makers and takers

Fox continued its war on poor people by hyping Herman Cain’s attack on food stamp users as "abusers" looking for "free stuff." Read more...
Watching this CNBC segment with Jared Bernstein and Kudlow, I can only think how screwed the conservative mind truly is.They've morphed the takers and moochers talking points into attacks on Americans with disabilities. It's very nasty and Read more...
After Reince Priebus was re-elected as RNC Chair at their annual meeting Friday afternoon in Charlotte, NC, he painted a vision of the future for Republicans. Okay, he really didn't paint a new vision. He just whitewashed their old one and promised Read more...
Jon Stewart had a field day with former vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan for his remarks claiming that President Obama used a "straw man" argument during his inaugural speech: Read more...
Paul Ryan haz a sad after President Obama smacked him around in his inaugural speech, saying those programs "do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great." Rep. Ryan didn't care for the Read more...

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As Susie Madrak has explained, state legislators’ past sleights-of-hand have hidden pension liabilities rather than pay for them. Now that the bills are coming due, and have been compounded by the recession, conservatives and others are blaming Read more...
Bless you, Mitt Romney. Please keep doing conference calls with your donors. An annual reunion isn't nearly enough, I think to stay really connected you should do conference calls once a week. And please, get out there on the speaking circuit, the Read more...