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Like mushrooms after a spring rain, signs pop up at this time of year in hardscrabble urban neighborhoods across the country, promising quick and easy money.

It is not exactly that he lies, but Alan Greenspan certainly ranks among the most duplicitous figures to serve in modern American government.

Sentient observers know that American state and local governments face a
historic crisis--that they are cutting vital services and raising taxes,
mainly on those already most stressed in diffic

Just in case you didn't have a clue who George W.

In his address to the nation on the eve of the invasion of Iraq, George
W.

George W. Bush's budget sketches the precipitous decline in our fortunes
on his watch, while blurring the full costs of his shameless pander to
privilege.

Bush's Gulf of Credibility

The President's State of the Union address deepened the gulf between
word and deed. Poll-tested packaging hid the untruths within.

There is a stunning disconnect between the terrible budget shortfalls
facing states and localities and the priorities of federal tax-cutters.
States face budget deficits of more than $60 billio

Money is needed for social programs. And the rich have more than their
share.

Blogs

Why must you and I foot the bill, via our taxes, for the callousness of Wal-Mart or Domino's?

May 28, 2014

Currently, 39 states and Puerto Rico subsidize the entertainment business to the tune of about $1.5 billion. Yet many of these agreements lack concrete mandates to direct how companies use taxpayer money in the local economy

May 14, 2014

Whatever setback they’ve encountered, poor people don’t need more “incentives” to lift themselves out of poverty.

April 9, 2014

A properly implented FTT can benefit the economy from top to bottom.

February 19, 2014

This isn’t the first time the IRS has been accused of tareting political opponents—and it hasn’t always been right-wing groups who have drawn its scrutiny.

May 25, 2013

Budget cuts arise because of crises, not vice versa. Will congressional Republicans ever learn?

April 23, 2013

On Tax Day, let's consider a right-wing Zombie Idea that won't die despite even being debunked in National Review: that "tax cuts pay for themselves."

April 15, 2013

As Obama unveils his budget proposal, many members of his own party are already opposing the chained-CPI adjustment.

April 10, 2013

While the mainstream media obsesses over Paul Ryan's extremist budget proposal, the Congressional Progressive Caucus has quietly devised an effective plan to create jobs and cut the deficit.

March 19, 2013

Unlike Paul Ryan’s thought exercise, the Congressional Progressive Caucus's budget proposal increases job spending while decreasing the public deficit.

March 14, 2013