Notably silent was the Democratic official who might actually be at the table if conservatives succeed in forcing negotiations in the next Congress: President Barack Obama.
Paul Ryan and Patty Murray may have reached a compromise on a short term budget deal, but don't think for one minute that it's going to keep our media Villagers from continuing to push for a "grand bargain."
Dear Dick -- I can call you Dick, can't I?
Will you give us tax revenues if we cut Social Security and Medicare? No? How about we just hand it over anyway?
Now is the time to lance the boil of Republican extremism once and for all.
The Campaign to Fix the Debt is the latest incarnation of a decades-long effort by former Nixon man turned Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson to slash earned benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare under the guise of fixing the nation's "debt problem."
No, Mr. President. You're not going to deal away what little economic security we have.
Why Democrats shouldn't support a shutdown Grand Bargain.
The word on the Beltway is that a Grand Bargain is in the works again between Boehner and Obama and that spells bad news for the American people.
John Boehner is sending signals he wants to use the debt ceiling as the negotiating point for a grand bargain.
- 1 of 8