[Speaker of the House] Kevin McCarthy using the debt ceiling to try to hold the government hostage is particularly galling.
Rather than take any responsibility for their huge tax cuts for the very wealthy, plus foreign wars that should never have been fought and obscenely wasteful military spending, the GOP wants to take aim at the average American’s pocketbook in order to fix the problem.
They have no idea where money comes from.
That which stimulates people’s productivity and creativity – from education to healthcare to culture to a healthy environment – stimulates the economy.
That which depresses people – from lack of access to education or healthcare, an unhealthy environment and lack of economic opportunity – then depresses the economy.
The same people who resist over and over again any efforts to actually help people live better lives, now complain that we are running out of money therefore we need to cut any spending that would even help them survive.
No way. The problem is not how just much money this country spends. The problem is who and what we spend it on.
Lindsay Owens: Quote of the Day
– May 28, 2023
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THE DEBT LIMIT CRISIS
GOP Hostage-Taking on Debt Ceiling Must Be Stopped to Avoid Economic Calamity – Josh Bivens and Samantha Sanders (Economic Policy Institute via Common Dreams, May 9, 2023).
Can Biden and the GOP Avoid a Debt Ceiling Default? – PBS Newshour (May 10, 2023).
“Debt Limit Chicken” Is a Direct Result of Anti-Democratic U.S. House Elections – Jessica Corbett (Common Dreams, May 10, 2023).
White House Debt Ceiling Talks See No Breakthrough – AP News (May 9, 2023).
How Biden Could Short-Circuit McCarthy on the Debt Ceiling – Philip Wallach(TIME, May 3, 2023).
Debt Ceiling: Economist James K. Galbraith Warns GOP Proposal Would Gut Social Safety Net – Democracy Now! (May 3, 2023).
UPDATES: “The Budget Farce”: Robert Kuttner on Why Biden Administration Can’t Give In to GOP Demands to Gut Safety Net – Democracy Now! (May 17, 2023).
66 House Progressives Call On Biden to Invoke 14th Amendment to Thwart GOP “Hostage-Taking” – Brett Wilkins (Common Dreams, May 19, 2023).
Message to Biden: Stop Negotiating With GOP Economic Terrorists – Robert Reich (Common Dreams, May 23, 2023).
Jeffrey Sachs: Bipartisan Support of War, from Iraq to Ukraine, Is Helping Fuel U.S. Debt Crisis – Democracy Now! (May 24, 2023).
Corporate Media Continues to Blow It on Coverage of Debt Ceiling Hostage Situation – Jessica Corbett (Common Dreams, May 26, 2023).
2024 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MARIANNE WILLIAMSON
Marianne Williamson: Democrats Need a “Genuine Economic Alternative” to Beat the GOP in 2024 – David Sirota (Jacobin, May 5, 2023).
Marianne Williamson on Her 2024 Presidential Bid – C-SPAN (May 4, 2023).
Marianne Williamson Is Serious About Running a Progressive Campaign for President – Liza Featherstone (Jacobin, April 27, 2023).
Marianne Williamson Made a Campaign Stop in Detroit Where She Railed Against the 1%. The Media Didn’t Cover It – Michael Betzold (Metro Times, April 25, 2023).
Marianne Williamson Warns Younger Voters Will “Stay Home in Droves” If Biden Becomes Nominee – Ryan King (Washington Examiner, April 25, 2023).
The Case for Marianne Williamson – Zach Courtney (The Minnesota Daily, April 20, 2023).
Democratic Presidential Longshot Marianne Williamson on Challenging Biden: “We Should Have as Many People Running in an Election as Feel Moved” – Victor Reklaitis (Market Watch, April 15, 2023).
Marianne Williamson, Fusing Bernie Sanders and (Early) Jordan Peterson, Is Taking Over TikTok – Ryan Grim (The Intercept, April 14, 2023).
Meet Eris, the Goddess Behind the Force That Is Marianne Williamson – Rayner Jae Liu (Medium, April 8, 2023).
Marianne Williamson Making Gains Against Joe Biden, New Poll Suggests – Jason Lemon (Newsweek, April 1, 2023).
Marianne Williamson Says Democrats Need to Fix “Unjust” Economy to Win – Andrew Stanton (Newsweek, March 12, 2023).
UPDATES: Marianne Williamson: From Third Way to Third Eye – Chris Lehmann (The Nation, May 15, 2023).
How Marianne Williamson and RFK Jr. Compare to Biden on 6 Key Issues – Andrew Stanton (Newsweek, May 15, 2023).
Marianne Williamson Wants to Introduce a New Politics to DC – Maximillian Alvarez (The Real News Network, May 18, 2023).
Marianne Williamson: “You Don’t Even Know What Misogyny Is Until You’ve Been a Woman Running for President” – Edward Helmore (The Guardian, May 22, 2023).
For Marianne Williamson, the Bernie Sanders Lane Looks Wide Open – Mini Racker (TIME, May 25, 2023).
See also: Marianne 2024 Official Site | About | Issues | News | Events | Blog | Donate
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
• Marianne 2024
• Marianne Williamson Launches 2024 Presidential Campaign
• Progressive Perspectives on Marianne Williamson’s Presidential Run
• More Progressive Perspectives on Marianne Williamson’s Presidential Run
• Ben Burgis: Quote of the Day – March 10, 2020
• Marianne Williamson: “We Must Challenge the Entire System”
• Progressive Perspectives on the U.S. Midterm Election Results
• Marianne Williamson on the Current Condition of the U.S.
• An Essential Read Ahead of the Midterms
• Marianne Williamson’s Politics of Love: The Rich Roll Interview
• Celebrating Tuesday’s Progressive Wins in the Midst of the Ongoing “War for the Future of the Democratic Party”
• Now Here’s a Voice I’d Like to Hear Regularly on the Sunday Morning Talk Shows
• A Deeper Perspective on What’s Really Attacking American Democracy