Washington is in the grip of a fever

by Robert Weissman / Citizen.org

Washington is in the grip of a fever. It’s hard to find a word other than lunacy to describe what’s going on.

We are veering toward potential economic catastrophe.

And Congress is hung up on a debate that shouldn’t be occurring. It is debating an imaginary problem that conjures scary future scenarios but ignores dire existing circumstances. The consensus proffered solution to the imaginary problem would damage our country and further weaken our economy.

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But What If

by Dave McGill

We were assured at the highest levels that the debt ceiling will be raised by August 2. However, what if that is not the case. Some Republican congressmen are now saying that they can’t foresee any situation in which there could be a favorable vote in the House of Representatives for the “long-term” type of deal the president has insisted on from the start. There is no way most of us want to go through this again six months from now.
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DEBT TALKS – The Problem is the Electorate

by Dave McGill

President Obama and the Democrats are attempting to go to bat for the middle and lower classes. Unfortunately, however, a large portion of those that would benefit from these efforts are either ignorant of what is really going on, or they have a pathological obsession to punish themselves. Either way, they are the root of our national problem.

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