Category Archives: National Debt Ceiling

Jason Dick Interview — Podcast November 27, 2017

Keeping a Close Eye On the Process: a Washington Reporter Explains How the Legislative Sausage Is Currently Being Made.  Jason Dick, Managing Editor, Leadership & Enterprise, for CQ Roll Call, shares his insights with Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino on the Republican Party’s current struggle … Continue reading

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Who Are These Lunatics, and Why Are They Running Things? The Freedom Caucus and the Demise of the Republican Party in the House — Podcast October 19, 2015

Rage, Ignorance, and Obstructionism in the House of Representatives: If Hating the Government Is the Only Qualification a Politician Needs to Get Elected to Congress, Maybe We’re in More Trouble Than We Thought. Paul Schwartz, publisher and democratic activist, pulls up … 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 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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Of Regulation, Risk, Deficits And Austerity.

Democratic Perspective is fortunate to have an outstanding economist in our ranks.  Chuck Williamson is a member of Verde Valley Independent Democrats and the brother of co-host, Stephen Williamson.  He spent his career in the banking industry, much of it as Chief Investment … Continue reading

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More Hullabaloo.

In her latest interview with Democratic Perspective, Heather Parton (aka Digby) revealed the secret to her amazing success as a blogger: hard work. “I work seven days a week. I write every single day,” she said. “I’m sympathetic to anyone … Continue reading

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Digby Interview — Podcast May 21, 2012

Deficit Reduction and the Conservative Attack on Social Insurance Programs:  Digby, aka Heather Parton, the creator of Hullabaloo, returns to Democratic Perspective to discuss the art of successful blogging, and to expose the decades-old right-wing ideological crusade against critical social programs, now masquerading … Continue reading

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Lane Kenworthy Interview, Part 2 — Podcast January 2, 2012

America’s Big Government Future, Continued: Lane Kenworthy expands on his discussion of America’s future with Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino.

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