Tag: federal budget

The Ryan-Romney Flim-Flam Ticket
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The Ryan-Romney Flim-Flam Ticket

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Let’s talk budget! Yes, the wonky wonderland of the federal budget, with page after page of numbers – what fun, eh? No. Most people would prefer a root canal to a budget discussion [indeed, I’ve heard that some dentists use a recording of budget numbers to anesthetize their root-canal patients – everything…

Paul Ryan’s Plan For American Decline
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Paul Ryan’s Plan For American Decline

BY JOE CONASON If the foreign adversaries and competitors of the United States imagined a future that would fulfill their most ambitious objectives, it might begin with a government crippled by the House Republican leadership’s “Ryan budget” released on Tuesday. Followed to its absurd conclusion, this document would lead America toward a withered state, approaching…

Washington’s Deeper Immorality
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Washington’s Deeper Immorality

BY JOE CONASON While the well-deserved departure of Anthony Weiner draws rapt attention in our tabloid nation, the depredations of less colorful but more powerful politicians go unnoticed, so long as no genitalia are involved. At the moment, for instance, Republican leaders in the House and the Senate are mounting yet another series of assaults…

Let Bygones Be Bygones?
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Let Bygones Be Bygones?

BY WANDA JO STAPLETON Forty-two thin-skinned Republican freshmen in the U. S. Congress, including our own James Lankford of Oklahoma’s District 5, wrote President Obama on May 10 to ask the President’s help to stop the “political rhetoric” and condemn the “partisan attacks” on these newly elected Republicans. These freshmen felt the heat back home…

GOP: Try Again On Medicare
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GOP: Try Again On Medicare

BY FROMA HARROP Nice try, Republicans, running a political protection racket to push your Medicare scheme. Scrubbed of the sweet talk about saving Medicare, your offer boiled down to this: You older folks support us, and we won’t touch a hair on your government health-insurance plan. Only those 55 and under get whacked. Somehow this…

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