Congress and the President are at loggerheads on how to avoid the spending cuts and tax increases that come into effect Dec. 31.
John Dickerson, Slate and CBS political analyst, and panelist on the Political Gabfest, discusses the latest in DC politics, from ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations to today's jobs report.
I think that's unfair and a bit mean, everything Dickerson seemed fair and knowledgeable, and he had a few stutters, which seemed to me be more of a speaking issue than anything. And when he stuttered about the budget, it wasn't at all about hiding anything. Dickerson was the one who brought it up! Leonard asked about it, and he explained.
It's simplistic. Stop trying to put in weird liberal attacks and Obama conspiracy theories when they're baseless and irrelevant.
Depressing. Dickerson accidentally slips and mentions the Obama budget. Even sadder Lehrer truly seems to know nothing about it. Dickerson then stammers and stutters unable to speak the truth about the Obama budget to the ultra liberal NYC audience.
That entire exchange completely explains how Obama was able to get reelected.
Which article was Brian referring to re how Obama got reelected?
The People's Hero, Paul Krugman, is once again addressing the heart of the issue---or rather the lack of heart in the issue. Today's column is another valiant, brilliant call to action--and calling out of all politicians and policy makers starting at the Top. It continues in his courageous tradition of telling those in power the tough truths and felonious myths. But dont just read Dottore Krugman's piece but read also the so many worthwhile Comments his readers post. They are precious gems of real life wisdom here in the US workforce. And they tell you that Dr. Paul is not as alone in his views as the pundits would like you to believe. Our citizenry not only feels our primary focus should be on jobs and that a more employed workforce will solve a lot of the issues that are in the forefront of media discussions and news, but that we also must address the ugly issue of ageism and discrimination in the employment marketplace. Repeated testimony is given to the fact that the unemployed have law degrees, advanced degrees, health care expertise, etc., that is---the skills that are allegedly necessary to get a job. But they are in their 50's very often---the new untouchables. Brian, how about a real ---not a fly by---discussion of this issue?
@ Joe - I think you're on to something: Jim DeMint's principles are about making money for himself and others that share his ideology.
So it turns out DeMint isn't about principles-- heis all about the money- $1 million/year.
Colbert for Senate!!
Brian, please don't adopt the "addiction" language about political positions. This was 1st used by GHW Bush when he finally had to raise taxes; he said he'd underestimated how addicted Democrats were to taxes. That made it sound as if Democrats wanted to raise taxes just for the sake of raising taxes, & it contributed to the degradation of political dialogue. Even if you use it for both sides, it's not a helpful way to characterize what's happening.
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