deficit hawks

'Fix The Debt' Deficit Scolds Cry Out In Despair
All the austerity hounds are now wailing since chained-CPI is out of the Obama budget. What are they goin to latch onto next? Read more...
Who would have thought a study that wasn't peer reviewed could have caused so much misery for so many? Stephen Colbert did a great job of taking down the deficit hawks who relied on the flawed Reinhart-Rogoff study, as only he can on his show this Tuesday evening. Read more...
If anyone is still suffering from the illusion that we get any better programming from public broadcasting than we do from the majority of our corporate media, that is determined to push our politicians into going after our social safety nets, you Read more...
When, oh when will Democrats realize that once they move away from job creation to deficit reduction, they are playing right into the right wing agenda? On Meet The Press, President Obama told Dancing Dave Gregory this when asked about going Read more...
From the office of Sen. Bernie Sanders -- Deficit Hawk Hypocrites: Who caused deficits? Some of the same people in Congress who bemoan all the red ink in the federal budget actually created the problem. At a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Read more...

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As our own Driftglass rightfully pointed out this week, apparently David Brooks has got his panties in a bunch because heaven forbid anyone is paying attention to what the dirty, filthy, hippies in the Occupy Wall Street movement are complaining Read more...
The CBO proves the only reason America should have a deficit problem is if Conservatives want one. Ezra Klein: The Congressional Budget Office just released the latest edition of its long-term budget outlook (pdf), and it shows the same thing as Read more...
Oh goodie. This is the type of bipartisanship we're going to get to look forward to after the new year. ConservaDems and Republicans both agreeing that more pain needs to be inflicted on the working class. On Fox News Sunday, both Sen. Kent Conrad Read more...
Someone needs to ask Al if he can get President Obama to listen to him. From The Uptake -- Sen. Franken Argues Against Tax Cuts For Millionaires: U.S. Sen. Al Franken (DFL-MN.) says extending tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans while Read more...
Chris Matthews did his best to carry water for Blue Dog Jason Altmire who's trying to get Nancy Pelosi ousted from her leadership position by conflating "centrist" with corporate. I guess this is what Chris Matthews considers a "courageous" Democrat Read more...