How Discredited Policies Of The Days Of DEVO Have Driven Us To The Fiscal Edge

photo 80's era new wave band of "Whip It" fame, DEVO

The eighties had some bright spots. These include the lyrical riffs in Guns and Roses marvelous Sweet Child o’ Mine, the bass line in Billy Idol’s catchy White Wedding and just about everything Great White and Metallica did. There were also some highs in  GOP’s economic experiment, but largely it was a mixed bushel of apples, most of them rotten or full of worm-holes and bruises. That didn’t stop the GOP from using them in a pie that we are still choking down to this day.

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Omnibus Spending Bills Avoid Meaningful Debate and Solutions

photo of American flag laid out flat and stacks of $100 bills piled on top of it

by Lynda Bryant-Work The passage of the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill as signed yesterday by Donald Trump represents a shortcut to everything that is wrong with Washington, D.C. By avoiding any semblance of the regular order budget process in favor of funding by crisis and failing to perform an important function: oversight. Congress opted instead for wasteful, inefficient and inappropriate funding of tens of billions of dollars in additional funding, with no meaningful reforms. In the simplest of terms, the omnibus is a spending bill that collects ALL the appropriation…

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