Supercommittee

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Whenever my senator, Pat Toomey-- creature of the ironically-named Club for Growth--opens his mouth, I get to take a little mental vacation. Because you can rely on that this wing-nuttiest Read more...
Discussion of the "Super Committee" debacle continues to misguide and misinform the public in an all-too-familiar way. Once again the consensus in the media and among political leaders reflects the misperceptions of an insular Washington culture, Read more...
Sen. Bernie Sanders outlines the Democrats' history of caving in to outrageous GOP demands and cautions against a "supercommittee" deal that cuts the deficits on the backs of the middle class and the poor. I like Ezra Klein's "Wonkbook." I Read more...
Who could have predicted that a crappy undemocratic back-door deal over a trumped-up deficit "crisis" could come to this? Oh, that's right - we all did! WASHINGTON — With a little over a week left to reach a deal, members of the Congressional Read more...
The latest memo coming out of Democracy Corps and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner definitively demonstrates both how narrow a ledge Democrats are sitting on in terms of 2012, and the utter volatility of the mood of the electorate. Without a significant Read more...

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In a recent appearance in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Rep. Fred Upton, a member of the "supercommittee" that will negotiate deficit reduction in coming months, expressed his opposition to cutting benefits for current Social Security recipients. Beyond Read more...
This will be absolutely devastating. Even though we know these draconian cuts will not heal the economy but will actually make things worse (all you have to do is look at the results from similar measures in the UK and Europe), you have to wonder Read more...