Facts: the country is not broke and Social Security is not the cause of the deficit.
Modern Republicans reject every effective job plan and then blame Democrats for unemployment.
That long loud shrieking shudder you heard on June 29 was the entire population of Texas breathing their sigh of relief; the legislature had finally ended its reign of terror and gone home!
The Midwest is awash in flags and bumper stickers boasting support for the troops and the good ol' red, white and blue. But, lately we have seen more and more "Come home!" messages.
It's pretty clear which side Rahm Emanuel is on.
The Republican political establishment appears to be at odds with the majority of the Republican base.
Sanders has sent an open letter to President Obama, and invited the public to sign it, asking the president to protect the middle and working classes from the Republicans' "savage cuts."
The American Association of Retired Persons created an uproar June 17 when they signaled their openness to accepting Social Security benefit cuts.
When governments balance budgets by cutting services, they are saving money, but also causing the deaths of thousands they judge socially useless.
Two recent government reports cut through all the rhetoric and posturing, expose the heart of the ongoing economic crisis.