Simpson and Bowles Are Wealthy, Old and White - And That Makes Ed Schu

February 21st, 2013 4:05 PM
Hey, did you know that Ed Schultz used to work as a TV meteorologist? They finally let him go after one too many references to racist cloud patterns. Yes, I'm kidding, but it's not hard to envision this actually happening. When it comes to gratuitous references to race, Schultz is unrivaled -- except for all those other liberals inclined to do likewise. (audio clips after page break)

Paul Ryan: 'If We Had a Clinton Presidency, We Would Have Fixed This F

January 27th, 2013 4:17 PM
Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) made a comment on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday that is guaranteed to raise eyebrows on both sides of the aisle. "If we had a Clinton presidency, if we had Erskine Bowles chief-of-staff at the White House, or President of the United States, I think we would have fixed this fiscal mess by now. That's not the kind of presidency we're dealing with…

Democrats Want Simpson-Bowles Question Barred From Presidential Debate

August 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
If you thought the Democrats would be satisfied with the fact that a solid phalanx of liberals have been chosen to moderate the presidential (and vice-presidential) debates, you would be wrong. Now they want to dictate what questions will be forbidden from being asked at the debates. I kid you not. The Politico reports on the question that the Democrats want to make taboo: Some Democratic…

Bill Maher: Obama Didn't Support Simpson-Bowles Because Republicans Di

May 26th, 2012 2:14 PM
Bill Maher is either a blithering idiot, a pathological liar, or both. On HBO's Real Time Friday, the factually-challenged financier of Barack Obama actually had the gall to say the President didn't support the recommendations of his National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (aka Simpson-Bowles) because - wait for it! - Republicans didn't support it (video follows…

Goo-Goo: Luke Russert Decries Simpson-Bowles Defeat

March 29th, 2012 11:43 AM
Simpson-Bowles would have: raised taxes by $1.2 trillion--bumping to 21% the tax share of GDP from the typical 18%; relied largely on defense cuts to reduce spending; retained all $2.5 trillion in ObamaCare spending and done nothing to reform Medicare and Medicaid.  No wonder Luke Russert loved it. Appearing on Chuck Todd's Daily Rundown on MSNBC today, NBC congressional…

Democrats Not Governing, But Lying In Wait

April 5th, 2011 8:00 AM
Do you believe Rep. Paul Ryan when he says we only have a few years left to get our fiscal house in order, or we're going to face European-type austerity? How about the co-chairmen of the bipartisan deficit commission, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, who have essentially issued the same warning? Have you taken a hard look at President Obama's 10-year budget with a view to whether it…

George Stephanopoulos Pesters Former Clinton Colleague With Krugman Co

November 15th, 2010 11:57 AM
Former top Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos on Monday pestered his old White House colleague Erskine Bowles on the need to let the Bush tax cuts expire. The Good Morning America co-host also touted the critique of liberal columnist Paul Krugman in opposition to a panel calling for deficit reduction. Stephanopoulos pushed Bowles, the co-chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal…