President Obama needs to get Eric Cantor out on a golf course -- and bury him up to his chin in a sand trap. When Eric Cantor stands shoulder-to-sh...
No wonder the negotiations collapsed: That's not a position -- it's a religion! ...
Our elected officials are coming together in the finest American tradition of cooperation to heal our economic ills as they serve the interests of all of us who pay their salaries as they search tirelessly for common ground. Oh, sorry, that preceding sentence was a total typo.
Like the secessionists of 1860, the Republicans are so determined to achieve their objectives that they are willing to accept the threat of catastrophe in order to have their own way.
In four days, Californians in the 36th District have the chance to stand up to John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan. By sending Janice Hahn to Congress we can force the Republicans to face reality.
Few folks thought the president had any cards left to play in the debt ceiling game with Boehner and Cantor. But nobody knows how to hold his political cards better than Cool Hand Barack. As Paul Newman said, "Sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand."
In the last six or seven months alone, there are enough examples of Republicans botching very basic ideas and facts to fill stacks of "Bushism" style novelty calendars.
What has gotten lost in all of this partisan sturm und drang is any sensitivity to the day-to-day needs of the tens of millions of Americans who are being devastated by the effects of the "trickle down" economic policies that were hatched by Reagan.
Republicans have decided to play politics with the country's future at precisely the time that constructive economic leadership is called for.
Do the Republicans want to destroy the economy, believing they can blame Obama and the Democrats? Are Republicans willing to suck the life out of the economy to gain political power?
Mr. President, please listen to the overwhelming majority of the American people who believe that deficit reduction must be about shared sacrifice. The wealthiest Americans and the most profitable corporations must pay their fair share.
If you dropped in from outer space and looked at the Republicans' budget, you would conclude that the big economic problem facing our nation is that poor people have too much income and rich people have too little.
Last week Eric Cantor signaled that the GOP will demand enormous sacrifices from ordinary Americans, but nothing from the top paid CEOs. And if they don't get what they want, the Republicans are threatening to pull the pin and blow up the entire economy.
We can have a budget plan that taps both spending cuts and more revenue without raising tax rates. It would take the closing of some loopholes, not unlike the ethanol one that a bunch of Republicans supported the closure of just last week.
While we pay more and more at the pump, Republicans in the House are looking for new ways to protect Wall Street oil speculators from regulation.