From Ezra Klein over at WaPo’s WonkBlog:
How does government spending and investment during Obama’s first term compare to Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush’s first terms? The answer is poorly. Whereas total government spending dropped in 10 out of the 16 quarters that comprised Obama’s first term, it rose in 13 out of Reagan’s first 16 quarters, and 13 out of Bush’s first 16 quarters.
more at Charts: What if Obama spent like Reagan?.
Defense is where cuts need to start!
We Have a Military Spending Problem
Robert Reich breaks down how the Republican Party “routinely shills for its super-wealthy patrons” while the middle-class languishes due to being “more afraid of facing primary challenges form right-wing kooks than of standing up for what’s right for America”
Well said, Mr. Reich!
Robert Reich: Boehner’s Failure and the GOP’s Disgrace