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Former GOP Lawmaker Still Confused About Social Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) demanded cuts in Social Security Wednesday while lashing out at Republican strategist Grover Norquist,...

Bernie Madoff To Replace Elizabeth Warren (Snark Alert)

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

I just got off the phone with a reporter who wanted my thoughts on the appointment of Bruce Reed as Joe Biden's chief of staff. My first though, sarca...

Social Security Tax Holiday--What's Your 'Grinch' Factor?

Jeanine Molloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeanine Molloff

Jeanine Molloff Now that we are firmly into the Christmas season, with Santa, Rudolph and the Grinch--I wonder which character our political leade...

Catfood Commission Dead: Thank God

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

There is no debt or deficit crisis. There are just foolish statements being made about the debt-deficit "crisis".

It's Not Raining, We're Getting Peed On (4): The Scam of the Deficit Crisis

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

Over the past three days, we've looked at the phony deficit crisis withe excerpts from my new book, "It's Not Raining, We're Getting Peed On: The S...

Obama's Choices: Big Weeks Ahead

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

The next couple of news cycles will be dominated by the deficit commission report. The way Obama reacts to this will be one of the most consequential early signs of which path the administration wants to take going forward.

It's Not Raining, We're Getting Peed On (3): The Scam of the Deficit Crisis

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jonathan Tasini

Today, as the Catfood Commission unveiled its final report, I'll look at some of the people behind pushing the phony "crisis" within an excerpt from the next chapter of my book.

It's Not Raining, We're Getting Peed on (II): The Scam of the Deficit Crisis

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

When the budget crisis fanatics say we have no money because government has a "structural deficit," it's just not true. We have a bigger deficit now because we let a bunch of Wall Street gamblers play fast and loose with the rules.

Obama's Busy Week Ahead

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Everyone in Washington has a few busy weeks ahead, until the 111th Congress wraps up business and heads off into the sunset, but President Obama will be at the center of this whirlwind.

It's Not Raining, We're Getting Peed On (1): The Scam of the Deficit Crisis

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

The government's deficit and debt are not a big crisis. It's not even a little crisis. It's not a crisis at all. What is most disturbing is how man...

Friday Talking Points [146] -- Clowning Around

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Send in the clowns! No, that's not a statement on Congress returning to Washington next week. Although if you choose to read it that way, I certainly...

Peter Orszag: We Have To Destroy The Village In Order To Save It

Nancy Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Tuesday's election gave expression to a deep frustration that Washington is not listening to Main Street. This frustration seems reasonable after read...

Union Protests Morgan Stanley's Role in Advocating Social Security Cuts

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

One might ask, why did union members protest outside of a big bank's office when it is the President's commission that is proposing to cut Social Security?

Intemperate, Ignorant, Uncivil, Unqualified: Why Alan Simpson Must Go

Eric Kingson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Kingson

Former Senator Alan Simpson should be removed from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. And so should Social Security, but f...

'A Milk Cow With 310 Million Tits'

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

I've been saying for a while now that the real threat to Social Security isn't just the privatization hawks like Pete Peterson or retirement age exper...

Congress: Act Now to Preempt the Catfood Commission

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Congress should preempt the commission from targeting Social Security by making it clear that they will not accept cuts or an increase in the retirement age.

Stop the Plot Against Seniors

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

If enough of us speak out against Social Security cuts now, then people like me, fighting to protect Social Security, can show the media where We, The People stand on this.

Deficit Commission Co-Chair: Social Security T-Bills Have "Been Used"

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

The plan was to force a perception of a debt emergency to stampede people into accepting a dismantling of government that works for We, the People, and provides for us, empowers us and protects us. We can't let them get away with it.