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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 12:11 PM

"Makes Absolutely No Sense": David Cay Johnston on Budget Deal That Helps Billionaires, Not the Poor





Published on Dec 16, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org - A bipartisan budget deal to avert another government shutdown comes before the Senate this week. The vast majority of House members from both parties approved the two-year budget agreement last week in a 332-to-94 vote. It is being hailed as a breakthrough compromise for Democrats and Republicans. The bill eases across-the-board spending cuts, replacing them with new airline fees and cuts to federal pensions. In a concession by Democrats, it does not extend unemployment benefits for 1.3 million people, which are set to expire this month. To discuss the deal, we are joined by David Cay Johnston, an investigative reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize while at The New York Times. He is currently a columnist for Tax Analysts and Al Jazeera, as well as a contributing editor at Newsweek.



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Reply "Makes Absolutely No Sense": David Cay Johnston on Budget Deal That Helps Billionaires, Not the Poor (Original post)
marmar Dec 2013 OP
marmar Dec 2013 #1
bbgrunt Dec 2013 #2
n2doc Dec 2013 #3
msongs Dec 2013 #4
cantbeserious Dec 2013 #5
KoKo Dec 2013 #6
pansypoo53219 Dec 2013 #7
rhett o rick Dec 2013 #8

Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 01:13 PM

1. Sometimes you kick, sometimes you get kicked......





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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 01:41 PM

2. k and r I love David Cay J.

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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 01:48 PM

3. Makes perfect sense to the Koch Bros.

It only doesn't make sense if you assume CONgress is working for the betterment of most of its constituents. It is working for the betterment of campaign contributors and those who can bribe them in other ways. They know most of the time voters can be duped by sufficient application of lying ads on TV, and if that fails they will be taken care of anyway.

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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 01:52 PM

4. makes perfect sense to the republicans and democrats who control congress and the nation nt

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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 02:49 PM

5. The Oligarchs, Corporations And Banks Own And Control The World And We Are Now Their Serfs

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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 02:59 PM

6. Recommend!

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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 03:05 PM

7. more war on the middle class.

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Tue Dec 17, 2013, 06:18 PM

8. The problem is that the average Americans believe the propaganda. When things get real bad,

 

the Ruling Class will blame the liberals.

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