Barack Obama seems ill-equipped by temperament and character to fight that battle. Too often, the Republicans have been rewarded rather than punished for disgraceful behavior.
In the conduct of today's Republican Party, we can see a pattern of destructiveness. It displays an insatiable lust for power and wealth, an impulse to prey upon the vulnerable, a preference for conflict over cooperation, a persistent dishonesty, and a willingness to sacrifice the greater good for selfish advantage.
Please refrain from stealing any office supplies when you leave. First of all those things are the property of the American taxpayer and secondly the baboons we replace you with might actually need them.
You could really argue that having credit card debt in the first place is a mistake. However, credit cards can be a great financial tool as long as they are used responsibly. Think before you charge.
For the second month in a row, President Obama had an all-around positive month in the public polls. His job approval average was up, his job disapproval was down, and he has almost completely recovered from the dip his numbers took after the Obamacare website rollout fiasco.
So whether this movement is called "populist" or "Progressive" or plain old "liberal," what matters is that it is starting to see success in its efforts to ensure that the well-being of the People becomes our leaders' first and foremost priority again, and not that of the handful of self-indulgent corporatists.
Plenty of worry for the famous wall that markets often climb, but no Armageddon's on the horizon. Maybe we can get back to "normalcy" after all, even with increased market "volume" more to the upside.
House Republicans were so extreme that they forced Boehner to choose between political suicide -- as the American people would have overwhelmingly blamed Republicans had we defaulted -- and essentially turning the Congress over to Democrats, at least on this issue.
Erick and Jonathan butt heads on the issues of the Debt Ceiling and Immigration. "No path to citizenship -- no GOP path to the White House." But the two then find consensus on NFL gay play, ex-felons voting, blaming Hillary for Bill.
John Boehner has a song in his heart. As he was busy passing a clean debt ceiling bill in his House, he followed up with another lyric from the tune.
I'm tired of hearing about a battle for the Republican Party between mainstream business interests and the Tea Party. The battle is over and the Tea Party has won, at least in Congress.
When Standard and Poor's downgraded the U.S. AAA rating, on August 5, 2011, the Dow dropped 2000 points and gold soared to $1,895 an ounce. Are we at the brink of another downgrade by Fitch Ratings?
This may all be starry-eyed optimism, I fully admit (this whole column is going to be pretty rosy-tinted, just to warn everyone). But it does have some basis in reality.
There are many annoying things about the NYC subway system, but the most maddening for me is the signage indicating when the next train will arrive. ...
The four-letter word in the economy today is debt. Debt lies at the heart of the Fitch Negative Credit Watch and pretty much every other challenge that is going on in the developed world today.