Tag Archives: budget deficit

Dean Baker Interview — Podcast August 27, 2012

The Republican Flim-Flam: Bain Capital, the Ryan Budget, and Federal Deficit Hysteria. Progressive economist Dean Baker, co-founder and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, returns to Democratic Perspective to debunk some of the popular Republican myths about our economy: First, … Continue reading

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Dean Baker Interview — Podcast May 7, 2012

Policy Responses to the Economic Crisis: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic Policy and Research, and author of The Conservative Nanny State (2006) and The End of Loser Liberalism (2011) returns … Continue reading

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Gary LaMaster Interview — Podcast April 30, 2012

Myths, Delusions and Lies: How Tea Party Ideologues Are Poisoning Our Politics.  Gary LaMaster, member of the Verde Valley Independent Democrats’ editorial board, former journalist and one-time owner of a successful advertising agency in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, gives Democratic Perspective listeners … Continue reading

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Dean Baker Interview — Podcast January 30, 2011

Unemployment, Economic Stimulus, and the Deficit: In an exclusive interview with Democratic Perspective, progressive economist Dean Baker, co-founder and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, discusses what has happened to the U.S. economy since the collapse of … Continue reading

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Alan Grayson Interview — Podcast September 26, 2011

Do the Republicans Actually Care About What Happens To Most of Us, Or Are They Just Political Attack Dogs? Alan Grayson, former Democratic Congressional Representative from Florida’s 8th District, tells Democratic Perspective why the Republicans are still wrong about health … Continue reading

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A Bitter Pill To Swallow — Podcast August 1, 2011

Raising the National Debt Ceiling: The Constitution and the Full Faith and Credit of the U.S. Government. Why governments run deficits, and why, until the Republican Party lost its collective mind, raising the U.S. debt ceiling was considered a legitimate … Continue reading

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A Manufactured Crisis — Podcast July 25, 2011

Debt Ceilings and the Deficit: The Republicans Threaten To Wreck the Government — Again. Newt Gingrich tried shutting the government down in 1995, and got handed his walking papers, but Republicans are nothing if not persistent. John Boehner’s grandstanding may … Continue reading

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The Death of the Death of Medicare — Podcast May 16, 2011

The Death of the Death of Medicare: Why an increasing number of Republicans, including newly-announced GOP Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, are now walking away from their own plan to gut Medicare. (Hint: the American people don’t like it.)

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Howard Dean Interview — Podcast May 9, 2011

The True Goal of Politics: Effective Government. An interview with Dr. Howard Dean, six-term Governor of Vermont, 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, and Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2005-2009. From immigration reform to budget deficits to the changed situation … Continue reading

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Medicare and the Ryan Budget Plan — Podcast April 25, 2011

The End of Medicare? What the Ryan Budget Plan, which the Republican-controlled House passed on April 15, 2011, would really do to Medicare, and why it would be a terrible idea if it became law. (re-recorded due to technical difficulties … Continue reading

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