It is time Obama rose to expectations expressed in his inaugural address: "We must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin the work of remaking America." Are you willing now to explain to the American people what the real deficit problem is?
If the saga of Bank of America, the country's largest and most troubled bank, were to be made into a movie, its title would have to be "The Dumbest Men in the Room," starring its half-witted chief executive officer and board of directors.
When banks and other financial institutions can borrow unlimited amounts from Ben Bernake and the Federal Reserve, while paying almost zero interest, they have no business charging consumers over 15% on the money we borrow.
Every politico and some economists are using the deficit debate -- how much spending to cut versus stimulus spending to create jobs -- to really disguise the fact that there are two deficits.
It seems like everyone, from blue-chip execs to members of congress, is throwing around words like million, billion and trillion without any comprehension of what they really represent. Why is it so hard to wrap your head around these big numbers?
As Americans become more hopeless about their economic futures, they become more passive. And passivity means they don't vote, as is evidenced by progressively declining voter roles since the 1970s.
President Obama is on vacation. This fact is being subject to ridicule from Republicans, and their enablers in the media. Which has prompted me to -- in the fashion of Bill Maher -- come up with a New Rule.
Despite Ron Paul's "strong" second-place finish, our great pundits have dismissed him, and Bachmann is a darling while he is a pariah. Bachmann and Paul -- if there is a difference, it is one without a distinction.
As just one of your elected officials in a community of Manhattan that includes a disproportionate number of well off and wealthy, I am told I am insane to support higher taxes for the super rich.
If you had to choose between the advice of successful investor Warren Buffett or political hack Grover Norquist on how to fix our nation's fiscal ills, who would you trust?
I think it would also be a very smart move on the part of the president to go ahead and personally pay in taxes as much as he would pay under the changes he advocates.
Warren Buffett took to the pages of the New York Times yesterday to state in no uncertain terms what is painfully clear to anyone looking at income in...
We now need ten thousand more like Warren Buffett to speak up, people with incomes over $250,000 that know in their hearts that they should pay more.
So it's not about the deficit after all.