A troubling trend for the GOP
Says 18 states and the District of Columbia have voted Democratic in six consecutive presidential elections.
A "great recession" that earned its nickname
"We lost more jobs in this great recession than the last four recessions combined."
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Laws that set mandatory spending can be changed
Federal spending is "all discretionary, other than interest on the national debt. Social Security is discretionary. We have the discretion to change the law. Same is true with Medicare and Medicaid."
Benefits would still be better than for those in private sector
If Wisconsin's governor cuts perquisites as much as he plans to do, "it would still leave (workers) better off than their private sector" counterparts.
Saving has indeed risen; economists differ over what it means
During the recession, "the consumer in his native perversity has begun to save. The savings rate is now 6.2 percent."
Correct--and five other U.S. metro areas are bigger
Greece "has a GDP the size of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex."
Yikes! Smoking is more dangerous than murder and car accidents
Every year tobacco kills more Americans than did World War II — more than AIDS, cocaine, heroin, alcohol, vehicular accidents, homicide and suicide combined.
Lotsa money, but none for toxic assets
"Congress shoveled $700 billion into the Troubled Assets Relief Program, $325 billion of which has been spent without purchasing any toxic assets."
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