Monthly Archives: January 2013

Thanks for your interest in Move To Amend

Thanks for your interest in Move To Amend. The avalanche of money pouring into politics is drowning our democracy. We need to put an end to the notion that money is speech and corporations are people. We cannot allow a … Continue reading

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Joe Scarborough, Paul Krugman and the economist-pundit divide on debt and deficits

Source: Wonkblog There has been a bit of a feud running the last few days between MSNBC host Joe Scarborough and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman over whether deficits and debt are a big threat to the United States, … Continue reading

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Tim Geithner Is Wrong

Source: Paul Krugman But he’s right, too. He has a very interesting interview with Liaquat Ahamed; I was struck by what he says about the fiscal outlook: TG: There’s something strange about the debate today. The magnitude of additional deficit … Continue reading

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NO spending surge under Obama

Source: Paul Krugman Martin Wolf has a piece in today’s FT making the case that (shock!) the deficit is not America’s biggest problem, or indeed a problem at all right now. His case is pretty much the same one I’ve … Continue reading

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Brave, Honest Paul Ryan

Source: Paul Krugman Many people, e.g., Jonathan Chait, are noting that when Paul Ryan, deeply offended by the inaugural speech, declared that No one is suggesting that what we call our earned entitlements — entitlements you pay for, like payroll … Continue reading

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The last hope for filibuster reformers is…Mitch McConnell?

Source: Ezra Klein “I hope that within the next 24 to 36 hours, we can get something we agree on. If not, we’re going to move forward on what I think needs to be done,” Senate Majority Leader Harry M. … Continue reading

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Obamacare Is Not Responsible For Double Digit Premium Hikes

Source: Think Progress Small businesses and individual health policy holders could face dramatic premium spikes this year, as some insurers file double digit increases and attribute the changes to the Affordable Care Act. The sticker shock is mostly the result … Continue reading

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