Tag Archives: debt ceiling

History has a sense of humor: why did Congress create the debt limit?

Leave it to the Washington Post to enthrall the geek in me with their irony-filled debt ceiling story…

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The best analogy for the Republicans’ stance on the debt ceiling

I don’t think anyone has put it any better than this …

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Super-duper fail

Think the debt “super committee” will succeed? I don’t.

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Is Obama the last reasonable man in Washington?

My column up at TheGrio.com today on the ongoing debt limit debacle.

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Quinnipiac poll: Americans siding with Obama on deficit fix, president’s demographics unchanged

A new Quinnipiac poll has bad news for Republicans, and emoprogs.

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Today’s Herald column: Gov. Rick Scott’s plutocratic Florida (with bonus David Brooks)

Why did Rick Scott want to be governor? Clearly, not for the public service, and unless he’s a really bad businessman, not necessarily to make a personal profit (at least not while in office.) So what does this guy want? … Continue reading

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Previewing the GOP Hostage Crisis

TPMDC has a forward look on “America Held Hostage: The Debt Ceiling,” a series we’ll begin here at TRR upon the swearing in of the 112th Congress in January, or even before, if Republicans follow through on their threats to … Continue reading

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