Debt Ceiling Discussion And My Appearance on CBC Radio One

I know I have been M.I.A. for the past month but what better time to resurface than on the eve of the Grand Non-Compromise? As I mentioned briefly back in January, I was recently elected Chairman of the Vancouver chapter of  Democrats Abroad, an extension of the Democratic Party for Americans living outside...

Just The Facts Ma’am: Digby Delivers Social Security Sensibility

Thanks for the link Digby! In a nutshell, don’t listen to the “drown the government in a bathtub crowd,” Social Security is doing just fine. Below is a clip from a little blog post covering briefly what is reviewed in greater detail in Paul N. Van de Water’s larger new paper...

McCain Wanted to Play Russian Roulette with Your Social Security

With today’s bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and fire sale of Merrill Lynch, it is important to remember that McCain supported the Bush Plan to privatize your social security. Here’s McCain (via ThinkProgress) on the Bush privatization plan: “Without privatization, I don’t see how you can...