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[21 Nov 2011 | 7 Comments | ]
Disgraced Super Committee Fails to Act

For anybody wondering how the approval rating of Congress (more like the dis-approval rating) could possibly get any lower than its current  9%, the question has finally been answered.  Today the so-called Super Committee, comprised of six Republicans and six Democrats, announced that they had failed to come to an agreement on how to remove $1.2 trillion in spending from the federal budget over a period of ten years. Although the Super Committee utterly failed to come up with a sensible plan for deficit reduction, the $1.2 trillion will still …

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[28 Sep 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
The Tough Lessons of 2011

By the end of this week, three quarters of the year 2011 will behind us, leaving only a few months left until year end.   So far, 2011 hasn’t really given Americans too much to cheer about, and certainly hasn’t lived up to the expectations for a decent economic recovery.  I suppose the best thing that can be said about 2011 is that the things didn’t get a whole lot worse.   In fact, the year 2011 has taught Americans the following valuable lessons:
1.  The “Recession of 2008” has now lasted four …

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[25 Sep 2011 | 7 Comments | ]
Republicans Show “Bad Faith” on Funding Bill

The Republicans are up to their old tricks again, and it looks like the American people are facing the implications of yet another government shutdown at the end of next week.  For those Americans who were hoping this divisive issue was settled last Summer, when Congress finally came to an agreement at the eleventh hour to raise the debt limit ceiling, it looks like their faith in a Congress that actually works “for the people” will be again shattered.  House Speaker John Boehner’s funding bill failed to pass muster in …

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