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Gop Austerity

Budget Wars: Europe Has the Germans, We Have the GOP

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

In fact, the Republican Party's economic agenda is harsher than anything even Germany's been willing to propose. So why hasn't there been a successful U.S. electoral countermovement along Syriza's lines? There are a number of reasons.

GOP Austerity Measure Falls Apart

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

BY ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- House GOP leaders Wednesday halted debate on an austere measure that was full of cuts to trans...

Evidence Is In -- Again -- GOP 'Trickledown' Economics a Failure

Robert Creamer | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Today the President delivers a major economic address at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois against a background of a growing consensus among economists throughout the world that the GOP's brand of "trickledown" economics is a complete failure wherever it is tried.

The Austerity Death Trap

Robert Reich | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Unless the GOP agrees to a budget deal before year's end, the payroll tax cuts and extended unemployment benefits we have now will end. The scale of this fiscal contraction would be almost unprecedented.