debt ceiling hostage crisis 2013

Deliberate Fiscal Crisis 2013

“Governing by Near-Death Experience” and Other Observations * “This is all about stopping a law that increases taxes on rich people and reduces subsidies to private insurers in Medicare in order to help low-income Americans buy health insurance. That’s it. That’s why the Republican Party might shut down the government and default on the debt. […]

Debt Limit Hostage Crisis 2013: House Republicans Demand Goodies

There are some basic notions that undergird the operation of a democracy. When there’s an election, the candidate who gets more votes is the one who takes office. When a bill is passed through Congress and signed by the president, it’s now the law. And when you lose, you don’t get to demand that your […]