Polling Gives Democrats Several Angles

The recent polling out of Marquette University should give hope to those who want to oust Scott Walker in 2014. The polling is about two weeks old and shows that the race is a statistical tie. Mary Burke, the only declared candidate, polls at 45% compared to Walker’s 47%.

Just days after Burke declared that [...]

Updated: An Open Letter to John Boehner

This is a letter that has been sent to Speaker John Boehner’s office, concerning the extremely light schedule that he and the Republican leadership have arranged for the remainder of the year. Should anyone share my thoughts, I ask you to please contact the Speaker, as well as your personal representatives, by sending them this [...]

An Open Letter to John Boehner

This is a letter that has been sent to Speaker John Boehner’s office, concerning the extremely light schedule that he and the Republican leadership have arranged for the remainder of the year. Should anyone share my thoughts, I ask you to please contact the Speaker, as well as your personal representatives, by sending them this [...]

Accuracy Matters: The Pain of Imprecision

 

The economic discipline’s all in a buzz over the recent debunking of the Reinhardt/Rogoff study and with good reason. The study’s conclusions form the entire foundation for Conservative austerity and recessional spending (more appropriately, the lack thereof). Shall we not forget the “serious” budgetier Paul Ryan’s insistence of fiscal crisis proven without doubt by [...]

Tell the President That Social Security IS NOT On the Table!

New stories today say President Obama is willing to negotiate cuts to the social safety net to resolve the sequestration issue:

These include the Social Security retirement program and Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs for the elderly, disabled and poor that are becoming more expensive as a large segment of the U.S. population hits [...]

Offshore Tax Havens – Say Hello To The Tax Man

Corporations munching on taxpayers

Death and taxes are the two main constants in life. While most of us worry when April 15th comes a knockin’, the corporate CEOs take the Bobby McFarrin approach – Don’t Worry, Be Happy. The reason for this laid back attitude when it comes to paying the tax man is that they’ve got their [...]

THE GREAT REPUBLICAN LIE-THAT THEY REALLY CARE ABOUT THE ECONOMY

Upon the conclusion of the fiscal cliff debacle, President Obama in his speech to the country clearly conveyed his refusal to negotiate with the GOP over the debt-ceiling, allowing their party to “use it as a bargaining chip.” Furthermore, he reiterated a point he has made throughout his campaign for re-election, telling the GOP that [...]

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO “COMPASSIONATE” CONSERVATISM?

Isn’t it ironic that Speaker Boehner, the very man who has been screaming for the previous two years to “restore fiscal sanity” in Washington, will end up being the individual responsible for the largest tax increase in American history? Let me be clear: Should the GOP and President fail to reach an agreement over the [...]

Medicare and the Fiscal Cliff

Representative John Boehner is trying to include cuts and adjustments to Medicare as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations. I won’t deny Medicare needs some serious attention to insure is liquidity for the future. But it is far too important and far too complex to be addressed with sound byte ‘fixes’ during this debate. Medicare [...]

AN OPEN LETTER TO OUR PRESIDENT:

Dear Mr. President:

It is apparent that the Republican party continues to marginalize what can best be described as your historical victory this past November. One repeated message, “We The People,” consistently hear from the Republican Party and correspondents from their Running Mate, Fox News, is how this previous election was a status-quo election, in [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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