Although the DC beltway political corporation called The Can Kicks Back was funded by an elderly billionaire, it says it acts on behalf of the millenial generation of young people just getting their start in life.
Although The Can Kicks Back got started with an advisory board made up entirely of elderly rich white men, […]
Yesterday, U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, a Republican from Alabama, proposed a new amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
The constitutional amendment introduced through S.J. Res. 9 would allow the U.S. Congress to pass a budget with deficit spending only if the United States is at war.
The amendment is being […]
The latest government shutdown drama has me yawning. The stakes are high, I know, and if the other side gets its way, then yadda, yadda, yadda. We’ve heard it all before – especially in recent years. I know I’m supposed to get worked up at the idea that the Republicans are threatening to shut down […]
Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa has a grand idea, and by “grand” I mean big. Rep. King, never one to think small, has introduced House Joint Resolution 16, a proposed constitutional amendment that reads simply:
The sixteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
Read the 16th Amendment […]
If the U.S. military budget has really crippled training, how come there’s still enough money in for training to send pilots halfway around the world to attack enemy coral reefs? […]
Do you know anyone who actually has three million dollars invested in a retirement plan? The odds are you don’t – but if you do, consider this millionaire you know. Is this person struggling financially so much that he or she could not reasonably afford to pay the ordinary amount of income taxes? […]
At 11 AM today, a large coalition of groups assembles outside Boston’s North Station in a rally for the reprioritization of the budget from warfare to human needs. Participating groups include:
Budget for All Coalition Mass. AFL-CIO Mass. Jobs with Justice Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants American Friends Service Committee Mass. Peace Action Disability Policy […]
To no small degree, the United States of America rose in prominence because of innovation, and to no small degree that innovation has been funded through research funded directly by the federal government and indirectly through its support of higher education. In economist Edwin Mansfield’s classic study of American industrial innovation, for instance, he finds […]
Republicans are always saying that they want to reduce the size of the federal budget deficit. This week, the House GOP voted AGAINST reducing the deficit by 4.4 trillion dollars. […]