Post Tagged with: "austerity"

No Oklahoma Tornado Relief Without Cuts Elsewhere Says Republican

Tom Coburn, demanding offsets, won’t let a disaster get in the way of politics; @MassiveEnormity

Beyond the disaster itself, it’s tragic that even more programs for the elderly, disabled and children will be attacked in the selfish demands for offsets.

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Wealthy Purposefully Forcing High Unemployment To Maximize Their Profits

Wealthy Purposefully Forcing High Unemployment To Maximize Their Profits

The bottom line is simple. Austerity has been an immoral failure for the middle class and the poor.

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Refusing To Admit Failure, Austerity Economists Continue To Defend Discredited Study

Refusing To Admit Failure, Austerity Economists Continue To Defend Discredited Study

Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff are the equivalent of economic superstars to the right-wing, and as it turns out, are economic con-men, using bad math and cherry picked data to create the results desired.

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You’re Not Going To Believe What Reagan Had To Say About Social Security (VIDEO)

You’re Not Going To Believe What Reagan Had To Say About Social Security (VIDEO)

This video is going to shock a lot of people.

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Arkansas GOP Gives MORE Tax Cuts To The Rich, Rejects Cuts For The Poor

Arkansas GOP Gives MORE Tax Cuts To The Rich, Rejects Cuts For The Poor

The GOP is the party of the 1%. They’re not even bothering to pretend they care about the rest of us anymore.

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Boehner Admits There Is No Immediate Debt Crisis But Wants Cuts Anyway

Boehner Admits There Is No Immediate Debt Crisis But Wants Cuts Anyway

John Boehner sat down to rattle off the latest Republican talking points, saying he’s against raising their taxes by even a few percentage points and would rather make cuts to social programs.

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Jobless Claims Continue To Fall Despite GOP’s Continued Attempts At Austerity

Jobless Claims Continue To Fall Despite GOP’s Continued Attempts At Austerity

Considering our recent growth in the jobs market, despite a tax increase and uncertainty about the sequester, it’ll be interesting to see what happens in March and April.

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Newt Gingrich Offers To Fund Canceled White House Tours With Donald Trump’s Billions

Newt Gingrich Offers To Fund Canceled White House Tours With Donald Trump’s Billions

The Donald’s amenable, but are White House Tours essential to the Secret Service’s mission? And can the President accept private donations to cover programs cut by the sequester?

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Paul Krugman: The Big Bad Deficit Is Gone

Plllllease let these fools listen to me!

Who are you going to believe? The Nobel Prize winning economist who’s been right about everything for years on end or the people that crashed the economy and made billions off our suffering?

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Will Republicans Help Avert The Sequester? Obama Says ‘There’s Nothing That I Can Do’

Image from Bossip.Com.

It’s hard to believe that the GOP is willing to make devastating cuts that would hurt constituents in their home states just to make a point.

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Joe Scarborough Jumps The Shark, Claims Paul Krugman Is As Extreme As NRA’s LaPierre

I don't know what the hell I'm talking about!

LaPierre thinks Kindergarten teachers should be armed at all times. Krugman says the debt can be dealt with after we get the economy repaired. Yes, it’s clear they’re BOTH lunatics …

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Addicting Info’s Weekly News Roundup — Week Of February 3rd-9th

Addicting Info’s Weekly News Roundup — Week Of February 3rd-9th

This week’s ‘Addicting Info’ news in review, divvied up into your favorite categories, including Those Danged Republicans, Guns, Gays, and The Jabbering Classes.

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European Austerity Is A Proven Disaster – But U.S. Republicans Want To Enact It Anyway

European Austerity Is A Proven Disaster – But U.S. Republicans Want To Enact It Anyway

After already forcing trillions in cuts, causing layoffs, and strangling our economic growth, Republicans in Congress want to force European-style austerity on America — inviting another recession.

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Unemployment Numbers Relatively Unchanged And Why That Is A Good Thing

Unemployment Numbers Relatively Unchanged And Why That Is A Good Thing

The unemployment numbers for last month are relatively unchanged from December, which is a very good sign for the year to come.

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Job Report Proves GOP’s Austerity Has Held Back Economic Recovery

From Balloon Juice

Private employers added 157K jobs, State and Feds cut 9K, and our GDP shrank by 1%. When will we learn?

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It’s The Republicans, Stupid! Why The Economy Shrank 0.1% In Q4

It’s The Republicans, Stupid! Why The Economy Shrank 0.1% In Q4

Defense cuts have slowed down our otherwise-growing economy, which proves that the GOP-led spending cuts won’t help us.

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GOP: The Tax Debate Is Over, Debt Ceiling Is Next (But Is It Really?)

GOP: The Tax Debate Is Over, Debt Ceiling Is Next (But Is It Really?)

An honest effort to negotiate lowering the deficit would not and should not include holding the debt ceiling hostage again.

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Lindsey Graham Says He’ll Violate Norquist’s ‘No Taxes’ Pledge (VIDEO)

Lindsey Graham Says He’ll Violate Norquist’s ‘No Taxes’ Pledge (VIDEO)

It’s probably too much to hope for, but the signs are there — there is a chance that we’ll see Norquist become politically irrelevant in time.

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Spanish Firefighters Show Exactly What Austerity Means (VIDEO)

Spanish Firefighters Show Exactly What Austerity Means (VIDEO)

Firefighters strip down to expose the naked truth about austerity.

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France Tells Austerity ‘Go To Hell’

France Tells Austerity ‘Go To Hell’

France raises its top tax rate to 75% to close budget gaps.

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