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

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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 we’re supposed to be deeply worried about. First, bond market confidence: Second, inflation: Meanwhile, we’re not supposed to worry […] [Read More]
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ROMNEY’S JOB CREATION RECORD

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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 start, I was involved with some startup businesses and some very large businesses, some in trouble, sometimes successful, sometimes not. But one […] [Read More]
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New study: Health reform to make health insurance affordable for nearly all families

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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 federal poverty level will be able to afford health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report by […] [Read More]
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Cutting State Business Taxes Won’t Create New Jobs

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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 businesses won’t stimulate that demand. # State and local business taxes constitute less than 2 percent of a firm’s costs, on […] [Read More]
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What Ben Bernanke should’ve said

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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 the second year of a recovery isn’t a problem or a cause for concern. It’s an absolute, unmitigated catastrophe. It is millions […] [Read More]
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GOP Budget Plan: It’s Not Selling Very Well

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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 seniors, the young, the poor and working families while preserving subsidies for major oil companies and tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans. Much of […] [Read More]
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White House Responds to Idiots

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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 requested his birth certificate from the state of Hawaii. The state sent the campaign the President’s birth certificate, the same legal documentation provided […] [Read More]
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Jonathan Pelto Is Doing a Great Job

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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 democracy by Jonathan Pelto Cross posted from here: http://www.newhavenadvocate.com/news/blogs/peltos-point/nh-quick-turn-away-you-dont-want-to-see-what-they-are-doing-to-our-democracy-20110426,0,3012592.story Democracy is for losers! That is the message hidden inside the Connecticut […] [Read More]
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Mitt Romney’s Utter Nonsense

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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 is facing a financial emergency on a grander scale. Yet his approach has been to engage in […] [Read More]
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Summing it all up

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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 people with family incomes in the $60-80K range, uninsured people, …. 75% of American households have household incomes below $80,000; the national median was $44,389 in 2005. Meanwhile […] [Read More]
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