David Dayen

For years, Progressives have been fighting to break up the big banks that crashed our economy. And now, they've gotten an unlikely ally in that fight -- The Tea Party. Apparently there are some members in the GOP who actually believe that the too big to fail banks need to be broken apart -- but not for the same reason progressives believe. Read more...
Alice Rivlin has been one of the chief cheerleaders for the Grand Bargain. David Dayen says there will be no Grand Bargain in the lame duck, and that's why Obama says he'll veto anything in the lame duck that doesn't allow the high-end tax cuts Read more...
Judging from our comments section, people still have a lot of questions about the proposed changes in Social Security. Why should rich people be able to collect Social Security? What's the big deal if people have to retire a couple of years Read more...