Category Archives: Deficit Reduction

Steve Segner Interview — Podcast March 27, 2017

Carnival Barkers Make Lousy Presidents: Donald Trump Tries Governing a Country of 325 Million People With Tweets, Executive Orders, and a 36 Year Old Son-In-Law. Steve Segner, community activist, owner of the El Portal hotel in Sedona, and a valued sponsor of Democratic Perspective, joins Mike … Continue reading

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Making Wall Street Pay.

On January 6, 2014, investor and financial consultant, John O’Donnell joined Mike Cosentino on Democratic Perspective to discuss the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). The Financial Transaction Tax is also known by the misnomer, Robin Hood Tax. Although various forms of … Continue reading

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Corporate Welfare — Podcast December 16, 2013

The Welfare Programs You Never Hear About: Are Government Benefits Payments Going To the Wrong People?  Democratic Perspective’s Steve Williamson, Chuck Williamson, and Bill Timberman take a look at the Federal Government’s subsidies to private industry. Why do they dwarf benefits … Continue reading

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Obamacare and the Republican Assault on Government — Podcast September 30, 2013

Sequestration, Government Shutdown, and the Debt Ceiling Impasse: The Republicans’ Last Stand? With the federal government on the eve of shutdown, Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Steve Williamson, and Bill Timberman discuss the origins, evolution, and consequences of Republican Tea Party radicalism as revealed … Continue reading

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Sequestration Explained.

March 4, 2013, Democratic Perspective tried to cut through all the hyperbole, misinformation and lies about sequestration. Sequestration represents mandatory spending cuts which were agreed to by Congress and President Obama ass the result of the debt ceiling debate in … Continue reading

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Budget Sequestration and Our Dysfunctional Congress — Podcast March 4, 2013

How Dumb Can Congress Get? The Dismal Facts About Budget Sequestration:  Gary LaMaster joins Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson to discuss the current federal budget sequester. What it is, why and how it happened, and its effects, none of them … Continue reading

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The Fiscal Cliff: What’s At Stake — Podcast November 10, 2012

The Fiscal Cliff: Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson continue their discussion from last week on the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington. What do the Republicans and Democrats want, and in particular, why are the … Continue reading

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The Real Victims Of The Fiscal Cliff.

Since Tea Party Republicans led our nation to a fiscal cliff in 2011 by refusing to raise the debt ceiling without lowering the deficit, our economy has been held hostage. Unable to agree on budget negotiations, Congress instituted sequestration cuts … Continue reading

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The Fiscal Cliff: What It Is and Isn’t — Podcast December 3, 2012

The Fiscal Cliff: Tax Rates, Entitlements, and the Republican Clown Show. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson dissect the so-called fiscal cliff. What it is, where it got its name, and what happens if or when we go over it. As … Continue reading

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Assessing the Robin Hood Tax — Podcast November 19, 2012

Assessing the Robin Hood Tax: Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson look at the proposed Financial Transaction Tax, otherwise known as the Robin Hood Tax, that would levy a 0.5% tax on financial trading transactions. How much revenue would it … Continue reading

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