Republicans have repeated the lie that tax cuts are always good for the economy so often that all of Washington seems absolutely convinced that it’s true. The conventional wisdom is so established on this that all a Republican has to say is, “Everyone knows you don’t raise taxes in the middle of a recession …” Or in good times or in mediocre times or ever. All tax cuts are always good.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Tuesday February 24, 2009 6:34 am|
Progressives have been winning some economic policy battles with the Obama administration and the general public of late, but the truly difficult political struggles over structural changes are still ahead. Overhauling financial regulation, putting a permanent damper on consmerism and implementing effective affordable housing programs will require going up against deeply entrenched corporate interests that make a lot of money off the status quo.
|By: QualityCounts Wednesday October 8, 2008 12:50 pm|
A careful examination of the financial and health care implications of the radical McCain-Palin health care reform package, with some insights about how fact check organizations continue to run behind the curve.