Monthly Archives: October 2012

Why I Hate Verizon

So the other day I got a text message from Verizon saying that we were over our plan limit in voice usage and would be charged extra. How much extra? 45 cents a minute! So I did some investigating to … Continue reading

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What Joe Should Have Said

When Paul Ryan asserted that the U.S. could achieve growth through further tax cuts, he named JFK as an example. Instead of saying “So now you’re Jack Kennedy,” Biden could have said: “Yes, my friend, Kennedy lowered top tax rates … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal

Conventional wisdom says that in therapy, the real work happens in the last 10 minutes of the session. So here’s an idea: Convene the do-nothing Congress only for the 2-month lame-duck session out of each 24-month term. We might actually … Continue reading

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Whose Debt?

Republicans keep telling us the budget deficit is bad for future generations who will be saddled with the debt.  According to them, our national debt was caused by Democrats’ profligate spending on things like Head Start, infant nutrition programs, food … Continue reading

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Change the 1% Can Believe In

A number of pundits and some economists are talking about “structural unemployment.”  They assert that changes brought about by globalization, technology and worker preparedness (or lack thereof) mean that we should get used to higher unemployment and lower wages. If … Continue reading

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