Tag Archives: Debt Ceiling

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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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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Chuck Williamson Interview — Podcast June 25, 2012

Banking and the Financial Crisis: Democratic Perspective’s co-hosts, Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, interview one of our own. Chuck Williamson, Steve’s brother, and retired Chief Investment Officer of First Interstate Bank (now part of Wells Fargo), offers some critical insights into banking and … Continue reading

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Lane Kenworthy Interview, Part 2 — Podcast September 5, 2011

Trickle-Down Economics, Marginal Tax Rates, and the Rise in Income Inequality: Part 2 of Democratic Perspective’s interview with Professor Lane Kenworthy. What we really need to do if we want to successfully address the economic crisis brought about by the … 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 Bitter Pill To Swallow.

If you’re a Democrat, indeed if you’re an informed American, it’s hard to get very excited about the new plan which has been proposed to expand the debt ceiling. Certainly the debt ceiling needs to be raised to prevent the … Continue reading

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A Manufactured Crisis

For months now, the Republicans (especially the Tea Party representatives) have used the debt ceiling as a means to leverage power against President Obama and the Democratic Senate. As we recently pointed out on Democratic Perspective, this is an entirely … Continue reading

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