Post Tagged with: "GDP"

Health Spending Projections Are Sharply Lower Than 5 Years Ago Despite #ACA Expansions (VIDEO/CHARTS)

“It is long past time that we recognize health care is a right, not a privilege.” Sen. Bernie Sanders

Medicare is not in the toilet despite Republican’s gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair. The outlook for this wildly successful program is excellent. It looks like the projections made just five years ago – in 2009 have changed to show Medicare costs are right at 2.6 percentage points lower than […]

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GOP Rep. Thinks Extending Jobless Benefits Is ‘Immoral’

Photo of Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) from Wikipedia.

Jobs are necessary for people to live and eat. Barring that, they need unemployment benefits. Some in the GOP think extending such benefits is immoral.

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IMF Shocks Global Finance World, Says Rich Should Pay More (VIDEO)

Photo by Oscar Webb for UCL Occupation via Flickr Creative Commons. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ucloccupation/5219130793/

The man in this photo thinks the rich should pay more in taxes to pay off public deficits. But who expected the buttoned-down IMF to agree with him?

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Only Chile And Mexico Have Tax Revenue Lower Than The United States Among Industrialized Nations

Only Chile And Mexico Have Tax Revenue Lower Than The United States Among Industrialized Nations

If individuals ran their finances the same way conservatives expect the government to use tax revenue, everyone would rent their house and drive an old car.

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Federal Deficit Falls A Shocking 32% Under Obama, Will It Be Enough To Quiet GOP?

Deficit plunges; image @TexasPolicy

Long-term, we’re still in trouble due to a variety of factors, and neither our government nor our media seem to know how to actually look at the federal deficit.

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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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Even Conservative George Will Wants To Break Up The Banks

Even Conservative George Will Wants To Break Up The Banks

Big Banking is preventing free market competition by surreptitiously acquiring government endorsement because of their size.

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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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Studies On Both Sides Say To Increase The Minimum Wage

Ronald Reagan was sworn in in January, 1981, and look what happened after he started implementing his policies.

It is not often when a left-wing think tank, and a right-wing magazine are in full agreement, but when it comes to the federal minimum wage, they are, and it is a sign which we should take seriously.

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Obama’s On A Roll As Leading Economists Predict Big Gains Over Next 2 Years

Obama’s On A Roll As Leading Economists Predict Big Gains Over Next 2 Years

Hear that? It’s the sound of air escaping the Romney campaign.

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We Shopped Till It Dropped…The Misery Index, That Is!

We Shopped Till It Dropped…The Misery Index, That Is!

A higher GDP encourages the markets, which makes investors happy, and with shiny happy people talking about the market doing well, the confidence of everyone is boosted…which makes people want to go out and buy things. And turns out, we are!

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Economic Growth Excellent In Third Quarter

Economic Growth Excellent In Third Quarter

The United States shows excellent economic growth from the third quarter.

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Booming Housing Recovery Further Dismantles GOP Election Strategy

Booming Housing Recovery Further Dismantles GOP Election Strategy

September numbers show strong gains in U.S. home sales, consumer confidence, and housing prices.

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Romney Says Blaming President For Bad Economy Is ‘Poppycock’ (VIDEO)

Romney Says Blaming President For Bad Economy Is ‘Poppycock’ (VIDEO)

Romney actually suggests voters should NOT ‘stop midstream and find someone new.’

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Score For Obama! The 2012 Deficit Down By $207 Billion And Heading Lower

Score For Obama! The 2012 Deficit Down By $207 Billion And Heading Lower

Are you better off than you were four years ago? Although there are admittedly those who can’t feel it yet, the answer is in the numbers and the numbers tell us we are better off and things are improving every day.

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Facts And Figures Of Job Creation, Spending, And GDP Growth In 10 Bullet Points

Facts And Figures Of Job Creation, Spending, And GDP Growth In 10 Bullet Points

The numbers prove it – Democrats make better Presidents.

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Taxes, Income, and GDP

Taxes, Income, and GDP

Taxes are a necessary evil, and compared with other countries, our system is weak. With taxes at record lows against the GDP,we are facing a real crisis.

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U.S. Leadership – From Super Power To The World’s Problem Child Via Republicanism

U.S. Leadership – From Super Power To The World’s Problem Child Via Republicanism

Weary from a decade of war and strained financially, Americans themselves are rethinking whether the U.S. can still afford a global purpose.

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The Main (But Not The Only) Reason To Vote Democratic; The Current GOP Sucks; Here’s Proof

The Main (But Not The Only) Reason To Vote Democratic; The Current GOP Sucks; Here’s Proof

You’ve heard this from me many times over the years, but both parties are NOT the same, and anyone who says such a thing is not an “expert,” no matter how he/she portray themselves.

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Herman Cain Releases 9-9-9, The Movie

Herman Cain Releases 9-9-9, The Movie

A five minute 50 second ‘movie’ which attempts to explain Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan was just released to YouTube.

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