Our Political Insanity in Three Headlines: Tax Breaks for the Rich, More War, and Cuts to Social Security

By: Thursday November 11, 2010 1:25 pm

To understand how ridiculous the “serious” people are in Washington, and how broken our political debate is, let me draw your attention to the three biggest political stories of the day. Together, they make the clear case that all this so-called concern about the “deficit” is simply a justification the powerful use to attack the [...]

Hell, No! Tell President Obama and His Catfood Commission: Hands off Social Security

By: Wednesday November 10, 2010 2:09 pm

Social Security cuts are coming for “virtually every American alive and those yet to be born,” in the words of Eric Kingson, co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security Campaign.

And for what? Corporate tax cuts. Every member of this commission, every member of Congress, and President Obama himself must reject these insane ideas. We’re starting an emergency petition to President Obama and his Catfood Commission to take Social Security cuts off the table.

Durbin Says “Bleeding Heart Liberals” Should Be Open to Medicare and Social Security Cuts

By: Thursday April 29, 2010 12:04 pm

Well this is encouraging. Dick Durbin is one of the “liberals” on the President’s Debt Commission, which is currently studying cuts to Social Security and Medicare as a way to reduce the deficit. And he certainly has mastered the fine art of messaging to the Democratic base: [Durbin] admonished “bleeding heart liberals” to be open [...]