Post Tagged with: "budget"

Obamacare Enrollment Easily Sails Past Goals – GOP Completely Freaks Out

McAuliffe's win for governor of Virginia makes the stakes between Democrats and the Tea Party clear.

On the last day of enrollment for Obamacare, the figures topped the administration’s goals, leaving the GOP with nothing but another threat to repeal.

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Jan Brewer’s Budget Stiffs Arizona’s Kids

Photo by Gage Skidmore

Jan Brewer’s new budget asks for even less money that the much-maligned former director of CPS did. Less money to protect kids, how is that an improvement?

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Scrooge Congress To Unemployed: Merry Christmas And Screw You

The unemployed are getting coal in their stockings from the Republicans in Congress. Charities can't keep up. What are these people supposed to do?
Photo credit: Detroit Free Press

Though the budget deal has gone through, there was one very important thing left out of it. Federal unemployment insurance runs out on December 28 and it won’t be taken care of until after the new year. That’s 1.3 million unemployed Americans who the Republicans in the House have basically […]

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GOP Is Looking To Get Away From Tea Party Politics For 2014 And Beyond

Tea Party politics cartoon by Daryl Cagle via Cagle Comics. http://www.cagle.com

The GOP has wised up and begun to work on distancing itself from Tea Party politics, and heading back towards the center of the political spectrum.

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Congress’ Ongoing Budget Battles Have Cost The U.S. $700 Billion In 3 Years

Congress’ Ongoing Budget Battles Have Cost The U.S. $700 Billion In 3 Years

Macroeconomic Advisers published a new study on Oct. 15 that show repeated budget battles have cost the U.S. $700 billion since 2010.

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Bipartisan Senate Deal To End Shutdown And Raise Debt Ceiling Announced

Bipartisan Senate Deal To End Shutdown And Raise Debt Ceiling Announced

Just minutes ago, the Senate announced the details of the bipartisan deal worked out between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Senate deal comes after weeks of Republican stonewalling over the budget and debt ceiling extension. As it stands right now, the rough outline […]

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Boehner Would Rather Hold Debt Ceiling Hostage Than ‘Surrender’ To Obama

Boehner Would Rather Hold Debt Ceiling Hostage Than ‘Surrender’ To Obama

As we slog through the ninth day of shutdown, we are apparently still no closer to a deal to reopen the government than we were on Sept. 30. But the shutdown isn’t the only problem we have now. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is at a point where, to him, […]

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What Is The Real Reason We’re Facing A Government Shutdown? Hint: It’s Not Obamacare

What Is The Real Reason We’re Facing A Government Shutdown? Hint: It’s Not Obamacare

The Republicans in the house have been fighting to shut down the government since April of this year.

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Government Shutdown Poll Shows Majority Of Americans Would Blame Republicans

Republican Budget by Bob Englehart, via www.cagle.com.

Republicans are putting the entire economy at risk by not passing the budget bill passed by the senate, and risking a government shutdown.

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Ted Cruz Would Shut Down The Military Before He Would Allow Funding For Obamacare (VIDEO)

Ted Cruz Would Shut Down The Military Before He Would Allow Funding For Obamacare (VIDEO)

It’s Ted Cruz and his ilk, who would rather shut down the government than try and work out a compromise, who are abusing their positions.

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President Obama Puts Foot Down On Debt Limit, Will Republicans Blink?

President Obama Puts Foot Down On Debt Limit, Will Republicans Blink?

This cycle of self-created fiscal crises and the fight over the debt ceiling has become standard operating procedure in D.C., thanks to the Republicans.

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John Boehner Hopes To Get His Spending Cuts By Holding The Debt Ceiling Hostage…Again

John Boehner Hopes To Get His Spending Cuts By Holding The Debt Ceiling Hostage…Again

Why is Boehner again holding the debt ceiling hostage? It’s past time for him and his party to stop this type of childish ploy and actually get to work.

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Michigan GOP Would Rather End Food Assistance For 200K People Than Raise Taxes On The 1% (VIDEO)

The late John Howard Davies in the 1948 movie, "Oliver Twist"  begs, "Please, Sir, I want some more." Image screen captured from YouTube video clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZrgxHvNNUc

Michigan’s GOP clearly has it in for the poor, but this surprising video shows hunger also happens in middle class families.

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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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Infighting In GOP Continues As House Tables Healthcare Bill Due To Conservative Opposition

U.S. Representative Raul Labrador (R-ID). Image from Politico. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57323.htmlhttp://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57323.html

Representative Raul Labrador (R-ID): Subsidizing healthcare is not what Republicans should be about.

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Obama Bets Social Security Cuts That The GOP Won’t Accept His Tax Increases

Obama Bets Social Security Cuts That The GOP Won’t Accept His Tax Increases

Obama’s offering an olive branch, trying to find middle ground, and GOP leaders are still balking because of the tax increases.

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Republicans Want To Slash Government Spending, Can’t Name Anything To Cut (VIDEO)

Republicans Want To Slash Government Spending, Can’t Name Anything To Cut (VIDEO)

The Tea Party seems to not comprehend that there aren’t enough cuts possible to make up the budget deficit.

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10 Reasons Why Even This Baby Elephant Has More In Common With The American People Than The GOP

The irrelephant in the room is burying its head in the sand. Photo from Pastor Sky McCracken. http://revdsky.blogspot.com/2012/06/inconvenient-truths.html

The majority of Americans disagree with Republicans on today’s hot-button issues, and all the gerrymandering and voter suppression in the world can’t change that.

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What Does A Congresswoman Do When Confronted With Truth? Cry ‘Benghazi’ And Literally Run (VIDEO)

What Does A Congresswoman Do When Confronted With Truth? Cry ‘Benghazi’ And Literally Run (VIDEO)

It’s as if politicians, especially conservatives that are frustrated with the Democratic victories in the polls, think that ideology and passion are interchangeable with facts.

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Conservatives Frustrated With Paul Ryan’s Same Ol’, Same Ol’, Budget Ideas

Conservatives Frustrated With Paul Ryan’s Same Ol’, Same Ol’, Budget Ideas

Conservatives all over the place are upset about Paul Ryan’s budget plan, which is basically last year’s plan recycled. Must have had some copies left over.

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