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Obama the Bargainer in Chief? Don't Hold Your Breath
Milwaukee Public TV Commentator, Writing Coach, Writing & ...
Barack Obama stayed away, and the super committee squabbled and quarreled and came up with nothing. Whereas if he had joined the conversation, the super committee would have... squabbled and quarreled and come up with nothing.
A Fateful Weekend for U.S. Fiscal Stability
Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School
The fate of the fiscal stability of the United States was sealed on the weekend of December 4-5, 2010.
Grover Norquist and the Death of the GOP
He's forced, bullied, and otherwise persuaded most of Republicans in Congress to swear they'll never raise taxes, and he says he's ready to enforce it. If that pledge plunges the federal budget and world's economy into the slough of despond -- well, that's tough.
Supercommittee Making Little Progress, Lawmakers Warn
The Impact of Social Security Reform Should Be Required Reading for the Supercommittee
Founding Co-director, Social Security Works
It is not surprising that Congress's approval rating is, for the first time, in single digits. The views of the American people who -- across party lines and all demographics -- consistently say "do not cut Social Security," "Do not cut Medicare" lack standing in this policy discussion.
Message to the 99%: Help Stop the 1% From Using the Super Committee to Rob the American People
The secretive and unaccountable Super Committee is meeting behind closed doors and proposing devastating cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid that would be shouldered by the 99%.
Haunt the House and Senate This Halloween
Co-founder and Executive Director of the Sunlight Foundation
In less than a month the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction will send Congress their recommendations to cut at least $1.2 trillion. If that wasn't frightening enough, a majority of their work has taken place behind closed doors.
Bursting Leon Panetta's Spending Spin Bubble (VIDEO)
Robert Greenwald and Max Stanley
Producer, director, political activist
Americans hit hardest by the jobs crisis are fighting their own battles here at home, and we're standing with them. It's time Washington D.C. get on the right side of the line in the sand.
Deficit Super Committee Continues Deadlock
Congress Should Puncture This Cartel
magazine; national gender pay equity ...
Congress exempted Group Purchasing Organizations from anti-kickback statutes in the 1980s, in what critics say was a direct violation of anti-trust law. In the past three decades there has been no serious effort to correct this gross fleecing of patients and taxpayers.
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