Category Archives: National Debt Ceiling

Podcast September 18, 2023

The Death Of Democracy By A Thousand Cuts. When our nation was founded, the Framers couldn’t possibly imagine what the future would bring. So, the Constitution they created is intentionally sparse – a simple framework that would be able to … Continue reading

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Bidenomics – Podcast July 31, 2023

Rebuilding The Economy From the Middle Out And Bottom Up. Steve Williamson and Gary LaMaster examine the enormous success of the Biden-Harris administration in rescuing the United States economy from the chaos caused by the pandemic and the Trump administration. … Continue reading

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Podcast January 9, 2023

Holding Our Government Hostage. Host Steve Williamson reviews the midterm elections and tries to predict what will happen with the slim Republican majority in the US House of Representatives. He compares the situation to the brinksmanship faced by President Obama … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Budget Negotiations, Class Conflict, Corporate Welfare, Deficit Reduction, Democratic Governance, Health Insurance, Income Inequality, Interviews, Investigative Journalism, Journalism, Mass Media, National Debt Ceiling, National Politics, Podcasts, Special Interest Legislation, Tax and Investment Policy, Tax Law, Tax Revenues, Taxation, Taxes and the Deficit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Jason Dick Interview — Podcast November 27, 2017

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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