Tag Archives: Austerity

Border Job Security

Artist – David Fitzsimmons In other news, furloughs are set to begin this week for at least 650,000 civilian contractors who work for the Department of Defense. Each employee will face one day without work each week from now until … Continue reading
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The Next Hostage Crisis

According to the National Journal, House Republicans, under the leadership of John Boehner, are drafting a plan to hold the debt ceiling hostage, and their ransom demand will be to enact the Paul Ryan Path to Poverty budget. Because everything … Continue reading
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Fashionable Footwear

Artist – Nick Anderson In other news, according to the Economic Policy Institute, austerity has cost at least 3 million jobs in the U.S. over the past four years. Continue reading
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The Only Answer

Artist – Keith Tucker In other news, the death toll from this week’s tornado outbreak now stands at 10, including 3 veteran storm chasers who suffered a direct hit. Also — President Obama has proclaimed the month of June to … Continue reading
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You’re Doing It Wrong

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke should have spoken these words a long time ago, but better late than never. Bernanke says in his prepared testimony before the Joint Economic Committee, “fiscal policy at the federal level has become significantly more … Continue reading
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Fancy Ivy League Papers

Stephen Colbert tackles Reinhart and Rogoff and the global austerity fetish. “2.2 percent up, 0.1 percent down. You say potato, I say eliminate food stamps.” Colbert deserves our thanks for turning a boring, complicated, mathy topic into something entertaining that … Continue reading
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Joe Scarborough Is Out Of His Depth

After Paul Krugman appeared on Morning Joe a couple weeks ago and schooled everyone at the table on the absurdity of imposing intellectually-violent austerity on the American economy and social safety net– just to save the national debt immediately! immediately! … Continue reading
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Framers’ Intent

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, Moody’s Investor Service cut the credit rating of the United Kingdom today because of weak growth outlook. Score one for austerity. Also — the Department of Justice has reportedly joined a civil lawsuit … Continue reading
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Bobby Jindal Says Another Thing That Will Get Him in Trouble

Not long after Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said the Republican party cannot afford to be the “stupid party,” his approval rating among his own base of supporters plummeted. Now Governor Howdy Doody has done it again, and this trespass may … Continue reading
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Austerity Does Not Stimulate Economic Growth

The best evidence in support of Keynesian economics and against austerity continues to be Europe which, rather than investing in the economy, is freaked out about debt and has been actively cutting spending to assuage the freak out. The contraction … Continue reading

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Koch Tours

Artist – David Fitzsimmons In other news, austerity still isn’t working for Europe. In fact, it’s making things worse. Vote Galt/Gekko Ryan/Romney so we can try it here!

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Wasteful Spending!

This story is tickling my funny bone. ThinkProgress examined spending records for the 112th Congress and found seven GOP freshmen — Reps. Chip Cravaack (R-MN), Sean Duffy (R-WI), Bill Flores (R-TX), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Bill Johnson (R-OH), Mike Pompeo (R-KS), … Continue reading

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Best Healthcare System in the World!

This is criminal. JACKSONVILLE — The CDC officer had a serious warning for Florida health officials in April: A tuberculosis outbreak in Jacksonville was one of the worst his group had investigated in 20 years. Linked to 13 deaths and … Continue reading

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What Could Go Wrong?

What could go wrong when you slash the pay of your police officers and fire fighters to the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour? That’s several dollars less than your typical adult employee at a fast food chain. Amid Scranton’s … Continue reading

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Sharing the Pain

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, Michigan legislators are reportedly planning to jam through an anti-abortion bill that will ban abortions after 20 weeks with no regards given to the health of the mother or fetus and no exceptions … Continue reading

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Big Gulp

Artist – Kirk Walters In other news, HP announced today that it will be cutting over 27,000 jobs as part of a restructuring plan to “cut costs.” HP CEO Meg Whitman came very close to being the governor of California.

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President: Eff Austerity

Progress at the G8 summit. President Obama urged European leaders to spend more on economic growth. Confronting an economic crisis that threatens them all, President Barack Obama and leaders of other world powers on Saturday declared that their governments must … Continue reading

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The Big, Bad National Debt

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, Mitt Romney was apparently involved in a protracted battle during his time as Governor with a commission appointed to assist LGBT youth at risk of bullying and suicide. Romney ultimately ended the commission. … Continue reading

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Yep, Austerity Still Doesn’t Work

While many conservative “thinkers” and credibility-challenged economists predicted that Britain would see modest growth this year following the implementation of austerity, anyone with a shred of common sense and an interest in empirical reality saw this coming. Britain has gone … Continue reading

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It Could've Been Much Worse, Olbermann

You could’ve been working for a TV news network in Greece. As seen in this video, anti-austerity protesters infiltrated this news show and, yes, pelted reporter Panagiotis Bourchas with eggs and yogurt. Mmmm. Eggs and yogurt. Anger never tasted so … Continue reading

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