Tag: Budget

The deeply dishonest Republican Budget

I’m ¬†currently making my way to a trauma conference. I have internet access – sort of. Currently, I’m “enjoying” in-flight internet access which is kind of like getting access to the internet and kinda not. What makes the internet great is access to content – videos, original documents and the like. With this in-flight thing, I really can’t download big files and uploading smaller files to Dropbox has proven problematic. So, I’m not going to be able to get the work done that I had planned on doing. This means that I can (should be able to), I hope, post to

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Friday Morning News Roundup

News Roundup: With Michele Bachmann relegated to “also ran” status, I guess she felt like she needed some camera coverage. What better way to get attention than to shout ObamaCare kills at the top of her lungs. EA Sports CEO resigned after the company did NOT (need to proofread better!) meet its target. All I can say is the latest version of Madden Football seems to have been a big step backwards. Paul Ryan budget gets voted down in the Senate. The Paul Ryan budget never seriously had a chance to pass the Senate. One of these days we have to

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We can’t cut our way to a better economy

I know that conservatives are trying to convince the American people that we can cut our way to a better economy, but that just isn’t true. We can hold our breaths and jump up and down and scream, but that isn’t going to change reality. Conservatives tell us that we are spending too much. Really? How much is too much for a country of 300 million? Europe tried cutting their way to growth and it didn’t work. From EPI: In the summer of 2010, the newly-elected conservative government of the United Kingdom passed and implemented a large austerity budget. This budget

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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