slashing (by one half) of the PBS budget. He prevailed. There’s more background to the story here: Fred Rogers, which includes a … Continue reading

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