In Republican vernacular, returning to the "old ways" is "taking our country back;" but back to what? If the subject is the economy, it is back to Bush-era economic policies that are wildly popular with conservative mainstream media, but still not austere and severe enough for the Koch brothers.
Chris Christie refused to let Fox News save him from himself as he doubled down on his misinformed opinion that the country doesn't need a debate about the minimum wage.
Now, after over five years of economists' warnings, banks, Wall Street, and the preponderance of retailers have joined Democrats in calling for quick and complete implementation of President Obama's economic policies to save America.
The right-wing negativity critical of those individuals receiving food stamps and other welfare benefits irritates me. The recipients are always characterized by the political extremists as "lazy."
In what had to be one of the dumbest segments in television history, Laffer tried to make the case that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, otherwise known as the stimulus, actually CAUSED the Great Recesssion.
Now that their Obamacare kills jobs lie was discredited by the CBO's report and again in testimony to Congress, Republicans in the House of Representatives are seeking another way to call "you people" lazy freeloaders.
"The widening divide in incomes between the poor and rich poses the most likely threat to the global economy over the next decade" according to the World Economic Forum
The snide satisfaction conservatives gloat in their declaration that the War on Poverty failed is apropos given how they sabotaged it
Now that Republicans have most Americans working for poverty wages, they can turn their full attention to those nearing their retirement age, and forcing every American to work until they drop dead.
Home Depot founder Ken Langone complained that the Pope is being mean to rich Americans because unlike rich people in other countries, American rich people are benefactors.
Republican evangelicals have gone mad with rage as Pope Francis and President Obama are delivering the same rejection of their selfish economic ideology.
Bill O'Reilly has asked his viewers to pray for people he feels are in imminent danger; every affluent person in America.
If Americans have learned only one thing about the economic recovery, it is that Republicans will make sure the only beneficiaries of good economic reports are Wall Street and corporations .
The real tragedy is that as stupid Southern voters do the Kochs' bidding by keeping Republicans in power, at least in their states, they are dragging the rest of the nation down to their level
Despite Republicans' best efforts to sabotage the economy, there were three or four suspiciously unreported pieces of good economic news over the past three days.
Republicans who are wont to claim they speak for all Americans say the people oppose higher wages, but if the minimum wage kept pace with the top 1%, it would be $22.62 an hour.
Huckabee complains that it is easy to spend somebody else's money; it is apparently far easier from his perspective to starve somebody else
Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is never afraid to ask the tough questions. Though his Times blog bears the name "The Conscience of Liberal," the title is sort of an unfortunate misnomer.
Republicans will be killing 1 million more jobs in 2014, and a new report found that their austerity madness is doing immense long term damage to the US economy.
"They don't like the constitution, they don't love this country, they don't appreciate the greatness of America, they don't think of this country the way I do"