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Food stamp cuts are ideological, not fiscal: Republicans make the poor pay to balance the budget

During a discussion at the University of Michigan in 2010, the billionaire vice-chairman of Warren Buffett‘s Berkshire Hathaway firm, Charles Munger, was asked whether the government should have bailed out homeowners rather than banks. “You’ve got it exactly wrong,” he said. “There’s danger in just shovelling out money to people who…

WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks about college costs

President Obama discusses college affordability on the campus of the University of Michigan. The event was scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m. ET. Watch this live video from CNN, broadcast Jan. 27, 2011.  …

I Got That Fresh New Wingnut

Now, apparently, the stimulus bill is bad not because it wastes too much government money, but because it will rob our nation’s menfolk of their vital testicular strengthiness: A “man-cession.” That’s what some economists are starting to call it. Of the 5.7 million jobs Americans lost between December 2007 and…

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