Tag: debt ceiling

Congress Should Have Only One Priority When They Return

Congress, in the midst of a month-long August recess, faces a massive policy threat when lawmakers return to Washington next month. By the end of September, Congress must approve legislation to raise the nation’s debt ceiling — or risk an economic disaster. And if the had any sense at all, they’d do away with the entire antiquated law,…

The GOP’s Descent Into Madness–And America’s Apartheid

Years from now historians are going to have a ball with the early 21st century aren’t they? As political upheavals go, some historians in the future might say the election (and re-election) of Barack Obama might be the most consequential event in America’s relatively short history. Some might point to the obvious lies, corruption, and robbery…

Economists Say Republicans Not Debt Threaten Recovery–Again

Just two weeks after Congress negotiated a last-minute deal to avert going over the fiscal cliff, economists say political roadblocks by Republicans, who have gotten hammered lately, are again throwing tantrums over the nation’s borrowing limit and could once again threaten to cause grave harm  the nation’s sluggish recovery and 99 percent of Americans’ well…

GOP Is Sure To Throw Debt Ceiling Tantrum-So Let’s Just End It

Must Republicans abuse every basic standard of humanity regardless of who it hurts  just so they can notch a “win”? We all know that Republicans are going to throw their newest hissy-fit using the debt ceiling; so let’s end what was intended to be nothing more than a parliamentary procedure once and for all. The…

Voters Should Do More Than Just Vote

If the last two years have taught me anything, it’s that the voting public in the U.S. should do more than just vote. I hate to be the buzz-kill at the party, but that simply isn’t enough. Going to work, coming home, raising kids, setting good examples, etc., are not acts of heroism. It’s the…

Debt Ceiling Part Two: Economic Disruption Is GOP Goal

John Boehner, the leader of the House Republicans, has promised yet another fight with the White House over the debt ceiling. The euro zone is in deep economic trouble. The red-hot economy in China is slowing…quickly. The Federal Reserve is wavering. Yet, the biggest threat to the emerging U.S. economic recovery may be the obstructionism…