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Tea Party Sequester

On Sequestration, Give the GOP a Dose of Its Own Medicine

Aaron Belkin | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics
Aaron Belkin

Every time Republicans mention a "spending crisis," we should remind them that our non-military spending is at historic lows (to say nothing of the fact that they were the ones who busted the federal budget with tax breaks for the rich, and who blocked the only path to significant cost savings, single payer health care.) It would help, as well, to be more forceful in driving home the message that the government spends (wastes) a lot more on tax breaks for the rich than assistance for the poor. The federal government spends about twice as much on the mortgage interest deduction, for example, than low income housing, and provides most of the mortgage interest gift to upper income people who don't need it. Is it really necessary to spend federal dollars (via tax expenditures) subsidizing multi-million dollar second homes?

Cancel the Sequester! It's Really That Simple for Congress

Nancy Altman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Nancy Altman

The sequester is not a hurricane, a tornado, a flood, or some other natural disaster. This potentially devastating, self-imposed wound could be eliminated in less than five minutes! All it would take is the political courage to admit a mistake.