I'VE BEEN WORKING MY WAY through the various cuts which have been suggested in order to deal with the deficit, but with a broader agenda.
It seems that it would be wise to make choices that not only eliminate the deficit, but also strengthen our country as well.
In line with that, I've suggested that we find cuts which will invest in the nation as a whole, decrease our over-investment in the military, and provide economic fuel to the levels of our economy where the work is actually done.
Below are the next ten areas in my list:
THE SENATE IS VOTING today on the President's compromise with Republicans.
(This post isn't an attack on Obama.)
The fact that this is happening is just a single example of a disturbing long-term trend.
(When you get to the end, you'll see.)
Obama complained, when progressives criticized his unilateral cave-in, that this was just health-care all over again.
TODAY'S POST IS A talk by Noam Chomsky on the internet, and other related thoughts.
It's particularly apt, in multiple ways, to our current state of affairs, blogs in general, and the daily mull.
I'd like to hear what you think about this. Please click on comments below, and join the discussion...
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
WE HAVE TWO problems before us:
- The Deficit
The growing debt in our nation's budget.
- The Recession
The decline of jobs, pay, and business for the poor and middle class.
These two problems cannot be separated.
I WAS FURIOUS YESTERDAY, when I heard the president's announcement of a compromise on the tax break for the super-wealthy.
But on mature consideration, I think I understand.
If he insists on being the broker between the parties, then he loses the right to lead one of them.
Barack Obama started out as a community organizer.
THIS IS THE fourth installment in a series about the deficit, which began here, with a simple, practical, plan to deal with the deficit and create a surplus.
The last two installments have been about areas in which we've been seriously misled during the last thirty years or so.
I've listed three.
Contrary to what we've been told: