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Deficit Hysteria

Jason Linkins

Elite Beltway Consensus Is A Looming Danger For America | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

It's not often that I have the opportunity to read something sensible about deficit mania and the terrors that have followed in its wake, but when I d...

Jason Linkins

WaPo Editors Express Dismay With The Monster They Created | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

The editors of The Washington Post are shocked -- shocked! -- to find that deficit panic is happening in their backyard: Virginia Republicans, havi...

Applebee's Obamacare Rant Reveals the Lies of the Deficit Hysteria

William K. Black | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
William K. Black

Businesses criticizing Obamacare have made two contradictory arguments about the impact of the employer mandate, and projections of a purported U.S. financial crisis arising from the safety net are baseless.

Weekly Audit: Are Handouts For Billionaires More Important Than Feeding Children?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger The crazy conservative assault on government spending has become one of the most irrational economic policy d...

Weekly Audit: Silencing Conservative Deficit Hawks

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The same conservatives who spent the past year senselessly screaming about the U.S. budget deficit are now demanding an extension of the Bush tax cuts for the rich.

USA Today, Gallup Can't Read Their Own Social Security Poll

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Scher

A new USA Today/Gallup poll finds the most Americans do not support broad cuts in Social Security. Instead, the USA Today headline reads "Poll: Faith in Social Security system tanking."

Did I Mention That Conservatives Hate Teachers?

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Yesterday, House leaders formally proposed spending $10 billion to help recession-bruised states prevent layoffs of hundreds of thousands of teachers. The plan doesn't increase the budget deficit, yet conservatives still balked at it.