entitlements

Sen. Dick Durbin: 'Social Security Will Be Broke In Twenty Years'
Why is Senate Democratic leadership echoing Republican memes designed to cut benefits to seniors? Read more...
Morning Joe Brings On Mitch Daniels For Another 'Fix The Debt' Infomercial
From this Friday's Morning Joe, former Indiana governor and Bush OMB director, Mitch Daniels told the hosts that he took an "oath of political celibacy" when it comes to discussing the Republicans' latest round of hostage taking. He had no similar qualms when it came to basically turning the entire segment into yet another "Fix the Debt" infomercial on MSNBC. Read more...
Cantor: Republicans Will 'Compromise' On Sequester Cuts In Exchange For Gutting Safety Nets
Fox called this a "compromise" but quite frankly, it's just more hostage taking from the GOP. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace that they're open to ending the sequester, but only if grandma gets it. Read more...
Grayson delivered a petition signed by 300,000 individuals (I signed, too!) directly to House Speaker John Boehner's office. Read more...
Senator Bernie Sanders ripped Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein over his assertions that the government should lower people's expectations and cut entitlements. This is coming from a man who made $16 million last year. Read more...

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I guess PBS decided that "Fix the Debt" campaign's Steve Rattner wasn't getting quite enough air time with his near daily appearances on MSNBC's Morning Joe. Read more...
Chuck Todd and the rest of the beltway Villagers over at MSNBC just can't stop themselves. Todd treated his viewers to yet another infomercial from the network for the Fix the Debt campaign, this time with former Republican Rep. Mark Kennedy having a seat at the table instead of their regular contributor, Ed Rendell, who is usually the one who we see shilling for that organization on the network. Read more...
Stuart Varney says President Barack Obama's proposal to provide high-quality early education for poor and middle-class children is just Democrats handing out "goodies" and "free stuff." As opposed to Republican tax cuts for the rich! Read more...
The Fox & Friends hosts were so busy obsessing over cuts to "entitlements" and carping about spending that they neatly avoided talking about helping the middle class and boosting employment. Read more...
It was nice to see Chris Wallace get some push back on the assertion that we should be trying to balance our budget on the backs of our seniors or that it saves us a dime to be throwing more of them into the private insurance market by raising the Read more...