Category Archives: The Economy

(Video) Why is it that all Washington talks about is deficit reduction?

From my guest-hosting stint on “Now” on Wednesday, an interview with Maryland Rep. Chris Van Holland and the panel, discussing why Democrats seem to have conceded the notion of “cutting the deficit” instead of working on economic growth: Visit NBCNews.com … Continue reading

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Why Republicans can’t make a deal on the ‘fiscal cliff’

I’m with Lindsey Graham, who said, “I think we’re going over the fiscal cliff” this past weekend. We are. And we are, because Congressional Republicans, and their ostensible leader, John Boehner, can’t make the deal they know they have to … Continue reading

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Was Mitt Romney channeling the 1 percenter self-pity of Leon Cooperman?

I’m actually still amazed by the boundless self-pity of the super-rich in the U.S., who continue to feel aggrieved at the president.

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(Video) Rev. Al Sharpton stages re-enactment of the hilarious Romney fundraiser quotes

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Nick Hanauer explains it all: middle class CONSUMERS are the ‘job creators’

If you caught Nick Hanauer on “Lawrence” tonight, you may be wondering, who is that guy? Well, he’s the multimillionaire tech investor who delivered the talk the TED conference found too “controversial” to post on their website. Here it is:

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From the Department of Unfortunate Flashbacks: Mitt Romney spins bad jobs numbers

Thomas Roberts played this for an RNC spokesman this morning and got a genuine o_O face out of him. So let’s travel back to 2006 shall we? Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts, preparing to (not) run for a second … Continue reading

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David Frum explains it all: the old are mowing down the young

Or at least, their life chances.

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Jamie Dimon to Senate Republicans: ‘now THIS is more like it!”

Wonkette nails it.

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Ignore the Beltway on Bain

I’m not in the business of dispensing political advice, not least to the president of the United States. But the Beltway wisdom on the Bain attacks, including the “wisdom” being dispensed by Democrats, from Cory Booker to former President Bill … Continue reading

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What Eduardo Saverin owes America

Farhad Manjoo nails it.

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