Government Spending

Teen Tells Government How To Save $400 Million
Middle school student Suvir Mirchandani has a simple, elegant idea that saves government millions without touching one single program. Read more...
Digby flagged this segment from this Sunday's Fareed Zakaria GPS, and as she noted, Zakaria seems to be singing a very different tune on austerity. Read more...
Who needs Fox when you've got hosts like NBC's David Gregory repeating Republicans' talking points for them as he did here on this Sunday's Meet the Press. Somehow I don't ever remember Karl Rove's dance partner ever complaining about out of control Read more...
Everyone I’m talking to is shaking their head, not sure whether to laugh or cry at the bizarre things happening on the main stage here in DC. (Although with Boehner, I’m pretty sure the right response is the laughter thing.) Boehner is easily, Read more...
This is the kind of fact free claptrap that passes for political commentary on Fox every day of the week. From this Thursday's Your World with Neil Cavuto, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Cavuto's show to critique President Obama's speech in Read more...

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In a two week span in which the East Coast of the United States was beset by a monstrous hurricane, states in the same area had their strongest earthquake since World War II and Colorado experienced its most violent quake since 1967, we were Read more...
Here's the latest talking point courtesy of Frank Luntz being rolled out ad nauseum by every Republican politician I've been on the television for some time now, and unfortunately as Digby noted, being validated by our President. Here's a rough Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - Integrity In Government - (looking Good On Paper) 1952
(Deja-vu all over again) An interesting panel discussion between Senators Estes Kefauver (D-Tennessee), Margaret Chase Smith (R-Main), Blair Moody (D-Michigan) and Harry P. Cain (R-Washington) on the subject "How Can We Get Integrity In Read more...
Krugman on the right-wing accusations that government spending has "soared" under Obama: So, what would we have expected total government spending — federal, state, and local — to do over the past three years if there had not been a crisis Read more...
More compassionate conservatism from Mitch McConnell on CNN's State of the Union. Crowley actually does a pretty good job of pressing him for the reas Read more...