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Entries by Rep. Alan Grayson from 06/2012

Yesterday: The Lowest Interest Rates in History

| Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics

Yesterday, the 10-year Treasury note hit its lowest interest rate in history. For the third day in a row. Why is this happening? Will the trend continue? What does it mean for the middle class?

11 Years Ago Today

| Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Today marks 11 years since the Bush tax breaks for the rich were enacted, which have yielded the most unequal distribution of wealth in American history, more unequal even than that of 1929, just before the Great Depression.

How You Can Tell When the Deficit Is a Problem

| Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Evidently, Dick Cheney and Mark Levin believe deficits are a terrible tragedy when a Democrat is President, and a wonderful gift when a Republican is President.

... And the Poor Get Poorer

| Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

In the greatest economic crisis that the United States has faced since the Great Depression, the rich barely lost a nickel. But the poor definitely got poorer. And people in the middle were crushed.

A Tsunami of Dirty Money

| Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court has created a system of campaign finance where dirty money is king. Just watch in the next few months as that tsunami of dirty money washes over the American political landscape.