It was nice to hear at least one person in Congress talk about the dangers we're facing with these so-called "fiscal cliff" negotiations and that is this moment of panic being used to ram a bad deal through that includes things like cuts to Social Security. Rep. Keith Ellison appeared on Al Sharpton's show on MSNBC and explained why he could not vote for any deal that doesn't protect the working class and our social safety nets and that "if you're talking about cutting Social Security, I'm not with that program."
Ugh. Kent Conrad did an interview with the Washington Post's Suzy Khimm about the Grand Bargain on tax reform and associated budget cuts and put his blessing on increasing the Medicare retirement age to 67. Just stop, Senator Conrad. This is
McConnell Tells Reid He Will Not Negotiate With Him And Will Allow Filibuster On Reid Bill - UPDATED
Well, it looks at though we're in for a weekend of political theater. As Lawrence O'Donnell noted when talking to Sen. Kent Conrad about the latest coming out of the Senate tonight, it appears Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is not done pulling
Tom Coburn Accuses People Of "Sucking Off" Government Programs, While Trying To Re-Privatize One Of The Most Wasteful
Multimillionaire Sen. Tom Coburn really has a lot of damned nerve talking about "government fat", since his own plan, released this week, would privatize student loans for 15 million college students -- you know, the very wasteful and
After a week of flurries and fears that Democrats are about to give away the store to keep the nation from defaulting on its debt, Kent Conrad presented his budget proposal to Democrats. Unlike the Republican proposal, it's a 50/50 blend of cuts
Senator Kent Conrad is a member of the hideous Gang of Six that Dick Durbin is so willingly fronting, and it appears that his new budget is so bad that a mutiny is a brewing. You know how I dislike ConservaDems being in a position to cut their way
Dem Blue Dogs: Implement Catfood Commission Recommendations, Or Face FINANCIAL ARMAGEDDON!!!!! OH NOES!!!!!!
I hardly know where to begin. First of all, it's clear that the Democrats plan to implement the recommendations of the Catfood Commission, the same recommendations that couldn't muster enough of the votes it allegedly had to get before it would
Even though she admits that the now defunct deficit commission acknowledged that "reforming" Social Security didn't have anything to do with taking care of our country's debt, CNN's Candy Crowley does her best job of carrying water for its former
Oh goodie. This is the type of bipartisanship we're going to get to look forward to after the new year. ConservaDems and Republicans both agreeing that more pain needs to be inflicted on the working class. On Fox News Sunday, both Sen. Kent Conrad
The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus, who has already shown she'd rather bash unions than get her facts straight was at it again on during the panel segment on ABC's This Week. Marcus described anyone who is opposed to the report issued by the Catfood
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