In The Category of “Duh”…And The Omission

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That the whole phony debt crisis has been driven by people with deep ties to business interests and the elite will not come as a surprise to people who read this blog — I’ve been pointing this out for a long time. It’s not a hidden secret — just one the transcribers of press releases (formerly known as “journalists”) don’t care to mention very often. So, today, there is an exception to the rule — with one glaring omission.

A Blow Job For Bowles (And His Sidekick)

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Let me start by immediately apologizing for using a sexual act in a headline and, particularly, in reference to an article written by a woman transcriber of press releases (formerly knows as “journalists”). Apology now behind me, I can go back to the point: Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson could not have paid enough money to get the kind of fellatio they were blessed with by Jackie Calmes of The New York Times, the paper, by the way, that is making it a habit of putrid reporting about the phony debt and deficit “crisis” — I suppose having been a cheerleader for the Iraq War, to devastating effect to the country’s bank account (not to mention devastating to the families of all the dead people killed because of the immoral war), The Times just feels obligated to find something else to trumpet…phony as it may be.

There Is NO Debt-Deficit Crisis

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   We keep repeating the same mistake–no matter how many times good progressive leaders, writers, thinkers and activists use the word "framing". And we are at it again–offering "better proposals" …

The Commission That Should go Away

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    Frankly, this is good news: WASHINGTON—The bipartisan commission examining how to cut the federal debt ended three days of closed-door meetings Thursday without a firm agreement among its 18 …