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The Real Crisis Is Not The Government Shutdown By Paul Craig Roberts/ paulcraigroberts.org/ October 2, 2013 The inability of the media and politicians to focus on the real issues never ceases to amaze. The real crisis is not the “debt … Continue reading

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Has Washington Souled Out?

THE SOUL OF AMERICA By Bernie Sanders/ Huffington Post/ January 9, 2013 Despite such terminology as “fiscal cliff” and “debt ceiling,” the great debate taking place in Washington now has relatively little to do with financial issues. It is all … Continue reading

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The Ongoing War: After the Battle Over the Cliff, the Battle Over the Debt Ceiling By Robert Reich/ robertreich.org/ January 1, 2013 “It’s not all I would have liked,” says Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, speaking of the … Continue reading

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Sacrifice by Democrats and Democrats

Obama: Debt Ceiling Deal Required Tough Concessions By Both Democrats And Democrats Alike AUGUST 3, 2011 | From the Onion ARTICLE TOOLS WASHINGTON—A day after signing legislation that raised the government debt ceiling and authorized steep budget cuts, President Obama … Continue reading

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BPR Quote of the Day: Strip Poker

“It’s plain enough that Obama is a quitter by nature. As someone joked bitterly last week, he turns up for a strip poker session already down to his shorts.” Alexander Cockburn  (after the debt ceiling bill was passed last week.)

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BPR Ironic Question of the Day

Which one of these politicians voted NOT to extend the debt ceiling in 2006: A. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) B. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) C. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) D. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) E. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) Answer: … Continue reading

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