You won’t see this mentioned on the nightly news or the Sunday bobblehead shows, but the GOP’s plot to sabotage the economic recovery, is not just a liberal talking point, as conservatives would have you believe. There are witnesses who testify this was literally the Republican’s plan from day one of President Obama’s term in … Continue Reading →
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President Obama announced a new cabinet-level directive today that treats young undocumented immigrants with compassion and respect for their contributions to our nation. Effective immediately, young people who were brought into the country illegally as children will no longer be deported. As the president said in his statement: “Let’s be clear, this is not amnesty, … Continue Reading →
Conservatives keep asking me how long I’m going to blame George W. Bush for our current economic woes. The answer is — forever. The historical record doesn’t change just because time passes. A hundred years from now, it will still be true. Let’s review one more time. Former policy wonk to Reagan and Papa Bush, … Continue Reading →
Republicans are basing their entire re-election strategy on pinning the blame for the residual effects of their own failed policies on President Obama. They repeatedly claim that President Obama’s economic policies have failed, but the fact is, Obama’s policies weren’t ever really enacted. Thanks to the GOP’s strategy of sustained hostage taking over nearly every … Continue Reading →
Tyler Sullivan is in the fifth grade. He missed school. His dad was the presenter at President Obama’s Honeywell speech and Tyler went with him. But that’s not who wrote his excuse note. I’m certain that was an acceptable excuse. What I wonder is, who got to keep the note? Tyler or his teacher?
Election 2012 is heating up and President Obama and Mitt Romney are dueling over their records on economic policy. Apparently hoping to fool enough of the people, all of the time, Mr. Romney is basing his attacks on bizarre metrics, calculating his record versus President Obama’s using exactly opposite criteria.
To address the commenter’s confusion at my earlier post about how President Obama’s spending record was calculated, the biggest mistake people are making is in trying to equate simple dollar amounts with spending trends. That’s not a comparison that can be made because the variables are not equal over the decades. Also that’s not what … Continue Reading →
Thanks to a relentless and successful Republican smear campaign, it’s become an article of faith among my conservative friends, and even some Democrats, that “Obama has presided over a massive increase in federal spending.” This is not true: But it didn’t happen. Although there was a big stimulus bill under Obama, federal spending is rising … Continue Reading →
Indeed, despite Republican’s false claims, nobody has voted on President Obama’s budget proposal — ever. That didn’t stop the GOP from playing a dirty little trick on the voters by pretending they were offering up the President’s budget for a vote. I mean, they did call it Obama’s budget but shockingly, Republicans lied in order … Continue Reading →
The Associated Press fact checks the GOP’s apparent candidate and finds Mitt Romney is lying in his campaign speeches. Romney often repeats the Republican trope alleging President Obama has increased our debt more than all the previous presidents combined. Not true, in fact, “the debt has gone up by about half under Obama. Under Ronald … Continue Reading →