Category Archives: Taxes and the Deficit

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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The Case Against Trump — Podcast October 16, 2017

The Madness of King Donald and the Politics of the Unthinkable: Can We Actually Get Rid of This Guy Before His Term Is Up, and If So, How?  Democratic Perspective’s co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, go where an increasing number … 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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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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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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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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Assessing The Robin Hood Tax.

With the so-called “Fiscal Cliff” looming, Democratic Perspective hosts, Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, examined one of the most promising options for raising revenue – the Financial Transaction Tax (AKA The Robin Hood Tax). The tax is supported by a … Continue reading

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Richard Carmona Interview — Podcast October 22, 2012

The Meaning of Public Service: Dr. Richard Carmona Discusses His Candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Arizona. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson interview Dr. Richard Carmona, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from Arizona. Dr. Carmona is a decorated … Continue reading

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