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Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Paul Ryan Says His Plan To Privatize Medicare Is 'Gradual' Social Engineering

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Privatize, privatize, privatize. That’s what GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan wants to do with Medicare, the country’s 47-year-old federal ...

Behind the Republican Rhetoric: The Misleading Appeal of Free-Market Capitalism

David Coates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Coates

At this moment, the U.S. economy is probably most properly described as a classic example of "crony capitalism." And if we are going anywhere new as an economy, we are in danger of heading to something even worse -- "vulture capitalism."

Pander Bears

Robert Kuttner | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

We have plenty of debate on whose budget numbers are fishy (Romney's) and on whether to bring about deficit reduction by slashing social spending to pay for even more tax cuts (Romney) or whether to have a mix or budget cuts and tax increases on the wealthy (Obama.) Of the two positions, Obama's is both the more sensible and intellectually honest. But the Democrats are mistaken when they argue that the deficit needs to be cut any time soon. With the economy weak, we certainly don't need $2 trillion in spending cuts as Obama proposes; if anything, we need more stimulus spending.

Ryan and Romney's Secret Plan to Cut the Deficit -- and Why Romney Opposes It

William K. Black | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics
William K. Black

It's a good thing that Ryan doesn't really have a secret plan to reduce the budget deficit, because it would cost millions of Americans their jobs by throwing us into a recession or depression.

Ultra-Flexible Mitt

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Could we see this coming? We could see this coming. (Rick nailed the future.) ...

How Mitt Romney's Budget Would Impact The National Debt

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business

If cutting the national debt really is "a moral imperative," as the Romney campaign suggests, then their own plan might not be up to snuff. Busine...

Welfare for the Rich

Colleen Becker | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business
Colleen Becker

If "taxes are what we pay for civilized society," what can we call welfare in the form of uncollected tax revenue? I think the word is "unnecessary."

Best Democratic Party Convention Ever!

Steven Conn | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Steven Conn

The Republicans have raised the bar very high for the Democrats when they meet in Charlotte. It will be difficult for Democrats to supply a more rousing defense of their own party's programs than the one Republicans just gave them in Tampa.

Romney Adviser Gets 'Embarrassed' On CNN

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney adviser Ed Gillespie, appearing on CNN Wednesday, spent considerable time attacking President Barack Obama's budget, but said he did not k...

Unlike Mitt Romney, Most Americans Want to Cut U.S. Military Spending

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 10.02.2012 | World
Lawrence Wittner

On some issues, there is a serious disconnect between candidates for public office and the public they are hoping to represent. Take the case of Mitt Romney and military spending.

Romney Budget Brings Tough Cuts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Reducing government deficits Mitt Romney's way would mean less money for health care for the poor and disabled and big cuts to nuts...

Ryan-Romney Budget Killing Republicans

Mike Lux | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

In hammering home the arguments as to why the Ryan-Romney budget is morally wrong, mean spirited, and written for the 1 percent, we have the potential to change the dynamics in American politics on economic issues for a long time.