Tag Archives: Federal Budget

Delusional Cynical Politics

It has been a busy time , and harder to do blog posts. But with the federal government shutdown and the threat of default, it is time to return. More than enough has been written about the logjam that has … Continue reading

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Enforce No Budget No Pay

There have been so many budget battles in Washington over the past few years that the public has by and large tuned them out. From my perspective the Republicans, even when they may have had a solid point or two, … Continue reading

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The Fiscal Door Opens Slightly

Well the sequester has hit and no major disaster has occurred. As those of you that read the blog know I have been very critical of Republicans for their no compromise position on fiscal issues. They continue to warrant that … Continue reading

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The Shrinking of Defense

Chuck Todd over at NBC has talked endlessly about the sequester, with today being no exception. He made some sense to me with his evaluation today, in which he said that nobody should be expecting a deal anytime soon. You … Continue reading

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Fiscal Truth and the Blame Game

So we are arriving at the sequester moment of truth, and the “spinning” from all involved has reached feverish pitch. Who is to blame, is there a “scare game” being run by the White House, whose idea was it to … Continue reading

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Sequester Blues

Just about all sides agree that Congress is a dysfunctional body, but that is where agreement ends. With both the sequester and the Continuing Resolution that funds the federal government staring us in the face there appears to be little … Continue reading

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A Balanced Budget Amendment With No Balanced Budget

The Republican House caucus recently conducted a members “retreat” to discuss many things, among which was their own dysfunction, what to do about the “debt ceiling”, how to deal with a President who keeps rolling them, and what to do … Continue reading

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