As an election strategy conservatives blocked or watered down everything they could that might help the economy, hoping voters would blame the Presid...
The voters are punishing the politicians who listened to the same old DC elite pundits and campaign consultants and party insiders who demanded "austerity" cutbacks for We, the People.
Unlike Social Security, the military budget has never generated revenue to pay for itself. We just pay it out of our taxes.
The "Tea Party" will face many tests when the new Congress convenes next year. Everyone is asking, how long will it take before the Tea Party officeholders are co-opted by the big money insiders? "Free Trade" is one of those tests.
So, how's that new Tea Party Congress working out for Tea Party supporters who expected that the lobbyists were going to be cleared out, the "too-big-to-fail" Wall Street banks brought under control and laws enforced?
While campaigning, Rand Paul took the Tea Party position against earmarks, seeking a "ban on wasteful earmark spending." One week after the election, Paul says he will fight for Kentucky's federal pork.
The oft-repeated idea that taxes "take money out of the economy" has become so ingrained that there is no discussion at all, it is just accepted as a given. It is "conventional wisdom," but it is a fact?
A recent Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research report showed that an overwhelming 69% of voters agreed that "politicians should keep their hands off Social Security and Medicare" when they address the deficit.
Unlike deficit plans from the "serious people" in D.C., this one doesn't annihilate the poor and gut Social Security and the middle class while passing even more of the benefits of our society up to a few at the top.