Nation Topics - Budget Wars
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Who decides what’s “essential” during a government shutdown?
Thirty-eight years ago, New York City almost went bankrupt. Then as now, conservatives took a hardline stance.
Congress is moving to end the showdown, but will hard-liners slow everything down?
Some wealthy individuals are using the government shutdown to promote a very different vision for America’s future.
And put an end to Republicans’ hostage-taking once and for all.
Without its lifeline, a stream of federal aid, Lemoore is in crisis mode—and residents of all political stripes are united in outrage.
Just doing what’s popular would make us healthier, wealthier, wiser and less indebted.
So long as austerity-mongers have their way, "democracy" is just a buzzword.
It’s because they are so beholden to their big-money contributors that they can’t fight the GOP even on issues that they know have overwhelming public support.
Pete Peterson’s $60 million push to sell corporate America’s ruthless austerity agenda.