“Those who analogize the federal budget to a family’s budget must know nothing about either.”
“O can avoid debt-ceiling battle by (1) ignoring ceiling and letting Rs take it to Sup Ct, or (2) getting corp Am and Wall St. to force Rs.”
“Regressives in Congress have substituted partisanship for patriotism, placing party loyalty above loyalty to America.
…True patriots don’t hate the government of the United States. They’re proud of it. Generations of Americans have risked their lives to preserve it. They may not like everything it does, and they justifiably worry when special interests gain too much power over it. But true patriots work to improve the U.S. government, not destroy it.
But regressive Republicans loathe the government — and are doing everything they can to paralyze it, starve it, and make the public so cynical about it that it’s no longer capable of doing much of anything. Tea Partiers are out to gut it entirely.”
“The only way America can reduce the long-term budget deficit, maintain vital services, protect Social Security and Medicare, invest more in education and infrastructure, and not raise taxes on the working middle class is by raising taxes on the super rich.”