Category Archives: Economy

Ryan Will Help The Poor by Hurting Them The Most

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has taken a slightly deeper look at the latest iteration of Paul Ryan’s Path to Poverty fantasy budget and found that it is indeed a heaping pile of crap. CBPP: Some 69 percent … Continue reading
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Posted in Economy | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

House Will Pass Ryan’s Fantasy Budget, Again

Fourth time’s a charm? House Republican leadership said today that they will pass The Path to Poverty 4.0. “It’ll pass,” Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said during a leadership press conference, answering a reporter’s question that was directed at Speaker … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Economy | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

The Series Finale of Paul Ryan’s Path to Poverty

If House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has his way, this will be the last year he sits on the Budget Committee as he has his sights set on chairing the Ways and Means Committee. That means the latest … Continue reading
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Posted in Economy | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Murray Energy Says It’s All About Jobs

The CEO of Murray Energy, which is suing the Environmental Protection Agency, wants you to know that it’s all about jobs; not his profits. “The Administrator has continued to administer and enforce the Clean Air Act in a manner that … Continue reading
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Posted in Economy | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Econ. for Suckers

Artist – Joel Pett In other news, the House Ethics Committee has revealed that it has evidence Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) misused official funds for her campaign to become the House Republican Conference chair. Delivering the Republican State of … Continue reading
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How Michigan Lawmakers Bankrupted Their Own Cities

Cities in the state of Michigan, especially likes of Detroit and Flint, are typically held up as beacons of mismanagement or corruption, but they didn’t arrive at their current predicament on their own according to a new report from the … Continue reading
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Posted in Economy | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Quote of the Day

Indeed, race is the Rosetta Stone that makes sense of many otherwise incomprehensible aspects of U.S. politics. -Paul Krugman on That Old-Time Dogwhistle This may be the most poignant and relevant thing Krugman has written in quite some time. Calling … Continue reading
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Posted in Economy, Quote, Racism | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Socialism on the March

The number of millionaires in the United States has hit a new all-time record high of 9.63 million. From the Los Angeles Times: That eclipses the old mark of 9.2 million in 2007 before the global financial crisis, according to … Continue reading
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Posted in Economy | Tagged | 2 Comments

Paul Ryan Misrepresented Economists He Cited

The Financial Times reports that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) either misstated or outright misrepresented the findings and opinions of economists which he included in his analysis of anti-poverty programs. Programs that, according to him, have actually made … Continue reading
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Posted in Economy, Lying Liars | Tagged , | 9 Comments

Shocker: House GOP Tax Plan is Complete Crap

It’s not as if I was going out on a long limb to predict that the House GOP tax plan would be dog shit, but I told you so. Just as predicted, their new plan pays for a huge tax … Continue reading
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Posted in Economy, Taxes | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

New Tax Plan Same as the Old Tax Plan

House Republicans are poised to unveil their new plan to simplify the tax code and — guess what? — it’s the Paul Ryan Path to Poverty! Tada! The long-awaited simplification of the tax code being drafted by House Republicans would … Continue reading
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What Could Go Wrong?

This may be the most disturbing story I’ve read today. You should visit Mother Jones for the full report, but the gist is that Wall Street has cooked up a new form of securities that could be just as volatile … Continue reading
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Posted in Economy, Housing Market | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Out of Control Spending

According to the Congressional Budget Office the federal budget deficit will fall to it’s lowest level as a share of the economy since 2007 during this fiscal year. AP WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report released Tuesday says the government’s … Continue reading
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Posted in Economy | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

McConnell: We’ll Raise the Debt Ceiling if You Approve an Oil Pipeline

Congressional Republicans have more or less already given up the game by declaring that the nation will not default under any circumstances, but their rhetoric is still worth highlighting for its shear ridiculousness and because this an election year. “I … Continue reading
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What Inequality?

Inequality in America is bad, far worse than many other nations, but when viewed on a global scale it’s truly epic. The combined wealth of the world’s richest 85 people is now equivalent to that owned by half of the … Continue reading
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Surprise! Tax Cuts Won’t Grow The Economy

On the heels of Governor Rick Snyder’s State Of The State address this past Thursday, where he played coy over what he intended to do with Michigan’s estimated $970 million surplus over the next three years, a new report shows … Continue reading
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Posted in Corporate Crime, Economy, Elections, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Jobs, Lying Liars, Republican Party, Taxes, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Conspiracy Theory

If you believe RNC Chairman and women’s healthcare product Reince Priebus, Congressional Democrats aren’t actually interested in passing an extension of unemployment insurance because they want it to be a campaign issue in 2014. PRIEBUS: “All of this kind of … Continue reading
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Rubio: Fight Poverty by Repealing Obamacare

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is an unintentionally hilarious man and this, like many other similar proposals, are why the GOP is utterly incapable of appealing to women, minorities, and a growing number of the working poor. Rubio is scheduled to … Continue reading
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Marijuana Stocks Soar, Supply Running Dangerously Low, Man!

In these dark economic times, it appears the nation’s bloodshot eyes now look to the sky, preferably at night, for answers that may never come, but will eventually. Unseen since the Depression-era days of soup lines and 70s oil shortages, … Continue reading
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Posted in Dessert, Drugs, Economy, Marijuana | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

This Is What Is Wrong With America

Via Dorsey Shaw from an animation in the PBS film Park Avenue: Money, Power, & The American Dream. A recent study published by Dube on the minimum wage concludes: Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, as many Democrats … Continue reading
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Posted in Economy, Election 2014, Jobs | Tagged , | 11 Comments