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Paul Ryan’s stunning hypocrisy: The little-noticed way the GOP proved it’s full of it

SALON ~ ELIAS ISQUITH

GOP’s still banging the “Grubergate” drum — but an under-the-radar push from Ryan shows they don’t mean a word

As a general rule, I try not to write about hypocrisy in politics. 768 more words

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CBO -- Growth in DoD's Budget From 2000 to 2014

Growth in DoD’s Budget From 2000 to 2014
Source: Congressional Budget Office

The Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) base budget grew from $384 billion to $502 billion between fiscal years 2000 and 2014 in inflation-adjusted (real) terms—an increase of 31 percent and an annual average growth rate of 1.9 percent (see figure below).

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Business And Economics

CBO -- Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2015 to 2024

Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2015 to 2024
Source: Congressional Budget Office

The Congress faces an array of policy choices as it confronts the prospect of large annual budget deficits and further increases in the already-large government debt that are projected to occur in coming decades under current law.

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Business And Economics

Why the rich pay more in taxes than you think

When economist Nicholas Eberstadt called the country “a nation of takers,” there was significant backlash among those on the left. Even President Obama responded, saying that entitlements “do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.” 444 more words

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Gruber: The Lies That Led to ObamaCare

Gruber: The Lies That Led to ObamaCare
by JBS President John F. McManus

If a conservative, or even a mere Republican, had made the statements Professor Jonathan Gruber freely delivered at a policy forum a year ago, he or she would have been repudiated by the mass media, shunned by colleagues, and sent out to some pasture. 579 more words

CBO -- Federal Policies and Innovation

Federal Policies and Innovation
Source: Congressional Budget Office

Innovation is a central driver of economic growth in the United States. Workers become more productive when they can make use of improved equipment and processes, and consumers benefit when new goods and services become available or when existing ones become better or cheaper—although the transition can be disruptive to established firms and workers as new products and processes supersede old ones.

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