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Telling It Like It Is: GOP’s Economic Terrorism

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From a great blog, ataxingmatter Reaganomics and the GOP’s Economic Terrorism This debt-ceiling crisis is one of the GOP’s making and relates directly to the failed policies of militarization, deregulation, privatization, and tax cuts espoused by Ronald Reagan and his satraps. Even the Washington Post (a right-of-center mainstream paper with a reduced staff and a […] [Read More]
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Pawlenty Wants US To Default: Results Would Be Catastrophic

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In an interview today, Governor Tim Pawlenty said, “I wish they didn’t raise the debt ceiling.” In response to Governor Pawlenty’s wish, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said: Governor Pawlenty is hardly the only Republican who would prefer that the United States default on its debt, but as a presidential candidate, his words cannot be […] [Read More]
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GOP politicking likely to cause lost jobs, missed Social Security checks

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As discussions regarding a deal to raise the nation’s debt limit continue, GOP politicking has prevented the talks from moving forward. Every day progress toward a compromise stalls, the United States speeds closer and closer to defaulting on America’s debt. From massive job losses to senior citizens having to choose between paying rent and buying […] [Read More]
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Is There Still Hope In CT?

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After the initial rejection of the state employee concession package, Dannel Malloy seemed adamant that further negotiations were out of the question, and that massive layoffs were inevitable. Now, after progressives raised holy hell at his unbelievable pettiness, stubbornness, arrogance (you pick) he seems to have changed his tune: (CT News Junkie reports) “Round one […] [Read More]
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Jonathan Pelto Goes Off The Deep End

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Jon Pelto’s latest Wait, What Post goes overboard: Dan Malloy, Nancy Wyman and the Malloy Administration have failed to provide the leadership necessary to succeed on this vital state issue. They promised a more sophisticated and honest approach to governing and an “end to politics” as usual. Instead we have gotten the opposite. Less sophisticated, […] [Read More]
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Fairfield County Rates Very High In Pollution

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Fairfield County on CityData.com’s top lists: #4 on the list of “Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days” #4 on the list of “Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)” #6 on the list of “Top 101 counties […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal Co-Sponsors Resolution to Defend Social Security and Medicare

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Amid reports that cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits may be included in a broader deficit reduction deal, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today introduced a resolution to defend these vital programs. The measure, cosponsored by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Al Franken (D-MN), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would […] [Read More]
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“Job-Killing Tax Increases”

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The President in his willingness to reduce Social Security and Medicare, his opposition to “job-killing tax increases:, and his adoption of the argument that austerity leads to prosperity, is being compared to Herbert Hoover by Brad Delong and Paul Krugman Here’s what Mark Thoma has to say about the President’s latest incarnation: The president just […] [Read More]
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