Mishel: Obama Trying to “Pre-empt Very Awful Things By Doing Awful Things”

By: Thursday February 10, 2011 9:40 am

Responding to the Obama Administration’s apparent decision to cut Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding, Larry Mishel of the Economic Policy Institute says that progressives “are losing the argument at a higher level” about the budget in general, putting all programs and services at risk. The fundamental problem, Mishel says, is a spending [...]

Peterson Flak David Walker Agrees On Spending to Jump-Start Economy

By: Thursday February 25, 2010 8:31 am

David Walker, the former head of the GAO and a Comptroller General in the past, is part of the Pete Peterson deficit scold apparatus; in fact he’s one of the most visible members of that cabal. He has gone on speaking tours and become the public face of the proposition that we are spending out [...]

Rep. Joe Courtney: I Have 190 Democrats Against the Tax On “Cadillac” Health Insurance Plans

By: Wednesday January 6, 2010 10:25 am

On a conference call put together by the Economic Policy Institute, Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) said that he has the signatures of 190 Democrats on a letter opposed to the excise tax on high-end “Cadillac” insurance plans, and that stopping this tax was the “#1 priority” of the House of Representatives as they move to [...]

Various Reactions To The President’s Jobs Speech

By: Tuesday December 8, 2009 10:39 am

The responses to the President’s unveiling of a job creation strategy are rolling in. On the Democratic side, they’re all basically positive. I’ll excerpt a few of them: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: “The President’s speech today is another important step in our continuous effort to boost job growth. As President Obama has said on [...]

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