Single Payer: There Really Is a Simple Way to Eliminate the Deficit

By: Friday January 21, 2011 10:02 am

One of the worst problems with the deficit hysteria that has swept Washington, DC is that it is also accompanied by deficit solution blinders–blinders so powerful they allow the “serious people” to pretend the simplest solutions to our deficit problem literally don’t exist. The latest example is David Leonhardt of the New York Times: We [...]

When Geithner Talks About Reducing the Deficit, He Means Steal from the Poor and Give to the Rich

By: Friday July 9, 2010 1:23 pm

I have long held the belief that when Republican deficit hypocrites talk about “reducing the deficit,” they are simply using it as secret code for “exploiting regular Americans.” They almost never have plans that would actually reduce the deficit. Their “deficit reduction” plans are mainly schemes like taking Medicare and Social Security from middle-class people, [...]

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