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Category Archives: Budget and Tax Policy

Self-Awareness Department

From Jan Brewer’s Twitter feed: Dem lawmakers call it shortsighted to set aside funding for a rainy day. Trying to wrap my brain around that one. This may take a while …

Mirror Gazing

The blog Arizona’s Politics did a good job of summing up the rebuttal to the ridiculous attack that Ron Barber is looking to destroy Medicare. Well, as we’ve learned, actual facts will not get in the way of this hit. Give it a couple of weeks, they’ll be droning on about Barber personally running a […]

And Gabby Votes…

I got an e-mail from MoveOn today begging me to call Gabrielle Giffords’s office and tell her to vote “no” on the budget/debt ceiling bill. I thought, what a bunch of insensitive louts. Don’t they know she’s in no condition to vote? As it turns out, she made it in today, and just a few […]

White House Rick Rolls Questioner

After “energy tech enthusiast” David Wiggs tweeted a complaint that yesterday’s press conference wasn’t “entertaining,” the White House responded: @wiggsd Sorry to hear that. Fiscal policy is important, but can be dry sometimes. Here’s something more fun: #WHChat

We Read John Munger’s Tweets So You Don’t Have To

Local attorney and Republican pooh-bah John Munger, still unhinged: Now Obama Administration is preventing Christian prayers at funerals of soldiers killed in action. Just WRONG. #adultwellness@samsclub Not even close. This charge, which Munger got from repeated airings on Fox News, refers to allegations about a single National Cemetery in Houston. The allegations are being strenuously […]

Raúl Grijalva on Rachel Maddow

Raúl Grijalva on the Rachel Maddow Show last night discussing the debt ceiling talks:

The Joy of John Munger’s Twitter Feed

Our boy John Munger was in rare form yesterday, posting several tweets harshly criticizing Barack Obama. Here’s a couple: Obama has not offered ANY clear spending cuts. All general BS. This guy is LA-A-ZY. adultwellness@samsclub. Have you yet acquired your Obama BS Decoder Ring? Get yours now! adultwellness@samsclub. I would point out that the guy […]

One Man’s Gimmick

I read Al Melvin’s op-ed in the Star this morning. He starts his screed by complaining about the supposed left wing agenda of our morning daily, an accusation which amuses most actual liberals you’ll meet. Somehow, he forgot to use the term “Red Star.” Here is the money quote from his piece: The facts are […]

Preach, Brother

Here’s a reply from Raúl Grijalva to Kirk Adams. Adams sent a snippy letter to Grijalva after Grijalva asked for a public comment period before the federal government allows Arizona to cut people from Medicaid. Money quote: He accuses me of grandstanding. If sticking up for your constituents when their lives are at stake is […]

Grijalva Comes Out Against Middle Class Tax Hike

This from Raúl Grijalva and Keith Ellison: Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva and Keith Ellison, co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), released the following statement today on the Republican-proposed middle class tax increase: “After only 54 days in the majority, Republicans have broken their promise to the American people and voted to raise taxes on […]