Monthly Archives: August 2011

Reality-based charts to correct the lies spread by Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, etc.

From Truthout: Spending Government spending increased dramatically under Bush. It has not increased much under Obama. Note that this chart does not reflect any spending cuts resulting from deficit-cutting deals. Deficits Notes, this chart includes Clinton’s last budget year for … Continue reading

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Sketchy campaign funds dictate election results

By Ray Kluender Thirty million dollars. That’s the most recent estimate of the amount of money spent on the August recall elections. To put that into perspective, Wisconsin’s deficit estimate this past spring, which triggered the budget repair bill and … Continue reading

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America’s three problems — and their solutions

By Ezra Klein   (Congressional Budget Office) There are certain moments in life when it’s good to take a step back and look at your problems — and their potential solutions — with a bit more perspective. A near-death experience, … Continue reading

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The Richest People in France Ask For a Tax Increase

Maybe we should take a tip from France. The French government just introduced a new debt reduction package that includes a 3% income tax increase on people making more than $720,000 a year. But no one is screaming about class … Continue reading

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City of Aurora, CO Proposes Giving Corporation Right to Vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Libertarians Condemn City of Aurora Granting Voting Priveledges to Gaylord Entertainment Corporation It’s come to the attention of the Libertarian Party of Colorado that the City of Aurora, Colorado is proposing to allow Gaylord Entertainment the right … Continue reading

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Dylan Radigan and Governor Ed Rendell Discuss a Constitutional Amendment

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Rick Perry threatening Ben Bernanke for Printing Money

From the Washington Post: …”If this guy [Fed Chairman Bernanke] prints more money between now and the election, I don’t know what y’all would do to him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing … Continue reading

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