Tag Archives: US Debt

McConnell/Boehner Debt Deal Gives Pentagon $50 Billion Raise

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 Kudos to Nancy A. Youssef at McClatchy Newspapers.for crunching the numbers and revealing the ugly lie about the McConnell/Boehner debt deal. The 11th hour deal to raise the debt ceiling that President Obama just signed into … Continue reading

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Welcome to the World According to Barack Obama

Sunday, July 31, 2011 I have to admit there are times I feel like I’ve been beamed to an alternate universe. POLITICO reports Gene Sperling, director of President Obama’s National Economic Council, said Sunday the White House is “fine” with a … Continue reading

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Statement on the Debt Deal

Sunday, July 31, 2011 Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Statement on Senate Debt Deal: “The Republicans have been absolutely determined to make certain that the rich and large corporations not contribute one penny for deficit reduction, and that all of the … Continue reading

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China Has Divested 97 Percent of Its Holdings in US Treasury Bills

Saturday, June 4, 2011 President Obama and President Hu Jintao of China During a State Dinner on Jan. 19, 2011 China has dropped 97 percent of its holdings in US Treasury bills, decreasing its ownership of the short-term US government securities from … Continue reading

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Obama Freezes Federal Salaries

Monday, November 29, 2010 President Obama is expected to announce today a two-year freeze of more than 2 million Federal employee salaries. The step is seen as the first implementation of his Cat Food Commission’s draconian recommendations to cut Federal … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Owes a Record $63.8 Trillion

Saturday, May 30, 2009 The U.S. government took on $6.8 trillion in new obligations in 2008, pushing the total owed to a record $63.8 trillion. This staggering amount that translates into $546,668 per household according to a USA TODAY analysis. … Continue reading

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U.S. Debt Reaches $455,000 per Household

Friday, July 18, 2008 Nothing like a borrow-and-spend, neoconservative, Republican administration, addicted to war and to providing tax cuts to the upper 1% of wage earners, to destroy the U.S. economy. That’s right. I’m talking about George W. Bush. According … Continue reading

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