Required Reading

Was on the road yesterday, so didn’t have a chance to post — did read a few things on the interweb though that I wanted to pass along.

Five out of six Democrats reduced the national debt as a percentage of GDP, while four out of six Republicans raised it. The story is similar on budget deficits, with five of the top six performances recorded by Democrats and four of the bottom five recorded by Republicans. With respect to GDP growth, three of the top four performers were Democrats and four of the bottom five were Republicans. In reducing the poverty rate, the top three were Democrats and two of the bottom three were Republicans.

  • Liberal Bias Alert! — via Ballon Juice.  Basically Joe Olivo is a small business owner who has been appearing on lots of news shows claiming Obamacare is going to keep him from hiring more workers.  But it turns out he’s a guy dispatched by conservative politicos to be interviewed whenever anyone talks about Obamacare’s effect on business. Yet NBC and NPR are treating him like he’s just a run-of-the-mill small business owner.

So Joe Olivo isn’t just some random business owner—he’s dispatched by [National Federation of Independent Business] whenever there’s a need for someone to play a random small business owner on TV.

NFIB, you will not be surprised to learn, is linked to the ALEC and Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS, and to the usual rogues’ gallery of right-wing zillionaires.

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About Hammertime
Georgetown sophomore, Job Creator.

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