Tag Archive for NY Times

Supercommittee Fails

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Reaction to the Supercommittee’s failure to reach agreement on spending cuts and revenue generation are hitting the mainstream media and the political blogs.  From the New York Times: Speaking an hour after the talks failed, President Obama promised to veto any legislation that seeks to avoid the automatic cuts that negotiators agreed would go into…

NY Times: Rep. Issa’s Business Benefits from Government Spending

You have to love these fiscally conversative Republicans who hate any sort of government spending unless it somehow benefits their own business interests.  Today’s NY Times exposes how the very wealthy Rep. Darryl Issa’s significant business interests beenfit greatly from his own work in Congress.  It’s worth noting that Issa, considered by many to be…

A Debt Ceiling Vote Paid for on a Backs of Working Families

I’m not happy with the compromise struck between the President, the Senate and the House on the drastic spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling.  Make no mistake, the spending cuts will hurt the poorest and middle class the most, leaving tax loopholes alone for those most able to afford losing them.  It’s 1937…

Paul Krugman: Most Libertarians Fail to Defend Liberty

 I’m looking forward to the comments our Libertarian friends will have to this New York Times blog post by Paul Krugman. I’m sure there will be whining and complaining, and usually from the same people so quick to ill-define what Liberals stand for and support. I’ve said for years that these Ron/Rand Paul loving…

NY Times on Gov. Brown

  Sunday’s New York Times editorial page featured this column from Maureen Dowd based on an interview with Governor Jerry Brown in Anaheim.  Dowd’s wit and insight certainly come through, but as I read Brown’s quotes, I constantly wonder, “why didn’t Arnold say this? Why didn’t Arnold do this?” Some excerpts from the inteview: ”…