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.
Made in the United States. We thought we had kissed those sweet words goodbye when manufacturing production and investment stagnated from 2000-2010, as millions of jobs were lost to offshoring labor.
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 will spend three weeks promoting the policies that drove 4 out of 5 Americans into unemployment, near or at poverty, or reliance on government assistance.
A cabal of CEOs who are upset about the fiscal cliff deal are proposing that corporate America bypass the legislative process and lay out a plan for deficit reduction.
Mitt Romney is ignoring his own history of outsourcing of jobs to China while blaming President Obama for allowing the Chinese to take away American jobs.