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Take a dollar from working stiffs who need government, take a dollar from the super-rich who don’t need a tax break. How fair is that?
This phony debt crisis has now passed through the looking glass into the realm where madness reigns.
After years of unnecessary spending and tax cuts, Republican politicians are finally complaining about unfathomable amounts of debt.
According to Washington, the crisis of the hour is the debt ceiling. According to ordinary Americans, the crisis is unemployment.
Ari Melber joins former Senator Ben Bradley to discuss the debt ceiling crisis.
Obama's gutless decision to abandon Warren comes after the president populated his administration with the very people who created the financial meltdown.
Republicans walked away from a budget deal not because cuts weren’t steep enough but because they included tax increases on the wealthiest. If they’re drawing a line in the sand, President Obama must, too.
How deceptive for politicians to stress “entitlements” when they talk about gutting Social Security and Medicare, two programs long paid for by their beneficiaries.
Katrina vanden Heuvel explains how we have to shift the budget debate from one centered around Washington's debt crisis into one that looks at the full picture of America's jobs crisis.
Face it. We live in two nations, sharply divided by an enormous economic chasm between the super-rich and everyone else.