Austan Goolsbee

Watch Bill Maher Call Out Bill Kristol: 'Have You Ever Met A War You Didn't Love?'
This is the way neocon warmonger Bloody Bill Kristol should be treated every time he's allowed to pollute our airways. Read more...
Class Warfare? How About Asking A Multi-Millionaire About Minimum Wage?
Why do we care what Steve Forbes, with a net worth in the hundreds of millions, thinks of the value of raising minimum wage? Why not ask someone trying to live on minimum wage what it means to them? Read more...
Austan Goolsbee Calls Out Sean Hannity For His Fake Obamacare Victims
Former Obama economic advisor Austan Goolsbee found out the hard way this Wednesday what happens when you dare try to call Fox's Sean Hannity out for fearmongering and lying to his viewers about the Affordable Care Act -- you get talked over. Read more...
Hannity Continues To Conflate City Of Detroit With Automakers For Fox
If there's one thing you can count on from our right-wing media out there, it's that they've got their talking points and they're all going to repeat them over and over ad nauseum. Here's one of the latest, which I'm sure we'll be hearing for weeks and months to come -- President Obama let Detroit go bankrupt. Never mind that he was talking about the auto industry and not the city itself. Read more...
You can tell how freaking out of touch these people are by the giant banner hanging behind Jake "The Snake" Tapper as they opine: IS THE U.S. HEADED TOWARD BANKRUPTCY? NO, JAKE! NO, WE'RE NOT. WE HAVE A FIAT CURRENCY, YOU CAN LOOK THAT Read more...

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Former Obama economic adviser Austan Goolsbee asserted on Sunday that Republicans "would classify Mitt Romney's horse as a small business" if they thought it would help them convince Americans that taxes shouldn't be raised on the wealthy. Read more...
Among the myriad Republican myths about taxes, the most pernicious and demonstrably false - that "tax cuts pay for themselves" - is the mostly deeply held by the GOP faithful. As President George W. Bush famously (and erroneously) put it, "You Read more...
Well, we had one bright spot on the Sunday morning talks shows this weekend -- the fact that Rachel Maddow was a panel member on Meet the Press. The downside, she got stuck debating Republican hack Alex Castellanos who just regurgitated one Read more...
So Goolsbee will be gone soon. Is this a signal that the administration wants to take a new direction, or will they replace him with someone just like him, because to do otherwise is to admit they're doing something wrong on the Read more...
Tracking the U.S. economy these days is like watching the Titanic go down, except the crew members are running around the deck, waving their arms and saying, "Everything's fine, don't panic! Everybody back to the all-you-can-eat buffet!" On This Read more...