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Monthly Archive for April, 2011

: April, 2011

Interest rates, inflation, unemployment – which is our biggest problem?

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has made it clear that the Fed is most concerned about the first two of the above. Paul Krugman illustrates the reasons why this makes no sense at all: So, here’s what


Please see the below fact check of Mitt Romney’s remarks at the Americans for Prosperity forum in Manchester, NH: ROMNEY RHETORIC: “And as a result of the business I started or helped to

New study: Health reform to make health insurance affordable for nearly all families

Report finds that 90 percent can afford premiums and costs under Affordable Care Act; out-of-pocket costs will still be a concern for some families Ninety percent of American families living above the

Cutting State Business Taxes Won’t Create New Jobs

Here are three reasons why not from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: # Businesses won’t hire new employees unless there is greater consumer demand for their goods and services. Tax cuts for

What Ben Bernanke should’ve said

Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, had a press conference yesterday. This isn’t what he said, but it’s what Ben Bernanke should’ve said: Let me be very clear: 8.8 percent unemployment in

GOP Budget Plan: It’s Not Selling Very Well

From Wisconsin to Florida and everywhere in between Republican House Members are under fire from angry constituents at town hall meetings for voting for a budget that slashes critical initiatives for

White House Responds to Idiots

The White House Blog President Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate Posted by Dan Pfeiffer on April 27, 2011 at 08:57 AM EDT In 2008, in response to media inquiries, the President’s campaign

Jonathan Pelto Is Doing a Great Job

I love the work Jonathan Pelto is doing analyzing the Democratic budget proposals rolling around Hartford – here’s his latest: Quick, turn away… you don’t want to see what they are doing to our

Mitt Romney’s Utter Nonsense

Here is Romney at his best: When I took office in Massachusetts, we faced job losses and a fiscal crisis that had the potential to shake the faith of the credit raters in our bonds. […] Barack Obama

Summing it all up

Daniel Little, Understanding Society: The playing field seems to keep tilting further against ordinary people in this country — poor people, hourly workers, low-paid service workers, middle-class