Tag: "Economics"

Ring the Bells and Sound the Sackbuts or Something! We Have A Deal on a Deal! Probably!

Ring the Bells and Sound the Sackbuts or Something! We Have A Deal on a Deal! Probably!

| July 31, 2011 | Comments (9)

Here we go…again. It looks like the debt ceiling circus may actually be at the end of the endgame. The President trudged to the microphone tonight and announced a debt ceiling deal with the Republicans. He also mumbled some stuff about evil rich people, but we’re pretty much ignoring that as reflex at this point. [...]

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You Keep Using the Word “Austerity”. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.

You Keep Using the Word “Austerity”. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.

| July 31, 2011 | Comments (3)

Back in the early days of the debt ceiling circus, before it became a maze of twisty little deal offers, all alike, the left-wing site Talking Points Memo was all atwitter. The entire debate — not just a couple early conservative suggestions, but the whole thing — was the beginning of a new dark age, [...]

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Don’t Get Excited, but We Could Have an Agreement Here (Corrected and Updated)

Don’t Get Excited, but We Could Have an Agreement Here (Corrected and Updated)

| July 30, 2011 | Comments (9)

Here we go. ABC News is reporting tonight that Republicans have worked out a deal with the White House on a tentative debt ceiling agreement. The bullet points are: Debt ceiling increase of up to $2.8 trillion Spending cuts of roughly $1 trillion Special committee to recommend cuts of $1.8 trillion (or whatever it takes [...]

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Ezra Klein Has A Magic Solution to the Debt Ceiling “Crisis”, but the Politics Make Him Sad.

Ezra Klein Has A Magic Solution to the Debt Ceiling “Crisis”, but the Politics Make Him Sad.

| July 30, 2011 | Comments (4)

You may think you have plumbed the depths of idiocy in the debt ceiling debate, but you have not. I warn you, if you continue to read this post, you will come across an idea so stupid that it may well blast large parts of knowledge from your brain that you may not be able [...]

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The Delivery Presents – What’s the Difference Between DC and St. Louis? Smarts!

The Delivery Presents - What’s the Difference Between DC and St. Louis? Smarts!

| July 28, 2011 | Comments (1)

I really hadn’t planned on devoting half of Episode 104 to the debt ceiling debate, but then White House Spokesmouth Jay Carney went and gave a press conference so blatantly offensive that I couldn’t help but talk about it. Thankfully a friend came along and helped me understand what Carney was really trying to say [...]

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Here’s How It Is… (UPDATED: Done Deal, Friends)

Here’s How It Is… (UPDATED: Done Deal, Friends)

| July 27, 2011 | Comments (17)

This is not only incredibly arrogant of Bill Kristol, it’s also completely wrong. To govern is to choose. To vote is to choose. To vote against John Boehner on the House floor this week in the biggest showdown of the current Congress is to choose to vote with Nancy Pelosi. To vote against Boehner is [...]

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Oh What a Feeling, Dancing Around the Debt Ceiling.

Oh What a Feeling, Dancing Around the Debt Ceiling.

| July 25, 2011 | Comments (5)

Okay, so here’s the latest in the debt ceiling debate: 1) Republicans, led by Speaker John Boehner, have offered a deal that will raise the debt ceiling, put a cap on spending for the next ten years that might cut spending at some point in the future, and empanel yet another commission to suggest some [...]

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Tim Geithner, Liar.

Tim Geithner, Liar.

| July 24, 2011 | Comments (0)

I’m sorry if the title of this post offended you, but it’s true. Tim Geithner went on national television today and accused Republicans of something he knows is not true. That makes him a bald-faced liar, by any definition of the word. The Treasury Department on Sunday accused House Republicans of “praying for default,” because [...]

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