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Petulant, small-minded, and hoping to impeach the President before the rapture… the story of today’s GOP told in four chapters

I have four things for you to choose from. If you’re at all delicate, like I am, I’d suggest attempting to process no more than two in one one sitting… ONE: Footage of my Congressman, John Dingell, the longest serving member of the House of Representatives, calling out his “petulant and small-minded” Republican colleagues for […]

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What we should be doing instead of slashing federal spending via Super Committee

It pains me admit it, but sometimes the readers of this site do a better job of expressing what I’d like to say that I do. In those instances, I feel obligated to share what they’ve written here, on the front page. At other times, I just post their ramblings up here because I’d rather […]

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The pressure on Fred Upton begins to swell on news of his joining the Deficit Reduction Super Committee

Yesterday, I mentioned that, as Michigan Congressman Fred Upton had been appointed one of the 12 members of the Congressional Deficit Reduction Super Committee, we, the people of Michigan, should do a better job of, 1) pushing him to acknowledge that tax increases, and not just budget cuts, are needed to bridge the nation’s growing […]

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“But, the socialist media are MAKING her eyes look crazy!”

Apparently, conservatives, especially those who find themselves doing things like screaming in support of America’s credit downgrade at Tea Party rallies, are incensed that Newsweek chose to run a cover image this week which makes Presidential contender Michele Bachmann look crazy. I personally don’t see it. It’s one thing to have an issue with the […]

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The U.S. credit rating slips, proving that the debt ceiling agreement didn’t really fix anything

We gave in to the Congressional Republicans on the debt ceiling debate on almost every issue. We agreed not to raise taxes on the wealthy. We agreed not to tighten loopholes that allowed them to hide their assets elsewhere. We said that, instead, we would slash government spending. We were told that there wasn’t a […]

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