Rick Scott Claims Responsibility For Economic Recovery; Experts Debunk

Is there something in our water supply that only affect right-wing nutters? The Huffington Post Florida Gov. Rick Scott is broadening the central message of his re-election campaign: Beyond claiming responsibility for Florida’s recovery from the Great Recession, he now blames the downturn on his predecessor and likely 2014 opponent, Charlie Crist, and former Chief… More Rick Scott Claims Responsibility For Economic Recovery; Experts Debunk

Secrets of the right: Selling garbage to your fans

I found the timing of  this article interesting.  This phenomena was reported  here…two years ago.  In fact, then Rep. Anthony Weiner targeted Goldline  back in 2010. Salon If the late social critic Eric Hoffer is correct in his often quoted (inaccurately, it turns out) adage that “every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business,… More Secrets of the right: Selling garbage to your fans

5 Major Scandals The Media Isn’t Obsessing About

If it looks like Obama might have caused the scandal, then it’s NEWS…if not, it falls by the wayside. Think Progress This week, the national media has focused on the three different scandals surrounding the White House, devoting hours of coverage to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) improperly targeting conservative groups applying for tax exempt… More 5 Major Scandals The Media Isn’t Obsessing About

What caused the national debt? 6 culprits

I disagree with a couple of the following points, but overall, they sound about right. The Week […] 1. The Bush tax cuts The biggest culprit? The 2001 and 2003 tax cuts under then-president George W. Bush, says the Associated Press. They have added an estimated $1.6 trillion to the national debt. It’s pretty clear, says Brian Beutler… More What caused the national debt? 6 culprits

Robert Reich on the Super Rich Getting Richer While Everyone Else Gets Poorer

Robert Reich is the man whom I hope President Obama chooses to replace Larry Summers who is head of the White House’s National Economic Council, a position created by former President Bill Clinton during his presidency. Robert Reich was then President Clinton’s Secretary of Labor.  Reich would be the ideal person to replace Summers.  Robert Reich… More Robert Reich on the Super Rich Getting Richer While Everyone Else Gets Poorer