James Clyburn has just been appointed to the Super Congress Catfood II Commission, and will now have powers above those or an ordinary member of Congress when it comes to determining the future of Social Security and Medicare. So I thought it would be a good time to re-run Mike Stark’s interview with Clyburn from May of 2010 regarding Clyburn’s support for cutting Social Security benefits.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday August 11, 2011 11:39 am|
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday July 21, 2010 9:28 am|
Barack Obama ran his campaign on progressive messaging, but he basically despises liberals and hired a White House staff full of people who share those sentiments. Rahm Emanuel’s “f*&king r%!rds” comment is symbolic of a multitude of anonymous slams against the left that are readily offered up by administration staffers to any member of the [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday May 28, 2010 11:23 am|
Mike Stark caught up with Democratic Majority Whip James Clyburn and asked him where he stood with regard to the Deficit Commission and potential plans to cut Social Security benefits. Clyburn said he met with the commission yesterday, had confidence in its composition and had worked with Nancy Pelosi to choose the Democratic members from [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday January 27, 2010 7:52 am|
We won this round. The White House/Baucus bill is DOA.
Now it’s time to return to the task of passing real health care reform. And this morning in the Houuse, Chellee Pingree and Jared Polis are pushing the Senate to reconsider the public option.
But that’s only happening because Raul Grijalva stood strong. Please say thanks by donating to his campaign, because you know PhRMA won’t.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday January 14, 2010 11:12 am|
I don’t know who thought that penalizing people 2% of their income if they refuse to buy the product of private insurance companies was a good idea. Maybe the same guy who thought NAFTA would be a winner for the Democrats in 1994.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday October 9, 2009 10:09 am|
When a party has had enough votes to end a filibuster on its own, we have not been able to find a single time in history where members have joined with the opposition party to filibuster a bill.
So who is the Senator willing to stand up and say they will take this unprecedented move, betray the President, the Senate leadership and their own caucus, and do this? Who is willing to say they are going to make history?
Not Joe Lieberman, because Mike Stark asked him two days ago