austerity cuts

There remains essentially no room for independent thinking within the conservative movement. Read more...
Deficit projections have already decreased by $200 billion for this year alone, so why do Republicans keep lunging for ever-more radical spending cuts? Read more...
Protests... some violent... have been raging for a full week now across Europe in response to new austerity measures being imposed on a half dozen nations in the Eurozone. (I joined two news clips, one a short mention of the protests in Athens Read more...
So now the previously well-behaved and compliant Portugese are protesting in the streets over their government's austerity plans: The turning point came in September when Mr. Passos Coelho offered a plan to redistribute social security funds Read more...
Imagine being an elderly person on Social Security and President Romney announces there will be a 40 percent cut in your payments. Then your local government announces that your electricity will be cut off if you can't pay your property taxes. Read more...

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Stephen Colbert let the Super Committee and the Congress have it for allowing cuts to veterans benefits be the place they're immediately looking to when it comes to mandatory cuts in defense spending on this Thursday's Colbert Report. COLBERT: Read more...
British Prime Minister David Cameron was a guest today on This Week with Christiane Amanpour, and it left me flabbergasted. How much pure crap can one man spew in such a short period of time? Let's be clear about this one thing: Austerity Read more...
The Village was rocked this Friday before Labor Day with yet more depressing economic news. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the U.S. labor market added 0 (that’s right ZERO) jobs in August as the unemployment rate remained saddled Read more...
London has been burning down for last few days. Susie has a great post up connecting the unprecedented social unrest in UK with recent austerity policies deployed by the current administration. I wanted to dig into this a little more yesterday. So Read more...
As I pointed out yesterday, we already know austerity cuts don't improve the economy, nor are they simply "fat" that doesn't affect government functions. Remember the recent blizzard that paralyzed NYC after they cut 700 streets workers? We're Read more...