Walter Brasch: The obstructionists in Congress need to realize this isn’t a deserted two-lane highway, and Americans don’t want the Republicans playing chicken with our nest eggs.
Sheila Kuehl: The approach adopted by this measure is like holding a gun to your head and shouting “Stop me before I hurt somebody!”
Brent Budowsky: There are smiles today throughout the Democratic base because the fighting spirit is back for the Dems.
Robert Reich: John Boehner, the Republican House leader who will become Speaker if Democrats lose control of the House in the upcoming midterms, recently offered his solution to the current economic crisis: “Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate the farmer, liquidate real estate. It will purge the rottenness out of the system. People will work harder, lead a more moral life.”
Robert Reich: As Obama continued his economic tour with backyard discussions on the challenges currently facing the middle class, according to the White House. Here’s an imagined version of that discussion
Now he’s done with mouth-flapping election lies and has settled into his suburban D.C. estate where even the floors are warm in winter and his family is safe and sycophants drive the cars and answer the phones and write the letters in his office while he drinks with hometown richmen and glances at one-page summaries […]