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Tag: Debt Ceiling
  • Government Shutdown Strategy: When Right Opportunism beats Left Sectarianism

    The game of political negotiation is a labyrinth, a spectacle by which reputations are lost and won…and in some cases gridlocked. Usually, I’m a fan of gridlock, because I’m a fan of winding down the state.  I romanticize about the idea of a permanent government shutdown and the elevation of a free humanity based on …

  • Debt Ceiling Rap

      Although our deficit seems to be growing with no end in sight, this rap by Reason TV can at least bring us some humor in these confusing economic times. 

  • I think of this game every time they raise the debt ceiling

    …and every time they open up a new front in Washington’s global warfare, and every time they pass new regulatory legislation, and every time they start a new round of quantitative easing. It’s like they all know exactly what game they’re playing at and just hoping they can keep on removing a block and putting …

  • Ratigan’s Epic Rant: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    On a recent MSNBC show, host Dylan Ratigan lost his temper and went off on a verbal tirade against Wall Street bankers, the President, Congress (both parties), and their handling of the national debt, the budget, and the economy.   Ratigan often offers a unique perspective for an MSNBC host.  He rarely parrots the left-liberal …

  • Reviewing Obama’s Speech

    President Obama followed the government’s credit downgrade with a speech to the nation, but don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to see it — you’ve probably heard the speech before in his other press conferences. He opened up this talk by discussing the S&P downgrade. Like many on his side of the aisle, …

  • I was heartbroken when I heard the news…

    Praise be to Keynes for our Congressmens’ bravery in finally increasing the debt ceiling, thus preventing the U.S. receiving a downgrade in its credit rating! Oh wait.

  • John Kerry calls for media to ignore Tea Party, says Obama’s lies are principled

    Senator John Kerry (D-MA), in a remarkable stroke of frankness, told MSNBC on Friday that the media have a responsibility to ignore the Tea Party and others who opposed the recent increase in the debt ceiling from about 14.5 trillion to about 15.4 trillion. Take it straight from him:  The media has got to begin …

  • Can’t Afford It

  • Super Congress: Politburo for a Brave New America

    History repeats itself. At the height of the Soviet Union’s power, the principal decision-making was done by a small, powerful cabal: the central committee’s politic bureau, more commonly known as the politboro. You see, under Marxist-Leninist states, the Communist party is propagandized as “the vanguard of the people” instead of being presented as what they …

  • Price of Platinum Plummets

    After checking Monex on Thursday, I noticed that the price of one ounce of platinum fell by $54. This is important, and it is also something to look at as we advance further into this economic crisis we are still enveloped in.What is the cause of this sudden downward spiral in platinum prices? It could …