Republicans Working on Deal to Increase the Deficit

Republicans are ready to join Democrats and increase Medicare repayments in a way that will increase the deficit $130 billion in a decade. Is there some political manual somewhere that explains to elected officials that, if they are going to betray the voters, they need to do it in a big way in order to demoralize them? I won’t repeat the litany of 2015 Congressional Republican sins in this post. As one example, however, I’ll remind you that they have already expressed openness to raising Read more […]

The National Debt Bubble is About to Inflate

Our politicians are about to put the national debt bubble expansion into overdrive. Lately we keep hearing about how great the economy is under the Obama Administration because the deficit is smaller. A smaller deficit is still an expanding national debt so the claim is irrelevant. The smaller deficits are still adding to the larger deficits and nothing is being done to pay down the debt. No one in Washington has any desire to pay down the actual debt. Additionally, these smaller deficits Read more […]

Conservatives Aren’t ‘Mindless Anti-Government Fanatics’

One of the first things you hear from liberals is that conservatives are “anti-government.” Consider these comments on possible government spending cuts from fake conservative David Brooks: “[T]he Republicans are in a position politically where they have to show the country they’re mindless anti-government fanatics, they can separate good government policies from bad government policies. This is a piece of mindless anti-government fanaticism, which doesn’t separate the good from the bad. It Read more […]