Tag Archives: Deficit

How to stop the Empire–the Government Shutdown edition

Yesterday the Republicrats managed to shut down the government. While I’d agree with many of my friends that this piece of political theatre is largely the province of the GOP and the Tea Party, there’s more than a bit of blame going for the Dems. Some thoughts: 1. I tour a play about a priest […]

being cranky about the Sequester (short)

Re the Sequester as a way to ‘fix’ the Deficit: Three out of five jobs created since the Crash of 2008 pay subsistence wages. For better than a decade, we’ve been shipping jobs overseas thanks to the removal of trade tariffs (due to NAFTA and GATT and all the other agreements) and the giving of […]